Ignou Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling and Family Therapy

Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling and Family Therapy PGDCFT

The Post Graduate Diploma in 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 families, fostering positive parenting, and increasing resilience of
individuals in vulnerable situations as well as for addressing negative aspects such as social-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 unique feature of this programme of study is that on successfully completing it, the learner can enroll for the second
year of M.Sc. in Counselling and Family Therapy [M.Sc. (CFT)], in subsequent session through credit transfer, as per
University Rules.

Eligibility: Bachelor’s degree with specialization in subjects like Human Development and Family Studies, Child
Development,Human Development and Childhood Studies, ChildDevelopment 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.

OR

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 of Instruction: English

Duration: Minimum 1 year and Maximum 4 years; offered only in July cycle of admissions

Fee Structure: Rs. 16,800/- for full programme

Programme Details:

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 and
Theoretical Perspectives
4
MCFTL 3 Counselling and Family Therapy: Basic Concepts and
Theoretical Perspectives -Supervised Practicum
2
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
Total Credits (20 Credits Theory + 12 Credits Practical) 32

 

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