M.Sc COUNSELLING PSYCHOLOGY (MSCP)
The Masters Programme in Counselling Psychology is designed to provide students with a sound foundation for the practice of counselling, with multifaceted focus on psychological, mental health and human development principles and examine cognitive, affective, behavioural and systemic treatment methods. It trains the students to be ethical, effective, competent and culturally sensitive professionals, equipped to function in a variety of settings with diverse client populations.
In addition to the fulfillment of the academic requirements and supervised skill practice, the students are prepared to pursue academic and research careers as well. Emphasis is given to personal growth and skills training and students are provided with opportunities for professional growth through mentoring programmes and personal counselling services.
The M.Sc – Counselling Psychology Programme strives to train counsellors who are committed to lifelong learning, self-care and professional development, and who uphold their identity as professional counsellors; skillful in providing contextually appropriate counselling with a developmental and integrative focus, adept in collaborating with allied professionals especially in the context of being aware of their limitations, while open to challenging dominant paradigms with the goal of becoming culturally competent.
The course focuses on the student’s personal and professional development by:
a) Increasing their theoretical understanding;
b) Enhancing their counselling skills;
c) Augmenting their awareness to become a `reflective practitioner`, and,
d) Deepening their personal insight.
The course work consists of Theoretical Foundations, Training in Skills and Techniques, Personal therapy, Group Therapy, Supervised Practicum (Group & Individual) etc.
Duration : 2 years (4 semesters)
Eligibility : Any Bachelor’s Degree
Counselling psychologists are employed in a variety of settings depending on the services they provide and the client populations they serve. Some are engaged in colleges and universities as teachers, supervisors, researchers and service providers, others are employed in independent practice, providing counselling, psychotherapy, assessment, and consultation services to individuals, families, groups, and organizations. Additional setting in which counselling psychologists practice include community mental health centres, family services, health care organizations, rehabilitation agencies and industrial organizations and consulting firms.