The importance of research in transactional analysis for transactional analysts

Widdowson, MDJ ORCID: 0000-0002-2404-7087 2017, 'The importance of research in transactional analysis for transactional analysts' , Transactional Analysis Journal, 48 (1) , pp. 33-42.

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Abstract

This article is the author’s acceptance speech for the 2017 ITAA Research Award, which was presented to him at the World TA Conference in Berlin in July 2017. The author argues that research is essential to the wider acceptance of transactional analysis and that research will support the expansion of TA and will act as a powerful marketing force for TA practitioners and training institutes. Therefore, it is in the interests of every member of the TA community to conduct research or actively support further TA research. The author summarizes his research into the effectiveness of TA and presents a brief synopsis of current TA psychotherapy effectiveness research. The article also includes a summary of the author’s research findings regarding the distinctive features of effective TA psychotherapy and effective TA therapists. He concludes by expressing his gratitude and thanks to a number of people who have supported him on his research journey.

Item Type: Article
Schools: Schools > School of Health and Society
Journal or Publication Title: Transactional Analysis Journal
Publisher: Informa UK Limited
ISSN: 2329-5244
SWORD Depositor: Publications Router
Depositing User: Publications Router
Date Deposited: 27 Mar 2018 08:16
Last Modified: 27 Mar 2018 08:16
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/44983

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