Monthly Archives: February 2012

Emulate those you admire but look at yourself when you starting resenting others


I have often wondered about the impact of role models in my life whether it be the role played by my parents, siblings, teachers, friends or other significant others. I have benefited from the insightful work of Alfred Adler, and … Continue reading

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The only theory paper worth writing is how to cure patients


This week’s lecture was the concluding one on Transactional Analysis. Dr Eric Berne’s seminar group from the 1950s developed the term transactional analysis (TA) which described therapies based upon his work. This expanded into the International Transactional Analysis Association. While … Continue reading

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Therapy in the NHS


I have been continuing with my placement in an NHS Mental Health Trust and it seems that with every visit I learn something new.  I had been familiar with Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) before the start of my placement through my lectures and … Continue reading

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