Transactional analysis (TA) is a widely recognized form of modern psychology, and one of the most accessible theories of psychology at that. In simple terms, TA is designed to promote personal growth and change. It is considered a fundamental therapy for well-being and for helping individuals to reach their full potential in all aspects of life. Founded by Eric Berne in the late 1950s, TA therapy is based on the theory that each person has three ego-states: parent, adult and child. These are used along with other key transactional analysis concepts, tools and models to analyze how individuals communicate and to identify what interaction is needed for a better outcome.

Enneagram is a department add-on course provided to the first year BSc Psychology students by the Department of Psychology in association with Institute of Counselling and Transactional Analysis (ICTA), Kochi

Enneagram is a model of the human psyche which is principally understood and taught as a typology of nine interconnected personality types. As a typology the Enneagram defines nine personality types (sometimes called “enneatypes”), which are represented by the points of a geometric figure called an enneagram, which indicate connections between the types.

The main objective of this add-on course is to help students to understand brief overview about Enneagram  and its area of application. It was a 30 hour programme, distributed as 3 hours/ week (first three hours of every Thursday ). Mr. Nelson Diaz  and Mr. Sebastian Arakal from the ICTA, Kochi were  faculty in charge for the programme. The program was started from 12th November  2020.

The course completed on 18th March 2021. And the same agency distributed the certificate for the 43 students on  April 12, 2021. It was provided for the students after evaluation of the mini project work at the end of the class. 

 The feedback was taken from students. They gave a satisfactory feedback about course and mentioned that it will help to understand the behaviour of other person so that communication becomes effective.