The M.A. program in Psychology with specialization in Clinical Psychology/Counseling Psychology / Industrial & Organizational Psychology (I/O) provides in depth knowledge about the intricate relationship between mind, brain, and behavior in the realm of mental disorders and work place.
Specialization in Clinical Psychology provides rigorous training in both contemporary clinical science and intervention. Whereas Counseling Psychology focuses on normal and optimal development across the lifespan, with particular attention to expanding knowledge and skills in occupational choice and transitions and adolescent and group counseling. The specialty of industrial-organizational psychology (also called I/O psychology) is characterized by the scientific study of human behavior in organizations and the work place settings. This specialty focuses on deriving principles of individual, group and organizational behavior and applying psychological principles to solve problems at work.
It is a rigorous and intensive program where the scheme and syllabi are tailored to yield a perfect amalgamation of theory, research and practice to fulfill the requirements of the program at par with international standards. It provides students with training in the content areas of normal and abnormal development, neuropsychology, psychotherapeutic techniques, the assessment and counseling of individuals experiencing mental health issues, statistical and research methodology and ethical issues in psychological research and practice. This program also provides training in understanding issues related to recruitment, selection and placement, training and development, performance measurement, workplace motivation and reward systems. This program is committed to; preparing students to work in a wide variety of clinical, counseling, assessment, work place settings and research; to train as scientists-practitioners; providing education that will lead to intellectual and professional competence and also promoting personal growth.
Meticulously laid out scheme and syllabi with minor projects in each semester and a Masters dissertation in the specialized field at the end of the program in collaboration with foreign universities are the major strength of the program. A well- equipped psychology laboratory with sophisticated equipments and advanced psychological tests and statistical softwares make the program further invincible.