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Ego States Psychotherapy


This resource page is part of an online course:
Ego States Psychotherapy: Engaging the Personality's Different Parts in Psychotherapy

CE Credit Hours for Psychologists. CE Credit Hours (CEUs) for LMFTs, Social Workers, Counselors and Nurses.
CE Approvals by BBS-CA, ASWB, NBCC, NAADAC, CA-BRN & more.
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Transactional Analysis

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Internal Family Systems

  • Books
    Biggs, Alison. Polly: A Girl of Many Parts
    Cantor, David and Sabine Boots. A Guide to Integrating the Youniverse in Therapy
    Cantor, David. The Youniverse Self Leadership Tool: The Internal Family System Made Visible.
    Cantor, David. The Big Bright Ball Answers the Call: Introducing IFS to Children and Inner Children.
    Cameron, Dorie. Why Did I Do That? How You Make Sense and Why There is Hope
    Earley, Ph.D., Jay. Negotiating for Self-Leadership in IFS
    Earley, Ph.D., Jay. Working with Anger in Internal Family Systems Therapy
    Earley, Ph.D., Jay. Resolving Inner Conflict: Working Through Polarization Using Internal Family Systems Therapy
    Earley, Ph.D., Jay. Self-Therapy: A Step-By-Step Guide to Creating Wholeness and Healing Your Inner Child Using IFS, A New, Cutting-Edge Psychotherapy
    Earley, Ph.D., Jay and Bonnie Weiss, LCSW Self-Therapy for Your Inner Critic: Transforming Self-Criticism into Self-Confidence
    Holmes, Tom. Parts Work: An Illustrated Guide to Your Inner Life
    Kropp, Joseph. Nathan Meets His Monsters
    Schwartz, RC (2001). Introduction to the Internal Family Systems Model Oak Park: Trailheads Publications. Soft cover, 174 pgs w/exercises.
    Schwartz, RC (2008). You Are The One You've Been Waiting For, Bringing Courageous Love To Intimate Relationships
    Steege, Mary. The Spirit-led Life
    Weiss, LCSW, Bonnie Illustrated Workbook for Self-Therapy for Your Inner Critic: Transforming Self-Criticism into Self-Confidence

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Additional References

  • Barabasz, A.F., Barabasz, M. & Watkins, J. G. (2012). Single-Session Manualized Ego State Therapy (EST) for Combat Stress Injury, PTSD, and ASD, Part 2: The Procedure. The International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis, 60 (3).
  • Barabasz, A., Barabasz, M., Christensen, C., & Watkins, J.G. (2012). Abreactive ego state therapy manual for combat stress disorder, PTSD, & ASD (Clinical edition). Palouse, WA: Authors, distribution restricted.
  • Cornell, W. F. (2016). The ever-growing library of transactional analysis. Transactional Analysis Journal, 46(3), 244-248.
  • Eberts, S., & Homeyer, L. (2015). Processing sand trays from two theoretical perspectives: Gestalt and Adlerian. International Journal of Play Therapy, 24(3).
  • Elliott, R. (2014). Review of Gestalt therapy in clinical practice: From psychopathology to the aesthetics of contact. Psychotherapy, 51(3), 462-463.
  • Emmerson, G. (2013). Ego state conditions. Australian Journal of Clinical Hypnotherapy and Hypnosis, 35 (1), 5-27.
  • Emmerson, G. (2013). The vaded ego state and the invisible bridging induction. International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis, 61 (2), 232-250.
  • Erskine, Richard. (2016) Transactional analysis in contemporary psychotherapy. London: Karnac.
  • Feldman, Y. (2016). How body psychotherapy influenced me to become a dance movement psychotherapist. Body, Movement And Dance In Psychotherapy, 11(2-3).
  • Guse, T. & Fourie, G. (2013). Facilitating psychological well-being through hypnotherapeutic interventions. In M. P. Wissing (Ed.) Well-being research in South Africa. (pp. 539-555). Dordrecht: Springer.
  • Holzinger, B., Klösch, G., & Saletu, B. (2015). Studies with lucid dreaming as add‐on therapy to Gestalt therapy. Acta Neurologica Scandinavica, 131(6).
  • Horn, E. K., Verheul, R., Thunnisse, M., Delimon, J., Soons, M., Meerman, A. A., & ... Busschbach, J. V. (2015). Effectiveness of short-term inpatient psychotherapy based on transactional analysis with patients with personality disorders: A matched control study using propensity score. Journal Of Personality Disorders, 29(5), 663-683.
  • Horn, E. K., Verheul, R., Thunnissen, M., Delimon, J., Goorden, M., Roijen, L. H., & ... Busschbach, J. V. (2016). Cost-effectiveness of short-term inpatient psychotherapy based on transactional analysis in patients with personality disorder. Journal Of Personality Disorders, 30(4), 483-501.
  • Huyssen, K. (2015). Aufstellungen nach dem Modell der Ego-State Therapie. In Mayer, C-H., Hausner, S. (Hg ), Salutogene Aufstellungen: Beiträge zur Gesundheitsförderung in der systematischen Arbeit, 173-188. Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht.
  • Jacobs, L. (2017). The 'timeless experience' of a revealed life. Psyccritiques, 62(3).
  • Joines, V. S. (2016). Understanding second-order structure and functioning: Ego state structures, relational units, and the divided psyche. Transactional Analysis Journal, 46(1), 39-49.
  • Kellog, Scott. (2015) Transformational chairwork : using psychotherapeutic dialogues in clinical practice. Lanaham: Rowman & Littlefield.
  • Motola, Peter. (2015). Windowframes: learning the art of gestalt play therapy the oaklander way. Routledge.
  • Paulsen, S.L. (2014). Looking Through The Eyes Of Trauma And Dissociation: An Illustrated Guide For EMDR Clinicians And Clients. German Translation. Gottfried Probst, Lichtenau, Germany.
  • Peichl, J. (2013). Innere Kritiker, Verfolger und Zerstörer: Ein Praxis handbuch für die arbeit mit Täterintrojekten. Stuttgart: Klett-Cotta.
  • Shapiro, R. (2016). Easy ego state interventions: Strategies for working with parts. New York, NY, US:W.W. Norton & Co.
  • Shapiro, Robin. (2016). Easy ego state interventions: strategies for working with parts. New York: W.W. Norton & Company.
  • Zinker, Joseph C. (2016). In search of good form: gestalt therapy with couples and families. Routledge.

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