Postgraduate Diploma Programs

Child and Adolescent Psychology


This programme is open to candidates with Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in any field. They may be pursuing a career in any field.


PGDCP provides training in a multitude of theories and principles of Child and Adolescent Psychology. This course is suitable for candidates who wish to embark on further academic and/or professional studies and practical training in the field of General Psychology, Infant, Child and Adolescent Psychology and Mental Health, Teacher Training, Educational Psychology, Education Management and Pedagogy in India. The course work and syllabus has been designed to ensure that students are trained in micro skills of counselling and also get ample opportunities to practice the same. Internship is therefore emphasized along with acquisition of theoretical knowledge.

Course highlights

  • The diploma enables students to implement different therapeutic techniques and psychological principles needed during a counselling process.
  • Through this course, the candidates will develop the necessary skills for establishing a relationship with the clients.
  • Candidates will learn to administer various psychological assessments through learning labs and mandatory internships.
  • Students will gain insight into the effectiveness of practising the techniques they have learnt, to solve the issues in various situations.
  • The candidates will develop their abilities and overall personality traits required to excel professionally in the field of counselling.


Program code: 052
Course code : 5213
Course Commencement : Sep 2024

Study Campus

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

P: 8043430100

Admissions Office

JAIN Knowledge Campus
# 44/4, District Fund Road
Jayanagar 9th Block Campus
Bangalore - 560069
P+ 91 73376 13222
P : +91 76763 86870

Curriculum Structure
  • Introduction to Child & Adolescent psychology
  • Childhood disorders
  • Principles-Techniques and Skills in Counselling
  • Developmental psychology/general psychology
  • Psychological assessment for children and adolescents
  • Therapeutic interventions to family and child
  • Inclusive education
  • Family therapy/community psychology
Learning Labs

Assessment in context of child and Adolescent Counselling, Counselling Skills Training

Internship The student will have to put in minimum 60 hours of work and more in place selected by the student for the internship. There would be an external (from the place of internship) and internal (from the department) evaluator of the internship undertaken by the student.

50 marks out of 100 will be assigned to the report submitted and for quality and nature of work undertaken. This would also include depth of analysis, skills demonstrated and the quality of report. There would be a final presentation given by the student. This would be assessed - 20 for viva and 20 for presentation of learning.

Minor Project (preferably case study). Marks would be divided as below:
50 for written project (quality of research: reviews, methodology; analysis and interpretation)
20 for CIA (regularity of submissions, attendance, effort) 10 for Viva voice

Career Outcomes

The field of counselling is expanding exponentially both in India and overseas. Skilled graduates from the field can find jobs immediately after the completion of the course. Based on your interest and speciality, you can choose to be career counsellors, health counsellors, family counsellors, etc. As you graduate in the diploma, you can find employment opportunities in schools and colleges, hospitals and clinics, in rehabilitation centres, corporate offices etc.