Trauma, memory and the impact of redecision therapy

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Tony White


It is concluded that redecision therapy is a form of exposure therapy. Whilst redecision therapy has much wider goals than exposure therapy, the Gouldings created a potent form of exposure therapy that forms part of the process of redecision. There is a very large body of research evidence verifying the efficacy of exposure therapy as a treatment for trauma and PTSD especially. This article shows how redecision therapy is an exposure therapy and then how exposure therapy can assist in reintegrating the split off fragments of the personality that are formed in the schizoid process.

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White, T. (2023). Trauma, memory and the impact of redecision therapy. International Journal of Transactional Analysis Research & Practice, 14(1), 24–31. Retrieved from
Author Biography

Tony White, WPATA, ITAA

1985 - 2002; Lecturer and clinical trainer, Counselling and Care Centre Singapore & Singapore Transactional Analysis Association.


1986 - to date: Registered Psychologist in private practice


1989 – to date: Training program and supervisor for counselling and psychotherapy. Training counsellors for an Advanced Diploma in Counselling, Level 7


1991 - 2000: Co-ordinator of St. John Ambulance Service (WA) employee support program.


1999 - 2004. Acting Respite Co-ordinator - Level 6. Association of Relatives and Friends of the Mentally Ill.


1999 – 2001: Evening Counsellor Supervisor, Palmerston Drug Rehabilitation Centre.


2002 to date: YMCA Perth, Employee Support Counsellor


2005 - To date: Invitational lecturer, Murdoch University Psychology Programme


2005 to 2007: Senior Psychologist, Medical Centre, Acacia Prison.