Blog Post Update
14th May 2016
The Transactional Analysis Page is Back
by Dr Jim Byrne
I have today restored my old resource page on Transactional Analysis, because it is so popular, and because I do not have tome to write a new one. Here’s how it begins:
What is Transactional Analysis, and how is it used in E-CENT counselling?
Four models from Transactional Analysis (TA) counselling, as used in Classic TA and in E-CENT counselling: (1) The ego-state theory and model; (2) Script theory; (3) The Drama Triangle; and (4) the OK Corral. Quotes and video footage from Dr Eric Berne.
Resource 3 – How to understand and apply Transactional Analysis (TA) in your life
by Dr Jim Byrne
12th September 2015: Updated 13th May 2016
Copyright (c) Jim Byrne, 2009-2015
Sigmund Freud created the insight that the human individual has three main components to their personality or being. These are: (1) the part that was born (the body-mind, or the ‘it’); (2) The internalized others (mainly mother and father, etc; which he called the over-I); and (3) The socialized personality (which he called the I: which Anglicized psychoanalysis called ‘the ego’).
Freud’s system of psychoanalysis was slow and difficult, and involved trying to externalize the contents of the non-conscious part of the mind of the patient/client.
Eric Berne was an American medical doctor and trained psychiatrist, who, at the end of the Second World War, was interested in finding ways of making psychoanalysis more accessible to ordinary people, in a way that was quicker and more efficient than Freud’s approach.
And here’s the link: Transactional Analysis Resource Page.***