Written for people with some knowledge of TA, this book contains a myriad of ideas for teaching TA to others in ways that make it memorable and accessible. Julie Hay sets out the key principles of developmental TA. At the same time she illustrates how to explain these concepts in a style that captures the fun and simplicity of early TA writings.
If you are already familiar with transactional analysis concepts, teach or explain them to other people, and are looking for simple frameworks to pass on to others – this book is what you need. It converts the original therapeutic focus of TA into an emphasis on healthy development, contains easy to understand versions of a range of TA concepts, and uses various memory aids to help you and clients recall the ideas when you need to use them.
This book has been written specifically for those in the business of helping other people to develop themselves. This includes coaches, teachers and trainers, human resource professionals, social workers, consultants, mediators, facilitators – and not forgetting counsellors and therapists who want to explain some of the theory to their clients but feel the need for a different approach to that used to learn TA themselves during their own professional training.
Julie Hay has taken models used by psychotherapists and converted them into frameworks that focus on positive psychology and the healthy development of individuals, teams and organisations. These are just as relevant for individuals and their families, teachers and students – anyone in any set of circumstances will find something of value within developmental transactional analysis.
Please note that the book assumes reasonable familiarity with TA concepts. This is not the book for beginners! Julie gives full details of where concepts originated, as well as where some of the 'donkey bridge' variations have first appeared. However, she does not give detailed explanations of descriptions as this information is readily available from other sources – including some of Julie's other books, such as Transactional Analysis for Trainers.
About the Author
International consultant and author Julie Hay is currently Chief Executive of training consultancy Psychological Intelligence Ltd and also leads the Psychological Intelligence Foundation CIC which is a non-profit educational organisation. Julie has over 40 years managerial and consultancy experience in the public and private sectors and has trained managers in many areas of the world. Since establishing her own company in 1986, Julie Hay has consulted in sectors as varied as banking and insurance, engineering and construction, research, advertising, computer manufacturing and IT, major retail chains, pharmaceutical multinationals, local government, police, probation, prison, court, customs and taxation services, and the armed forces. Before that, she was employed within the UK civil service, a US based oil company, a major engineering organisation, and British Airways during their first period of major redundancies and subsequent culture change. In recent years she has also been a volunteer psychotherapist in a high security male prison and now has a small therapy and coaching practice. Julie is the Academic Dean of an MSc Professional Studies that specialises in Developmental Transactional Analysis, for which she runs regular workshops and international webinars. www.pifcic.org She is the inaugural and current Editor of the International Journal of Transactional Analysis www.ijtar.org an online journal with free access to all. Previously Julie has been President of the European and International TA associations, and was one of the 5 original founders and the first pan-European President of the European Mentoring & Coaching Council. She project manages an international scheme of transactional analysis proficiency awards for children, teachers, parents, managers and others http://www.instdta.org/ta-proficiency-awards.html and http://www.icdta.net/ta-in-your-personal-or-professional-life.html . Julie is the author of numerous articles, books and packs on management competences and assessment, action learning, group dynamics, counselling and mentoring, and corporate culture change. In addition to consulting projects, she acts as coach, counsellor, psychotherapist, trainer and supervisor of those in the helping professions. Her current interests include research into the similarities and differences of consulting, coaching, counselling, psychotherapy, etc and the nature of the professional/clinical super-vision of these practices. Julie provides more details of her services, her calendar and various free downloads at www.juliehay.org