The Global Institute of Psychotherapy & Counselling

Introduction
The Global Institute of Psychotherapy & Counselling (G.I.P.C.) is a constituent unit of The Global Institutes which is an autonomous institutions dedicated to the cause of promoting physical, mental, spiritual and Educational empowerment and development of all sections of society.

The Global Institute of Psychotherapy & Counselling has been established to provide the Educational and professional programmes on Psychology, Psychotherapy and counselling through regular as well as distance education mode. The Institute offers its service to all persons regardless of cast, creed, breed, religion, colour, gender and geographical boundaries. The Institute enrolls the students from various parts of the country as well as abroad. The Executive Committee and the Faculty Council of the Institute consist of devoted and committed members who are responsible for the general development and maintenance of the Institute.

What is psychological counselling ?
Counselling Psychology is that field of Psychology that involves itself in helping alleviating the emotional problems of a client through Counselling, or “Talk Therapy”. There are three roles central to Counselling Psychology. The are the remedial, the preventive & the developmental roles.

Remedial Counselling :
The remedial role entails working with individuals or groups, to assist them in remedying problems of one kind or other. In remedial work, we take the view that something is awry, something needs to be “fixed” or some problem needs to be solved in the individual, couple or group. Remedial interventions may include personal – social Counselling at individual, couples or group level. Crisis intervention & various Counselling services for students requiring assistance with unresolved life events are additional examples of remedial Counselling.

Preventive Counselling :
The preventive role seeks to “anticipate, circumvent and if possible, to forestall difficulties that may arise in the future”. Preventive Counselling may focus on what are called “Psychoeducational Programmes” aiming to forestall the development of problematic events.

Developmental Counselling :
The developmental role is also called the educative role, which helps the individual to plan, obtain & derive maximum benefits from the kind of experiences that will enable them to discover & develop their potentials. An example is conducting of study skills class for college students aimed at making good students perform even better.

Importance of the Course
Despite an increase in scientific productivity and material success, statistics show that the rate of mental disturbances in terms of Suicide, Alcoholism, Drugs, Marital breakdown and the like are increasing at an alarming rate. It would seem that as the material comforts of life have increased, mental health is deteriorating. Mental health is achieved if man develops into full maturity according to the characteristics and laws of human nature. Mental illness consists in the failure of such development.

According to the National Mental Health Programme document, about 20-30 million Indians are in need of some form of mental health care. Every year, 2,50,000 new cases are reported. But these figures do not include the thousands of others who may be suffering in silence without access to help. With proper care, at least 60 percent of these mentally ill people can recover completely and at least 80 percent can avoid chronic illness and disability. A large number of people can be helped merely by listening, providing care and equipping them with life-skills to cope with the stressful situations in life.

A growing awareness of the shortage of professional guidance and the ineffectiveness of traditional treatment has led to a large number of persons seeking new avenues. In the next five years, India needs at least 50,000 trained Counsellors nationwide. Right now, we don’t have even have 2000 trained Counsellors !

Careers in Counselling
ASfter receiving your Master/Post Graduate Diploma/Diploma, you are eligible to practice Counselling & Psychotherapy depending upon the Course you have undergone.

Generally, you can practice in the following job settings:

General Information of Courses

Course Materials
The course materials which will be provided by the concerned institutes of The Global Institutes are designed to follow the adult education method of self-study. The course materials are simple, self-explanatory, yet in-depth & exhaustive. It is enough to study the course materials alone to pass the examinations.

Examination: Two options are introduced for the examination.

OPTION – A
The students are assured on the basis of their course assignments and examination. The Global Institutes believe that the three-hour examination is an obsolete method of assessing students’ true potentials.

After the scheduled duration of the course, the Institute should send the question papers to the students, which have to be answered at their comfortable place and timings.

The candidates are required to submit their answer-sheets within the prescribed time limit to the Institute.

This unique methodology helps students to write best answers based on their acquired knowledge through course materials as well as their personal experience. TGI has designed this liberal and unique methodology that allows students to make maximum benefits of their knowledge experience.

