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M.Phil In Clinical Psychology Program


The M.Phil In Clinical Psychology Program
ABOUT THE PROGRAM

Clinical psychology as one of the core disciplines in the area of mental health/illness has grown significantly in the last two decades. Today, the clinical psychology training is being offered at more than ten recognized centers across the country with utmost efficiency. Consequently, the number of clinical psychologists available in service sectors has increased significantly. Though there is an upward trend, number of professionals currently available at various levels is no match to the number specified to face the ever growing demands in the field.

Aim
The aim of this course is to prepare the trainee to function as a qualified professional Clinical Psychologist in the areas of mental and physical health by offering Diagnostic, Therapeutic, Rehabilitative, Administrative services, and to work towards promoting the well-being and quality-of-life of individuals.

Programme objectives
The course is developed as a rigorous two-year program with extensive theoretical inputs and widespread clinical experience to acquire the necessary skills in the area of Clinical Psychology. On completion of the course, the trainee is expected to perform the following functions:

  • Diagnose mental health problems.
  • Conceptualize specific adult and child mental health problems within a psychological framework, giving due consideration to psychosocial/ contextual factors, and carryout relevant treatment/management.
  • Apply psychological principles and techniques in rehabilitating persons with mental health problems and disabilities.
  • Work with the psychosocial dimensions of physical diseases, formulate and undertake focused/targeted psychosocial interventions.
  • Work with community to promote health, quality-of-life and psycho-logical well-being.
  • Undertake research in the areas of clinical psychology such as, mental health/illness, physical health/diseases and relevant societal issues viz. misconception, stigma, discrimination, social tension, gender construction, life style etc.
  • Undertake responsibilities connected with teaching and training in core and allied areas of Clinical Psychology. Undertake administrative and supervisory/decision-making responsibilities in mental health area.
  • Provide expert testimony in the court of law assuming different roles.
Duration:

This is a fulltime clinical training course providing opportunities for appropriate practicum and apprenticeship experiences for 2 academic years, divided as Part - I and II.

Eligibility

M.A./M.Sc. degree in Psychology from a University recognized by the U.G.C. by cutoff day of 03.09.2017 with a minimum of 55% marks in aggregate, preferably with special paper in Clinical Psychology. For ST/SC category, minimum of 50% marks in aggregate is essential.
Medium of Instruction -The medium of instruction will be English / Hindi / Regional language

Course Pattern
The course will be offered through semester or any other pattern as directed by RCI from time to time.

Minimum Attendance

Eighty per cent minimum attendance is required both in theory and practical to be eligible to appear in the semester end examination.
Examination Scheme - As per RCI's Scheme of Examination.

Content of the Course
Part - I (I Year)
Group "A"
Paper I : Psychosocial Foundation of Behavior and Psychopathology
Paper II : Statistics and Research Methodology
Paper III : Psychiatry
Practical : Psychological Assessments including Viva Voce
Group "B"
Submission :Five full-length Psychodiagnostic Records, out of which one record each should be related to, child and neuropsychological assessment. The records should include a summary of the clinical history organized under relevant headings, and a discussion on
a) Rationale for testing,
b) Areas to be investigated,
c) Tests administered and their rationale,
d) Test findings
e) Impression
Part - II (II Year)
Group "A"
Paper I: Biological Foundations of Behavior
Paper II: Psychotherapy and Counseling
Paper III: Behavioral Medicine
Practical : Psychological Therapies including Viva Voce
Group "B"
Submission : Five fully worked-out Psychotherapy Records, out of which one should be child therapy record. The records should include a summary of the clinical history organized under relevant headings, and a discussion on
a) Reasons for intervention(s),
b) Areas to be focused including short- and long-term objectives,
c) Type and technique of intervention employed and rationale
d) Therapy processes,
e) Changes in therapy or objectives, if any, and the reasons for the same,
f) Outcome,
g) Prevention strategies,
h) Future plans
Group "C"
Dissertation: Under the guidance of a Clinical Psychology faculty member with Ph.D. or minimum 2-yr experience (post-qualification) in clinical teaching or clinical research. If the research work is of interdisciplinary nature requiring input/supervision from another specialist, co-guide(s) from the related discipline may be appointed as deem necessary.

Minimum prescribed clinical work during the two year of training. Govt. Jobs, Training Institutes /Universities.

Part - I of Part - II * Number of Cases By the end
Detailed case histories 50 70
Clinical Interviews 40 60
Full length Psychodaignostics 40 50
Neuropsychological Assessment 5 10
Therapeutics
i) Psychological Therapies
ii) Behavior Therapies

200 hrs.
200 hrs.


Job opportunities
Govt. Jobs ,Clinical setup, General School /Special schools /integrated \ Inclusive setup / Itinerant programmers /CBSC School/ Navoday Vidyalaya etc.

ADMISSION MODALITIES

Therapies should be not less than 50 hr. of work in each of the following areas:
a) Therapies with children
b) Individual therapies with adults
c) Family/marital/group/sex therapy
d) Psychological and/or neuropsychological rehabilitation
A logbook of the clinical work carried out under the supervision during each year of training, with sufficient details such as particulars of the client, diagnosis, duration and nature of intervention(s), number of sessions held etc. should be maintained by all trainees and must be produced the same to the examiners at the time of Part - I and II practical examinations. * Includes the work done in Part - I

RequirementSubmission
4.8.1 Two months prior to Part - I examination the candidates are required to submit five full-length Psychodiagnostic Reports as outlined above.
4.8.2 Two months prior to Part - II examination the candidates are required to submit five Psychotherapy Records as outlined above.
4.8.3 Three months prior to Part - II examination the candidates are required to submit, in triplicate, a research Dissertation under the guidance of clinical psychology faculty members.

Minimum for Pass
A candidate shall be declared to have passed in either of the two parts of the M. Phil. examination if he/she obtains not less than 50% of the marks in:
i) Each of the theory paper
ii) Each of the practical and viva-voce examinations
iii) Each of the submissions
iv) The dissertation (in case of Part – II only)

Certification as Registered Personnel
It is mandatory for every rehabilitation professional / personnel to obtain a "Registered Personnel / Professional Certificate" from the Rehabilitation Council of India to work in the field of special education in India. As continuous professional growth is necessary for the renewal of the certificate, the rehabilitation professional / personnel should undergo in-service programme periodically to update their professional knowledge.

FEE SCHEDULE

Fee structure : Admission fee : Rs. 20,000/-
Caution deposit : Rs.10,000/-
Program fee per semester : Rs. 70,000/-


ADMISSION CALENDAR

M.Phil In Clinical Psychology Programs
 Last Date for submission of completed application form August 27, 2018
 Last Date for Payment of Admission Fee  August 30, 2018
Registration & Payment of Semester Fee September 03, 2018
Commencement of Classes September 04, 2018
M.Phil In Clinical Psychology

Clinical psychology as one of the core disciplines in the area of mental health/illness has grown significantly in the last two decades. Today, the clinical psychology training is being offered at more than ten recognized centers across the country with utmost efficiency. Consequently, the number of clinical psychologists available in service sectors has increased significantly. Though there is an upward trend, number of professionals currently available at various levels is no match to the number specified to face the ever growing demands in the field.

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