A Transactional Analysis (TA) perspective on working positively with the parallel process in supervision
This session explored 3 interlocking TA models – OK-OK Communication (Pratt & Mbaligontsi, 2016), Drama Triangle (Karpman, 1968), Winners Triangle (Choy, 1990), and discuss how these frameworks can provide useful self-awareness for the supervisor to notice a potential unconscious negative parallel process between themself and the supervisee, and either proactively name it and work with it, or role model a positive parallel process with the supervisee.
These models give a lens through which to work practically, primarily with mode 5 (the supervisory relationship) of the Seven Eyed Model (Hawkins and Shohet, 2000).
About Karen Pratt, PCC
Karen is a Teaching and Supervising Transactional Analyst (TSTA) with a specialization in education. She offers TA training at entry-level, professional level, and advanced levels and supervises both TA trainees and coaches internationally. She holds a PCC coach credential from the International Coach Federation (ICF) and has trained with the ICF as a PCC Marker evaluator. She holds a Diploma in Coach Supervision from Coaching Development and is part of their international team of trainers on professional coaching and coach supervision programs.
Karen presents regularly at international TA conferences – her most recent conference experience was as the invited international guest keynoter and workshop presenter at the Japanese Transactional Analysis Association conference in Kyoto, Japan in September 2019. She has contributed book chapters and articles in professional TA journals and has a Routledge book, A TA approach to Coaching, due for publication in late 2020.