The panel of faculty and examiners design the question papers in such a way that there may be no option of copying the answers will require personal skills, understanding and analysis of the subject.

OPTION – B
If a student desires to appear for 3 hour classroom conventional examination, he can do so. The exam will be conducted in Kolkata centre. However the Centre may be opened in other cities also subject to the sufficient number of students opting for the examination in the concerned city

The students should intimate his choice of option for examination at the time of enrollment.

Grading System of TGI: A++ 80% and above
A+ 70% – 79%
A 60% – 69%
B 50% – 59%
C 40% – 49%

The student to be declared as PASSED should obtain a minimum “C” grade

PROCEDURE FOR ADMISSION
For Admission, you should send the following records:

  1. Filled-in Application Form
  2. Attested Xerox copies of the Educational Qualification and Age Proof.
  3. Three Passport-size photographs (One photo to be pasted in the Application Form & the other two to be enclosed). Participants name should be written legibly at the back of each photo enclosed.
  4. Fees
  5. All remittances (fees etc.) should be sent by Cash/M.O./Draft payable to “HOLY ANGELS COLLEGE OF ALTERNATIVE MEDICINES” – MUMBAI. Personal Contact


Programme
Personal Contact Programme (PCP) held at the Institutes Campus as and when required.

Independent Practice
Setting up your own Counselling/Psychotherapy Centres
Counselling Centres connected with Universities/Colleges/Schools
Mental Health Centres
Outpatient Clinics
Training Centres
You may perform various Counselling/Psychotherapy activities as follows:
    Personal Adjustment Counselling
Vocational Counselling
Long-Term Psychotherapy
Couple & Family Counselling
Group Counselling
Group Vocational Counselling
• Diploma in Psychotherapy & Counselling (D.P.C.) 

Eligibility : Higher Secondary
Duration : 1 Year
Medium of Instruction : English
Fees: US$ 250

Paper – I General Psychology 100 marks
Paper – II Personality Development 100 marks
Paper – III Psychology of Adjustment 100 marks
Paper – IV General Guidance & Counselling 100 marks
Total Marks 400 marks

Post Graduate Diploma in Psychotherapy & Counselling (P.G.D.P.C.)
Eligibility : Any Graduate
Duration : 1 Year
Medium of Instruction : English
Fees: US$ 350

Paper – I General Psychology 100 marks
Paper – II Personality Development 100 marks
Paper – III Psychology of Adjustment 100 marks
Paper – IV Psychopathology 100 marks
Paper – V General Guidance & Counselling 100 marks
Paper – VI Psychological & Behaviourial Therapies 100 marks
Total Marks 600 marks

Post Graduate Diploma in Industrial Counselling (P.G.D.I.C.)
Eligibility : Any Graduate
Duration : 1 Year
Medium of Instruction : English
Fees: US$ 350

Paper – I General Psychology 100 marks
Paper – II Personality Development 100 marks
Paper – III Psychology of Adjustment 100 marks
Paper – IV Organisation Behaviour 100 marks
Paper – V General Guidance & Counselling 100 marks
Paper – VI Human Relations in Industries 100 marks
Paper – VII Assessement & Treatment of Abnormal Behaviour 100 marks
Total Marks 700 mark

Post Graduate Diploma in Marriage Counselling (P.G.D.M.C.)
Eligibility : Any Graduate
Duration : 1 Year
Medium of Instruction : English
Fees: US$ 350

Paper – I General Psychology 100 marks
Paper – II Sex Education 100 marks
Paper – III Psychology of Adjustment 100 marks
Paper – IV Psychopathologyr 100 marks
Paper – V Marriage Problems 100 marks
Paper – VI Marital Counselling 100 marks
Total Marks 600 marks

Post Graduate Diploma in Stress Management (P.G.D.S.M.)
Eligibility : Any Graduate
Duration : 1 Year
Medium of Instruction : English
Fees: US$ 350

Paper – I General Psychology 100 marks
Paper – II Personality Development 100 marks
Paper – III Psychology of Adjustment 100 marks
Paper – IV Stress Management 100 marks
Paper – V General Guidance & Counselling 100 marks
Total Marks 500 marks