Nirantar: Continuing Education Programmes (CEP) Admissions

Post Graduate Diploma in Psychotherapy and Counselling with Children and Adolescents (PGD-PCCA)

Location: Mumbai

School: School of Human Ecology

Intake: 15


Professionals who have completed a Master’s Degree in Psychology, from a recognized University


With a minimum of 1 year of relevant work experience (working with children and adolescents).


This is a one year post graduate diploma

Course transaction:

This is a part time course for working professionals and involves online classes, which will be conducted using Zoom. There will be weekly classes for 4 hours during weekdays and required practice for a minimum of 12 hours (2 days) per week.


Application Procedure

1. Submit your applications via the link:

2. Applications need to be complete.

3. Telephonic/Video interviews will be scheduled with shortlisted candidates.

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

5.The course organizers reserve the final right with respect to selection of participants.
The admissions will be as per UGC norms and guidelines



Selected Candidates List




Notification for (2023-24) admission (Adv schedule/website display) 18 April 2023
Application Process (Online/offline) Online
Last date of submission of application form 1 June 2023
Interview Dates 5 – 11 June 2023
Declaration of Selection Candidates with waiting list (On TISS website) Will announce shortly
Last date for completing admission procedure for selected candidates 1 July 2023
Last Day for Fee Payment 1 July 2023
Commencement of program 17 July 2023
First Semester Contact Classes: Online programme online class schedule
First Semester Examination  
Second Semester Contact Classes  
Second semester exam and viva voce  
Conclusion of Program May 2024


Course Overview

The post graduate diploma in ‘Psychotherapy and counselling with children and adolescents’ offers a comprehensive perspective on children and young people’s mental health and well-being and approaches to working with children and adolescents. The course is focused on building knowledge and the acquisition of key skills for working with young clients. It draws on established and current theory in counselling and psychotherapy, up to date approaches in child and adolescent mental health, lifespan development, family systems and trauma. The core elements of the program include both conceptual and applied courses. At the conceptual level, the program will review different theories of children and young people’s mental health, at the applied level it will include the application of psychological knowledge to difficulties experienced by children and young people and the critical appraisal of psychological knowledge and practice.

The program is suitable for counsellors/psychotherapists, guidance counsellors, psychologists, that work therapeutically with individuals under 18 years of age.  

The program has been designed with professionals in mind, with contact classes to develop knowledge and skills, along with practice through supervised field work and case presentations, while continuing to meet individual life and work demands.

Basic knowledge and some theoretical perspectives about children’s development, factors affecting development, understanding about children and adolescents’ concerns and problems, knowledge about parenting and parenting concerns is expected.



1.To develop a comprehensive perspective and sensitivity to comprehend the nature of child and adolescent development with an understanding of the socio-cultural contexts in which they are embedded.

2.To encourage a holistic understanding, theoretical and empirical grounding and sensitivity to develop the necessary attitudes and skills required to be working effectively with children and adolescents in mental health settings.

3.To be informed by a strong base in child and adolescent development, mental health, psychopathology, assessment, counselling and psychotherapy.

4.To understand and apply basic principles, strategies, and techniques of counselling and psychotherapy in an ethical, competent and sensitive manner with in working with children and adolescents and other stakeholders like parents and teachers, and across diverse settings. 

5.To be able to plan and implement interventions based upon theoretically and empirically based treatment models in order to facilitate positive outcomes for children and adolescents across diverse settings and across different development levels.

Distribution of Credit Hours:


Module 1 Child and adolescent developmental and mental health concerns
Module 2 Child and adolescent psychotherapy
Module 3 Field Work I
Module 4 Supervision I
Module 5 Case presentation I
Module 6 Skill Lab
Module 7 School Counselling
Module 8 Field Work II
Module 9 Supervision II
Module 10 Case presentation II
Module 11 Theme paper

Fee Structure:



Semester I

Semester II

 1 Tuition Fees 35,000  35,000
 2 Examination Fees  1,000 1,000
 3 Fieldwork/Supervision Fees  10,000 10,000
 4  IT Charges 2,000 2,000
 5 Library Charges  1,500 1,500
6 Other Charges (ID Card, Convocation, miscellaneous 2,500  
7 Development Fund 5,000 5,000
 8 Alumni Fund 0 500
9 Caution Deposit 5,000 5,000
  Total 62,000/- 60,000/-

Full Programme Fees- IR 1,22,000/-

Full Programme fee for International Students-USD

**The course is a self-financed and professional course. There are no scholarships available. Students will be required to pay the semester fee.


Please note:

  1. Selection of candidates will be as per the GOI Reservation Guidelines; important one being that if there are no OBC Candidates, only then will it be filled by General Category candidates.
  2. The course will only be offered if there are a minimum of 8 students.
  3. The course is a self-financed, professional course. There are no scholarships available. Students will be required to pay the semester fee.
  4. No travel or other allowances will be offered.

For queries contact us at:

Or write to Dr. Chetna Duggal –