International Journal of Transactional Analysis Research & Practice <p style="text-align: center;"><span style="display: inline !important; float: none; background-color: transparent; color: #333333; font-family: 'Helvetica Neue',Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; letter-spacing: normal; orphans: 2; text-align: left; text-decoration: none; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; white-space: normal; word-spacing: 0px;">IJTARP is and open access journal that publishes high-quality empirical research using any scientific paradigm across the full range of TA applications. It also promotes research comparing TA and other models and non-TA research that has significant implications for TA theory or practice. It also publishes papers on the practice and theoretical underpinnings of TA.</span></p> Psychological Intelligence Foundation CIC en-US International Journal of Transactional Analysis Research & Practice 2218-3159 <p><a href="" rel="license"><img style="border-width: 0;" alt="Creative Commons License" src=""></a></p> <p>The work in this journal is licensed under <a href="" rel="license">Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License</a>.</p> <p>Authors who publish with this journal agree to the following terms:</p> <p>Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgement of the work's authorship and initial publication in this journal.</p> <p>Authors are able to enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution of the journal's published version of the work (e.g., post it to an institutional repository or publish it in a book), with an acknowledgement of its initial publication in this journal.</p> <p>Authors are permitted and encouraged to post their work online (e.g., in institutional repositories or on their website) prior to and during the submission process, as it can lead to productive exchanges, as well as earlier and greater citation of published work (See The Effect of Open Access).</p> <p><a name="privacyStatement"></a></p> Rituals as Promoters of Autonomy <p>For Eric Berne, the psychiatrist who developed transactional analysis, Ritual is a form of time structuring that provides less recognition in relationships. This article aims to re-signify the concept by bringing the understanding that ritualization can be understood not as submission to patterns programmed by tradition and social customs, but as an action that provides an environment that stimulates the development of autonomy. The reflections of authors in the fields of anthropology, psychology and sociology, including van Gennep, Terrin, Bell, Zoja, Tambiah and Turner are used to illustrate and explain the study of rituals as practices replete with symbolism and meanings. Through Eliade and Bateson the notions of the sacred and consecration are considered. Autonomy is referred to as Berne perceived it, implying capacity for awareness, intimacy and spontaneity.</p><p><strong><span>Citation - APA format:</span></strong></p><p>Hennemann, J. (2018). Rituals as Promoters of Autonomy. <em>International Journal of Transactional Analysis Research &amp; Practice</em><em>, </em>9(2), 87-92 <a href=""></a></p> Joana Hennemann ##submission.copyrightStatement## 2018-12-24 2018-12-24 9 2 10.29044/v9i2p87 Supervision in Psychotherapy from the Perspective of Transactional Analysis <p>This article deals with supervision in clinical psychology that is distinct from pedagogical practice in psychology. The objective is to expand the reflection about supervision, the role of the supervisor and the training of psychotherapists from the perspective of supervision in the methodology of transactional analysis. Supervision is about a process of professional development that must qualify the skills of the trainee, develop those that are lacking and expand their potential to achieve professional success, since the construction of psychotherapeutic knowledge is not limited to theoretical content and must include training practical skills, professional posture and ethics.</p><p><strong><span>Citation - APA format:</span></strong></p><p>Silva, M. (2018). Supervision in Psychotherapy from the Perspective of Transactional Analysis.<em> International Journal of Transactional Analysis Research &amp; </em><em>Practice</em><em>, </em>9(2), 81-86 <a href=""></a></p> Maria Regina Ferreira Da Silva ##submission.copyrightStatement## 2018-12-24 2018-12-24 9 2 10.29044/v9i2p81 Death and the Grieving Process: Transactional Analysis Contributions <p>Loss, death, and grieving are situations involving people at various points in their lives. The purpose of this article is to present an approach on the psychic reaction determined by experience with death or loss, analysing the process of grieving, correlating the description of the five stages of K├╝bler-Ross with the discounting levels of Schiff. Considering that loss and death occur in the lives of people, and is generally a factor of great stress, we explain the stages through which mourners pass to elaborate the process of grieving. We conclude that working with the process of grieving through interventions on discounting and correlating them with the phases experienced in this period, proved useful in overcoming problems in the therapeutic process.</p><p><strong><span>Citation - APA format:</span></strong></p><p>Grochot, M. (2018). Death and the Grieving Process: Transactional Analysis Contributions.<em> International Journal of Transactional Analysis Research &amp; </em><em>Practice</em><em>, </em>9(2), 72-80 <a href=""></a></p> Maria Clara Ramos Grochot ##submission.copyrightStatement## 2018-12-24 2018-12-24 9 2 10.29044/v9i2p72