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PG Diploma in Psychological Counselling

What is this Programme about?

About the Course:

          1. Course design suitable for students and working professionals who would like enhance their knowledge and skills of counselling.

          2. One year in depth and comprehensive course in psychological counselling with a professional approach.

          3. Mode of Learning: Due to current situation for 20-21, We shall be offering this course via online mode LIVE classes.

Program’s Mission:

To impart the skills of counselling with sensitivity and in relevance to the problems of the society. To instil compassion and empathy in individuals who while leading a productive life will also utilize their knowledge and skills for a value added contribution to the development of a peaceful, inclusive, healthy environment in their personal and professional domains.

Objectives of the Post Graduate Diploma in Psychological Counselling:

          1. To systematically understand the purpose, scope, types, theories and approaches to counselling with a focus on their relevance to practice in their contexts-personal and professional.

          2. To develop competencies to plan and engage in relevant interventions for effective application of counselling principles and skills.

          3. To develop a greater awareness of ‘self’ as a tool for change  for personal growth, professional growth and in the counselling process.

          4. To build personal qualities for growth and professional development as necessary requisites for effective counselling.

Eligibility:

           1. Graduates in Psychology and allied fields (MBBS/BDS/Paramedical Course/ BSW/ BSc Nursing/Post Basic BSc Nursing) with 50% marks

                                             or,

            2. Students who have completed the Three Months Certificate Course in Counselling Skills under MIND India Study Centre, KKHSOU (CCS)     

Graduates from other disciplines – Will have to undergo a short bridge course in basics of psychology along with the course.

Medium:  English

Important Information:

             1. Classes will be held every Saturday wef from 1st September 2020.

             2. Due to current situation for 20-21, We shall be offering this course via online mode LIVE classes.

             3. Practical’s can be carried out at the respective place of work if working

             4. Since the course is online for this year security deposit is not required.

             5. Payment can be done in two installments.

Course Coordinators:

             1. Dr Manjusha Deka Saikia

             2. Ms Shravani Bhattacharjee

             Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences, AdtU

For admission purpose, Please Contact:

            1. Phone No: 8402975805

            2. Email: namrata.adtu@gmail.com

 

How this Programme Benefit you & your Career?

By the end of the Course, the students will be able to:

1. Appreciate the Purpose, Nature, Scope, Theories, and Process of counselling as a ‘helping’ profession.

2. Understand human needs from the lifespan perspective; identify psychopathology and assess various concerns that clients bring into the counselling process.

3. Integrate the core skills of counselling: genuineness, empathy, and positive regard.

4. Practice the basic counselling skills of observation, attending, active listening, empathy, appropriate questioning, paraphrasing, reflection of feeling and thought, summarization, confrontation and constructive use of silence.

5. Maintain the ethical limits of the counselling relationship and safeguard the confidentiality of clients. .

6. Make appropriate referrals for psychological testing and psychiatric medication.

7. Make the necessary therapeutic and developmental interventions with a focus on ‘Rights Based’ approaches that are suited to versatile client needs and contemporary socio-cultural realities.

8. Gain deeper insight about themselves, especially in relation to their values, attitudes, biases/prejudices and subsequent behaviour which may adversely affect the counselling process.

9. Effectively apply the learning in their settings.

10. The practice sessions can help them to foster Personal Growth.

 

Programme Contents:

                                                                               SEMESTER I

 

Module 1: Nature and scope of Counseling

 

Sl no.

Date

Topic

Time

Faculty

 

1.1

03.09.2020

Concept and definition of Counselling; nature and goals.

10:15AM-11:15 PM

Dr.Manjusha Deka Saikia

 

Professional ethics and client expectation.

11:15 AM 12:15PM

Shravani Bhattacharyya

 

Reflection about the learning

12:15 PM -12:30PM

Shravani Bhattacharyya

 

1.2

12.09.2020

Skills and techniques of Counselling

10:15AM-11:15 PM

Dr.Manjusha Deka Saikia

 

1.3

Phases of Counselling

11:15 AM 12:15PM

Shravani Bhattacharyya

 

Reflection about the learning

12:15PM :12:30 PM

Shravani Bhattacharyya

 

1.4

19.09.2020

Qualities of an effective Counsellor

10:15AM-11:15 PM

Shravani Bhattacharyya

 

1.5

Building of counselling relationship application

11:15 AM 12:15PM

Dr.Manjusha Deka Saikia

 
 

Reflection about the learning

12:15PM :12:30 PM

Dr.Manjusha Deka Saikia

 
 

1.6

 

Termination of a counselling relationship

10:15AM-11:15 PM

Dr.Manjusha Deka Saikia

 

