Transactional Analysis was developed by psychiatrist Eric Berne in the mid-20th century. Berne's theory and techniques were influenced by psychoanalysis, humanistic psychology, and social sciences. He introduced the concept of "ego states" and transactional patterns to analyze interpersonal dynamics.
Focus theme / core-concept
The core concept of Transactional Analysis is to understand and modify individuals' ego states (Parent, Adult, and Child) to improve communication and relationships. It emphasizes recognizing patterns of interactions and empowering individuals to make conscious choices for personal growth and change.
Improved communication and conflict resolution skills.
Increased self-awareness and self-acceptance.
Enhanced personal and professional relationships.
Greater emotional well-being and resilience.
Improved decision-making and problem-solving abilities.
Enhance self-awareness and understanding of one's patterns of communication and behavior.
Improve interpersonal relationships and communication skills.
Identify and change unhelpful or limiting beliefs and attitudes.
Foster personal growth and emotional well-being.
Develop effective coping strategies and problem-solving skills.
Ego State Analysis: Examining and understanding the different ego states (Parent, Adult, Child) and their influence on behavior.
Transactional Analysis: Analyzing patterns of communication and transactions between individuals.
Script Analysis: Exploring recurring life patterns and identifying their underlying beliefs and decisions.
Contracting: Collaboratively establishing goals and expectations for therapy.
Strokes: Recognizing and providing positive and affirming interactions.
Games Analysis: Identifying and modifying unproductive or harmful relationship patterns.
Life Positions: Exploring core beliefs about oneself and others.