This concise workbook provides 30 practical suggestions to help practising counsellors develop and enhance their Transactional Analysis (TA) counselling skills.After a brief introductory section that summarizes the essentials of TA theory and technique, the book covers crucial aspects of best practice in current TA, many of them unavailable in book form until now. Presenting new and wide-ranging material, each of the 30 suggestions - which are supported by useful case examples - encourages both experienced and trainee counsellors to think carefully about their work and how it can be made even more effective. Ian Stewart provides much-needed practical guidance to such key areas as contract-making, time-frames and the Process Model.Developing Transactional Analysis Counselling will be invaluable for trainees who have some knowledge of counselling and psychotherapy, but who do not yet have an extensive working knowledge of the field, as well as for experienced TA practitioners who wish to sharpen up their practical effectiveness.
'This is an excellent book. Whilst specifically aimed at the "newer counsellor", this book contains much that will be of interest to experienced practitioners both within and outside of TA... this book is an excellent guide to implementing TA techniques and treatment planning particularly from a process model perspective. It incorporates many new ideas which will make it refreshing and inspiring for both new and experienced counsellors and psychotherapists' - ITA News 'This is a superb book in an excellent series... written by one of our leading writers on modern use of TA theory in practice. Ian Stewart has once again produced a book that is a classic in its combination of concise outlining of TA theory, with meaty development of integrative TA practice... As a trainer, I immediately made this book essential reading for all my TA counselling and psychotherapy trainees because it is so clear, concise and informative. The reader feels looked after by the superb structure and therapeutically economical yet practical hints and suggestions. As a supervisor I recommend my supervisees to use his suggestions as guidelines... As a therapist, I recommend it to those clients whose open door is thinking they need [such a book]... They feel guided and informed, and we then have a common map to use together... As a colleague of Ian's I feel warmed by his skills and generosity to our community whenever he produces his masterly and eminently usable books' - EATA Newsletter
PART ONE: PRINCIPLES OF TA An Outline of TA Theory Principles of TA Treatment PART TWO: THIRTY WAYS TO DEVELOP YOUR TA COUNSELLING First Principles Contract-Making Using the Process Model Treatment Tactics Afterword: Living the Therapeutic Relationship