M.A. Admissions

Master of Arts in Applied Psychology (Clinical Psychology)

Location: Chennai (Banyan)


Intake: 20

Eligibility

  1. Candidates should have completed (i) B.A. Psychology, or (ii) B.A. General, with minimum three papers in Psychology.
  2. Candidates who will appear for their final year B.A. examination in 2017, with the above subjects and are awaiting results are also eligible to apply.
  3. At the time of applying candidates studying in 3 year degree progremme should have passed in all the subjects for the 1st to 4th semesters and candidates studying in 4 year degree progrmmes should have passed in all the subjects for 1st to 6th semester.
  4. Only those Candidates who will be able to complete all the requirements of their final year Bachelor's Degree examinations by Saturday, June 10, 2017 are eligible to apply to all the programme.

Till the time the candidate submit results of the final year degree examination, admission to any of the Master's Degree Programmes of the Institute will be provisional. The results of the final examination have to be submitted before September 30, 2017. Those who fail to do so the provisional admission stands canceled.

Description

The Master of Arts in Applied Psychology (Clinical Psychology) is a new programme. This has been developed from the perceived need for developing psychology professionals with diagnostic and therapeutic skills necessary for working with a clinical population.

TISS has had a long history of involvement in issues of mental health through the various teaching and outreach programmes. It has been at the forefront of innovative programmes of teaching and initiation of field action projects on mental health issues. The CHE has the necessary expertise and faculty strength to run such a programme, and has been closely involved in training and research activities related to mental health issues since its inception. It has been actively engaged with the process of training counselling professionals (through classroom teaching and field exposure) to address the unmet needs of the mental health sector. This ongoing engagement with students, mental health professionals, NGOs and the field, has helped the centre be in touch with the emerging mental health needs and required mental health interventions.

There are about 20–30 million people who appear to be in need of mental health care. Compared to this huge need, there are about 3500 psychiatrists, 1000 psychiatric social workers, 1000 clinical psychologists and 900 psychiatric nurses in the country. Scarcity of trained and supervised services and professionals is one of the fundamental barriers to the progress of mental health services in India. It is in the context of the scarcity of trained professionals to provide mental health services in the country that the CHE is planning to introduce an Master of Arts in Applied Psychology (Clinical Psychology). The CHE already offers a MA Counselling programme, introduced and run successfully from 2009, which has been revised into the Master of Arts in Applied Psychology (Counselling Psychology). While training in Counselling serves an important service in the area of mental health, there is demand for trained professionals in clinical psychology as well. While counselling deals with “normal” problems of life, training in clinical psychology is necessary to deal with patients suffering from more severe or chronic psychological problems, including mental health disorders as defined by DSM criteria.

The Master of Arts in Applied Psychology (Clinical Psychology) programme will develop psychology professionals with specialisation in clinical psychology to work with patients with mental disorders and their families. The programme will focus on the development of practitioners with a sound base in research as scientist-practitioners.

Students will be instructed in psychological assessment of children and adults. Students will be trained under supervision by faculty to administer and interpret standardised intelligence and personality tests. Students will develop the skills to use the latest DSM and ICD criteria and nomenclature to evaluate mental illness and devise suitable intervention techniques. Training will be geared towards increasing awareness of diversity and socio-cultural contexts in which individuals are enmeshed. There will be training provided on conducting clinical interviews with individuals, families, and other informants to understand the nature of issues that are being confronted. The basic principles, strategies and techniques of psychotherapy from psychodynamic, cognitive behavioural, group processes and systems approaches will be taught to students to help them apply the same in clinical interventions in an ethical and competent manner. The aim of the clinical interventions planned will be geared towards positive client outcomes.

On completion of the Master of Arts in Applied Psychology (Clinical Psychology) programme, students can find employment with NGOs and other organisations working in the area of mental health. Schools and hospitals are other settings where trained Clinical Psychologists can find employment.

Distribution of Credit Hours:

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Distribution of Credit Hours

Year

Detail

Credit

First

Foundation Course

7

Clinical Psychology Courses

26

Practice

8

Research

2

Second

Clinical Psychology Courses

12

Practice

11

Research

8

Intern-ship (Compulsory, non-credit course)

-

Total Credits

74

Semesterwise Courses:

Semester-wise Listing of Courses

Semester

Course No.

Course Title

Credits

I

FC

 

Foundation Course

6

Philosophy of Research

1

ClP 1

Counselling Process and Microskills

3

ClP 2

Personal & Interpersonal Development of the Counsellor I (PIDC)

2

ClP3

Theoretical Approaches and Techniques of Psychotherapy - I

4

ClP 4

Cognitive Assessment

2

ClP 5

Sociocultural Context of Counselling

2

ClP 6

Practicum - I

4

II

ClP 7

Psychopathology - I

4

ClP 8

PIDC II

1

ClP 9

Ethics

1

ClP 10

Theoretical Approaches and Techniques of Psychotherapy - II

4

ClP 11

Human Growth & Development

3

II

ClP12

Research Methods

2

ClP13

Practicum - II

4

ClP14

Research Project

-

III

ClP 15

Psychodiagnostics (Theory and Practical 2 + 1)

3

ClP 16

Emerging Approaches & Techniques in Psychotherapy

4

ClP 17

Psychopathology - II

4

ClP 18

Research Methods

2

ClP 19

Practicum and Case presentations

4

ClP14

Research Project (contd.)

-

IV

ClP 20

Community Mental Health

2

ClP 13

Research Project (contd.)

6

ClP 21

Practicum and Case presentations

4+2

ClP 2

Internship (Compulsory, non-credit course)

Fee Structure:

Fees Structure

Components APCLP
Fees Sem I Sem II
Sem III Sem IV
1 Tuition 12000 12000 12000 12000
2 Examination 800 800 800 800
3 Field Work Coordination Fee (Not Reimbursable) 4000 4000 4000 4000
4 Computer Charges 1000 1000 1000 1000
5 Convocation Charges 0 0 0 2000
6 ID Card 300 0 0 0
7 Medical Insurance Premium Charges 1500 0 1500 0
8 Lab Charges 2500 2500 2500 2500
9 Students' Union 500 500 500 500
10 Dev. Fund / Prog. Fund 8000 8000 0 0
11 Medical Examination Fee 100 0 0 0
12 Caution Deposits ( Refundable at the time of leaving the programme on submission of No Dues Certificate) 10000 0 0 0
1. Total Fees for Non-Hostellers 40700 28800 22300 22800
13 Hostel & Electricity Charges Rs.10000 & Rs.5000 15000 15000 15000 15000
14 Dining Hall Charges (Advance) 16000 16000 16000 16000
2. Total Fees for Hostellers 71700 59800 53300 53800

*Institute reserves the rights to revise the Fees Structure of programme if necessary.

 

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