Master of Science in Clinical Psychology

2 Years Master Degree Programme

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  • Modern Psychological Laboratory Equipped with Inventories and Apparatuses.
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  • Enhancement of practical skillset with intensive fieldwork and research.

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The mission of the M.Sc. in Clinical Psychology programme is to prepare competent and effective professionals committed to generalising clinical practice with the ability to respond to the needs of individuals, families, groups, communities, and organizations. The programme is committed to understanding the mental health issues of human beings. It aims at identifying and addressing community needs and issues, including those related to mental abuse and cultural diversity. M.Sc. in Clinical Psychology Course will enable individuals to prepare for these challenges.

  • To enable the students to acquire and demonstrate knowledge and skill relevant to the theory and practice of clinical psychology, emphasizing theory-based, empirically supported approaches to understanding, evaluating, and intervening with clinical disorders.
  • To acquire and demonstrate a broad knowledge of psychology and demonstrate the ability to integrate these areas with clinical psychology.
  • To encourage students to enhance their in-depth knowledge of various domains of psychology and inculcate an ethical approach to research.

  • Acquire knowledge in the field of Clinical Psychology: Gather field experience of mental health issues by applying theoretical knowledge in the practical fields through Internships.
  • Affective Skills: Develop the knowledge of theoretical and empirical models of emotion, affect, and mood, including the various roles that emotional states play in human behaviour, applying this understanding to the profession of clinical psychology.
  • Social Functioning: Acquire knowledge in social psychology, including social perception, attitudes, biases, group processes, and discrimination, applying this understanding to the procession of clinical psychology.
  • Critical Thinking Skills: Use critical thinking and creative thinking, sceptical inquiry, and a scientific approach to address issues related to behaviour and mental processes.
  • Research Methods: Design, implement, and communicate basic research methods in psychology, including research design, data analysis, and interpretations.

  • Understand the nature and basic concepts of Psychology, behaviour, and the relationship between psychology and Psycho-Social culture.
  • Build a strong understanding of the symptoms of some psychological disorders like anxiety, and multiple personalities. schizophrenia, mood disorders, etc.
  • Develop personality, attitudes, achievement, communication, learning, etc. And to understand the various theoretical and methodological approaches in abnormal psychology and counselling. Research analysis of qualitative and quantitative data.
  • Identify, classify and diagnose different psychological disorders and examine and apply the different treatment programs for various psychological disorders.

Curriculum Details

Year wise Course Details

Odd Semester

Courses for this semester

Course Overview

Cognitive psychology course provides focuses on various variables that mediate or interact between input and output responses including the stimulus involving both. Cognitive psychology look at how perception, attention, memory, language and thinking process information around the world, the environment comes into our brain through any one of these senses or doorways to the mind and that information is called stimuli and produces a mass of data generally called the intellect. Cognitive psychology explores these complex and important human processes. In this course, students will learn the theories, methods, and concepts of cognitive psychology and apply them to many areas of life.

Course Outcomes

  • Understand the ways in which humans engage in information processing
  • Develop knowledge of the key assumptions as well as distinguishing features of Cognitive psychology.
  • Knowledge regarding basic and higher cognitive processes in the information processing developed

Course Overview

The intent of this course is to acquaint the student with the conceptual foundations on which modern psychology has been established. This is done by reviewing the history of psychological thought, emphasizing the past century of formal systems, but also by dealing with the origins of psychology in post– Renaissance philosophy and allied sciences.

Course Outcomes

  • Identify and appreciate the diversity of contributions to the contemporary fields of psychology.
  • Develop critical thinking skills with increased ability to articulate sound arguments and ask sophisticated questions regarding theories and principles of psychology.
  • Describe the key figures in the history of psychology and their major contributions and perspectives.

Course Overview

Positive Psychology is the scientific study of the individual characteristics and environmental conditions that allow human beings to flourish. This course takes an empirical and experiential approach to helping individuals understand and use course content to enhance their lives. Topics covered may include happiness and well-being, positive emotions and thinking, character strengths and virtues, motivation and self-control, resilience and post-traumatic growth, and healthy relationships and institutions.

Course Outcomes

  • Understand the meaning and significance of positive psychology as a science
  • Comprehend specific human strengths such as optimism, resilience, hope & flow.
  • Develop an understanding of ways of empowering people through the cultivation of these

Course Overview

The course focuses on various variables that mediate or interact between input and output responses including the stimulus involving both. Cognitive psychology look at how perception, attention, memory, language and thinking process information around the world, the environment comes into our brain through any one of these senses or doorways to the mind and that information is called stimuli and produces a mass of data generally called the intellect. Cognitive psychology explores these complex and important human processes. In this course, students will learn the theories, methods, and concepts of cognitive psychology and apply them to many areas of life.

