Berne's Theory Of Transactional Analysis Theory

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The psychoanalyst committee looked over Berne’s application and were not pleased with his theories and rejected his application for membership. They said “he was not ready” and encouraged him to take three to four years of training and personal- analysis. Shocked of the committee’s rejection, Berne was determined to forge a new approach to psychanalysis by himself, without the support of any psychiatric organization. Powered by his determination, he wrote two seminal papers “Intuition V: The Ego Image“: and “Ego States in Psychotherapy.” The next year, in 1957, he wrote a third article, titled “Transactional Analysis: A New and Effective Method of Group Therapy.” The article introduced the idea of Structural Analysis (a theory still used …show more content…
Thusly he became a great influential force on the creation of Transactional Analysis. It was Freud’s three components (Ego, Superego, and Id) Became Berne’s stepping stool for the transaction analysis theory. “According to Freud, the Id functions in the irrational and emotional part of the mind, the Ego functions as the rational part of the mind, and the Superego can be thought of as the moral part of the mind, a manifestation of societal or parental …show more content…
Out of all of the transactions, an adult to adult transactions would is the easiest and best transaction to occur in the workplace. When one adult asks “Why is the sky blue?” the other adult responds by saying “I don’t know, let’s find out why!” The Adult-to Adult transaction offers solutions, rids superiority between employees and encourages comradery. A parent-to-child transaction might occur when a supervisor reprimands an employee for excessive tardiness. However, a Child-to-Parent transaction should be avoided as much as possible in a work environment. If a supervisor or manager asks an employee about a mistake the employee made, a child-to parent response to the supervisor could be, “why are you always criticizing me?” Strokes play a very important role in the workplace. A supervisor must keep a good morale with their employees by issuing strokes. Recognition-hunger stays with a person through their entire life. So positive feedback on projects, compliments, or even a pat on the back will make an employee feel appreciated and would produce good behavior. A negative attitude from an employee could occur if an employee is presented with only negative strokes. This could cause poor behavioral habits and a decrease in

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