- Mode: Full time
- Duration: 1 Year
The PGDCP programme follows a semester-based course structure and continuous evaluation within an innovative academic curriculum following the OBE design. It contains eight core courses; two field works and a dissertation/project. The key features of the programme are the thrust given to the foundation topics in Psychology, Counselling and Psychotherapy and includes theoretical foundations of counselling, training in different psychotherapeutic techniques and field work training in real life settings under the supervision of professional counsellors.
Marian College Kuttikkanam Autonomous, the premier higher education institution of Kerala launches Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy (PGDCP) from 2020-21 academic year. The programme is to equip candidates to pursue a career in counselling and psychotherapy. This will also strengthen the skills of those working as administrators, teachers, leaders, social activists/social workers etc. to respond effectively in conflicting situations/behaviours. The programme offers training in counselling and therapies spread under various courses such as research methodology, developmental psychology, family counselling, different therapies etc. and covers all foundation courses in psychology and counselling. The course includes practical training on counselling and therapies. Field practice/internship is embedded to the course curriculum in order to provide training and experience in counselling
Selection of candidates will be based on entrance test, group discussion and personal interview which shall be used to evaluate the suitability of the candidate for the Programme. The final rank list shall be prepared out of 150 marks. The relative weight for the components will be 50:50:50.
Candidates possessing genuine interest and aptitude in counselling. Candidates for admission to the PGDCP programme shall be required to have passed any undergraduate programme of Mahatma Gandhi University or of any University listed by AIU or of any institution accepted by Mahatma Gandhi University as equivalent thereto, with a minimum of 50% marks or equivalent grade.