Transactional analysis was developed by Eric Berne in the 1950s against the background of psychoanalysis and social psychiatry, taking into account anthropological, cybernetic and information-theoretical perspectives as an own branch of psychotherapy. The ÖATA’s depth psychology transactional analysis takes Berne’s original approach further and integrates depth psychology into phenomenological aspects of experience and action in theory and practice.
Transactional analysis psychotherapy regards individuals, in their subjectivity, as part of a whole, embedded in a higher order (e.g. family). This approach assumes a relationship between two people, the smallest psycho-social whole. The YOU develops from that subjectivity and individuality in the relationship. Berne’s interaction and personality theory is therefore presented from this holistic aspect and forms the basis of the treatment approach.
These advanced studies are offered as part of the university course “Psychotherapy.”
This course is taught in German, therefore an excellent level of the German language is required.
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