1.7

26.09.2020

Maintaining case records in SOAP format

11:15 AM 12:15PM

Shravani Bhattacharyya

 

Reflection about the learning

12:15PM :12:30 PM

Shravani Bhattacharyya

 

Assignment 1 will be given on 26th of September, 2020; last date of submission 3rd of October, 2020

 

Module 2: Positive psychology

 

2.1

03.10.2020

Definition of Positive Psychology

10:15AM-11:15 PM

Dr. Manjusha Deka Saikia

 

Concept of well-being and two traditions of happiness

11:15 AM 12:15PM

Shravani Bhattacharyya

 

Reflection about the learning

12:15 PM -12:30PM

Shravani Bhattacharyya

 

2.2

10.10.2020

Emotional well-being

10:15AM-11:15 PM

Dr.Manjusha Deka Saikia

 
 

PERMA model

11:15 AM 12:15PM

Shravani Bhattacharyya

 

Reflection about the learning

12:15PM :12:30 PM

Shravani Bhattacharyya

 

2.3

17.10.2020

Resilience Building

10:15AM-11:15 PM

Dr.Manjusha Deka Saikia

 
 

2.4

Concept of flow

11:15 AM 12:15PM

Shravani Bhattacharyya

 

And Ikigai

 

Reflection about the learning

12:15PM :12:30 PM

Dr.Manjusha Deka Saikia

 
 

2.5

31.10.2020

Sustainability

10:15AM-11:15 PM

Shravani Bhattacharyya

 
 

2.6

Good governance

11:15 AM 12:15PM

Dr.Manjusha Deka Saikia

 
 

Reflection about the learning

12:15PM :12:30 PM

Dr.Manjusha Deka Saikia

 
 

Assignment II will be given on 31st of October, 2020; Last date of submission 13th of November, 2020

 

Module 3:Areas of Counselling

 

3.1

07.11.2020

Characteristics of Different stages of Development-1.Physical, cognitive and emotional

10:15AM-11:15 PM

Dr.Manjusha Deka Saikia

 
 
 
 

2. Social and Moral development

11:15 AM 12:15PM

Shravani Bhattacharyya

 
 

Reflection about the learning

12:15 PM -12:30PM

Shravani Bhattacharyya

 

3.2

21.11.2020

Exceptional Children- Scholastically backward children , learning disabilities

10:15AM-11:15 PM

Dr.Manjusha Deka Saikia

 
 

Addressing children with ADHD, Autism spectrum disorder, children

11:15 AM 12:15PM

Shravani Bhattacharyya

 

Reflection about the learning

12:15PM :12:30 PM

Shravani Bhattacharyya

 

3.3

28.11.2020

Gender Stereotypes

10:15AM-11:15 PM

Dr.Manjusha Deka Saikia

 
 

3.4

Concept of gender, sexuality and addressing concerns of LGBTQIA++

11:15 AM 12:15PM

Shravani Bhattacharyya

 
 

Reflection about the learning

12:15PM :12:30 PM

Dr.Manjusha Deka Saikia

 
 

Assignment III will be given on 28th of November, 2020; Last date of submission 12th of December, 2020

 

Module 4: Counselling Theories And Approaches

 

4.1

05.12.2020

Psychoanalysis

10:15AM-11:15 PM

Shravani Bhattacharyya

 
 

4.2

Behavioural

11:15 AM 12:15PM

Dr.Manjusha Deka Saikia

 
 

Reflection about the learning

12:15 PM -12:30PM

Shravani Bhattacharyya

 

4.3

12.12.2020

Cognitive-CBT

10:15AM-11:15 PM

Shravani Bhattacharyya

 
 

4.4

Humanistic

11:15 AM 12:15PM

Dr.Manjusha Deka Saikia

 
 

Reflection about the learning

12:15PM :12:30 PM

Dr.Manjusha Deka Saikia

 
 

4.5

26.12.2020

Transactional analysis 

10:15AM-11:15 PM

Dr.Manjusha Deka Saikia

 
 

4.6

Holistic/Integrative/Eclectic

11:15 AM 12:15PM

Shravani Bhattacharyya

 
 

Reflection about the learning

12:15PM :12:30 PM

Shravani Bhattacharyya

 
 

PRACTICAL: Supervised Counselling Skills Training

 

Assignment IV will be given on 26th of December, 2020; Last date of submission 9th of January , 2021

 

Module 5: Introduction to Mental Disorders

 

5.1

02.01.2021

Anxiety disorder, features, causes, types (panic, obsessive compulsive disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, phobias) and treatment.

