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M. Sc. Clinical Psychology

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About Program

The School of Behavioural Science (SBS) offers a two-year full-time M. Sc. Program in Clinical Psychology. Keeping pace with the disciplinary advancements, the program addresses knowledge about psychological functioning at individual and social levels in all-encompassing manner. With the goal of acquiring specialized knowledge, the program allows students to nurture their academic interest in clinical psychology, along with personal growth and awareness. The spirit of interdisciplinary growth is kept in view while conceptualizing a three-tier system (a) Core Courses in the first three PG semesters (courses, which can be considered to be fundamental in providing PG students a larger perspective of Psychology as a social science discipline, irrespective of specialization); (b) Specialization Courses (specific theory courses within the subject of Clinical Psychology); and (c) Elective Courses (a wide variety, across all disciplinary specializations, primarily conceptualized by individual faculties (based on their own interest/expertise), offered from time to time and chosen by students according to their preference. The program incessantly strives to prepare competent professional psychologists who would excel in knowledge, orientation, and practice in clinical psychology, with high ethical standards and social relevance.

Learning Resource Center

Learning Resource Centre is inclusive of Computers with Internet facilities, together with a voluminous collection of both Electronic & Printed – Books, Journals, Paper Reviews and Articles in the domain of Clinical Psychology, Neuropsychology, Social Psychology, Research Methodology, Health Psychology etc.

 

Duration

2 Years (4 Semester)

 

Eligibility Criteria

B.A./B.Sc. Degree in Psychology or Science subjects from recognized university with a minimum of 55% or equivalent marks in aggregate. (50 % or equivalent marks for SC/ST and PwD category).

 

Course Fee

Rs. 30,000 (Tuition Fee)/Sem + Other University Fee

 

Number of Seats

50 Seats

 

Course Outline

Semester – 1

Paper I-Introduction to Forensic Science & Law
Paper II-Introduction to Psychology
Paper III-Theories of Personality
Paper IV-Cognitive Psychology
Paper V-Psychodiagnostics – I
Paper VI-Developmental Psychology

Semester – 2

Paper I-Quantitative Methods
Paper II-Qualitative Methods and Scientific writing
Paper III-Psychopathology – I
Paper IV-Health Psychology
Paper V-Neuropsychological Basis of Behaviour
Paper VI-Psychodiagnostics - II

Semester – 3

Paper I-Psychopathology - II
Paper II- Positive psychology
Paper III- Dissertation Part - I
Paper IV- Elective- Cyber psychology/Sports psychology

Semester – 4

Paper I-Clinical Internship
Paper II- Community Services
Paper III- Dissertation Part - II
 
 

Learning Outcomes

After the completion of this professional program-
  • Employ skills and competencies required for practicing as a Psychologist with Clinical orientation.
  • Conduct research in the area of clinical psychology relevant to practice needs.
  • Have an adequate grasp of the ethical standards of the discipline and apply them in their profession.
 

Facilities

Buddha Psychological Centre and Hospital Postings
  1. In-house exposure in terms of different psychological method and procedures through training in Buddha Psychological Centre and Neurocognitive-Electrophysiology Laboratory.
  2. Students are also given choice to attend Clinical Internship at different Hospitals situated in the cities of Gandhinagar and Ahmedabad.
 

Placements

After completion of the course students would have the opportunity to be placed in Clinical/Academic centre’s, in the field of counseling, research & development organizations.