Short Term Programmes Admissions

Short Term Programme - Fostering Strengths Skills and Perspectives for Enhancing Psychosocial Well-being of Adolescents and Young People'

Location: Mumbai

School: School of Human Ecology

Intake: 20


Bachelors in any Applied Social Sciences discipline* + Min. 3 yrs. of direct work towards psychosocial well-being of adolescents and young people


Masters in any Applied Social Sciences discipline* + Min. 1 yr. of direct work towards psychosocial well-being of adolescents and young people


*Applied Social Sciences disciplines include: Social Work, Psychology, Human Development, Education

Note: Preference will be given to individuals with experience and to those associated with an organization working towards psychosocial well-being of adolescents and young people.







Logistical Details:
No. of seats available 20
Commencement and Duration of first contact class  To be announced
Duration of the practicum  To be announced
Follow up contact class  To be announced
Last Date of Application  To be announced
Venue TISS Campus, Mumbai
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About iCALL:

iCALL is a field action project initiated by the School of Human Ecology, TISS, which provides immediate, anonymous and professional counselling services over telephone and emails to individuals in psychosocial distress. iCALL also undertakes mental health outreach activities, capacity building and consultancy for corporates, educational institutions, government agencies, and NGOs along with generating research and publications with respect to concerns of adolescents and young people as well as for mental distress and counselling in general.

About Vishakha:

Founded in 1991, Vishakha has been a part of the Women’s movement in Rajasthan and has been working towards empowerment of Women, girls & youth through mobilization, capacity building & community led advocacy in rural & urban communities. Vishakha implemented state-wide violence intervention programmes with a focus on holistic redressal & well-being of women & trained personnel for implementing the PWDVA in several states. Identifying gaps in psychosocial support available to young people, in 2013, Vishakha proposed to develop & demonstrate “youth pertinent”, empowerment oriented counselling framework, particularly from socio-economically marginalised communities. This experiment has been carried since 4 years through two distinct modules of psychosocial interventions integrated with a youth resource centre & counselling services in educational & training institutes, reaching over 1000 youth. The emergent counselling framework is being consolidated now.


Course Brief:

This course caters to helping professionals engaged with (or interested in) issues of psychosocial wellbeing of adolescents and young people. The course aims to equip helping professionals with knowledge, perspectives and skills that are contextualized, evidence-based and multi layered. Informed by a participatory, empowerment-oriented approach, the course is guided by a uniquely designed curriculum and is facilitated by a team of experts specializing in different areas of work concerning adolescents and young people.



  • To help professionals develop a deeper as well as broader understanding and knowledge of psychosocial issues faced by adolescents and young people and how they are intertwined with socio-cultural factors
  • To acquaint professionals with perspectives and frameworks for conceptualizing psychosocial issues of adolescents and young people
  • To help professionals learn psychosocial skills and interventions to work directly with adolescents and young people
  • To help professionals build programmatic skills and interventions to mobilize stakeholders and the community at large for engaging in preventive as well as interventive work with adolescents and young people

Application Procedure:

Please fill out the form on the link mentioned below, and refer the course brochure for further details.


Telephonic/Skype interviews will be scheduled with shortlisted candidates.

Selections will be based upon an evaluation of the purpose statement, professional experience, understanding of work and reflection on personal practice.

The course organizers reserve the final right with respect to selection of participants.



Fee Structure:

Rs. 10,000/- per participant (a subsidized fee which is inclusive of tuition, course material, hostel/dormitory accommodation as available and if required, and meals for the duration of the course).

Participants can apply for a scholarships. Limited scholarships are available; participants should apply only if urgently needed. (Organizers reserve the final right with respect to selection of candidates for grant of scholarships)

No travel allowance or DA will be paid.