TA <-> Fairbairn #1: “Following Stern, Fairbairn, Guntripp and many other writers on this subject, we believe that our deepest motivation is for contact with others and that a sense of ‘cohesive’ self develops through the quality of the relationship. ” Good I traced that family well; #2: “At this point in the therapy I began to think of developmental models of personality. For instance, Fairbairn, Guntrip and Winnicott all refer to the problem of developing a mature love when there have been gross failures in empathic attunement with the infant. ” #3 “Under the tyranny of an overcritical father and lacking the mirroring, holding and attunement that occurs when an infant is either with a depressed mother or, in this case, an absent mother, we can hypothesize that this patient had withdrawn a part of herself from the relationship (Fairbairn 1940). ” CONCLUSION: Transactional Analysis _+is+_ in the family of psychoanalysis here ,which is why it is so familiar. TA DEPARTS from “Object Relations” _however_, it is very much a ‘child of” and remains very close. It is “self” oriented so it probably lacks some stuff about “large groups” but it is good for encounters. “In Stage One – The Approach, we expand upon our theoretical and methodological approach and introduce our theory of self. This theory provides transactional analysts with a lexicon with which to discuss the aetiology of development and disturbances in the self (diagrams in Chapter 2). Following Stern, Fairbairn, Guntripp and many other writers on this subject, we believe that our deepest motivation is for contact with others and that a sense of ‘cohesive’ self develops through the quality of the relationship. It is therefore obvious that the nature and quality of contact becomes a crucial aspect of development. This stage charts the process of this development and the empathic relationship that is necessary to the formation of the healthy self and to the facilitation of a therapeutic relationship in the consulting room.”

TA <-> Fairbairn #1:
“Following Stern, Fairbairn, Guntripp and many other writers on this subject, we believe that our deepest motivation is for contact with others and that a sense of ‘cohesive’ self develops through the quality of the relationship. ”

Good I traced that family well;

#2:
“At this point in the therapy I began to think of developmental models of personality. For instance, Fairbairn, Guntrip and Winnicott all refer to the problem of developing a mature love when there have been gross failures in empathic attunement with the infant. ”

#3
“Under the tyranny of an overcritical father and lacking the mirroring, holding and attunement that occurs when an infant is either with a depressed mother or, in this case, an absent mother, we can hypothesize that this patient had withdrawn a part of herself from the relationship (Fairbairn 1940). ”

CONCLUSION:
Transactional Analysis _+is+_ in the family of psychoanalysis here ,which is why it is so familiar. TA DEPARTS from “Object Relations” _however_, it is very much a ‘child of” and remains very close. It is “self” oriented so it probably lacks some stuff about “large groups” but it is good for encounters.

“In Stage One – The Approach, we expand upon our theoretical and methodological approach and introduce our theory of self. This theory provides transactional analysts with a lexicon with which to discuss the aetiology of development and disturbances in the self (diagrams in Chapter 2). Following Stern, Fairbairn, Guntripp and many other writers on this subject, we believe that our deepest motivation is for contact with others and that a sense of ‘cohesive’ self develops through the quality of the relationship. It is therefore obvious that the nature and quality of contact becomes a crucial aspect of development. This stage charts the process of this development and the empathic relationship that is necessary to the formation of the healthy self and to the facilitation of a therapeutic relationship in the consulting room.”

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ah ha! Yes, there’s Berne + Fairbairn:

“Berne drew on his understanding of intrapsychic forces acting within the person from his background in psychoanalysis. The most fundamental idea of TA is the structural model of ego-states, which Berne adapted from the work of Federn, Fairbairn, and Weiss.. He was influenced by the reality and permanence of ego states as described by Federn who posited ego states as parts of the ego unit with significant influence on decisions, involuntary behaviors and psychopathology (Clarkson, 1992). Berne believed that each category of ego state, which he labeled the Parent, Adult, and Child, manifested in a distinct set of behaviors. Thus, Berne’s innovation was to suggest that changes in ego-states could be consistently linked to observable changes in behavior.”

https://mprcenter.org/review/the-intellectual-heritage-of-redecision-theory/

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