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Master in Counseling Psychology

Master in Counseling Psychology
  • Program Description

    The Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology degree program is sixty five (65) credit hours, four semester (2 years) course work designed to prepare students as professional counselor in avariety of settings including community. The required core of theory and professional issue classes blend with practicum/fieldwork/internship to integrate the academic and practical aspects of counselor training. The course consists of both theoretical knowledge and practical work. Opportunities are provided to the students to maximize their counseling experiences and their career goals with at least 600 hours of internship/practical experience. During semester work and field experiences students will be supervised. The course prepares counselors to work in varieties of field with individual, families, and group/community, to assess, design and implement some specific counseling strategies. The course is designed to make students competent both in prevention and intervention level. They will be exposed to a wide array of patient populations and communities for understanding and provide care, support and counseling both at preventive and intervention level. In each semester students need to learn skills, involve in practice, exercise and apply their knowledge and skill. After completion of the program students will be able to conduct and provide direct psychosocial and mental health counseling services to clients across a wide range of medical, research, mental health, and independent practice settings. A limited number of students are admitted each year and placement is competitive.

    The Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology program’s training emphasizes both academic and applied experiences that incorporate developmental-contextual and multicultural frameworks to understand and promote psychosocial and mental health and well-being in diverse populations. A broad background in counseling and mental health theories and their application will be provided to the students to develop strong counseling skills, gain core professional knowledge and competencies, and master scientifically informed best practices. It is expected that after completion of the course the students will be ready to practice contemporary counseling

  • COURSE SYLLABUS TITLE

     

    Students have to complete 65 credit courses to complete Master in counseling psychology.

     

    FIRST SEMESTER (Basic)

     

    Paper

    Code No.

    Cr Hr

    Subject Title

     

    I

    501

    3

    Foundation of Counseling

     

    II

    502

    3

    Life-Span Development

     

    III

    503

    3

    Mental Health and Abnormal Behavior

     

    IV

    504

    3

    Multicultural Psychology and Counseling

    Practicum (20-80)

    V

    505

    3

    Community Based Psychosocial Services

    Practicum (20-80)

    SECOND SEMESTER (Basic)

     

    Paper

    Code No.

    Cr Hr

    Subject Title

     

    VI

    506

    3

    Counseling Communication Skills (Practicum)

    Practicum (20-80)

    VII

    507

    3

    Assessment in Counseling I

    Practicum (20-80)

    VIII

    508

    3

    Counseling Supervision (Theory & Practice)

     

    IX

    509

    3

    Person Centered Therapy (Theory & Practice)

     

    X

    510

    3

    Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (Theory & Practice)

     

    XI

    511

    3

    Behavior Therapy (Theory and Practice)

    Practicum (20-80)

    THIRD SEMESTER

     

    Paper

    Code No.

    Cr Hr

    Subject Title

     

    XII

    512

    3

    Assessment in Counseling II

    Practicum (80-20)

    XIII

    513

    3

    Family Therapy

     

    XIV

    514

    3

    Solution Focused Counseling

    Practicum (80-20)

    XV

    515

    3

    Counseling with Children/Adolescents

    Practicum (80-20)

    XVI

    516

    3

    Research Methods I

     

                 

    FOURTH SEMESTER  – training & intern

     

    Paper

    Code No.

    Cr Hr

    Subject Title

     

    XVII

    517

    3

    Expressive Therapies

    Practicum (80-20)

    XVIII

    518

    3

    School Counseling

    Practicum (80-20)

    XIX

    519.A

    519.B

    3

    Introduction to Crisis Management Study

     

    Or Trauma Counseling

    Or Critical Thinking

    Practicum (80-20)

    XX

    520

    520.B

    3

    Disaster Management Theory & Practice

     

    Or Current Psychosocial Problem: Issue and Intervention

    Practicum (80-20)

    XXI

    521

    5

    Thesis

     

    MCP Course Details

    Note:

    • Student must pass in the internal theory paper (20 marks) of practicum
    • Practicum includes: assessment, counseling, case conference, term paper
    • Monthly activities will be evaluated by concerned teacher and supervisor. Student's mark depend on task completed by the students in each month.
    • Subject teacher and supervisor are sole responsible for student's progress and practicum marks
  • The fee structure of MCP course is as follows:

    NPR 2,50,000  for Nepalese students.

  • Dr.Kishor Adhikari

    Kishor Adhikari has  a doctoral level training in behavioral/cognitive  science with significant academic and professional experience in counselling training and education. His expertise is built overs years of experience both in academia and industry. He also has professional level expertise in research methodology and data analytics. Dr Adhiakri is interested in developing entrepreneurship by combing human psychology and technology. He has received Bidya Bhusan Padak A & B for his outstanding academic contribution and Information Communication Technology Award 2018 for the technological innovation in psychometric assessment in Nepal.

    Dr Adhikari is a board of trustee of ICMS and also coordinates MCP course. Furthermore, he is a faculty of research methodology for Master program in Crisis Management and Studies.

     
     

     

    1. BA degree with major in psychology.
    2. Bachelor in Social Work (BSW).
    3. Any Bachelor’s degree in Science ( BSc ).
    4. Bachelor in Education.
    5. Master of Arts in Sociology/ Anthropology.
    6. Any Masters and 6 months training in Psychology.
    7. Nursing/MBBS/BHP/Health Management/Any health or medicine degree.
    8. BBA/BIM etc ( Management degree with psychology,OB)
    9. Post Graduate Diploma in Psychology.