Admission open for the Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology (MCP) for the spring 2018 academic session, under the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences at Samarpan Academy, affiliated with Tribhuvan University (TU).
The MCP course will offer a comprehensive overview of counselling psychology and equip students with the skills and techniques to be effective and compassionate Counseling Psychologists and able to work in a wide variety of settings.
The course is designed to make students competent on both the prevention and intervention level. They will be exposed to a wide array of patient populations and communities for understanding and providing care, support and counselling. In each semester students need to learn skills and involve themselves in practice, exercising and applying their knowledge and skills. 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 program’s training emphasizes both academic and applied experiences that incorporate development-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 the completion of the course students will be ready to practice contemporary counseling. Training and practice of counseling will be closely supervised during the program. Training will be provided by experienced trainers, and settings for practice will be completed by directly visiting communities as well as through different organisations to learn and refine their skills.
Students need to complete 65 credit hours of coursework, and become trained in and engaged in fieldwork experience. Fieldwork/internship experience is a must. One of the major missions of the institute is to prepare counselors with additional expertise in community based psychosocial services which is hoped to fulfill the wide gap between mental health, psychosocial problems and quality of services in Nepal.
Completion of a post-graduate degree in counselling psychology; Bachelor degree in Psychology, Social Work, Management (BBA), Science (biology), Health Sciences, Medicine or Education with at least second division or 2.0 CGPA and/or Master from the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences with 3 to 6 months training in counselling.
Selection is based on certificates and entrance exam marks.
Admission Forms can be obtained from Samarpan Academy for 1,500 NPR.
Samarpan Academy Institute of Crisis Management Studies (ICMS)
Affiliated with Tribhuvan University (TU)
814 Dhumbarahi Marg, Dhumbarahi Kathmandu