MSc. Clinical psychology is a two-year professional course that provides students with in-depth detail of the various elements of Clinical Psychology. It is uniquely designed course based on the recent trends and demands in the field of Mental Health. After MSc Clinical Psychology one is eligible to persue  M.Phil. in Clinical Psychology, Ph.D. Clinical Psychology, PsyD, Government exam like UPSC, GATE(Psychology) and NET for Lecturership regulated by UGC. Our Department provides hands on clinical training in hospital based setup throughout the duration of two years of MSc. Clinical Psychology program under supervision of licensed Clinical Psychologist  certified Rehabilitation Council of India (RCI). Department of Clinical Psychology works in laison with various medical faculties like Department of Psychiatry, Pediatrics, Medicine, Gynaecology, Emergency Medicine (Critical) & other Rehabilitation units like Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy to provide exposure for vast applicability of psychological principles.

Our Department also provides high quality education through various academic activities like Seminar Presentation, Journal Clubs, Research Paper Presentation at International and National level conferences on regular basis. Research Paper publication is must for all students. All these activities benefits students immensely to become a professionals. 

 

Eligibility criteria:

Candidate must be graduate- B.A (psychology or psychology as a subject), Bsc-science graduate (preferably Zoology, Biology. Botny & Chemistry), life science/ health science degrees, BOT/ BPT/ MBBS/ Nursing.

Equivalent qualifications from a recognized institution/ university with english medium background.

 

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Course outline:

I YEAR

THEORY PAPER

  • Applied Psychology Neuropsychology
  • Bio-Psycho Social Perspective of Behaviour
  • Development Psychology & Social Psychology
  • Research Methodology & Statistics

PRACTICALS

 

ll YEAR

THEORY PAPER

  • Psychotherapy
  • Educational Psychology
  • Community Psychology
  • Mental Health & Healing Practices
  • Rehabilitations & Stress Management
  • Clinical Psychology Abnormal Psychology
  • Dissertation

 

Career prospectives:

After completing an M.Sc. in Clinical Psychology, you have various career prospects to consider. Here are some potential career paths you can pursue:

  1. Health Psychologist: You can work in healthcare settings, focusing on the psychological aspects of physical health and illness, helping patients cope with medical conditions, promoting healthy behaviors, and conducting research on the relationship between psychology and health.
  2. School Psychologist: As a school psychologist, you can work in educational institutions, assessing and supporting students' mental health and learning needs, collaborating with teachers and parents, and implementing interventions to enhance students' well-being and academic success.
  3. Sports Psychologist: If you have an interest in sports, you can specialize in sports psychology, working with athletes and sports teams to improve their mental skills, enhance performance, manage stress, and promote overall well-being in a sports-related context.
  4. Counselling Psychologist: You can become a counselling psychologist and work in a variety of settings, such as mental health clinics, private practice, or counselling centers, providing therapy and support to individuals, couples, families, or groups experiencing emotional and psychological difficulties.
  5. Industrial/Occupational Psychologist: In this field, you would apply psychological principles to the workplace, focusing on areas such as employee selection and assessment, training and development, organizational behaviour, and work-life balance to improve individual and organizational performance.
  6. Teacher/Lecturer: With an M.Sc. in Clinical Psychology, you can pursue a career in academia as a teacher or lecturer, sharing your knowledge and expertise with students who are studying psychology or related fields.
  7. Research Assistant: If you have an interest in research, you can work as a research assistant in academic or clinical settings, assisting with research studies, data collection and analysis, and contributing to the advancement of knowledge in the field of psychology.
  8. Forensic Psychologist: As a forensic psychologist, you can work within the legal system, conducting assessments, providing expert testimony, and offering treatment or counseling services to individuals involved in legal proceedings, such as defendants, victims, or witnesses.
  9. Human Resource Manager: Your knowledge of psychology can be valuable in the field of human resources, where you can contribute to employee recruitment, selection, training, performance management, and employee well-being within organizations.
  10. Rehabilitation Counselor: You can work as a rehabilitation counselor, assisting individuals with disabilities or chronic health conditions in maximizing their independence, improving their quality of life, and integrating into society through counseling, vocational guidance, and support services.
  11. Psychometrician: As a psychometrician, you can specialize in the development and evaluation of psychological tests and assessment tools used in various settings, including clinical, educational, and occupational settings.
  12. Community Officer with NGO: You can work with non-governmental organizations (NGOs) as a community officer, focusing on community-based interventions, promoting mental health awareness, implementing programs, and providing support to individuals and communities in need.

Remember, these are just a few examples, and there are many other career opportunities available to individuals with an M.Sc. in Clinical Psychology. It's important to research and explore different options to find the path that aligns with your interests, skills, and goals.