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• M.Sc.(Counselling & Psychotherapy) – Distant Education Mode - from Tamil Nadu Open University (TNOU) – Tamilnadu Govt. Recognized – All India Distance Education Council Recognized

Simple Eligibility to Join – Any Graduate Degree.
 

M.Sc.(Counselling & Psychotherapy) – distant education mode - from Tamil Nadu Open University (TNOU) - requires only a graudate degree from any discipline as eligibility to join. Specially, this course is delivered at mental health centres by mental health professionals, who treats clients with psychotherapy and counselling, on a day-to-day basis. This is not the case with similar courses from other universities. Vazhikatti Mental Health Centre and Research Institute, Coimbatore, is the regional centre for running this TNOU distance education course, M.Sc.(Counselling & Psychotherapy).Last year university topper and gold medalist is a student from Vazhikatti Centre.
Counseling knowledge and skills, particularly for persons in nursing position, will enhance one's personal effectiveness.

Vazhikatti has decided to run the 13th batch of this course specially for Personnel Officers, Administrators, Managers, CEOs and HODs, Admission for the batch closes on 29.03.2014.

Useful Links Related to this Course:
Visit the following links in sequence :
http://tnou.ac.in/

http://tnou.ac.in/programmes.aspx
http://tnou.ac.in/PG_Programmes.aspx
http://tnou.ac.in/MSc_Counselling.aspx
http://tnou.ac.in/MSc_Counselling_LE.aspx


For further information, please Call Mr.S.Fernando, course co-ordinator at 9750499988 or email-vazhikatti@gmail.com.

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQ)

P.G.Diploma in Psychological Counselling (1 yr)
M.Sc Counselling & Psychotherapy (2 yrs)
By Tamil Nadu Open University (TNOU)

  1. Are the Courses recognized?

       Yes, recognized by   both

      a. Tamil nadu Government ( so recognized for government jobs)
      b. Distance Education Council of India, Delhi ( so recognized for central government job)


    2.
  What is the fees structure of this course?

      P.G. Diploma  in Psychological Counselling  (One Year)

       

For Psychology Graduates

Rs.6,800/-

For Non-Psychology Graduates

Rs.7,300/-

     M.Sc. (Counselling   & Psychotherapy)

 

Ist Year

IInd Year

For Psychology Graduates

Rs.6,800/-

Rs.6,500/

For Non-Psychology Graduates

Rs.7,300/-

Rs.6,500/

         P.G. Diploma in  Psychological Counselling  of TNOU holders can do (Lateral Entry)   into second year  of        
     M.Sc. (Counselling   & Psychotherapy) directly. Second year fees only  to be paid:
   Rs.6,800/-

    3.
Last date for submission of application?

           29.03.2014

    4.Can we download the application form for admission?

    1. No, You have to purchase the application form  from any TNOU study centre in TamilNadu
    2. Cost of the application :Rs.100/-

    5.Where to submit the application?( For Coimbatore region)

    Filled in application for PG.Diploma in Psychological Counselling & M.Sc.Counselling & Psychotherapy Should be       submitted in Vazhikatti, for Coimbatore region

    6.What are the documents needed for admission to this program?

      Students should submit attested copies of Under graduation provisional certificate and Degree certificate. For any       concessional information (for eg.handicapped) contact study centre.

     7.Is there any contact classes for this program?

     Students have to attend 22 weekend classes per year (On Sundays   9.00 am to 1.30 pm)

     8.Where the classes are conducted in?

   Classes for the course conducted in Vazhikatti Mental Health Centre & Research Institute, Avinashi road,       Peelamedu, Coimbatore.

    9.Which all centres conduct these courses?

    These courses are   conducted only by Psychiatric hospitals. Only three hospitals are recognized by Tamil Nadu        Open University.
       Coimbatore   region   :  Vazhikatti Mental Health   Centre &   Research Institute,        Coimbatore.
       Chennai       region   :  Santhosh Hospital, Chennai.
       Madurai      region   :  Ms.Chellamuthu Trust, Madurai.

 

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Vazhikatti Mental Health Centre & Research Institute

Tamil Nadu Open University

M.Sc (Counselling & Psychotherapy)
P.G. Diploma in Psychological Counselling

TEACHING FACULTY

In-house Faculty

Dr.K.Selvaraj, MBBS, DPM, MD (Psych), DNB (Psych)……Consultant Psychiatrist
Dr.R.Endumathi, MBBS, DPM…………………………………Consultant Psychiatrist
Dr.B.Sowmya, MBBS, MD (Psych)……………………………Consultant Psychiatrist
Dr.N.K.R.Ravi, MBBS, DME, DCP…………………………… Consultant Psychiatrist
Dr.M.Yasmin, MBBS……………………………………………  Medical Officer
N.Lakshmanan, M.A., M.Phil (Cli.Psy), Ph.D…………………Clinical Psychologist
M.Ramachandran, M.Sc., M.Phil (Cli.Psy)…………………….Clinical Psychologist
S.Fernando Ethelbert, M.Sc .(Psy), M.Sc(C&PT)……………. Counselling Psychologist
J.Anitha, M.Sc.(C&PT)……………………………………………Counselling Psychologist

 

Visiting Faculty

Dr.Indhumathi, MBBS, DPM…………………………………….Consultant Psychiatrist
Dr.Anuja ,M.A., PGDCP, Ph.D (Clin Psy) (NIMHANS)………Associate Professor in Clinical   Psychology
Dr.Rajakumari, M.A, M.Phil, Ph.D ……………………………. Assistant Professor   in Psychology
Dr.B.Selvaraj, M.A, M.Phil, Ph.D……………………………..  Assistant Professor   in Psychology
Mr.Sukumar, M.A, M.Phil(Cli.Psy)……………………………. .Child Psychologist & Remedial Special Educator
Babu Rangarajan, M.Sc., M.Phil (Cli.Psy)……………………  Clinical Psychologist
R.RojaRamani, M.Sc., M.Phil (Cli.Psy)……………………….  Clinical Psychologist
Mr.Vignesh, M.A., M.Phil (Cli.Psy)…………………………….. Lecturer in Psychology      

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