In this video Bob Cooke TSTA demonstrates live Psychotherapy work using Transactional Analysis and Integrative -Relational models.
This short segment of live work is only three minutes of a actual 40 min session. The fuller video and transcript can be found at www.therapyvideos.co.uk , where the session is played out through till the end of the Psychotherapy session.
Also after the work ,Bob analysis and talks about his thoughts,bringing clinical theory to clinical practice..
Here in this three minute beginning of the session, you will see Bob exploring what the client wants from the Therapy session, and what it is that has brought her to bring this subject to the therapeutic encounter.
In this work Bob helps Susie reduce her stress with regard to her level of functuning in the world. Specifically in a meeting that she is attending the next day.
She talks in this video about her own scare, and particulary her “Inner Child”and how this scare incapcitates her “Adult” thinking.
She wants to know how to keep herself ‘safe’ and how to be able to go to the meeting in a relaxed frame of mind.
Once again you will see in this video how Bob begins to help Suzy identify the major issues and how he creates a Theraputic frame for the progression of the Therapy session!.
In the introduction of the Psychotherapy session Bob talks about what he likes about the session,and how important ‘Self soothing” is in maintaining Psychological health.
Yow will also see Bob identify the Regressive process that Suzy undertakes when scared and how ‘ungrounded she can become.
Bob also helps Suzy identify the diferrent parts of the Self she returns to in the regressive process,by helping her to focuss on this,she is than able to start to begin the process of taking ‘ownership”of the ‘Cut’ off parts of the Self .
This will be vital in the journey towards healthy integration and Psychological health.
Once again you will see the importance of the Transactional Analysis model for understanding of complex psychological concepts within the therapeutic process.
Specifically the understanding of the Parent – Adult- Child Ego states or parts of the Self ,helps Suzy talk about how she understands herself in Psychological terms
This means that Bob and Suzy have an accessible and common languge when talking about the treatment and understanding of the Self.