16 April, 2024

Regional Centre


Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling and Family Therapy (PGDCFT)

Minimum Duration: 1 Year
Maximum Duration: 4 Years
Minimum Age: No bar
Maximum Age: No bar


 Family Relationships, Home Science, Psychology, Social Work, Medicine or other allied disciplines. “Allied disciplines” include Anthropology, Sociology, Education. Philosophy, MBBS or equivalent qualification in Ayurveda, Unani, Sidha or Homeopathy Medicines, Nursing etc. from a recognized University.
Bachelor’s degree with a higher Degree in any of the above mentioned subjects or Bachelor’s Degree along with a Post Graduate Diploma in Guidance and Counselling from a recognized University.
Medium: English

The Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling and Family Therapy is aimed at developingprofessionals 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 anincreased need and demand for professional support in terms or counselling and family therapy,which is being increasing recognized as an effective approach both for promoting positives likestrengthening families, fostering positive parenting, and increasing resilience of individuals invulnerable situations as well as for add-ressing negative aspects such as social-psychologicalproblems, maladaptive behaviours, declining mental health and psyc-hosomatic disorders that arebeing increasing witnessed in the present times. However, though the need for coun-seling andfamily therapy professionals is being increasingly felt, there is a dearth of professional supportand experts who could lend a helping hand in promoting positive family processes and helpindividual family members in distress in a comprehensive way. As a result, there is a trem-endousfelt 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 uniquepro-gramme of study would help to train professional cadres in the field, equipping them for bothwage-employment and selfemployment. and thus fill the existing lacuna.
A unique feature of this programme of study is that on completing it the learner canenroll for the second year of M.Sc. in Counselling and Family Therapy [M.Sc. (CFT)].

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