Transactional Analysis Psychotherapy Training, is very different than the Psychotherapy training of Transactional Analysis of 50 years ago.
Eric Berne ,when he created the model of Tansactional Analysis ,did not envisage his Transactional Analysts working with the unconscious part of the personality, he was in many ways the early CBT therapist of the early 1950s- 1960s.
His early transactional analysis model of Parent- Adult- Child ,was very much about facilitating the patient ,to develop and strengthen his adult ego state.
This was not achieved in his opinion, by using his TA to work with the patient’s Child Ego state,but to teach him how utilise his Adult ego state, rather than his Parent or Child ego states.
Eric Berne used to teach his patients how to turn the noise down from their Parent Ego state, and to gain more power to the Adult ego state.
Eric Berne would talk about the unconscious or how to work with the Child ego state ,but he did not encourage his students, to work in depth. within the unconscious process of the client/ patient.
However 50 years, on Transactional Analysis Psychotherapy is a different animal ,and many of the later TA authors, and Psychotherapists, teach and facilitate patients on how to analyse and work with the unconscious Child ego state
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