MSc management distance learning-Master of Science in Counselling and Family Therapy

MSc management distance learning-Master of Science in Counselling and Family Therapy

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Master of Science in Counselling and Family Therapy offered by IGNOU

The M.Sc. programme in the area of Counselling and Family Therapy is aimed at developing professionals in this vital field, which is gaining greater salience in the present times both from social and employment perspectives. The contemporary social scenario has resulted in an increased need and demand for professional support in terms of counselling and family therapy, which is being increasingly recognized as an effective approach both for promoting positives like strengthening family ties, fostering positive parenting, and increasing resilience of individuals in vulnerable situations as well as for addressing negative aspects such as socio-psychological problems, maladaptive behaviours, declining mental health, and psychosomatic disorders that are being increasingly witnessed in the present times.  However, though the need for counselling and family therapy professionals is being increasingly felt, there is a dearth of professional support and experts who could lend a helping hand in promoting positive family processes and help individual family members in distress in a comprehensive way. As a result, there is a tremendous felt need for education and training in this area. By developing the requisite knowledge, understanding, attitudes and skills in the area of Counselling and Family Therapy, this unique programme of study would help to train professional cadres in the field, equipping them for both wage-employment and self- employment, and thus fill the existing lacuna. A remarkable feature of this programme of study is its focus on the applied aspect and the thrust on opportunities for hands-on experience for the learner. In fact, almost half the credits of this Master’s Degree Programme are ear-marked for application-oriented learning opportunities. In the second year of the programme, the learner has the option to be trained in Marital and Family Therapy and Counselling, Child and Adolescent Counselling and Family Therapy, or Substance Abuse Counselling and Family Therapy. Yet another special feature of the programme is that it has a provision of exit point for learners (after one year) in the form of P.G. Diploma in Counselling and Family Therapy (PGDCFT).

Curriculum

First Year
Course Code Course Name
MCFT1 Human Development and Family Relationships 4
MCFTL1 (Theory: 4 Credits; Supervised Practicum: 2 Credits) 2
MCFT2 Mental Health and Disorders 4
MCFTL2 (Theory: 4 Credits; Supervised Practicum: 2 Credits)
MCFT3 Counselling and Family Therapy: Basic Concepts and Theoretical Perspectives
MCFTL3 (Theory: 4 Credits; Supervised Practicum: 2 Credits)
MCFT4 Counselling and Family Therapy: Applied Aspects
MCFTL4 (Theory: 4 Credits; Supervised Practicum: 2 Credits)
MCFT5 Counselling and Family Therapy: Research Methods and Statistics
MCFTL5 (Theory: 4 Credits; Supervised Practicum: 2 Credits)
MCFTL8 Reflective Journal (Supervised Practicum : 2 Credits)

Second Year
Course Code Course Name
MCFT6 Applied Social Psychology
MCFTL6 (Theory: 4 Credits; Supervised Practicum: 2 Credits)
MCFT7 Counselling and Family Therapy: Applications and Interventions
MCFTL7 (Theory: 4 Credits; Supervised Practicum: 2 Credits)
MCFTP1 Internship
MCFTP2 Dissertation.
MCFTE1 Marital and Family Therapy and & Counselling
MCFTE4 (Theory: 2 Credits; Supervised Practicum: 4 Credits)
MCFTE2 Child and Adolescent Counselling and & Family Therapy
MCFTE5 (Theory: 2 Credits; Supervised Practicum: 4 Credits)
MCFTE3 Substance Abuse Counselling and Family & Therapy
MCFTE6 (Theory: 2 Credits; Supervised Practicum: 4 Credits)

Eligibility

Bachelor’s degree with specialization in subjects like Human Development and Family Studies, Child Development, Human Development and Childhood Studies, Child Development and Family Relationships, Home Science, Psychology, Social Work, Medicine or other allied disciplines.  “Allied disciplines” include Anthropology, Sociology, Education, Philosophy, MBBS or equivalent qualification in Ayurveda, Unani, Sidha or Homeopathy Medicines, Nursing etc. from a recognized University. OR Bachelor’s degree with a higher degree in any of the above mentioned subjects or Bachelor’s Degree along with a Post Graduate Diploma in Guidance and Counselling from a recognized University.

Price

$₹ 28000

Course Info

Duration: 2 Years


Type: PG


Approved By: UGC/DEB


College: Indira Gandhi National Open University

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