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  • Paperback: 392 pages
  • Publisher: Routledge; 1 edition (8 Sept. 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 041547387X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0415473873
  • Product Dimensions: 12.9 x 2.3 x 19.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
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"Consistently stimulating and informative, this book is essential reading for anyone interested in learning about current developments in Transactional Analysis theory and practice. The structure of the book makes it easy to identify ways in which TA addresses fundamental practice issues, and is highly accessible both to TA specialists and those trained in other orientations who are seeking to integrate TA perspectives into their work with clients." - John McLeod, Professor of Counselling, University of Abertay, Dundee, Scotland

"Mark Widdowson provides us with a wise and engaging presentation of contemporary Transactional Analysis in theory and practice.  Throughout this text are the constant reminders of the importance, clinically and ethically, of the therapist's necessity to engage in self-examination.  While written in the voice of a psychotherapist, this book has much to offer fellow professionals engaged in other aspects of human relations work." - William F. Cornell, Independent Private Practice, Pittsburgh, USA

"In this book Widdowson combines the old and the new: an accurate account of traditional concepts of transactional analysis in the form of 100 key points, together with a refreshing analysis of TA itself. In doing so, Widdowson not only has produced a book which is essential reading for anyone interested in contemporary TA, but also offers a critical reading of TA in the context of the wider and changing fields of psychotherapy and psychology." - Keith Tudor, Teaching and Supervising Transactional Analyst; Senior Lecturer, Department of Psychotherapy, Auckland University of Technology, Aotearoa, New Zealand

"Widdowson has provided the serious student of TA with a thorough overview of contemporary TA which charts its place in the broader landscape of psychotherapy today, while amply elucidating its distinguishing features. It is informative and stimulating in equal measure and is certain to support trainees on the journey to qualification and to refresh the thinking of all those engaged in developing their TA knowledge and skills." - Robert Jenkins, Institute of Transactional Analysis, ITA News, July 2010

About the Author

Mark Widdowson is a Teaching and Supervising Transactional Analyst and a UKCP Registered Psychotherapist. He is Director of Training at CPTI Edinburgh, Associate Director at The Berne Institute, Kegworth and Senior Lecturer at The Athens Synthesis Centre, Greece. He lives in Glasgow where he has a private practice, offering supervision and psychotherapy for individuals and couples.


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This book is very informative and will be very helpful in my work as a counselor.
Many good tips and sound advice.
I have worked with Transactional Analysis for some time but this book goes deeper than most.
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This is the clearest, most informative book about transactional analysis I have read. It has clarified what other authors have muddied and over complicated.
I'm happy to have finally found a readable, useful, current and well written book about TA.
This book is sure to become a reference for students, teachers, supervisors and other authors.
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Mark Widdowson has achieved the invaluable feat of getting his mind around 40 years of development in the theory and practice of Transactional Analysis (TA), and synthesising it into one profoundly helpful book.

Mark writes in plain English - or as plain as complexities such as transference and countertransference realistically allow - to let you grasp the often difficult and complex theories, and see how you can apply them with the real person sitting in front of you in the counselling room. This does make it a book for the practising counsellor and the trainee, as the book indicates, rather than someone completely new to TA.

The topics are presented in 100 short chapters. Indeed, the book might of been called, Transactional Analysis in 100 Cups of Tea, as you can digest much of its content just as easily. For this is a practical workmanlike book for the jobbing psychotherapist or counsellor, yet strongly grounded in theory and extensively referenced throughout.

So I am glad to give it five stars, as this book will improve my own counselling skills, and tighten up on my professional practice. My only tiniest of petty quibbles is that there is no subject index; though the organisation of book goes some way to mitigate this. And perhaps also, the book doesn't come with a pack of biscuits.
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Mark Widdowson is deceptively clever...

He's also a really nice bloke - although that's not a prerequisite to writing a brilliant book - it helps me to write a nice review...

Transactional Analysis - 100 key points & techniques is part of a series. I already own the Cognitive therapy one and that's very good as well.

The book is split into 7 parts:
Part 1 covers the current different schools of thought in TA and starts by covering a psycho-analytic model of one, one and a half, and two person psychology to help you fine tune the different approaches or schools he chooses to cover. He also covers foundations and methods and this is a great way to start the book.

Part 2 covers what for many is central to therapy - the therapeutic relationship and there is a "relational school of TA and quite a few books that go into this into much more depth if this bit of the book floats your boat...

Part 3 diagnosis is also an integral part of TA - and TA has many useful models that help diagnose and are of great clinical use.

Part 4 Contracting - again this is a central theme of TA and point 54 good enough contracting is a great little piece of ongoing Transactional Anslysis...

Part 5 Treatment Planning - great coverage of another integral part of Transactional Analysis. Point 57 and 58 help formulate an effective treatment plan and then skilfully adapt and change as necessary. This isn't really covered anywhere else - although I imagine there is something written somewhere - the TA literature is very broad - I haven't really come across anything as clearly written as this. And again, that's one of Mark's skills - writing clearly and coherently - not always the case in psychotherapy books...
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"To me, what defines a transactional analyst is not what they do (which may be indistinguishable from other types of psychotherapy), but rather why they do what they do and how they think."
So opens this exploration of contemporary TA psychotherapy by Mark Widdowson, a book he has pitched at an intermediate level for an audience of post-Foundation TA trainees and above. He likens this collection of `points' to a `meze' or platter of appetizers. He also refers to some of them - empathy, transference interpretation, appropriate self-disclosure, for example- as `effective ingredients' of psychotherapy which are empirically supported or firmly grounded in evidence-based practice. But this is less a book of recipes for, say, the perfect piece of decontamination or Parent interview than a guide-book to a place, which those on a journey of learning about TA may already be fairly familiar with, may even have lived in for a while and become attached to and fascinated by, but are keen to know better. As such, it offers them a wealth of opportunities to view more closely and appreciate in greater detail areas they may only fleetingly have visited, discover parts of the territory they have still only heard about, as well as prepare them for trips into terrain that may present the less experienced among them with a degree of challenge.
The 100 points are grouped under seven section headings. Each is an essay on the chosen area, theme or concept and provides signposts throughout to further reading. This feature alone makes the book an essential resource for any student of TA or supervisor of TA practice.
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