Patients enter therapy trapped in games far too complicated to solve by themselves. The therapist offers insights by simplifying the double and triple roles in the Drama Triangle, and offers clear choices by simplifying the possible escape routes to use. An experiential exercise is included.
*Sessions may be edited for content and to preserve confidentiality*
STEPHEN KARPMAN, MD, is Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at University of California San Francisco, in San Francisco, where he also maintains his private practice. Dr. Karpman is the originator of the popular Karpman Drama Triangle. He has published 30 articles and was the first editor of the Transactional Analysis Journal.