Get Back In The Driver’s Seat: A Powerful Counselling Strategy Adapted from Transactional Analysis (University of Lethbridge – Canada)
Learn about a practical, easy-to-understand, powerful therapeutic counselling intervention that focuses on using a metaphor of a car (drawn from transactional analysis theory). This culturally adaptable tool can be used to help clients (e.g., couples, families, individuals) gain insight into how their thoughts, feelings, and actions may be contributing to their depression, anxiety, anger, or interpersonal conflict. Examples will be used to foster deeper learning of this highly effective change tool. In addition, tips and strategies will be offered on how to use this counselling intervention in a way that engages clients.
Identify the three ego states from transactional analysis and how they interact with each other.
Describe the “who is driving your car” metaphor, while integrating the three transactional analysis ego states.
Identify several questions, borrowed from transactional analysis, to unpack the story “who was driving your car when it crashed” and “who should have been driving the car”?