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Master Therapists at Work Educational Video Series

Synopsis
This series was recorded during an all day group session led by four well-known practitioners of transactional analysis. They belong to the first generation of therapists who learned directly from Eric Berne, psychiatrist, author, and originator of transactional analysis. They aim to enable clients to recognise their current life patterns and feel the potential empowerment of operating from a better position and striving to get their own needs met.
Language
English
Country
United States
Year of release
2003
Year of production
2002
Subjects
Psychology; Mental Health and Counselling
Keywords
family therapy; psychotherapy; self-esteem; transactional analysis

Distribution Formats

Type
VHS
Format
PAL
Price
£44.94 each part
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
176 minutes

Sections

Title
Contracts
Synopsis
Demonstrates the making of contracts, specific agreements for growth and change between therapist and client. These are the beginning stage of many transactional analysis groups. Muriel James creates an atmosphere of safety to interact with group members. She helps them clarify what they need to do to get what they want. In formulating self-contracts, they review events in their past, recognise the elements of the present they need to change, and plan how to act in order to achieve more successful futures.
Duration
44 mins
Distributors ref
TAV1250

Title
Permissions
Synopsis
This programme demonstrates permissions, the creation of therapeutic alliances. Fanita English confronts game systems and supports creative self-expression of the inner child. She challenges one child to stand up for himself, and teaches people to affirm their right to exist, cope with a significant change in life situation, and surrender to grief over the death of a partner.
Duration
34 mins
Distributors ref
TAV5000

Title
Strokes
Synopsis
This programme focuses on how people give and receive recognition of strokes. Therapist Claude Steiner brings past conclusions about the self to the surface. He offers permissions to change stroking behaviour in order to foster self-acknowledgement and to seek appreciation. Phil tests his grasp of earlier work alleviating his despair.
Duration
49 mins
Distributors ref
TAV7501

Title
Redecisions
Synopsis
This programme illustrates transactional analysis-redecision therapy to help clients change thoughts, emotions, or behaviours in order to free them from the restraints of old decisions. Therapist Mary Goulding also facilitates closure for group participants. Touching Jean releases her grief and her hives disappear. Lois creates a more effective inner parent for her child. Rick discovers his parents’ imessage to restrain his natural exuberance hampers his life now. To conclude, Mary responds to questions from the audience about the work they have
seen.
Duration
49 mins
Distributors ref
TAV6100

Sponsor

Name

International Transactional Analysis Association

Email
itaa@itaa-net.org
Web
http://www.itaa-net.org External site opens in new window
Phone
+1 510 625 7720
Fax
+1 510 625 7725
Address
436 14th Street
Oakland
CA 94612-2710
USA

Distributor

Name

Smallwood Publishing

Email
orders@smallwood.co.uk
Web
http://www.smallwood.co.uk/ External site opens in new window
Phone
01304 226900
Fax
01304 226700
Address
The Old Bakery
Charlton House
Dour Street
Dover
CT16 1ED

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