This is my 5th blog based on the monthly workshops and webinars I run. As you will see below, March will be about Research. We need to know how to interpret and use research whichever field of TA applies, and we also use forms of research – without realising - whenever we work professionally with TA – for instance: we are doing autoethnography when we self-reflect; critical ethnography when we hypothesise, make an intervention, see what happens, and repeat; action research when we work with clients to help them grow . . . . so it matters that we know enough to do it effectively.
How might research go wrong?
Researching efficacy and/or effectiveness sounds straightforward but of course research is not that easy – there are several ways in which spurious results may be obtained, whether we are measuring efficacy or effectiveness. These problems include:
There are also problems that arise concerning the use of research results, such as:
Bannon, Vincent (1976) Standards of Experimental Research Transactional Analysis Journal 6:3 318-322
Roethlisberger, Fritz Jules & Dickson, William J (1939) - Management and the Worker: Cambridge, Harvard University Press
Rosenzweig, Saul (1936) Some implicit common factors in diverse methods in psychotherapy. American Journal of Orthopsychiatry, 6, 412-415
Carroll, Lewis (1865) Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland - nowadays available as Penguin Popular Classics
Guthrie, Else (2000) Enhancing the clinical relevance of psychotherapy outcome research Journal of Mental Health 9:3 267-271
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This is my second blog based on the monthly workshops and international webinars that I run – it will be 'Group Processes' in December. In addition to imagoes (in a lot more detail than below 😉) I will be covering plenty of other ideas about groups – and leadership of them.
The concept of group imago from Berne (1963) help us understand even more about the underlying dynamics in groups. We can then see why we like some people and not others, how our preconceptions and prejudices affect our involvement, and how we come to engage in such unhelpful and apparently illogical pursuits as psychological games.
Having been nagged into producing blogs about my own ideas, I am now also producing (less frequent!) blogs about the sort of content I include within the workbooks I produce each month for my regular TA 202 workshops and webinars. This month’s topic is Interactions & Relationships and here is a small sample of what will be covered. There will of course be lots more, such as ego states, strokes, TA proper, time structuring, psychological games, attachment, transference, passivity, symbiosis, roles, personality adaptations, personality styles, and my model of AP3. For that though, you will need to attend 😉 http://www.pifcic.org/cpd-tasters.html