Nirantar: Continuing Education Programmes (CEP) Admissions

Post Graduate Diploma in Supervision for Mental Health Practice

Location: Mumbai

School: School of Human Ecology

Intake: 15


Qualification: Mental Health Professionals, with post graduate degree in Applied Psychology/Clinical or Counselling Psychology from a recognized University


(Minimum work experience required for the course)

  •  Mental Health Professionals, with post graduate degree in Applied Psychology/Clinical or Counselling Psychology from a recognized University, AND
  • working in the area of mental health, counselling, psychotherapy, with a minimum of three years of relevant work experience.


working in the area of mental health, counselling, psychotherapy, with a minimum of three years of relevant work experience. 


Course transaction:

This is a part time course for working professionals and involves online classes, which will be conducted using Zoom. The course will run for 28 weeks. The first few weeks we will have three days a week classes for two hours in the afternoon/early evening IST, which will then go down to two days a week and finally once a week in the last two months.



The total duration of the course will be 7 months (28 weeks) and will involve the completion of 14 modules. The 28 weeks will be distributed into preparatory work, contact hours, distance learning, practicum and experiential learning.

Preparatory period. The course will begin with an initial online preparatory period of one week duration during which learners will be introduced to readings that will orient and initiate them into the curriculum. The learners will be expected to complete readings provided to them before they arrive for the contact Block 1.

Distance learning. During the course, learners will continue their engagement via distance learning. The distance learning will require learners to complete course readings, assignments and maintain a reflective journal.

Supervision practicum (SP). As part of the course, the learners will be expected to carry out field practice in the form of carrying out supervision sessions for other professionals in individual and group format.

Supported Supervision (SS). During the course, six supported supervision sessions will be organised by the faculty to review the supervision sessions conducted by learners in their practicum.

Learning Labs (LL). Monthly learning labs will be focused on skill-building and will cover procedural knowledge and deliberate practice of skills drawn from theoretical concepts covered in the course. 

Reflective Practice (RP).  Learners will be required to complete reflective and experiential activities and maintain a reflective journal throughout the duration of the course. 

Case Presentation. At the end of the course, all learners will be expected to discuss their individual and group sessions in the form of a case presentation.


Application Procedure

  • Submit your applications via the link:
  • Applications 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.



Selected Candidates List

List of Post Graduate Diploma in Supervision for Mental Health Practice 2023-24.pdf



Notification for (2023-24) admission (Adv schedule/website display) 18 April 2023
Application Process (Online/offline) Online
Last date of submission of application form 21 May 2023
Interview Dates 26 May – 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 February 2024

Academic Calender of Course (July 2023 -Feb 2024)


Course Overview

The Post Graduate Diploma in Supervision for Mental Health Practice offers a comprehensive and contextually sensitive perspective on the knowledge, skills and attitudes required to undertake the role of a supervisor for mental health professionals in India.  It provides a foundation to support mental health professionals in developing key competencies in supervision. The aim of this training curriculum is to enable qualified psychotherapists to acquire the knowledge and competencies and reflective capacities required to practise as supervisors in line with evidence-based practice. The course will enable professionals to obtain formal training and certification in supervision and become part of a professional network of supervisors. The course is focused on experiential learning and the acquisition of key skills for trained psychotherapists and counsellors who wish to expand the purview of their skills and supervise other mental health professionals. 


Objectives of the Course

  • To develop a strong theoretical base in supervision practice through critical engagement with major theories and models of supervision
  • To develop a contextually sensitive lens with an emphasis on social justice in counselling and supervision in India
  • To promote reflection and awareness of one’s own supervisory style and identify assumptions influencing one’s stance as a supervisor 
  • To enhance competencies in providing developmentally tailored supervision to individuals across various stages of development and learning styles
  • To enhance relational capacities required to foster a strong supervisory alliance
  • To develop skills in using major techniques and methods of supervision 
  • To create a supervisory space that is in keeping with ethical codes and principles.
  • To integrate theoretical knowledge with experiential learning through ‘supervision of supervision’

Distribution of Credit Hours:


Post graduate diploma in Supervision for Mental Health Practice

40 credits

Module 1

Preparing to Supervise: Foundations of Mental Health Supervision


2 credits
Module 2 Becoming a Supervisor 2 credits
Module 3   Mental Health Practice in India: Supervision in Context  2 credits
 Module 4  

Developing a supervisee-centered approach – I:

Adult learning and counsellor development 

2 credits 
 Module 5  

Developing a supervisee-centered approach – II:

The supervisory alliance

 2 credits
Module 6    Supervision Methods and Techniques – (Basic)   2 credits
 Module 7  Supervision Methods and Techniques – (Advanced)  2 credits
 Module 8  Ethical Practice and Documentation in Supervision  2 credits
 Module 9  Group and Peer Supervision   2 credits
Module 10 Supervision practicum (SP) 10 credits
Module 11 Supported Supervision (SS) 4 credits
Module 12 Learning Labs (LL) 4 credits
Module 13 Reflective Practice (RP) 2 credits
Module 14 Case Presentation 2 credits

Fee Structure: Particular Semester I Semester II
1 Tuition Fee 30,000 30,000
2 Examination Fee 1,000 1,000
3 Field work/supervision charges 17,000 17,000
4  It charges 2,000 2,000 
5 Library charges  1,500 1,500 
6 Other charges (ID card convocation, miscellaneous) 2,500  0
7  Development Fund 5,000  5,000
8  Alumni Fund  0 500
9  Caution Deposit 5,000   5,000
  Semester Wise Programme Fee




Full programme Fee-INR 1,26,000

Full Programme fee for International Students-USD



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 6-8 students

3. The course is a self-financed and 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.

The course will be anchored and taught by the Rahbar team.

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