Encyclopedia of Psychology and Religion

2020 Edition
| Editors: David A. Leeming

Transactional Analysis

  • Eswarappa KasiEmail author
  • Suman Das
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-24348-7_200115

Transactional analysis was developed by Dr. Eric Berne in the 1960s. He was a psychiatrist by profession. The transactional analysis model was not only used for the theoretical approach but also used in practice such as in counselling and therapy purposes. He developed this method for helping the patients (clients) who are under this therapy. Berne was greatly influenced by Sigmund Freud’s work. In order to develop the transactional analysis model, Berne took Freud’s work of personality, where he combined it with his own observation of individual interaction. Berne method is widely practiced in management, clinical, therapeutic, organization, healthcare, and personal development areas. Apart from his work, he published several books which can help anyone who is interested in specializing in this method. These books are Transactional Analysis in Psychotherapy (1961), Games People Play (1964), The Principles of Group Treatment (1966), and What Do You Say After You Say Hello? (1972).


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Tribal StudiesIndira Gandhi National Tribal UniversityAmarkantakIndia
  2. 2.National Institute of TechnologyRourkelaIndia