Packed with 30 practical suggestions to help counselors develop and enhance their transactional analysis (TA) counseling skills, this volume covers issues of vital importance in TA theory and application. Author Ian Stewart begins with a brief introductory section that summarizes the essentials of TA and goes on to address the common errors that counselors new to TA tend to make. Comprised of new and wide-ranging material, each of the 30 suggestions, which are supported by useful illustrations, encourage counselors to think carefully about their practice and how it can be made even more effective. This concise workbook also assists new counselors and trainees with other integral concerns, including contract making, time frames, and the process model.
User-friendly and designed for immediate application, Developing Transactional Analysis Counseling contains tips essential to students in training for counseling and social work careers as well as practicing counselors and researchers in counseling and social work.
PART ONE: PRINCIPLES OF TA
An Outline of TA Theory
Principles of TA Treatment
PART TWO: THIRTY WAYS TO DEVELOP YOUR TA COUNSELLING
Using the Process Model
Afterword: Living the Therapeutic Relationship
`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