About NCTA

National Conference on Transactional Analysis (NCTA) is an annual get-together of the TA enthusiasts of India.  50th National Conference on Transactional Analysis held at Ashirbhavan, Kochi, from November 22 to 26, 2023. The theme of the conference is “Human Minds in Digital Word”. Institute for Counselling and Transactional Analysis (ICTA) is organising this prestigious event .

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About the Conference

Fr. George Kandathil is the father of TA in India. We are going through his birth centenary celebrations and it is the apt time to  propagate the ideas for the well being of the society. 

His vision was to empower people to solve their own problems and thus contribute in the process of nation building. He believed that the biggest recourse of a nation is the power of people. After completing his TA education from the United States Fr. Geroge founded Institute for Counselling and Transactional Analysis (ICTA)  in Kalamassery, Kochi, India.  

ICTA has been organising National Conferences every year with socially relevant themes. Throughs the thems people’s attention is invited to an urgent social/psychological issue. Conference provides a platform to discuss and share view points of practicing Transactional Analysts, Psychologists and other professionals.  

This year, NCTA theme is chosen Human Minds in the Digital World. This  theme in relevant in the present scenario where the onslaught of digital technologies leading to social disconnection.   Loneliness leads to and reinforces many psychological issues like digital addiction, substance addiction, relationship issues and crimes etc. Transactional Analysis is the theory of human relationships so it can effectively deal with many of these issues.

The conference will have four channels: counselling, psychotherapy, education and organization. A separate platform to present new developments through paper and poster presentations is also envisaged. Presentations will be properly judged and acknowledged. Participants will have the opportunity to get their books released by the chief guest. Please make prior arrangements with the organising committee for this.


About TA

Transactional Analysis is a humanistic psychological approach developedby Dr.Eric Berne, a Canadian born US psychiatric doctor in the 1950’s. It was developed with the intention of making psychiatric treatments simple and less time consuming. Father George Kandathil brought TA to India in 1970’s. TA helps people to gain self awareness, improve interpersonal relations, better HR management, improve salesmanship, make better teachers and in fact any one with TA with him can put forward a better performance in his area of involvement. Erick Berne referred TA as Social Psychiatry , this indicates social application of TA.

About the Venue

Ashirbhavan is situated in the middle of cochin metro city, its calm and eco-friendly atmosphere is a real blessing. Ashirbavan has AC and Non AC conference halls and rooms with modern  communication facilities for conducting socio-cultural programmes. it provides homely food and accommodation. Besides Ashirbhavan has provided with a good parking facility.

About ICTA

The conference is organized by Institute of Counselling and Transactional Analysis (ICTA), Kochi. ICTA is an organization dedicated to the propagation of Transactional Analysis. It was found by late Fr.George Kandathil and has its office at Santhigram, Chengampuzha Nagar, Kochi. At present it is the largest organization in the world engaged in the study of Transactional Analysis. A number of courses and programs are offered by the institute. For details visit the website. https://ictaindia.org/


Human Minds in the Digital World

TA proposes the path of Awareness, Spontaneity & Intimacy for Autonomy. Multifaceted growth of technological innovations and artificial intelligence is demanding new adaptation strategies from the people. This conference is addressing one of the most urgent and important challenge caused by the rapid change in the digital world.

Technological development have many advantages but the disadvantage of misapplication of technology, in many cases leads to poor metal health and troubled interpersonal relationships.

Conference Channels





Presenters are requested to be mindful of the conference theme. Presentations are possible in four channels viz. Counselling, Psychotherapy, Organization, Education. The time available for presentation will be 90 minutes. Power Point facility will be available even though not insisted. The abstract needs to be submitted before 30 th September. Certificates will be awarded to the presenters and synopsis will be included in the souvenir.

Conference Fee & Accommodation Charges

There will be two days pre-conference from 22 to 23 November 2023, and the conference will be from 24 to 26 November. Separate booking facility is available for pre-conference and conference.

ICTA Life members and Members are eligible for concessions and those who register before 15th October are eligible for a concession of 10% in rates. Rates for each categories are mentioned below.

Pre-Conference and Conference Fee Upto 15 Oct, 2023, Early bird offer

EventDateLife MembersMembers Non Members
Pre-Conference Early Bird22, 23 Nov 2023260029003150
Main Conference24, 25, 26 Nov, 2023400045005000
Total Conference22 to 26 , Nov, 2023650072007500

Pre-Conference and Conference Fee from 16 Oct, 2023

EventDateLife MembersMembers Non Members
Pre-Conference22, 23 Nov 2023300032003500
Main Conference24, 25, 26 Nov, 2023450050005500
Total Conference22 to 26 , Nov, 2023720075008000

You may directly make the payment of conference fee and the accommodation charges via bank transfer and submit the form in the registration page. You can use the fee calculator in the registration page to find the exact amount to be paid.

Accommodation (Rate per day in Rs)

Room Type AC - Per PersonNon AC Per Person
Double Sharing1100700
Tripple SharingN/A600
Accommodation charges per person for double AC, double Non-AC and triple Non-AC. Single accommodation is not available in the venue

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