Course Outcomes

  • Understand the ways in which humans engage in information processing
  • Develop knowledge of the key assumptions as well as distinguishing features of Cognitive psychology.
  • Gain knowledge regarding basic and higher cognitive processes in the information processing developed

Course Overview

This course is designed to find the area of physiological psychology. Topics of study will concern basic information about the nervous system, sensory systems, physiological bases of behaviours and the development of learning and memory.

Course Outcomes

  • Develop an in-depth knowledge relating to the response generated for an activity or behaviour in an individual.
  • Understand the structure and functions of nervous system
  • Understand the governing factor in context to various behaviours.

Course Overview

This course acquaints the student with the conceptual foundations on which modern psychology has been established. This is done by reviewing the history of psychological thought, emphasising the past century of formal systems, but also by dealing with the origins of psychology in post–Renaissance philosophy and allied sciences.

Course Outcomes

  • To identify and appreciate the diversity of contributions to the contemporary fields of psychology.
  • To develop critical thinking skills with increased ability to articulate sound arguments and ask sophisticated questions regarding theories and principles of psychology
  • To describe the key figures in the history of psychology and their major contributions and perspectives

Course Overview

This course focuses on positive psychology which is a relatively new branch of psychology that aims to understand, test ,discover and promote the factors that allow individuals and communities to thrive.Positive psychology is based upon 3 primary concerns positive emotions, positive individual traits and positive institutions.

Course Outcomes

  • To understand the meaning and significance of positive psychology as a science
  • To comprehend specific human strengths such as optimism, resilience, hope & flow.
  • To develop an understanding of ways of empowering people through the cultivation of these strengths.

Course Overview

This course provide students with opportunity to practice and provide a variety of counseling related activities that would normally be expected of a regularly employed counselor.Prior to starting out the third semester, students must complete at least 30 days of block internship with hospitals, organizations, or clinics under a clinical psychologist/psychiatrist. During the third semester, the students should attend organizations. Expected learning should be with the following aspects: 1. Organizational Visit for 16 days is compulsory for the M.SC Clinical Psychology students. 2. Students will be divided into groups for one-to-one learning and for effective participation. 3. Students should prepare a psychological report and submit it to their respective faculty supervisor.

Course Outcomes

  • Develop the skills of Documentation and Reporting of Field Work.
  • Determine which approaches work in practice and how they must be adapted to specific situations
  • Learn to use supervision and consultation appropriately.

Course Overview

MOOCS CE I is provided through Coursera Platform, which is an online course where students are allowed to take course/ courses per semester on the basis of the hours with relevance to the credit. The courses are provided from the international universities across the world. During the courses, students have to submit assignments, quizzes.

Course Outcomes

  • Gain information or knowledge from global level top universities
  • Gain insights from different perspectives
  • Exposure to different ways of learning platform

Course Overview

The purpose of this course is to develop analytical skill among the students and enhance their proficiency in the English language use. It introduces the students tovarious types ofsentences used in different situations. Students will learn to ask questions, make connections among multiple texts and improve their comprehensive skills.

Course Outcomes

  • Enable students to analysis and identify the different types of sentences.
  • Integrate the skills of reading and speaking in professional communication
  • Learn about the effective and efficient utilization of time.

Course Overview

This course provides students the opportunity to practice and provide a variety of counseling related activities that would normally be expected of a regularly employed counselor. Prior to starting out the third semester, students must complete at least 30 days of block internship with hospitals, organizations, or clinics under a clinical psychologist/psychiatrist. During the third semester, the students should attend organizations.

Course Outcomes

  • Develop the skills of Documentation and Reporting of Field Work.
  • Determine which approaches work in practice and how they must be adapted to specific situations
  • Learn to use supervision and consultation appropriately.

Course Overview

This course is designed to investigate the most recent findings in the area of physiological psychology. Topics of study will concern basic information about the nervous system, sensory systems, physiological bases of behaviours and the development of learning and memory.

Course Outcomes

  • Aims at providing an in-depth knowledge relating to the response generated for an activity or behaviour in an individual.
  • Aims to understand the structure and functions of nervous system and its governing factor in context to various behaviours.
  • Deal with the issues that many physiological psychologists consider in understanding how the brain and behaviour interact.

