MSCCFT : MASTER OF SCIENCE (COUNSELING AND FAMILY THERAPY)

Programme Type DEGREE
Mode Open Distance Learning
School School of Continuing Education
Duration 2 Years
Medium ENGLISH
Specialization Counselling and Family Therapy
Description

The M.Sc. programme in the area of Counselling and Family Therapy is aimed at developing professionals in this vital field, which is gaining greater salience in the present times both from social and employment perspectives. The contemporary social scenario has resulted in an increased need and demand for professional support in terms of counselling and family therapy, which is being increasingly recognized as an effective approach both for promoting positives like strengthening family ties, fostering positive parenting, and increasing resilience of individuals in vulnerable situations as well as for addressing negative aspects such as socio-psychological problems, maladaptive behaviours, declining mental health, and psychosomatic disorders that are being increasingly witnessed in the present times. However, though the need for counselling and family therapy professionals is being increasingly felt, there is a dearth of professional support and experts who could lend a helping hand in promoting positive family processes and help individual family members in distress in a comprehensive way. As a result, there is a tremendous felt need for education and training in this area. By developing the requisite knowledge, understanding, attitudes and skills in the area of Counselling and Family Therapy, this unique programme of study would help to train professional cadres in the field, equipping them for both wage-employment and self-employment, and thus fill the existing lacuna. A remarkable feature of this programme of study is its focus on the applied aspect and the thrust on opportunities for hands-on experience for the learner. In fact, almost half the credits of this Master’s Degree Programme are ear-marked for application-oriented learning opportunities. In the second year of the programme, the learner has the option to be trained in Marital and Family Therapy and Counselling, Child and Adolescent Counselling and Family Therapy or Substance Abuse Counselling and Family Therapy. Yet another special feature of the programme is that it has a provision of exit point for learners (after successful completion of the first year courses) in the form of P.G. Diploma in Counselling and Family Therapy (PGDCFT). The programme has theory, supervised practicum, internship, and dissertation as components.

Eligibility

Bachelor’s degree in any subject from a recognized University.

Lateral entry to 2nd year of MSCCFT: Those who have successfully completed P G Diploma in Counselling and Family Therapy (PGDCFT) from IGNOU, are eligible for lateral entry to the second year of MSCCFT Program. They will be required to study only the second year courses. The minimum and maximum duration of the Programme for students joining through Lateral Entry shall be one year and two years respectively.

To join through Lateral Entry, applicants may register on the online admission portal, select MSCCFT Programme, and follow the process. The option for Lateral Entry shall be given at the time of filling qualification details. . A scanned copy of the final marks sheet (Grade Card) of PGDCFT indicating successful completion of the Programme is required to be uploaded, along with other documents as required.

Fee Structure

Rs. 33,600/- for full programme to be paid year wise @Rs. 16,800/- per year

Programme Coordinator Prof. Neerja Chadha, neerja_chadha@ignou.ac.in, Ph. 29572959 Dr. Amiteshwar Ratra, amiteshwar@ignou.ac.in

Course Details


Regional & Study Centre Details

Regional Centre Study Centre
JAMMU 12108P: DEPTT. OF HOME SCIENCE (12108P)
JAMMU 1285: GOVT COLLEGE OF WOMEN (1285)
BANGALORE 13121: KMC MANIPAL
BANGALORE 1349: MOUNT CARMEL COLLEGE, BANGALORE (1349P)
BANGALORE 13139: SPANDANA NURSING HOME INSTT.FOR PG & PSYC.,BANGALO (13139P)
COCHIN 14183: CHF FAMILY APOSTOLATE TRAINING & RESEARCH INSTT. (14183)
COCHIN 14169: DANAHALAYA INSTITUTE OF FORMATION AND COUNSELLING (14169)
BHOPAL 15100: AADHAR (15100)
BHUBANESHWAR 21152: CHETNA INSTITUTE, BHUBANESWAR (21152)
JAIPUR 2353: INTERNATIONAL COLLEGE OF GIRLS, JAIPUR (2353)
CHENNAI 2564: K.S. RANGASAMY COLLEGE OF TECH (2564)
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KOLKATA 28140: Muralidhar Girls' College (28140)
DELHI 2 (RAJGHAT) 0734D: AMAR JYOTI REHABILITATION & RESEARCH CENTRE (0734D)
DELHI 2 (RAJGHAT) 29053: LADY HARDING MEDICAL COLLEGE & SSSK HOSPITAL (29053P)
DELHI 2 (RAJGHAT) 29046: VISION INSTITUTE OF ADVANCED STUDIES (29046)
SRINAGAR 1234: GOVT. COLLEGE FOR WOMEN M. A. ROAD SRINAGAR (1234)
SRINAGAR 1209: SHRI PRATAP SINGH COLLEGE (1209)
VIJAYAWADA 33029: S.V. ARTS COLLEGE TITUPATI (33029)
VIJAYAWADA 0104: TJPS COLLEGE (104)
NAGPUR 36017: MAHATMA GANDHI INSTITUTE OF MEDICAL SCIENCE (36017P)
DELHI 3 (DWARKA) 38043: Bharati College (38043)
DELHI 3 (DWARKA) 38013: URIVI VIKRAM NATIONAL CENTRE ADOLESCENTS (UVNAC)
TRIVANDRUM 40021: Centre for Career Research and Development centre (40021)
TRIVANDRUM 1455: COLLEGE OF AGRICULTURE (1455)
TRIVANDRUM 1441: MAR IVANIOS INSTITUTE OF ADVANCE STUDIES (1441)
JABALPUR 1599: MATA GUJARI MAHILA MAHIVIDYALYA, JABALPUR (1599)
DARBHANGA 0551: SAMASTIPUR COLLEGE (551)
VARANASI 48022: ARYA MAHILA P.G. COLLEGE, VARANASI (48022)
VARANASI 27125: ST.JOSEPHS COLLEGE FOR WOMEN, GORAKHPUR (27125D)
VARANASI 48017: TILAK DHARI COLLEGE, JAUNPUR (48017)
VARANASI 2745: VBS PURVANCHAL UNIVERSITY, JAUNPUR (2745)
CHANDIGARH 06027: IGNOU REGULAR STUDY CENTRE (6027)
CHANDIGARH 0600: IGNOU STUDY CENTRE (600)
DELHI 1 (MOHAN ESTATE (SOUTH DELHI)) 0787: INSTITUTE OF HOME ECONOMICS (787)
DELHI 1 (MOHAN ESTATE (SOUTH DELHI)) 07156: SOCIETY FOR ADVANCE STUDY IN REHABILITATION(SASR) (07156D)
VATAKARA 14100D: MCT TRAINING COLLEGE (14100D)
AHMEDABAD 0901: L.D. ARTS COLLEGE (901)