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Transactional Analysis Basic Course

April 19 - 20, 2024
Loyola Hall/Loyola Extension Services (LES), Loyola College of Social Science (LCSS)  Campus, Sreekariyam
Organized by: Loyola Extension Services (LES) in Collaboration

with the Institute for Counselling and Transactional Analysis (ICTA)

Report Prepared by Shal Soman (Course Coordinator)



The Transactional Analysis Basic Course conducted in collaboration with ICTA Held at Loyola Hall, within the premises of Loyola College of Social Science Campus in Sreekariyam, the course attracted 28 participants eager to delve into the foundational aspects of transactional analysis.

Course Structure

The course adhered to the standards set by ICTA and was conducted over two consecutive days. Each day was led by distinguished trainers, with Verghese John leading the first-day session and Sebastin Arakal leading the second-day session.

Syllabus Overview
• History: Delving into the origins and evolution of transactional analysis, participants gained insight into its conceptual underpinnings.
Philosophical Assumptions: Exploring the philosophical foundations guiding transactional analysis practice.
Ego States: Understanding the various ego states and their influence on human behavior and interactions.
Transactional Analysis Proper: Analyzing transactions and communication patterns through the lens of transactional analysis theory.
Strokes: Examining the significance of positive and negative strokes in interpersonal transactions.
• Life Positions: Exploring different life positions and their impact on individual outlook and behavior.
Games and Rackets: Investigating common behavioral patterns and dynamics observed in human interactions.
• Script: Understanding the concept of life scripts and their role in shaping individual narratives and choices.
General Information: Participants were provided with insights on discounting, frame of reference, redefining, passivity, and other pertinent concepts to enrich their understanding of transactional analysis principles.
Autonomy: Emphasizing the importance of autonomy and self-awareness in fostering personal growth and development.


The Transactional Analysis Basic Course, organized by Loyola Extension Services in collaboration with ICTA, not only provided participants with a comprehensive understanding of transactional analysis fundamentals but also served as a platform for networking and professional growth. The collaboration between these esteemed organizations signifies a commitment to excellence in the field of counseling and transactional analysis, setting a precedent for future endeavors in promoting mental health and well-being.

Date: 2nd May 2024
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