Comparative Study

| Published: March 31, 2019

Knowledge and Attitude of Mental Health Professionals towards Transactional Analysis

Dr. Akhilesh M., MBBS

Junior Resident, Department of Psychiatry, Yenepoya Medical college, Mangalore, Karnataka, India. Google Scholar More about the auther

, Dr. Anil Kakunje DPM, MD

Professor and Head, Department of Psychiatry, Yenepoya Medical College, Yenepoya University, Mangalore, Karnataka, India. Google Scholar More about the auther

, Ms. Haseena Abdulla MSc, PTSTA

Provisional Trainer and Supervisor, ITAA (International Transactional Analysis Association, San-Francisco), Director - Lifelab International, Manipal, Karnataka, India. Google Scholar More about the auther

DIP: 18.01.107/20190701

DOI: 10.25215/0701.107


Knowledge and attitude towards Transactional Analysis was studied during a two-day workshop for 24 mental health professionals, which included residents of psychiatry, psychologists, social workers and mental health nursing faculty. A specially designed 10 item questionnaires was used for a pre and post-test which evaluated on various aspects of transactional analysis to know their attitude and knowledge towards this therapeutic tool. Participants were asked to rate their experience of the workshop. Written informed consent was taken from all participants. Results showed that 9 out of 10 questions had a marked, positive change in the post test results. The 2 days’ basic course made a positive impact on the attitude and knowledge of Transactional Analysis of all participants. The acceptance (feedback) of the session, by the participants, delivered an average score of 8.68 on a 10-point scale. Mental health professionals must necessarily attend workshops on Transactional Analysis to make use of this relatively less used therapeutic tool to their practice. Transactional Analysis with proper training can have a wide range of clinical applications in various psychotherapeutic settings.

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Published in   Volume 07, Issue 1, January-March, 2019