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I am the Editor of the International Journal of Transactional Analysis Research & Practice and Academic Dean of MSc programmes in Developmental TA and TA Psychotherapy. Plus also a Licensed NLP Trainer. Hence I have an interest in research approaches generally, and in anything related to TA, NLP, Enneagram, etc, in 'people' psychology, organisational dynamics, educational processes, coaching/mentoring, psychotherapy . . . .
Prompted by preparation of a presentation at a TA learning event, Part 1 of this paper provides a largely TA-based literature review of references to psychological boundaries, related to a proposed new framework for categorising such boundaries at the person (intrapersonal, personal), people (interpersonal, family, neighbourhood), place (region, co...
IJTAR 4:1 2nd EATA TA Research Conference Proceedings: Complete Issue
IJTAR 4:1 2nd EATA TA Research Conference Proceedings: Contents
When I began my professional training in transactional analysis (TA), I had already been an organisational trainer for some years. I had been trained in various approaches to people skills, leadership, teambuilding and so on, but had never experienced the type of supervision that was, and still is, routinely practised within the TA community.
This paper explores the nature of mentoring and contrasts traditional approaches with a developmental format that may be more suited to today's flatter organisations. A definition of developmental mentoring is given plus a model for differentiating between traditional and developmental mentoring, coaching, counselling and managing. Trends facing or...
This article describes several applications of transactional analysis, including: within organizations; developments of English's (1975) three-cornered contract to include five levels plus the context and involvement of more parties; suggestions on how transactional analysis can be combined with neurolinguistic programming for greater impact; conve...
This article briefly critiques an earlier article in the Transactional Analysis Journal (Nykodym, Freedman, Simonetti, Nielsen, & Battles, 1995) on mentoring and goes on to propose that the traditional style of mentoring is increasingly inappropriate in modern organizations. The author then describes the potential contribution to mentoring of the t...
Reports on a lecture tour in India, featuring the main themes of change, culture, conflicts and creativity, and examines current Western organizational trends, such as: “decent” behaviour; “cashing out”; the notion of “gold-collar workers”; and the increasing visibility of women entrepreneurs. Draws an analogy between an organization and a ship in...
Book Review: Three Books by Edward de Bono: The Mechanism of Mind, Teaching Thinking, the Happiness Purpose The Mechanism of Mind , Penguin, 1969 (Reprinted 1992) 281 pages, $11.00 (paper) Teaching Thinking , Penguin, 1976 (Reprinted 1992) 268 pages, $10.00 (paper) The Happiness Purpose , Penguin, 1977 (Reprinted 1992) 268 pages, $10.00 (paper)
Explains how attitudes are “assumed” from behaviour and describes five characteristic working styles which can be identified. Gives examples of each working style in action, shows how different combinations can lead to conflict, and describes the strengths and weaknesses of each style. Explains how styles can become compulsive and gives suggestions...
“Psychological Brainwashing” is just one term which people have used to describe transactional analysis (TA). Examines the relevant facts and remarks upon course evaluations. Shows that TA′s integration with other models has led to more respect and understanding. The approach to the whole person by understanding attitudes and emotions is underlined...
Describes how transactional analysis can be applied directly to the workplace as “action development”. Considers the stages of the TA development programme to be: briefing session, start-up sessions, client meetings, project meetings, individual counselling, presentations, and debriefing. Surmises that the TA model provides an easily assimilated fr...