Life Scripts: A Transactional Analysis of Unconscious Relational Patterns

Life Scripts: A Transactional Analysis of Unconscious Relational Patterns

by Richard G. Erskine
     
 

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Life Scripts is an exciting collection of contemporary writings on Life Script theory and psychotherapeutic methods. Each chapter describes an evolution of Eric Berne's original theory and brings together a stimulating range of international perspectives, theoretical positions, clinical experiences and psychotherapy practices. Each chapter contains a

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Life Scripts is an exciting collection of contemporary writings on Life Script theory and psychotherapeutic methods. Each chapter describes an evolution of Eric Berne's original theory and brings together a stimulating range of international perspectives, theoretical positions, clinical experiences and psychotherapy practices. Each chapter contains a psychotherapy story that illustrates the theory. The concept of Life Scripts has frequently been associated with the determinism represented in theoretical scripts, yet, this book offers some new and diverse perspectives; a few chapters address the significance of early childhood experiences in forming a Life Script while other chapters reflect the perspectives of post-modernism, constructivism, existential philosophy, neuroscience, developmental research, mythology and the importance of narrative.

Contributors
James R. Allen, M.D. (USA), William F. Cornell, MA. (USA), Fanita English, MSW. (USA), Gloria Noriega Gayol, Ph.D. (Mexico), Helena Hargaden, Ph.D. (UK), Birgitta Heiller, Ph.D. (UK), Rosemary Napper, M.E. (UK), Marye O’Reilly-Knapp, Ph.D. (USA), Charlotte Sills, MA, MSc. (UK), Claude Steiner, Ph.D. (UK), Ian Stewart, Ph.D. (UK), Jo Stuthridge, M.Sc. (New Zealand), Maria Teresa Tosi, Ph.D. (Italy)

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781855756625
Publisher:
Karnac Books
Publication date:
06/28/2010
Pages:
340
Product dimensions:
5.70(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.90(d)

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Richard G. Erskine is a clinical psychologist and licensed psychoanalyst. He is the Training Director of the Institute for Integrative Psychotherapy in New York City and conducts seminars, workshops and training programs in the United States and internationally. He is also a certified clinical transactional analyst and a licensed psychoanalyst who has specialized in psychoanalytic self-psychology and object-relations theory. Richard has developed Integrative Psychotherapy, a theory and set of methods that emphasizes affective, cognitive, behavioral and physiological integration. His books include Beyond Empathy: A Therapy of Contact-in-Relationship (with Jan Moursund and Rebecca Trautmann) and Integrative Psychotherapy: The Art and Science of Relationship (with Jan Moursund).

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