Department of Psychiatric Social Work

The Masters in Medical and Psychiatric Social Work is a two-year postgraduate course that combines social work and mental health. It trains professionals to provide comprehensive mental health services to individuals, families and communities.

Key areas of interest include assessment, diagnosis, psychotherapy, community mental health, social work practice and mental health legislation and policy.

The vision

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

Why study Psychiatric Social Work 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 a master's degree in psychiatric social work can pursue a variety of career paths, including psychiatric social work in hospitals, mental health counseling and community work, research, and policy analysis. The program is regulated by the Rehabilitation Council of India (RCI) and aims to address individual mental health needs and promote community well-being.

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