Centre: Centre for Health and Mental Health
Candidates are requested to check the eligibility criteria before filling the application form. Candidates found ineligible will be rejected at any stage in the admission process and no grievances will be entertained in this regard.Applicants will be shortlisted for the Research Aptitude Test (RAT) on basis of them meeting the following considerations with regard to educational qualifications, work experience and research proposal:
1. Educational Qualifications: (Master of Philosophy in Psychiatric Social Work) The minimum academic qualification for admission to the M.Phil. programmes is a Second-Class Master’s degree in Social Work by a recognised university in India or abroad, with at least an average of 55 per cent of aggregate marks, or a grade point average of 3.5 under the seven-point scale of the University Grants Commission (UGC). In the case of SC/ST/OBC(non-creamy layer)/differently-abled candidates, the minimum eligibility is an average of 45 per cent of aggregate marks, or a grade point average of 2.50.
2. Candidates who are likely to complete all the requirements of their final year Master’s Degree examinations by June 2022 are also eligible to apply for M.Phil. Programme in Psychiatric Social Work provided they have successfully completed their first year Masters degree. In such cases, admission will be provisional. If a provisionally admitted student successfully completes the admission formalities such as clearing the Research Aptitude Test, but fails to score the minimum required mark/grade at the end of the final year examination of his/her Master’s degree, the offer of provisional admission will be automatically cancelled.
The programme will be co-anchored at the Center for Health and Mental Health (CHMH), School of Social Work, TISS, Mumbai and by Psychiatric Social Workers under the Department of Psychiatry at INHS Asvini, Mumbai. The CHMH (erstwhile Department of Medical and Psychiatric Social Work) has been one of the pioneering departments in the field of health/mental health social work. The Center has had a long history of engaging with mental health issues through post-graduate training/ teaching, research and field practice.
MPhil in Psychiatric Social Work
Total Intake :- 7
Location :- Mumbai
Distribution of Credit Hours:
The curriculum would be delivered through classroom teaching as well as field practice – hospital based as well as community based. One of the salient features of this MPhil programme in Psychiatric Social Work is that it is a specialised programme focussed on field based learning that is anchored through not merely skill based but perspective and research based courses.
The MPhil in Psychiatric Social Work has 50 credits and is organised as follows:
Fieldwork: 18Research Dissertation: 12Skill Courses: 08
Perspective Courses: 06Research Methodology Courses: 06
Total credits: 50
Semester wise Courses:
Field Work in Hospital (4 credits)Social Work in Mental Health (2 credits)Introduction to Quantitative Research Methodology (2 credits)Introduction to Qualitative Research Methodology (2 credits)Mental Health Epidemiology (2 credits)Psychosocial Interventions with adult individuals, couples and families (2 credits)Finalising topic and guide allocation (non-credited)
Field Work in Hospital & Submission of Case/ Clinical Monograph (6 credits)Psychosocial Interventions with children and adolescents (2 credits)Community Mental Health (2 credits)Optional Course 1 (2 credits) [Interdisciplinary Perspectives in Mental Health (2 credits) offered as an optional course by CHMH or any other school optional course]Optional Course 2 (2 credits) outside the school of social workResearch Proposal Presentation and submission (2 credits)
Mental Health Policy/ Programmes, Legislations and Advocacy (2 credits)Field Work in rural/ tribal area (4 credits)Presentation of tool and data collection protocol including ethics protocol (non-credited)
Field Work in urban community setting (4 credits)Presentation and submission of research synopsis (2 credits)Submission of Dissertation (8 credits)
Total Credits 50
** Field Work: Since the primary focus of the programme is on clinical skills, fieldwork, both hospital and community-based would form a central dimension of the curriculum. The first year fieldwork (semester one and two) would be located within the INHS Asvini Hospital in Colaba and the specific sites would include in-patient and out-patient of departments of psychiatry, deaddiction, paediatrics, oncology, physiotherapy and so on. In addition to the year-round placement in IP and OP of different departments, skill-based workshops on specific themes related to the objectives of the fieldwork would be conducted. Fieldwork would be supervised, both on site as well as through feedback on weekly fieldwork recordings and regular supervision meetings. In addition, a case/ clinical monograph submission would be done by students at the end of the first year of fieldwork. This monograph would be a compilation of two cases that the student has seen within the entire year from the starting point of assessment to record of interventions with each case i.e. individual or family/ couple unit, school, neighbourhood/ community. The monograph will include sections on theoretical models used to formulate the problem and that has guided intervention. It will also include a brief section reviewing literature related to the model of assessment and intervention. The aim of the monograph is to encourage the student to draw linkages between the classroom inputs on perspective and skills and the clinical/ psychosocial intervention they have done with the specific case. The student on discussion with their field supervisor can choose any two cases to submit as the case/ clinical monograph at the end of the year. The second year fieldwork would include exposure to community mental health interventions; rural/ tribal community based mental health programmes in the 3rd semester and urban community based programmes in the 4th semester including school mental health, homelessness and mental illness programs in urban areas, deaddiction programs, family counselling centres and so on. In this year too, additional skill based workshops related to the themes of fieldwork would be conducted.
***Research Dissertation: A dissertation based on an empirical study carried out through the two years would be submitted by the student towards the end of the 4th Semester. The dissertation would be completed under the guidance of a research supervisor from either TISS or INHS Ashvini (Psychiatric Social Work faculty). The scholar would be free to choose any topic relevant to the mental health sector and based on the topic would be allocated a guide. The scholar is expected to complete each of the following stages as part of the dissertation: (a) Submitting a tentative research topic and allocation of research guide before end of Semester I; (b) Proposal presentation delineating the study methodology and a detailed review of literature by end of Semester II; (c) Synopsis presentation based on the data collected and initial analysis by end of Semester III; (d) Final submission of dissertation followed by a viva examination.
Semester wise Courses:
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