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Theory: The Intellectual Heritage of Redecision Therapy

Redecision Therapy

Pamela Rutledge, PhD  Director, Media Psychology Research Center ABSTRACT Redecision Therapy is the name that Bob and Mary Goulding gave to the therapeutic approach they developed in the 1960s.  Their work is based largely on that of Eric Berne’s theory of psychotherapy, Transactional Analysis.  Transactional Analysis is a direct and powerful psychotherapeutic approach that integrates elements from the rich history of psychoanalysis and behaviorism while maintaining firm moorings in humanistic and existential traditions.  This article will discuss the philosophical bases and contributions of theory that shaped the formation of Transactional Analysis, and the subsequent theoretical and philosophical contributions and modifications ...

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