MSCCFT : MASTER OF SCIENCE (COUNSELING AND FAMILY THERAPY)

About This Programme:

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

Eligibility:

Bachelor’s degree in any subject from a recognized University.

Lateral entry to 2nd year of MSCCFT: Those who have successfully completed P G Diploma in Counselling and Family Therapy (PGDCFT) from IGNOU, are eligible for lateral entry to the second year of MSCCFT Program. They will be required to study only the second year courses. The minimum and maximum duration of the Programme for students joining through Lateral Entry shall be one year and two years respectively.

To join through Lateral Entry, applicants may register on the online admission portal, select MSCCFT Programme, and follow the process. The option for Lateral Entry shall be given at the time of filling qualification details. . A scanned copy of the final marks sheet (Grade Card) of PGDCFT indicating successful completion of the Programme is required to be uploaded, along with other documents as required.

After confirmation of admission through Lateral Entry, students are advised to apply for transfer of credits earned in PGDCFT to MSCCFT. 

Total Fees:

Rs. 33,600/- for full programme

Duration:

Minimum 2 years and Maximum 5 years; offered in both January and July cycle of admission.

Medium of Instruction:

English

Programme Co-ordinator(s):

Prof. Neerja Chadha, [email protected], Ph. 29572959 Dr. Amiteshwar Ratra, [email protected]

Syllabus

1st Year:

  • MCFT 1 – Human Development and Family Relationships
  • MCFTL 1 – Human Development and Family Relationships Supervised Practicum
  • MCFT 2 – Mental Health and Disorders
  • MCFTL 2 – Mental Health and Disorders Supervised Practicum
  • MCFT 3 – Counselling and Family Therapy: Basic Concepts & Theoretical Perspectives
  • MCFTL 3 – Counselling and Family Therapy: Basic Concepts & Theoretical Perspectives- Supervised Practicum
  • MCFT 4 – Counselling and Family Therapy: Applied Aspects
  • MCFTL 4 – Counselling and Family Therapy: Applied Aspects Supervised Practicum
  • MCFT 5 – Counselling and Family Therapy: Research Methods and Statistics
  • MCFTL 5 – Counselling and Family Therapy: Research Methods and Statistics Supervised Practicum
  • MCFTL 8 – Reflective Journal

2nd Year:

  • MCFT 6 – Applied Social Psychology
  • MCFTL 6 – Applied Social Psychology-Supervised Practicum
  • MCFT 7 – Counselling and Family Therapy: Applications and Interventions
  • MCFTL 7 – Counselling and Family Therapy: Applications and Interventions Supervised Practicum
  • MCFTP 1 – Internship
  • MCFTP 2 – Dissertation
  • Elective courses (choose any one pair of Electives from the following):
  • MCFTE 1 – Marital and Family Therapy & Counselling
  • MCFTE 4 – Marital and Family Therapy & Counselling Supervised Practicum
  • MCFTE 2 – Child and Adolescent Counselling and Family Therapy
  • MCFTE 5 – Child and Adolescent Counselling and Family Therapy Supervised Practicum
  • MCFTE 3 – Substance Abuse Counselling and Family Therapy
  • MCFTE 6 – Substance Abuse Counselling and Family Therapy Supervised Practicum