In the last few decades the field of clinical psychology has grown quite significantly. There are now, a lot more number of mentally ill people in the country compared to what it used to be decades back. A competitive world, fast pace of life, mounting stress and break ups in family relations are the chief cause in deterioration of mental health across varied segments of the population. As a result, there is an improved number of clinical psychologists working in this field. Still, the demand for such professionals is much more than what is available. The field thus provides an attractive opportunity to make it as a worthy career.
Eligibility and course duration
Should have done post-graduation in MA or MSc Psychology from a recognized university with minimum 55% marks. Admissions are through entrance exam and a personal interview.
Duration of this research program is 2 years.
More about the course
Clinical psychologists play a very important role in the society. They help people in overcoming their emotional and psychological problems. They ease the mental agony such people suffer in their day to day life. By doing this M.Phil course, as a clinical psychologist, you will be further able to understand the psychological issues that affect most mentally ill people. You will better understand how to prevent and relieve psychologically oriented distresses. Thus, you will be able to promote general well-being and personal development of those suffering from mental distress or dysfunction.
The course curriculum includes regular theory classes, psychometric training, seminars, guest lectures, case discussions, publication and presentation of scientific papers, skill training and research work. Audio visual training aids are used to facilitate training on therapy. Moreover, you will have to submit a psychology based diagnostic case report in between the course.
With an M.Phil degree in clinical psychology you get the licence from Rehabilitation Council of India to practice as a qualified clinical psychologist. You not only get the opportunity to work in the area of mental health, but also get opportunity to work as competent liaison psychologists in areas such as neuropsychology, health psychology and psycho-oncology. You have opportunity to have your own practice as a psychologist or you can work as a consultant with many of the government owned rehabilitation centres spread across the length and breadth of the country. You can further your skills in the field by doing a PhD.
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