Master's Program offered by IGNOU

The  MSc program in the erea of counselling and family therapy is aimed at developing professionlas in this vital field, which is gaining greater salience in the present times both from social and employment persepectives.the contemporary social scenario has resulted in an increased need and demenad for professional support in terms of counselling and family therapy, which is being increasingly recognized as an effective approach both for promoting positives like strenghtening family ties, fostering positive parenting and increasing resilience of individuals in vulnerable situations as well as for addressing negative aspects such as socio-psychological problems, maladaptyive behaviours, declining mental health and psychosomatic disorders that are being increasingnly witnessed in the present times.

A remarkable feature of this programme of study is its focus on the applied aspect and the thrust on opportunities for hands-on experience for the learner. In fact, almost half the credits of this Master’s Degree Programme are earmarked for application-oriented learning opportunities. In the second year of the programme, the learner has the option to be trained in Marital and Family Therapy and Counselling, Child and Adolescent Counselling and Family Therapy or Substance Abuse Counselling and Family Therapy. Yet another special feature of the programme is that it has a provision of exit point for learners (after successful completion of the first year courses) in the form of P.G. Diploma in Counselling and Family Therapy (PGDCFT). The programme has theory, supervised practicum, internship, and dissertation ascomponents.

Eligibility: Bachelor’s degree in any subject from a recognized University.

Medium of instruction :English

Duration: Minimum 2 years and maximum offered only in July cycle of admissions