10:15AM-11:15 PM

Guest faculty

 

Reflection about the learning

12:15 PM -12:30PM

Shravani Bhattacharyya

 

5.2

9.01.2021

Somatoform Disorder - somatization Disorder, Somatoform Pain disorder and conversion Disorder-features, symptoms, casual factors and treatment

10:15AM-12:15 PM

Guest faculty

 
 

Reflection about the learning

12:15PM :12:30 PM

Dr.Manjusha Deka Saikia

 
 

5.3

16.01.2021

Mood Disorders-Unipolar Mood Disorders: Dysthymic Disorder, major depression disorder

10:15AM-12:15 PM

Guest faculty

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Reflection about the learning

12:15PM :12:30 PM

Shravani Bhattacharyya

 
 

5.4

30.01.2021

Bipolar Mood Disorder- Cyclothymic Disorder, Bipolar I Disorder, Bipolar II Disorder with features, symptoms and causes .

10:15 AM 12:15PM

Guest faculty

 
 
 
 
 

Reflection about the learning

12:15PM :12:30 PM

Shravani Bhattacharyya

 
 

5.5

 

Schizophrenia: Meaning, Clinical Picture; sub types - Disorganized, Paranoid, Catatonic, Undifferentiated and Residual.

10:15 AM 12:15PM

Guest faculty

 
 

Reflection about the learning

12:15PM :12:30 PM

Dr. Manjusha Deka Saikia

 
 

Assignment V will be given on 30thth of January, 2021; Last date of submission 13th of February , 2021

 

PRACTICAL: Supervised Counselling Skills Training

 

Module6: Clinical Picture of Disorder III: Disorder and Sexual Deviant

 

6.1

06.02.2021

Introduction - Clinical Features and Brief description of cluster A personality disorder types with causal factors and treatment.

10:15AM-11:15 PM

Dr. Manjusha Deka Saikia

 
 
 
 

Personality B and C Disorders with causal factors and treatment

11:15 AM 12:15PM

Shravani Bhattacharyya

 

Reflection about the learning

12:15 PM -12:30PM

Shravani Bhattacharyya

 

6.2

13.02.2021

Sexual disorders with Casual Factors and treatment.

10:15AM-11:15 PM

Guest faculty

 
 

Reflection about the learning

12:15PM :12:30 PM

Shravani Bhattacharyya

 

6.3

27.02.2021

Substance abuse disorders with causal factors and treatment

10:15AM-12:15 PM

Guest faculty

 
 

Reflection about the learning

12:15PM :12:30 PM

Dr.Manjusha Deka Saikia

 
 

Assignment VI will be given on 27th of February, 2021; Last date of submission 13th of March, 2021

 

PRACTICAL: Supervised Counseling Skills Training

 

                                                                                      SEMESTER II

 

Module 7: Counseling different groups

 

7.1

06.03.2021

Counselling children, School counselling

10:15AM-11:15 PM

Dr.Manjusha Deka Saikia

 
 
 
 

Counselling adolescent, school counselling -

11:15 AM 12:15PM

Shravani Bhattacharyya

 

Reflection about the learning

12:15 PM -12:30PM

Shravani Bhattacharyya

 

7.2

13.03.2021

Counselling Couples

10:15AM-11:15 PM

Dr.Manjusha Deka Saikia

 
 

Counselling families

11:15 AM 12:15PM

Shravani Bhattacharyya

 

Reflection about the learning

12:15PM :12:30 PM

Shravani Bhattacharyya

 

7.3

20.03.2021

Geriatric counselling-I

10:15AM-11:15 PM

Shravani Bhattacharyya

 
 

Geriatric counselling-II

11:15 AM 12:15PM

Dr.Manjusha Deka Saikia

 
 

Reflection about the learning

12:15PM :12:30 PM

Dr.Manjusha Deka Saikia

 
 

7.4

27.03.2021

Counselling Interventions For Special Populations-I

10:15AM-11:15 PM

Shravani Bhattacharyya

 

Counselling Interventions For Special Populations-II

11:15 AM 12:15PM

Dr.Manjusha Deka Saikia

 
 

Reflection about the learning

12:15PM :12:30 PM

Dr.Manjusha Deka Saikia

 
 

Assignment VII will be given on 27th of March, 2021; Last date of submission 10th of April, 2021

 

PRACTICAL: Supervised Counselling Skills Training

 

Fieldwork: Writing Verbatim: 4 nos

 

Module 8: Counselling Therapies 2

 

8.1

03.04.2021

Stress Management

10:15AM-11:15 PM

Dr.Manjusha Deka Saikia

 

Alternative healing practises : Yoga and Meditation

 

8.2

Art Therapy, Psychodrama, and others.

