Definition: a psychotherapy system, used in both individual and group treatment, involving a systematic understanding of the qualities of interpersonal interactions in the treatment sessions; includes four components: 1) structural analysis of intrapsychic phenomena; 2) transactional analysis proper, determination of the currently dominant ego state (parent, child, or adult) of each participant; 3) game analysis, identification of the games played in the patients' interactions and of the gratifications provided; and 4) script analysis, uncovering of the causes of the patient's emotional problems.
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