The Transactional Analysis Psychotherapy training course, that we teach at the Manchester Institute for Psychotherapy is taught from an Integrative perspective, both at a philosophical and theoretical stand point.
Eric Berne the originator of Transactional Analysis, created a model of the personality, as well as a model of communication.
This model has evolved and been refined over the last 50 years.
Throughout the years, several approaches to Transactional Analysis, have been developed, from classical Transactional Analysis, to the “two person Psychotherapy” model of an Integrative or Relational Psychotherapy.
In Integrative Transactional Analysis we emphasize the Centrality of the use of Intersubjectivity, and Relational process – drawing on a range of traditions in Psychology.
Such as Relational Psychoanalysis, Self Psychology, Object relations, Cognitive-Behavioural, and Existential views of the person.
Also in our definition of Integration, we also emphasize the importance of the Integration of the Self.
This means a specific importance placed on the taking back, and Integrating the cut off parts of the “Self”, within the “Integrated Adult”.
In our teaching of Integrative Transactional Analysis we are strongly influenced by the writings of Richard Erskine who has developed his thinking’s on Transactional Analysis from an Integrative perspective.