Clinical Psychology


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Diploma in Psychotherapy

Eligibility

Post-graduation or Graduation in psychology /social work/sociology. MBBS/Bsc nursing/General nursing/BAMS or other recognised national level /international level diploma or medical qualification from India or outside India/HPC/ graduates and post graduates students in psychology/sociology

Syllabus

BASIC OF PSYCHOLOGY .DPY – (5 units)

UNIT-1

Introduction – definitions – Schools of Psychology – Applications and fields – Methods -Brain and Behaviour: Neurons: Nerve impulse, Synapses, Neurotransmitters – Nervous system: introduction to CNS, PNS.

UNIT-2

Sensation and Perception: Sensory Processes – Five sense organs and their functions – Perception and perceptual process – Attention and Perception – Movement and Depth perception – Role of Learning. Learning: Conditioning – Classical – Stimulus: generalization and discrimination – Operant: Reinforcement, Shaping of behaviour, Extinction – Reward and Punishment – Cognitive learning – Remembering and Forgetting: General memory functions: kinds and types, STM, LTM – encoding – storing – Information Processing theories – Causes of forgetting, amnesias – Improving memory.

UNIT-3

Thinking: Thinking Process – Speech- Language and thinking – Concept formation – Problem solving – Decision making – Creative thinking – Motivation: Needs and drives – Biological motives, Social motives – Theories of motivation – Aggression as a motive.

UNIT-4

Intelligence: Nature and Definitions – Theories of intelligence – Tests of intelligence – IQ classification –Multiples intelligence theory of Gardner

UNIT-5

Personality: Definitions – nature and determinants of Personality – Theories – Personality Assessment – Emotion and Stress: Biological basis of emotion – Theories of emotion – Sources of stress – GAS – Causes and management of stress.

DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY. DPY – (5 units)

UNIT-1

Nature and meaning of Development – Goals of Development – Significant facts about Development and Stages – The Prenatal Period – Characteristics of Prenatal Period – Importance of conception – Hazards during prenatal period – Genetic disorders.Infancy and Babyhood. Characteristics – Hazards of infancy – Developmental tasks of babyhood – Physiological functions: Muscle control, Speech development. Emotional expressions –

UNIT-2

Development in socialization – Hazards of baby hood – Childhood – Early and Late Childhood – Characteristics –Skills – Speech improvement – Play – Common interests – Sex role typing –

UNIT-3

Family relationships – Personality development – Hazards.Exceptional Children. Definition – Gifted children – Mentally retarded -Backward children – Pervasive psychological disorders: Autism, Dyslexia, ADHD. Learning disabilities – Puberty – Characteristics – Criteria and causes of puberty – Body changes – effects of changes – Sources of concern – Unhappiness at puberty – Hazards of puberty.

UNIT-4

Adolescence: Characteristics, Physical changes, Emotionality, Interests -Sex interests and sex behaviour during adolescence – Family relationships – Personality changes – Happiness and hazards. Adulthood: Characteristics. Developmental tasks – Vocational selection and adjustments – Maritaladjustments – Adjustment to parenthood – Criteria for successful marital adjustment – Marital problems and interventions.

UNIT-5

Middle age – Characteristics of middle age – Developmental tasks – Social and vocational adjustments – Adjustment to changes life patterns – Relationship with in-laws – Old age – Characteristics – Physical changes – Mental and Behavioural disorders – Successful aging. Social issues – Relationship in late life – Changing social systems – Health related issues – Dementia and other cognitive disorders – Approaches to successful aging – Attitudes towards death – Old age homes.

Psychopathology. DPY – (5 units)

UNIT-1

Psychopathology: Historical views, Causal factors and viewpoints concept of abnormality – Classification of mental disorders – Disorders in infancy, Childhood, Adolescence – Delirium –

UNIT-2

Anxiety and panic disorders. Mood disorders and suicide, Somatoform and dissociative disorders, Personality disorders, Substance related disorders. Manic Depressive Psychosis – Schizophrenia and Delusional disorders – Different types – Symptomatology and Treatment.

UNIT-3

Organic Disorders: Brain disorders and other cognitive impairments – Eating and Sleep disorders – Dementia – Sexual and Gender Identity disorders – adjustment disorders – Problems related to abuse and neglect – Psycho – somatic disorders.

UNIT-4

Diagnostic Methods: Differential diagnosis – Types of tests – Inventories, Projective tests – Clinical Assessment: The information, DXPLAIN, clinical audit – various types of assessment, rapport, physical assessment, Neurological examination, Neuropsychological assessment.

UNIT-5

Mental Health: Factors that contribute to mental health – Importance of mental health –Mental health Model: Prevention, Primary, Secondary and tertiary – Characteristics of mentally healthy person – Ethical issues: Contemporary issues, need for planning, challenges and legal issues.

PSYCHOTHERAPEUTIC TECHNIQUES DPY

UNIT-1

Principle of Guidance and counselling, Counselling Theories and Techniques.

Introduction: Definition – Development and goals – preparation – Counsellor-counselee relationship – How to develop healthy relationship

UNIT-2

Counselling process: Steps – purposes of counselling – how to develop insights

UNIT-3

Approaches to Counselling: Directive, Non-directive, Psychoanalytic, Humanistic, Reciprocal inhibition technique, Eclectic approach.

UNIT-4

Modern psychotherapeutic interventions, CBT, REBT, NLP, Applied relaxation, cognitive Behaviour modification therapy

UNIT-5

Family counselling, marital and premarital counselling, school counselling career counselling

Counselling Techniques and Assessment. DPY(5 units)

UNIT-1

Theories of counselling: Psychoanalytic, Individual, Person centred, Behavioural Theories –

UNIT-2

Reality therapy – REBT theory – Gestalt Counselling – Transactional analysis –

UNIT-3

Expectations and Goals: Individual variations, goals achievement of positive mental health, personal effectiveness, help change, decision making – Counselling & related fields: Psychotherapy, Advising,

UNIT-4

Guidance, Clinical Psychology, Hagiology. Special areas: Family counselling, students counselling, parental counselling, educational, vocational and career counselling,

UNIT-5

Counselling Interview: Communication, verbal, nonverbal, interview, techniques of interview, relationship technique, problem identification and exploration, sharing, transference, counter transference

Course Fee: 25,000/-

Awarding body and course accredited by national development agency promoted by govt. of India

Credits

40 academic credits

Duration

We provide 40 hrs. practical and 30 hrs theoretical training in our hospital.