Site materials are based on the research, theories and clinical treatment and organizational development strategies of Martin G. Groder, M.D. and Anastasia Rosen-Jones (formerly Marcia E. Rosen). The Groder-Rosen formal name for the "Dark Side" is the "Survivor Addict".

Martin G. Groder, M.D.

Martin G., Groder, M.D., A Tribute

by Vann Joines, Ph.D., Director South East Institute for Group and Family Therapy, Professional Standards Vice President, International Transactional AnalysisAssociation

Martin Groder, MD, Psychiatrist, was a brilliant thinker who contributed a great deal of original thought to his students in the International Transactional Analysis Association, in Business, and at Marion Federal Penitentiary where he developed the "Ascelapion Program," one of the few programs ever to be successful in rehabilitating inmates.

Marty’s quick wit, humor and razor sharp insight made him very successful in working with individuals with antisocial personality traits. He could quickly identify their attempts to "con" others and expose them in a humorous way that made the individual decide to give up his/her attempts and be willing to be straight about what he/she wanted.

Marty also developed profound insights in working with couples and groups. Unfortunately, many of his ideas were never published and were simply conveyed verbally in his brilliant lectures. He was a frequent presenter at the Southeast Institute for Group and Family Therapy and his students have been greatly enriched by his teachings.

I am grateful to Anastasia for continuing his legacy through this website.

Vann Joines, Ph.D.
December 8, 2014


  1. CONHECI MARTIN GRODER aqui no Brasil, onde fui PRESIDENTE DA UNIÃO DOS ANALISTAS TRANSACIONAIS BRASILEIROS. Henrique Austregésilo eminente Analista Transacional, já falecido e pertencente a International Transactional AnalysisAssociation era um entusiasta de GRODER e com Henrique aprendi a admirar os trabalhos de Martin. Fico feliz ao encontrar esse blog que focaliza os pensamentos de Martin Groder e outros ...JUSSIMAR ALMEIDA

  2. Jussimar,

    It has taken some time to be able to post your comment because I do not know your language. However, I thank you for commenting; And hopefully the translation I was able to obtain is close to accurate.

    I am, more or less, the keeper of much of Marty's body of work advancing TA. I hunger always for connection with others who followed his brilliant work.

    He and I worked on three books to present this. You can find out about them on the link below.

    Please stay in touch. You can also reach me by email at But it will always take me time to respond unless you can write in English.

    Thank you so much for being in touch.

  3. Here is the translation I was able to obtain.

    Google-Translate, translates as:
    "I KNEW MARTIN GRODER here in Brazil, where I was PRESIDENT OF THE UNION OF BRAZILIAN TRANSACTIONAL ANALYSTS. Henry Austregésilo eminent Transactional Analyst, deceased and belonging to International Transactional AnalysisAssociation was a GRODER enthusiast and with Henrique I learned to admire the works of Martin. I'm happy to find this blog that focuses on the thoughts of Martin Groder and others"