Department of Clinical Psychology

The Masters of Arts in Clinical Psychology is a 2-year postgraduate course focusing on mental, emotional and behavioral disorders. With the growing awareness of mental health issues in India, there is a growing demand for mental health professionals, including clinical psychologists, to address psychological and emotional issues. The course offers training in the theoretical and practical aspects of psychological testing, as well as intensive supervised training in interviewing and assessment. Clinical psychologists may need to be involved in public awareness campaigns and advocacy for mental health issues.

A clinical psychology student assesses patients, diagnoses mental, emotional, or behavioral disorders, and recommends treatments like counseling, behavior therapy, and cognitive therapy. They work in government hospitals, mental health facilities, academic institutions, and corporate organizations. They receive extensive training in key therapy skills, leadership, and management, with opportunities for placements in India and abroad. High-quality training in developmental, social, biological, and cognitive psychology opens career paths.

The vision

To provide psychological well-being for individuals, families, groups, and organizations.

Promote high academic standards in psychology by creating an optimal learning environment, fostering professional development, and reflecting on society's needs.

Why study MA Clinical Psychology at IHS

  • Contributing to Mental Health Awareness
  • A holistic approach to practice
  • Competency-based education
  • Practice-based training
  • Diverse work setting
  • Research
  • Networking and Collaboration
  • Student-friendly Campus
  • Placement

Employment Opportunities

Graduates of Masters in Clinical Psychology in India can find employment in various sectors including hospitals, mental health clinics, schools, colleges, universities, private counseling centers, corporate EAPs, rehabilitation centers and NGOs. They can also contribute to psychological knowledge and evidence-based practice through research opportunities at universities, research institutes or NGOs. The Government of India has launched various projects to promote mental health awareness and offers opportunities for clinical psychologists in government funded programmes.

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