Course Overview

MOOCs are online courses mandatory for students to get enrolled in. MOOCs provide an affordable and flexible way to learn new skills, advance their career and deliver quality educational experiences at scale.

Course Outcomes

  • Students will gain job-ready skills and knowledge.
  • Students will obtain additional knowledge beyond the University curriculum which will aid in their long-term personal and professional growth.
  • Students will get better exposure along with the normal classroom setting.
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Even Semester

Courses for this semester

Course Overview

The course will make student understand the diagnostic criteria for different psychological disorders, according to DSM-5 and ICD-10 and to explore the etiology of psychological disorders and also to understand the predisposing, precipitating and protective factors in developing vulnerabilities of the patients.

Course Outcomes

  • Diagnose symptoms of patients for a psychological disorder.
  • Demonstrate self-efficacy in presenting case studies of patients
  • Demonstrate ethical competency in following appropriate diagnostic process in clinical setups.

Course Overview

The course will have a general orientation towards the concept of personality and will enable students to understand the different personality assessment techniques and will also familiarize students with the important theories of personality.

Course Outcomes

  • Develop a critical understanding of personality through various Western approaches including type and trait, psychoanalytic, socio-cognitive and humanistic.
  • Understand biological and environmental influences on personality development.
  • Foster an applied perspective by engaging students in a discussion about the everyday applications of various personality theories.

Course Overview

Students will develop the spirit of scientific enquiry among the students and familiarize the students with the basic concept of research methodology. The course will enable students, generate ideas for research, as well as develop hypotheses and operational definitions for variables.

Course Outcomes

  • Explain the concepts of research methods in Psychology and apply it in further scientific research
  • Apply various experimental research methods and designs in Psychology
  • Understand critical thinking skills

Course Overview

The course will make student Understand the process of Community Based Organization and make understand the natures to resolve problems in the Community and take initiatives taken by the Organization for the betterment of the community

Course Outcomes

  • Develop the skills of Documentation of Field Work.
  • Determine which approaches work in practice.
  • Learn to use supervision appropriately

Course Overview

The course will Introduce one to basic psychological tests used in different settings and their importance and to acquaint with various psychological assessment techniques and to explore with practical experience in administering and scoring psychological tests in the laboratory

Course Outcomes

  • Explain the basic psychological tests that are used in different settings and their importance.
  • Demonstrate various psychological assessment techniques.
  • Formulate case histories that will encourage them to reflect on a range of human experiences and probable life situations, which are likely to be encountered by them in their professional field.

Course Overview

The course will acquaint the students with the basic concepts related to the field of developmental psychology and help to understand how different aspects of human development proceeds through different stages and also to identify the role of family, peers and community in influencing development in different stages.

Course Outcomes

  • Explain the basic concepts, issues related to the field of Developmental Psychology as well as the basic theories of lifespan development.
  • Identify and evaluate the role of family, peers and community in influencing development at different stages.
  • Understand research methods used to human development.

Course Overview

The course will help to demonstrate industry ready professional skills and to develop speaking skills, communication skills, presentation skills in preparation for working in an interdisciplinary context

Course Outcomes

  • Demonstrate excellent academic knowledge and its applicability to solving real life problems
  • Develop ethical responsibilities as a potential psychology professional
  • Develop professional skills and communication skills
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Odd Semester

Courses for this semester

Course Overview

The course will make one to comprehend basic psychotherapy skills and to understand different phases in psychotherapy and to explore therapist’s qualities for effective psychotherapy and make one to understand the detailed techniques developed on the principles of various schools of Psychology

Course Outcomes

  • Build rapport with client.
  • Showcase core therapeutic skills such as empathy, non-judgmental attitude and acceptance
  • Identify and use appropriate therapy technique to manage presenting concerns of client

Course Overview

The course will make one to understand the diagnostic criteria for different psychological disorders, according to DSM-5 and ICD-10 and to explore the etiology of psychological disorders and make one to understand the predisposing, precipitating and protective factors in developing vulnerabilities

Course Outcomes

  • Gain comprehensive knowledge to diagnose symptoms of a patient for a psychological disorder.
  • Demonstrate the ability in presenting case studies of patients.
  • Understand psychological disorders that will be helpful in psycho-education of clients.

Course Overview

The course will help to develop the students’ ability to deal with numerical and quantitative issues in Psychology and to enable the use of statistical, graphical and algebraic techniques wherever relevant and to have a proper understanding of Statistical applications in Psychology

Course Outcomes

  • Describe and discuss the key terminology, concepts tools and techniques used in business statistical analysis
  • Critically evaluate the underlying assumptions of analysis tools.
  • Understand and critically discuss the issues surrounding sampling and significance.

