01 September, 2014

Cochin
Regional Centre

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Programmes

Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling and Family Therapy (PGDCFT)

Minimum Duration: 1 Year
Maximum Duration: 4 Years
Minimum Age: No bar
Maximum Age: No bar

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.  

The Post Graduate Diploma in 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 or counselling and family therapy, which is being increasing recognized as an effective approach both for promoting positives like strengthening families, fostering positive parenting, and increasing resilience of individuals in vulnerable situations as well as for addressing negative aspects such as social-psychological problems, maladaptive behaviours, declining mental health and
psychosomatic disorders that are being increasing 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 selfemployment. and thus fill the existing lacuna. 

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