PG Diploma in Psychological Counselling

Vidyasagar School of Social Work has been aware and responsive to different social problems arising out of multi-faceted social change. In the recent past it has been observed that individual and communities have started experiencing complex mental problems unknown and unnoticed beforehand. The increased frequency of these problems is threatening the very fabric of the society due to lack of proper intervention process both curative as well as prophylactic.

With several years of successful running the Masters degree programme in Social Work, the Institute has understood that one of the key hurdles remains the lack of properly trained professionals in counselling in the backdrop of the magnitude and multi-dimensional nature of the problem. In view of this, the Vidyasagar School of Social Work has started a one year PG Diploma in Psychological Counselling (evening programme) recognized by the Vidyasagar University. The objective of the course is to provide a high standard of professional education to the trainees to enable them to become competent, effective and resourceful practitioners and also to enable them apply psychological knowledge to the practice of the counselling psychology.

The faculties comprise senior level practitioners, university lecturers, experts on community medicine and health and eminent behavioural scientists. There is a full-fledged psychological laboratory with a rich resource of testing materials.

The eligibility criteria for PG Diploma in Psychological Counselling is as follows: Post Graduate/Honours Graduate in Psychology, Sociology, Political Science, Human Development, Human Resource Development, Education, degree in Medical Science, Philosophy, Physiology, Physiology or Anthropology.

One third of the total seats are reserved for the students of Vidyasagar University. Seats for SC/ST/Physically Handicapped are reserved as per the Govt. norms. However the seats may be filled up by General Candidates if the reserved quota remains unfulfilled.

Application for admission must be made in prescribed format along with the necessary documents. Details about admission forms can be obtained here. Those satisfying the the eligibility requirements would be called for written test and interview by the selection committee. The list of the selected candidates would be notified in the Notice Board of the Institute shortly after the admission test. The details about requirements for admission would be notified along with the selection list.

One Year Post Graduate Diploma Course in Psychological Counselling-
Syllabus-
Paper Half Subjects Marks
Paper-I First Fundamental of Cognitive and Social Processes 50
  Second Introduction to Counselling 50
Paper-II First Personality Theories and Approaches to Counselling 50
  Second Adjustment and Deviant Behaviour 50
Paper-III First Therapeutic Approaches 50
  Second Areas of Counselling 50
Paper-IV First Non-Testing Assessment Techniques in Counselling 50
  Second Testing Assessment Techniques in Counselling 50
Paper-V First Problems of Community and Prevention 50
  Second Problems of Industrialization and Intervention 50
Paper-VI   Practical 100
Paper-VII   Training in Counselling 100
Paper-VIII   Project Work
Field Work
70+30 =100
    Total Marks 800
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