Nirantar: Continuing Education Programmes (STP) Admissions

Post Graduate Diploma in Psychotherapy and Counselling with Children and Adolescents

Location: Mumbai

School: School of Human Ecology

Intake: 15



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

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


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.



Intake: 15 (Including GOI Reservation)



This is a one-year post-graduate diploma with weekly classes of 2-4 hours and required practice for a minimum of 12 hours (2 days) per week. Considering the current pandemic situation the course may be transacted through online sessions to ensure the safety of all participants.



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Last Date for Receiving Applications: 30th June 2021

Announcement of Selected Candidates for Interview: 2nd July 2021

Announcement of List of Eligible Candidates: 9th July 2021 ( Result Announced)

Last Date to make fee payment: 19th July 2021

Commencement of Course: 26th July 2021


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.


Distribution of Credit Hours:



Post graduate diploma in Psychotherapy and counselling with children and adolescents

40 credits

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


Please note:

The detailed credit structure will be shared at the time of admission into the course


Fee Structure:

Application Procedure

Submit your applications via the link:

Applicants need to be complete.

Telephonic/Video 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.

The admissions will be as per UGC norms and guidelines


Fees payable

Fees payable will be semester-wise

 Please note:

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.

The course will only be offered if there are a minimum of 8 students

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

No travel or other allowances will be offered.


For queries contact us at:

Dr. Chetna Duggal –




Fees to be paid at the start of the course

(in INR)

Fees to be paid in week 14

(in INR)

Tuition Fees
35000/- 35000/-
2 Identity card 300  
3 Development Charges  2500 2500
4 Computer fees

1000/- 1000/-
5 Library Deposit 1000/-  
6 Caution Deposit 5000/-  
7 Supervision Fees 8000/- 8000/-
8 Examination Fees 2000/- 2000/-
9 Convocation   2000/-
10 Total 54800/- 50,500/-