PSBB021 Introduction to Transactional Analysis

Faculty of Arts
Autumn 2021
Extent and Intensity
1/1/0. 3 credit(s). Type of Completion: k (colloquium).
Taught in person.
PhDr. Jaroslava Dosedlová, Dr. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
PhDr. Jaroslava Dosedlová, Dr.
Department of Psychology - Faculty of Arts
Contact Person: Jarmila Valchářová
Supplier department: Department of Psychology - Faculty of Arts
Mon 10:00–11:40 C42
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is only offered to the students of the study fields the course is directly associated with.

The capacity limit for the course is 8 student(s).
Current registration and enrolment status: enrolled: 11/8, only registered: 10/8
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
Course objectives
The course presents basic components of transactional analysis: structural analysis of personality with ego-states, functional analysis focused on expressions of ego-states in communication, analysis of communication games and analysis of life scenarios. The practically oriented lessons increase the sensitivity of students for positive or risky elements in interpersonal communication and help them to promote their own self-awareness and communication competence.
Learning outcomes
Students will be able:
- to understand the basic psychological sources of transactional analysis;
- to understand the communication model of transactional analysis;
- to identify the points of contact in the concepts of transactional analysis and assertiveness;
- to understand the basic differences between open and manipulative communication, to choose an effective strategy to handle manipulation;
-to create a therapeutic contract.
  • 1. The communication process in the conception of transactional analysis, basic ego-states
  • 2. The extended conception of ego-states, egograms
  • 3. The individual scenario, drivers
  • 4. The communication transactions
  • 5. The ego-states and the possibility of manipulation
  • 6. Manipulation types and coping in the communication, points of concurrence between the transactional analysis and the assertivity
  • 7. Characteristics of the effective communication, negative components in the process of communication
  • 8. The analysis of life attitudes
  • 9. The contract as a method of individual growth
  • HENNIG, Gudrun and Georg PELZ. Transakční analýza : terapie a poradenství. Translated by Blanka Čepická. Vyd. 1. Praha: Grada, 2008. 317 s. ISBN 9788024713632. info
  • LISTER-FORD, Christine. Transakční analýza v poradenství a psychoterapii. Translated by Helena Hartlová. Vyd. 1. Praha: Portál, 2006. 228 s. ISBN 8073670852. info
  • BERNE, Eric. Co řeknete až pozdravíte :transakční analýza životních scénářů. Praha: Lidové noviny, 1997. 450 s. ISBN 80-7106-231-6. info
  • BERNE, Eric. Jak si lidé hrají. Translated by Gabriela Nová. 2. vyd., v Dialogu 1. vyd. Liberec: Dialog, 1992. 193 s. ISBN 80-85194-52-X. info
  • PRAŠKO, Ján and Hana PRAŠKOVÁ. Asertivitou proti stresu. Vyd. 1. Praha: Grada, 1996. 181 s. ISBN 8071693340. info
  • TILNEY, Tony. Dictionary of transactional analysis. 1st pub. London: Whurr publishers, 1998. ix, 150 s. ISBN 1-86159-022-2. info
Teaching methods
Education takes place every week to the extent of 2 lessons. An overview of basic theories and practical contact with chosen methods are provided. Lectures, class discussions, practical tasks, group work, video-training
Assessment methods
The course is concluded with the colloquium. Admission conditions: 80% participation in lessons at least, a written homework according to submission.
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Further Comments
Study Materials
The course is taught annually.
The course is also listed under the following terms Spring 2020, Spring 2021, Spring 2022.
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