ulterior transactions

ulterior transactions

[ultir′ē·ər]
(in transactional analysis), communication that is bilevel. The first level is overt (social), usually of relevant verbal statements. The second level is usually covert (psychological) and nonverbal and has hidden psychological meaning. For example, "Come up to my apartment to see my etchings."
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Conclusion: It is suggested that training be offered in regards to raising awareness about ulterior transactions that can affect communication negatively, patient autonomy and therapeutic communication in particular, and patients requiring the use of special communication methods.
Clinical implications: On the perspective of clinical implications training be offered in regards to raising awareness about ulterior transactions that can affect communication negatively, patient autonomy and therapeutic communication in particular, and patients requiring the use of special communication methods.