A Review and Updating of Transactional Analysis Game Theory,
MADIGAN ARMY MEDICAL CENTER TACOMA WA
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A two hour workshop was presented for the purpose of reviewing transactional game theory and techniques of therapeutic intervention into game behavior in individual and group psychotherapy. The workshop was directed to psychotherapists of diverse theoretical backgrounds. After a brief review of structural and transactional analysis as developed in classical Transactional Analysis and modified by later theoreticians, the concept of games was outlined. Finally, participants were given an opportunity to explore their own most common games as a technique in increasing self-awareness. This paper is a brief overview of the concepts elaborated in the workshop through lecture, discussion, and experimental exercises.