Master of Science Counselling and Family Therapy MSCCFT IGNOU
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 a theory, supervised practicum, internship, and dissertation as components.
IGNOU MSCCFT Eligibility: Bachelor’s degree with a specialization in subjects like Human Development and Family Studies, Child Development, Human Development and Childhood Studies, Child Development and 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, Siddha 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.
The medium of Instruction: English
IGNOU MSCCFT Duration: Minimum 2 years and Maximum 5 years; offered only in July cycle of admissions.
IGNOU MSCCFT Fee Structure: Rs. 33,600/- for the full programme to be paid year wise @Rs. 16,800/- per year
|Course Code||Title of the Course||Credits||Download|
|MCFT 1||Human Development and Family Relationships||4|
|MCFTL 1||Human Development and Family Relationships Supervised Practicum||2|
|MCFT 2||Mental Health and Disorders||4|
|MCFTL 2||Mental Health and Disorders Supervised Practicum||2|
|MCFT 3||Counselling and Family Therapy: Basic Concepts & Theoretical Perspectives||4|
|MCFTL 3||Counselling and Family Therapy: Basic Concepts & Theoretical Perspectives-
|MCFT 4||Counselling and Family Therapy: Applied Aspects||4|
|MCFTL 4||Counselling and Family Therapy: Applied Aspects Supervised Practicum||2|
|MCFT 5||Counselling and Family Therapy: Research Methods and Statistics||4|
|MCFTL 5||Counselling and Family Therapy: Research Methods and Statistics Supervised Practicum||2|
|MCFTL 8||Reflective Journal||2|
|MCFT 6||Applied Social Psychology||4|
|MCFTL 6||Applied Social Psychology-Supervised Practicum||2|
|MCFT 7||Counselling and Family Therapy: Applications and Interventions||4|
|MCFTL 7||Counselling and Family Therapy: Applications and Interventions
|Optional Paper (choose any one pair of Electives from the following):|
|MCFTE 1||Marital and Family Therapy & Counselling||2|
|MCFTE 4||Marital and Family Therapy & Counselling Supervised Practicum||4|
|MCFTE 2||Child and Adolescent Counselling and Family Therapy||2|
|MCFTE 5||Child and Adolescent Counselling and Family Therapy Supervised Practicum||4|
|MCFTE 3||Substance Abuse Counselling and Family Therapy||2|
|MCFTE 6||Substance Abuse Counselling and Family Therapy Supervised Practicum||4|