"The programme of study is on offer in the July session only"
The M.Sc. programme in the area of Counselling and Family Therapy is aimed at developingprofessionals in this vital field, which is gaining greater salience in the present times both from socialand employment perspectives. The contemporary social scenario has resulted in an increased need anddemand for professional support in terms of counselling and family therapy, which is being increasinglyrecognized as an effective approach both for promoting positives like strengthening family ties, fosteringpositive parenting, and increasing resilience of individuals in vulnerable situations as well as forad-dressing negative aspects such as socio-psychological problems, maladaptive behaviors, decliningmental health, and psychosomatic disorders that are being increasingly witnessed in the present times.However, though the need for coun-seling and family therapy professionals is being increasingly felt,there is a dearth of professional support and experts who could lend a helping hand in promoting positivefamily processes and help individual family members in distress in a comprehensive way. As a result,there is a tremendous felt need for education and training in this area. By developing the requisiteknowledge, understanding, attitudes and skills in the area of Counselling and Family Therapy, this unique programme of study would help to train professional cadres in the field, equipping them for both wage-employment and self- employment, and thus fill the existing lacuna.
A remarkable feature of this programme of study is its focus on the applied aspect and the thruston opportunities for hands-on experience for the learner. In fact, almost half the credits of this Master’sDegree Programme are ear-marked for application-oriented learning opportunities. In the second year ofthe programme, the learner has the option to be trained in Marital and Family Therapy and CounsellingChild and Adolescent Counselling and Family Therapy or Substance Abuse Counselling and FamilyTherapy. Yet another special feature of the programme is that it has a provision of exit point for learners(after one year) in the form of P.G. Diploma in Counselling and Family Therapy (PGDCFT).
The programme has theory, supervised practicum, internship, and dissertation as components.The courses that comprise the Master’s programme, along with the credit weightage, are as follows:
Number of Courses: 11
Total Number of Credits: 64
Theory: 30 Credits
Practical: 34 Credits
First Year: 32 Credits
Second Year: 32 Credits