Counselling Psychology as a psychological specialty facilitates personal and interpersonal functioning across the life span with a focus on emotional, social, vocational, educational, health-related and spiritual concerns. This specialty encompasses a broad range of practices that help people improve their well-being, alleviate distress and maladjustment, resolve crisis, and increase their ability to live more highly functioning lives. Counselling Psychology is unique in its attention both to normal developmental issues and to problems associated with physical, emotional, and mental disorders.
Duration: 2 years (four semesters)
Eligibility: Any bachelor’s degree
- Marriage and Family Counselling
- Educational Counselling
About the Programme
Counselling psychologists participate in a range of activities including teaching, research, psychotherapeutic and counselling practice, career development, assessment, supervision, and consultation. They employ a variety of methods closely tied to theory and research to help individuals, groups, and organisations function optimally and mitigate dysfunction. These activities are guided by a philosophy that values individual diversity and a focus on prevention, development, and adjustment. This course will prepare the students to become professionals at offering counselling in different social settings. It also seeks to train the budding counsellors to be aware of the complex nature of their profession and society and enable them to navigate effectively.
The coursework includes didactic study, clinical experience, research/field work and dissertation, with opportunities for practical application such as internship programmes, conducting of counseling and community-related experiential learning.
Counselling psychologists are employed in a variety of settings depending on the services they provide and the client population they serve. Some are employed in colleges and universities as teachers, supervisors, researchers, or service providers. Others practice independently and offer services like counselling, psychotherapy, assessment, and consultation to individuals, families, groups, and organisations. Other areas where counselling psychologists are employed include community mental health centres, family services, health maintenance organisations, rehabilitation agencies, business and industrial organisations, and consulting firms.
This course is offered:-
Department of Psychology
Martin Luther Christian University,Dongktieh