M.Phil. Clinical Psychology or Master of Philosophy in Clinical Psychology is a postgraduate Psychology course. Clinical psychology is an integration of science, theory and clinical knowledge for the purpose of understanding, preventing, and relieving psychologically-based distress and to promote subjective well-being and personal development. The duration of M.Phil. (Clinical Psychology) is two years and the syllabus for the course is divided into two parts, one part each year. The course is the first step for further research work. Master of Philosophy degree is got after post graduation and to enhance educational qualification especially in teaching field. It is career orienting in nature that offers many opportunities.
M.Phil. Clinical Psychology Eligibility
Minimum educational requirement is M.A./M.Sc. degree in Psychology from a university recognized by the UGC with a minimum of 55% marks in aggregate, preferably with special paper in Clinical Psychology.
For SC/ST/OBC category, minimum of 50% marks in aggregate is essential, as per GOI.
M.Phil. Clinical Psychology Syllabus
The below mentioned syllabus is provided by the Rehabilitation Council of India, New Delhi.
Subjects of Study
Psychosocial Foundation of Behaviour and Psychopathology
One should have skills like communication, information technology, handling of data/ statistics, problem-solving and the ability to work in teams.
Those who have the capacity of understanding human behaviour and motivation, ability to critically analyse a problem, formulate a considered response, create an argument and generate new ideas are good suit for it.
Those who want to increase and put extra value to their degrees also can pursue this course.
They should be able to understand the implications of new information for both current and future problem solving and decision-making.
How isM.Phil. Clinical Psychology Course Beneficial?
After passing the degree course the candidates can obtain social care jobs where they will have to deal with the problems such as poverty, life crisis, and emotional ill health.
Teaching is an evergreen profession for them both in government and private basis. They can run their own private institutes and other coaching centres/academies.
Other area of career for them is industry where they can work as industrial psychologist. Here they apply psychological principles and research methods to the workplace to improve the working conditions and productivity of employees and also advise companies on ways of getting consumers interested in products and services.
They can also serve in hospitals, schools, social service agencies, mental health centres, substance abuse treatment clinics and private companies.