IGNOU PGDCFT Course Detail
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IGNOU PGDCFT Course Detail
Programme Description: PG DIPLOMA IN COUNSELLING AND FAMILY THERAPY
Programme Short Description: PGDCFT
School Short Description: SOCE
School Description: School of Continuing Education
The Post Graduate Diploma in Counseling 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 counseling 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 increasing witnessed in the present times. However, though the need for counseling 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 Counseling 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 completing it the learner can enroll for the second year of M.Sc. in Counseling and Family Therapy [M.Sc. (CFT)] through credit transfer.
α Bachelor’s degree with 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, Sidha or Homeopathy Medicines, Nursing etc. from a recognized University.
αBachelor’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
Rs. 14,000/- for full programme
Prof. Neerja Chadha,
Ph. 011-29536347/ 29572946/29572959/29534066