transactional analysis


transactional analysis
/trænzækʃənəl əˈnæləsəs/ (say tranzakshuhnuhl uh'naluhsuhs)

noun
a form of individual or group psychotherapy which analyses behaviour into that appropriate to the child, adult or parent role acted out by a person and attributes neurosis to inappropriate response in one or other of these roles.
Also, TA.

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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