Sampurna Institute of Advanced Studies (SIAS),was established in 2007, to further the cause of counsellor education and training by offering a P.G. Diploma and Master of Science (M.Sc.) Programme in Counselling Psychology, appropriate for counselling work in community agencies, school systems, couple and family settings, private practice, and organizational settings. The overall philosophy of the programme is to prepare counsellors with academic, professional, and personal credentials to perform effectively in their work settings. The M.Sc. and P.G. Diploma in Counselling Psychology will be awarded by Martin Luther Christian University. At SIAS, we pride ourselves on our tradition of maintaining healthy personal interaction among staff and students, encouraging a family atmosphere, conducive for studies.
Train dedicated professionals, empowered to light up the dark and dingy work of dejected and grieving people, leading them from darkness to dawn. SIAS strives at bringing light to people in need and unlocking the wholeness of life in individuals, through their empowerment.
To train counsellors who are:
Committed to lifelong learning, self-care and on-going professional development while upholding their identity as professional counsellors.
Skillful in providing contextually appropriate therapy with a developmental and integrative focus.
Proficient in collaborating with allied mental health professionals.
Open to challenging dominant paradigms with the goal of becoming culturally competent and relevant.
Students achieve these overall programme objectives and specific course objectives through coursework, practicum, internship, successful completion of prescribed projects and assignments, personal therapy, field visits, etc.