The Post Graduate Program in Counselling Psychology (PGPCP)
Increasingly individuals are becoming aware of the needs for counseling and its positive benefits. Counselling, at its best, can help an individual to change the course of their life. That is why, here at Psyuni Institute of Psychology & Allied Sciences we not only believe that it is crucial to offer the best training, but also that in the process of training, students become more aware of their strengths, weaknesses and past problems.
An enjoyable and creative atmosphere facilitates the experiential learning among students. PIPAS focuses more on out-of-the-class room study. The core model of this course is integrative. The holistic approach of the course emphasizes the need for the integration of thinking, feeling and behavior together with awareness of the social and cultural contexts of counseling and its implementation in response to ground situations. An emphasis on the therapeutic relationship and empowerment of the client are seen as core to the process of therapeutic change at all times and we encourage our students to develop their own style of counseling within the core integrative model being offered.
During course, students are introduced to Counselling Skills during which they study the humanistic approach from both a theory and skills perspective. Students go on to explore and integrate other existential models and by developing an increasing understanding of a range of other theoretical approaches, theories and therapeutic practice, they are led towards developing their own integrated approach wherein humanistic interventions are progressively informed by a growing understanding of counseling theory and the process of counseling itself. Throughout the course, the student will experience the process of counseling, both as a counselor and as a client and having undertaken an extensive practical placement working with clients, the student can become a fully equipped counselor by attaining a PGPCP.
During the training period, students will have a rich learning experience as they will be taught by different tutors all of whom are qualified counselors practicing in a variety of therapeutic approaches. The course is mostly experiential; taught in a creative, challenging and interactive way throughout. The teaching team considers professional practice to be a key component of counseling training and to be the future success of all qualified counselors. Emphasis is also placed on students assuming self-responsibility in their general approach to their learning experience and meeting coursework requirements.
Duration and Phasing
The course is for a period of Eleven Months, spread over three phases as given below:
Phase I Guided Self-learning 3 months (Part time)
Phase II Intensive Practicum 2 months (Face-to-Face)
Phase III Internship 6 months (in Home Town)
Medium of Instruction
The medium of instruction for the course is English. Therefore, proficiency in written and spoken English will be required.
Course fee to be paid by different categories of candidates before commencement of the course is:
Category Course Fee
Indian Candidates Rs.18,000/-
Candidates from Outside India $ 500 (USD)
Graduation from a recognized College or University
Desirable Qualification required
Post-Graduation in Psychology and / or
Post-Graduation in any discipline and B.Ed.