Psychology is the science of human behavior and has several branches. Due to numerous biological, social and individual factors, the behavior of people is not always normative, desirable or appropriate. Several kinds of behavioural pathologies are seen in people. Some specialties of medicine, i.e., Psychiatry and Neurology are specifically devoted to the prevention and treatment of abnormal behaviors. Clinical Psychology is a specialized branch of psychology which focuses on the theoretical and practical elements of human behavior in clinical settings focuses on psychogenic behavioral pathologies with its own theory and practice.
Students graduating in this discipline shall acquire the fundamental knowledge of Psychology as well as its applications Clinical Psychology with specific inputs about psychotherapy and psycho-diagnostics. This foundation course shall facilitate development to specialized professional knowledge and ability to opt for further studies in this important area.
In present time there has been a rise in psychopathology owing to various pressures in life, fast paced changes in social structures. These are altering the social dynamics at large and forcing the individuals and make corresponding adaptive changes in life. This program caters to the need for specialized training in clinical area of specialization within the broader discipline of Psychology. There is a need for such an orientation right at the graduate level in order to meet the demand of trained Clinical Psychologists in the country.
The primary goal of the course is to introduce students to the basic knowledge of Psychology, the foundation of Clinical Psychology and orienting there to a professional course in the field of Clinical Psychology with emphasis on skill development.
- To provide an integrated academic, practical and clinical exposure to the students.
- To orient students to the specialty of Clinical Psychology.
- To make students understand basic concepts in Psychology and their applications.
- To develop sensitivity forwards psychological aspects in dealing with every day issues.
3 years (6 Semesters) Regular Mode
Eligibility: 10+2 with minimum 50% marks in aggregate of the best 5 papers.
In-take Capacity: 40 seats per year or as decided by the University time to time.
- Master’s course in Clinical Psychology/ Counselling Psychology/ Health Psychology/ Applied Psychology/ Cognitive Neuroscience etc.
- Working as assistants to professionals working in the area of Counseling and Clinical Psychology.
Department of Clinical Psychology, Faculty of Behavioral Sciences, S G T University.
Fee Structure: As decided by the University from time to time
B. Sc. Clinical Psychology is a six semester (3 years) program with Choice Based Credit System (CBCE). The students will be doing practical work in various settings and in the laboratory. The theory teaching will provide class room based knowledge of the subject matter, while practical exposure shall include work in the laboratory, Clinical and community settings.
The program intends to integrate different pedagogies including student interactive sessions, focused/spot group discussion, problem/project based learning, students’ and teachers’ seminar etc. Visits to relevant departments in SGT Hospital and Medical College as well as community visits. In addition exposure to subject experts from outside, the University research and seminar activities, field training etc. will enhance student’s learning experiences.
- Students shall acquire training in clinical settings, such as hospital, schools for mentally challenged, drug de-addiction centers, rehabilitation centers etc.
- Students shall participate in community settings – institutional, villages, slums etc.
Project is an essential part of the course, where the students will undertake a specific research oriented plan so to get an understanding of research methodology, statistical analysis along with required theoretical inputs for the analysis of data and its interpretation. The project will be undertaken in laboratory/ community settings/ clinical settings. The field training is also oriented to research where the students are supposed to prepare a report.