Course Overview

The course will help student to understand how to write a research statement and to comprehend how research questions are framed and written and to identify the gaps in research idea generated and to understand how to do a review of literature

Course Outcomes

  • Ability to prepare a synopsis based on a research idea
  • Develop research competency of framing research questions for a study
  • Ability to identify gaps from available literature

Course Overview

The course will give exposure to and teaching advanced psychological tests for use in multiple settings and help to understand how scoring is done and scores ate interpreted

Course Outcomes

  • Develops an understanding of relevancy of using psych diagnostics assessment tools
  • Demonstrates ethical writing of psych diagnostics reports
  • Relate to the theoretical knowledge from classes and apply them while writing reports for clients

Course Overview

The course will help to demonstrate industry ready professional skills and to develop speaking skills, communication skills, presentation skills in preparation for working in an interdisciplinary context

Course Outcomes

  • Demonstrate excellent academic knowledge and its applicability to solving real life problems.
  • Develop Enhanced communication, presentation skills and ethical responsibilities as a potential psychology professional
  • Develop Presentation skills for working in an interdisciplinary context

Course Overview

The course will help to understand and adhere to professional values, honesty and personal responsibility and help to learn to professionally engage in the appropriate communication and conduct and to extend acquired clinical knowledge in the field of mental health at a community level and to exploring ways to monitor, regulate self-emotions, personal stress while being in a professional context and to demonstrate problem-solving, critical thinking, organized reasoning, intellectual curiosity, and flexibility and to learning to collaborate with clients, support staff, colleagues, supervisors, other professionals in the institution/organization

Course Outcomes

  • Develop professional skills of working as a clinician in a multidisciplinary context.
  • Develop psychoeducation skills.
  • Ability to record case histories well
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Even Semester

Courses for this semester

Course Overview

The course will help one to understand meaning of community health and help to explore models of mental health services and to identify the community-based rehabilitation and to understand the concept of health fitness from community psychology perspective

Course Outcomes

  • Understand of community models of health care and its meaning
  • Demonstrates strong efficacy in proactively engaging in community-oriented solutions to health problems
  • Embraces the knowledge of health fitness from a community health perspective

Course Overview

The course will help one to understand the influence of third wave of Psychology, i.e, Humanistic psychology in the field of psychotherapy and to understand how Gestalt techniques can be used in counseling and to learn about different types of family, couple and group therapy approaches and to learn crisis interventions of emergency concerns such as grief, sexual abuse, suicidal ideations and to be up-to-date with the recent knowledge on different psychotherapeutic modalities being developed from the perspective of Transpersonal Psychology

Course Outcomes

  • Develop knowledge of different humanistic, gestalt, family and couple therapy techniques
  • Become efficient in case management of clients during a crisis period
  • Learn psychotherapeutic techniques based on both Eastern and Western philosophies.

Course Overview

The course will help to understand and adhere to professional values, honesty and personal responsibility and help student to learn to professionally engage in the appropriate communication and conduct and to extend acquired clinical knowledge in the field of mental health at a community level and to exploring ways to monitor, regulate self-emotions, personal stress while being in a professional context and to demonstrate problem-solving, critical thinking, organized reasoning, intellectual curiosity, and flexibility and to learning to collaborate with clients, support staff, colleagues, supervisors, other professionals in the institution/organization and also to gain ethical theoretical and practical knowledge in the practice of clinical psychology with clients and to understand the complexities of human behavior and human and global health challenges

Course Outcomes

  • Develop professional skills of working as a clinician in a multidisciplinary context
  • Develop psychodiagnostics skills
  • Develop Psychoeducation skills

Course Overview

The course will help one to develop research competency of writing papers for Scopus indexed journals with a good impact factor and to ensure that the learner develops professional competency of working in an interdisciplinary context and to enable students to develop and follow appropriate ethical guidelines for research and to enhance academic professional skills for presenting papers at scholarly conferences

Course Outcomes

  • Accomplish writing a dissertation on a research question that was developed in third semester
  • Gain appropriate skills of conducting research and presenting it in the conferences
  • Obtain efficient academic transfer of knowledge from their research supervisors

Course Overview

This course will give broader understanding of the executive functionalities of the brain.

Course Outcomes

  • Develop in-depth knowledge and expertise in the area of executive functionalities of brain
  • Distinguish personality impairment in a brain injured patient versus a non-injured patient.
  • Possess efficient clinical psychodiagnostics skill of administering neuropsychological and behavioural battery of tests
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