Transactional Analysis

Transactional analysis (TA) is a therapeutic approach developed by Eric Berne in the 1950's. It has its roots in psychoanalysis, but  maintains a focus on social transactions to determine 'ego states' in order to better understand behavior. The Internation Transactional Analysis Association defines TA as a "theory of personality and a systematic psychotherapy for personal growth and personal change".


TA handouts

TA-Tutor.com is brilliant and has a wealth of handouts about Transactional Analysis. Some of my favourite examples are given here: