The Script System: An Unconscious Organization of Experience

Marye O'Reilly-Knapp, Richard G. Erskine


This article describes the script system with a case study to illustrate the four primary components: script beliefs; behavioral, fantasy and physiological manifestations; reinforcing experiences; and the intrapsychic process of repressed needs and feelings. The article was originally published in Life Scripts: A Transactional Analysis of Unconscious Relational Patterns, edited by Richard G. Erskine, reprinted with kind permission of Karnac Books.


script system; unconscious organization; integrative transactional analysis psychotherapy

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