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Postgraduate Diploma (PGD)

Psychological Counseling
Program code: 052
Course code : 5206
Course Commencement : June 2020
Eligibility

The program is open to candidates with a Bachelor’s degree in any field.

Study Campus

School of Graduate Studies
#34, 1st Cross
J C Road
Bangalore - 560027

Admissions Office

JGI Knowledge Campus
# 44/4, District Fund Road
Jayanagar 9th Block Campus
Bangalore - 560069
P+ 91 7337613222

In today’s dynamic world, change is fast and often unpredictable. Adaptation of the mind to these changes is not always an easy or smooth process. People engaged in different fields of profession find it daunting to cope with the new demands faced by them. The methods to engagement with fellow human being have changed. It can be witnessed in every sphere of life, be it the technique of parenting and communicating to children, the negotiation skills required to manage a team in a corporate sector or the ability to empathize with patients in a medical setting. There are no training programs available for professionals to learn, apply and practice the skills required to engage with people problems in their respective sector. ‘Quick fix’ strategies available in the market are not dependable and authentic. To get back to the field of psychology and study in a Master’s program is time consuming.

Realizing the immense need, the Department of Psychology, Jain (Deemed-to-be University) has developed a course that is short but would not compromise on the applicative skills of psychology based on a sound foundation of theoretical psychology.

  • Innovative and Learning Practice

    Jain (Deemed-to-be University) places importance on quality and value when it comes to academics and is committed to providing students with knowledge and skills that are in demand, besides offering opportunities to learn a variety of new concepts and skills.

  • Supportive Environment (Infrastructure)

    Well–equipped digital classrooms, e-library, and state-of the-art-infrastructure are offered to create a unique academic ambience. Jain (Deemed-to-be University) has a multi-disciplinary approach to provide cutting edge quality education to students and enhance discipline, integrity, and the ability to think innovatively. The University aims to create future leaders, who can be the driving force in the society.

  • Career Development Opportunities

    At Jain (Deemed-to-be University), students can build academic networks through seminars, conferences, University-Industry interface, study-tours, student-exchange programs, and internships that bring endless opportunities to create great career paths.

  • Further Study Guidelines

    Programs at Jain (Deemed-to-be University) offer a strong basic foundation for further studies encouraging your passion to cater to human development as well as the changing industry and social needs.

Course Highlights
  • The course work and syllabus has been designed to ensure that you are trained in micro skills of counseling and also get ample opportunities to practice the same.
  • Internship is therefore emphasized along with acquisition of theoretical knowledge and the learning lab additionally focuses on training the students in administration of psychological assessments that are important in the context of counseling.
  • The course aims at equipping you in skill sets in counseling along with a theoretical orientation that you could apply in your specific domain.
Semesters I
  • Introduction to Psychology
  • Life span development
  • Basics of counselling
  • Assessment in context of counselling
  • Counselling skills training
  • Internship - I
Semesters II
  • Behavior Dysfunction
  • Psychological Assessment
  • Therapeutic Interventions in Counseling
Learning Labs
  • Interventions and Therapies in Counseling
  • Minor Project: A Special Study / Research Project
  • Internship - II

The PG Diploma in Psychological Counseling provides the perfect opportunity for those who have always been interested in the subject but could not pursue it. Additionally, it would immensely benefit them by training them in a combination of effective communication skills and emotional intelligence. Such a 'ready-to-use' skill set can be dove-tailed to their unique circumstances and their professional context.