Psychosocial Counselor - CTEVT


Humanities and Social Sciences

0 year(s)6 month(s)

This curriculum is based on the tasks required for psychosocial counseling at counseling centers, related community centers, nursing homes, schools, orphanages, elderly homes, private homes, and hospital/health centers, rehabilitation centers in country and abroad.

This curriculum consists of four modules [as (1) Psychosocial intervention (2) Case Management (3) Counseling Skill and Process (4) Capacity Building] and On the Job Training (OJT). The duration of particular module and its sub modules will be as stated in the course structure. The instructors/trainers will demonstrate the skills in the classrooms and trainees will get the opportunity to practice the skills/tasks included in this curriculum. Trainees will practice & learn skills using appropriate tools, materials and equipment necessary for this curricular program.

This curricular program incorporates the skills and knowledge related to psychosocial intervention (psychosocial wellbeing/intervention/ CBI, metal health, gender/culture / counseling, human development and behavior, & special issues); case management (managing counseling center, documentation, supervision & linkage/coordination/ referrals); counseling skill and process (counseling approaches, basic of counseling, counseling skills, counseling process and alternative tools); and capacity building (facilitation skills & professionalism development). The trainees will also get an opportunity to participate in on the Job training (OJT) (of 160 hrs.), which will allow them to apply an exercise skills in the real world of work. 


The aim of the curricular program is to produce and supply competent ‘Psychosocial Counselors’ equipped with knowledge, skills and attitude necessary for psychosocial counseling so as to fulfill the need of such human resources in the country and abroad. 


After the completion of program trainees will be able to:

To perform psychosocial intervention

  • To apply skills / knowledge of wellbeing/intervention / community based intervention(CBI) in psychosocial counseling
  • To apply skills / knowledge of metal health in psychosocial counseling
  • To apply skills / knowledge of gender/ culture / counseling in psychosocial counseling
  • To apply skills / knowledge of human development / behavior in psychosocial counseling
  • To deal with some of the /common special Issues

To manage cases

  • To manage counseling center
  • To perform documentation
  • To perform supervision
  • To perform linkage/ coordination / referrals 

To apply counseling skill and process

  • To apply counseling approaches
  • To state basics of counseling
  • To apply counseling skills
  • To carry out counseling process
  • To apply alternative tools 
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Admission criteria

Individuals who meet the following criteria will be allowed to enter into this curricular program:

  • Minimum of Intermediate or +2 pass pass
  • Nepali citizen
  • Minimum of 21 years of age
  • Positive attitude
  • Should pass entrance examination 

Salient features

Duration:  The total duration of the course extends over 6 months (i.e. 6×130 hours equal to 780 hours) within which 620 hours of in-house training and 160 hours of OJT is included. 

Target group:  The target group for this training program will be all interested individuals with educational prerequisite of minimum of Intermediate or +2 pass

Group size:  The group size for this training program will be of maximum 20 provided all necessary resources to practice the tasks/competencies as specified in this curriculum. 

Medium of Instruction: The medium of instruction for this training program will be Nepali or English or both. 

Pattern of attendance: The trainees should have 90% attendance during the training period to get the certificate.  

Focus of the curriculum: This is a competency-based curriculum and emphasizes on competencies /performances. Even though this course needs communication skill to counsel the patients or the victims, the main focus will be on the performance of the competencies included in this curriculum including the practical application of communication skills/competencies. 

Follow up suggestion

This is not a training program only for training sake. The ultimate success of this program will rest on the proficiency of the graduates of this training program in providing services in the community either by wage employment or by self-employment. 

In order to assess the success of this program and collect feedbacks/inputs for the revision of the program, a schedule of follow up is suggested as follows:- 

First follow up: Six months after the completion of the program

Second follow up: Six months after the completion of the first follow up

Follow up cycle: In a cycle of one year after the completion of the second follow up for five years  

Grading System

The trainees will be graded as follows based on the marks in percentage secured by them in tests/ evaluations.

  • Distinction: Passed with 80% or above
  • First Division: passed with 75% or above
  • Second Division: passed with 65% or above
  • Third Division: passed with 60% or above 

Certificate requirement:  The related training institute will provide the certificate of "Psychosocial counselor” to those trainees who successfully complete the prescribed course and conducted evaluation.

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