PG Diploma | Psycho-Social Rehabilitation

Programme Overview

  • This programme introduces students to the world of serving those in need of mental health care services such as counselling.
  • Students get to experience first-hand the mental health settings where caregiving becomes the need of the hour. Students are also engaged in focussing on improving the quality of life of seekers from a mental healthcare perspective.
  • Mental wellness is a key aspect that is dealt upon by students and faculty in the programme.
  • A key focus of this Post Graduate Diploma is psycho-social rehabilitation and the underlying principles/practices.
  • With these skills, students are also taught how to implement a range of mental health services and thereby enable seekers to build on their strong areas. Goal Setting is yet another focus area of the programme, and this lets students develop lifeward objectives.
  • The programme is exciting for students enjoying interaction with various categories of people. Hence, communication is also a key feature of the programme. Emphasis on practical knowledge is laid sufficiently to groom students into effective counsellors and mental health service providers.

Career Opportunities

  • Rehabilitation Counsellors
  • Mental care services
  • At rehabilitation centres, NGOs, welfare communities
  • Handling Disaster Management projects
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Huge scope for research

Programme USPs/Key Features

  • On completion of the programme, students learn to challenge the conventional approach of problem-solving by moving beyond the narrow disciplinary compartments found in traditional academic structures.
  • The programme at CMRU is dedicated to systematic and scholarly study of contemporary social, political, psychological and cultural issues from an interdisciplinary perspective, keeping in mind social relevance, applicability and pragmatic utility in the Indian and international context of social sciences.

Programme Educational Objectives

  • To provide students with a thorough understanding of psychosocial rehabilitation principles and practices.
  • To provide practical knowledge for implementing a range of mental health services based on best practices.
  • To build upon the assessed strengths of people rather than their deficits and problems.
  • To place people in their chosen goal settings such as jobs and housing, and facilitate support in those settings.

Programme Outcomes

  • Assessment of Intelligence and cognitive functions.
  • Developmental assessment.
  • Neuropsychological assessment.
  • Assessment of aptitude, interest and special abilities.
  • Vocational assessment.

Programme Duration

1 Year

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Eligibility Criteria

Candidate who has passed any degree examination from a recognised university with a minimum of 50% marks is eligible for admission to the programme (45% in case of SC/ST/PH students) with Psychology/ Social work/ Nursing as one of the optional course.