11:15 AM 12:15PM

Shravani Bhattacharyya

 

Reflection about the learning

12:15 PM -12:30PM

Shravani Bhattacharyya

 

8.3

10.04.2021

Jacobson’s Muscular Relaxation (JPMR)

10:15AM-11:15 PM

Dr.Manjusha Deka Saikia

 
 

8.4

Guided meditation and relaxation technique

11:15 AM 12:15PM

Shravani Bhattacharyya

 

Reflection about the learning

12:15PM :12:30 PM

Shravani Bhattacharyya

 

8.5

17.04.2021

Trauma management-PTSD

10:15AM-12:15 PM

Dr.Manjusha Deka Saikia

 

Rape, suicide

 

Reflection about the learning

12:15PM :12:30 PM

Shravani Bhattacharyya

 

8.6

24.04.2020

Crisis Counselling-grief, natural disasters and pandemics

10:15 AM 12:15PM

Shravani Bhattacharyya

 

Reflection about the learning

12:15PM :12:30 PM

Dr.Manjusha Deka Saikia

 
 

Assignment VIII will be given on 24th of April, 2021; Last date of submission 2d of May, 2021

 

PRACTICAL: Supervised Counselling Skills Training

 

Fieldwork : Writing Verbatim : 4 nos

 

Module 9: Quantitative & Qualitative Research in Counselling

 

9.1

8.05.2021

Meaning and objective of research, types of research,

10:15Am-11:15Am

Dr.Manjusha Deka Saikia

 

Significance of research, research process.

11:15Am-12:15PM

Shravani Bhattacharyya

 

Reflection of learning

12:15-12:30

Dr.Manjusha Deka Saikia

 
 

9.2

15.05.2021

Research Problem: What is a Research Process? Selecting the problem.

10:15Am-11:15Am

Dr.Manjusha Deka Saikia

 
 

Necessity of defining the problem. Technique involved in defining the problem.

11:15Am-12:15PM

Shravani Bhattacharyya

 
 
 

Reflection of learning

12:15-12:30

Shravani Bhattacharyya

 

9.3

22.05.2021

Criteria of Good research

10:15Am-11:15Am

Dr.Manjusha Deka Saikia

 
 
 
 

Problems encountered by researchers

11:15Am-12:15PM

Shravani Bhattacharyya

 
 

9.5

29.05.2021

Reflection of learning

12:15-12:30

Shravani Bhattacharyya

 

How to write a good research paper

10:15-12:15PM

Dr. Manjusha Deka Saikia and Shravani Bhattacharyya

 

Reflection of learning

12:15-12:30

Shravani Bhattacharyya

 

Assignment IX will be given on 29th of May, 2021; Last date of submission 12th  of June , 2021

 

PRACTICAL: Supervised Counselling Skills Training

 

Fieldwork: Writing Verbatim- 4 nos

 

Module 10: Counselling in different settings

 

10.1

05.06.2020

Counselling in Non-governmental organizations

10:15-12:15 AM

Dr. Manjusha Deka Saikia

 
 
 

11:15-12:15PM

Shravani Bhattacharyya

 

Reflection of learning

12:15-12:30

Both

 

10.2

12.06.2020

Counselling in hospital settings

10:15-11:15 AM

Dr. Manjusha Deka Saikia

 
 
 

11:15-12:15PM

Shravani Bhattacharyya

 

Reflection of learning

12:15-12:30

Both

 

10.3

19.06.2020

Counselling in Clinics using a collaborative approach

10:15-11:15 AM

Dr. Manjusha Deka Saikia

 
 
 

11:15-12:15PM

Shravani Bhattacharyya

 

Reflection of learning

12:15-12:30

Both

 

10.4

26.06.2020

Counselling by self in private settings

10:15-11:15 AM

Dr. Manjusha Deka Saikia

 
 
 

11:15-12:15PM

Shravani Bhattacharyya

 

Reflection of learning

12:15-12:30 PM

Both

 

PRACTICAL: Field visits

 

             1. MIND India

 

             2. Amar Ghar

 

             3. Daycare Centre for Dementia patients

 

             4. Ashroy Rehabilitation Centre

 

             5. NIPCCD, Beltola

 

             6. Nabachetana-Ashadeep

 

             7. Ashadeep Centre for Special Children

 

             8. Psychiatry department

 

             9. Down Town Hospital

 

Module 11:  Block Internship for 30 days July 2021

 

Module 12: Seminar/ Psychological Research Report/Project-August 2021

 

              1. Attending seminars

 

              2. Writing reports

 

              3. Valedictory

 

 

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