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Transactional Analysis Counselling in Action

Third Edition


248 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
Transactional Analysis Counselling in Action, Third Edition meets a demand from counselors and therapists in practice and in training, and from training institutes, for a clearly-written step-by-step account of the process, and practice of using transactional analysis to promote personal change. This book retains the successful overall structure and organization of the popular earlier editions, but has been fully revised.

Key Features
  • Emphasizes powerful new techniques and concepts in transactional analysis—some of them previously only accessible in specialist journals—presented in an accessible style, immediately useful to the practitioner
  • Organizes the sequence of chapters to reflect successive stages in the typical process of counseling with transactional analysis. This assists in building understanding and application of transactional analysis step by step, in the order that is likely to arise during actual counseling.
  • Offers a single extended case history that runs through the book to illustrate practice and theory
  • Includes "Key Ideas" panels to provide summaries of the main ideas that are described in each section or chapter
  • Provides "Self-supervision sequences" offering suggested checklists of questions that readers can use in appraising their own work with clients
In this revised Third Edition of his bestselling guide, Ian Stewart offers trainee and practicing counselors an introduction to the core concepts and basic techniques of transactional analysis.
 
Preface to the First Edition
 
Preface to the Second Edition
 
Preface to the Third Edition
 
PART I: THE TA FRAMEWORK
 
Counselling with TA
 
Planning the Route to Change
 
Mapping the Structure of Problems
 
Separating Past from Present
 
PART II: THE PROCESS OF COUNSELLING WITH TA
 
Taking the First Steps
 
Exploring a Childhood Life-Plan
 
Blocking Tragic Outcomes
 
Making Contracts for Change
 
Challenging Outdated Beliefs
 
Making New Decisions
 
Ending Counselling

The book expands expands the use of transactional analysis focusing on using TA within counselling. An intersteing book which I would recommend to anyone with an interest in TA.

Mr Anthony Goddard
Adult education, Tameside College
October 28, 2012

Great seeing this in an up to date version. A very easy and accessible read.

Mrs Helen Sutton
counselling , Guildford College of Further and Higher Education
August 12, 2011

This is a valuable resource for students who aim to transfer their theoretical knowledge to the practical arena. It is emgaging and thought provoking.

Miss Carole Rushton
Humanities , Blackburn College
May 25, 2010

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