Psychology

About the Subject
Psychology is the science that studies behavior and physiological and mental processes that underline it and the profession that applies the accumulated knowledge of this science to practical problems.

Psychology leads a complex dual existence both as a science and profession. Psychology as a science focuses on behavior and related processes. Psychology as a profession focuses on the application of this knowledge in more than 50 applied fields, viz, Clinical Psychology; Counseling Psychology, Behavioral Neuroscience and Comparative Psychology; Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity and the Arts, Military Psychology, Consumer psychology. (For more information visit www.apa.org)


Career Guidance and Counselling
Talk by the Alumni Ms- Vanita Selvam on Autism Department of Psychology
Career Guidance and Counselling Talk by the Alumni Ms- Vanita Selvam on Autism Department of Psychology
U.G.C. Sponsored National Conference on Counselling Techniques & Learning Disabilities
U.G.C. Sponsored National Conference on Counselling Techniques & Learning Disabilities on 13th & 14th October 2010

About the Department

Department established in 1984.

Fully functioning laboratory established in 1985

Growth of the department
• 1984 Gujarat Medium
• 1989 English Medium
• 1998 Marathi Medium

Formation of Association of Students in1995

Special feature of the Department a journal by students for students- “Mind Link”

Three Years thorough training in psychology comprising of 10 papers creating a strong foundation for advance studies.


Curriculum for the Bachelor of Arts Courses in Psychology

Class

Seme
ster

Subject Code

Subject Name

Credit

Inter
nal

Exter
nal

Total

BA I

I

140110

DC Psychology Paper I General Psychology –I

4

025

075

100

I

140210

DC Psychology Paper II
Developmental Psychology-I

4

025

075

100

II

240310

DC Psychology Paper III General Psychology-II

4

025

075

100

II

240410

DC Psychology Paper IV Developmental Psychology-II

4

025

075

100

BA II

III

340510

DC Psychology Paper V
Social Psychology-I

4

025

075

100

III

340610

DC Psychology Paper DC Psychology Paper VI
Applied statistics-I

4

025

075

100

IV

440710

DC Psychology Paper VII Social Psychology-II

4

025

075

100

IV

440810

DC Psychology Paper VIII
Applied Statistics-II

4

025

075

100

III

360110

APC Psychology Paper I organisational Psychology-I

4

025

075

100

IV

460210

APC Psychology Paper II Consumer Psychology

4

025

075

100

BA III

V

540910

DC Psychology Paper IX Experimental Psychology Theory

4

025

075

100

V

541010

DC Psychology Paper X Experimental Psychology Practical’s-I

4

025

075

100

V

541110

DC Psychology Paper XI Abnormal Psychology

4

025

075

100

V

541210

DC Psychology Paper XII Counselling Psychology

4

025

075

100

VI

641310

DC Psychology Paper VIII
Cognitive Psychology Theory

4

025

075

100

VI

641410

DC Psychology Paper XIV
Experimental Psychology Practical’s II

4

025

075

100

VI

641510

DC Psychology Paper XV Health Psychology

4

025

075

100

VI

641610

DC Psychology Paper XVI
Psychological assessment

4

025

075

100

V

560310

APC Psychology Paper III
Educational Psychology-I

4

025

075

100

VI

660410

APC Psychology Paper IV Sports Psychology-II

4

025

075

100


About the Faculty
Smt. Jayshree Vora
Head of the Department
M.A in Clinical Psychology
Experienced teacher with the experience of 21 years
Member of Board of Studies at SNDT university.


Ms. Geeta K. Patil
Sr. Lecturer, M.A, M Phil.
21 years experience in teaching at degree level.
Special training in individual and group psychotherapy for drug abuse
Training in AIDS awareness and counseling for youth
Research in area of stress, and mental health.

Shri Amitabh Seth
Sr. lecturer, M.A in Clinical Psychology.
20 years experience in teaching degree students.
Special training in Tavistock Model Bombay Course in Psycho- Analytical Observational Studies.
PG Diploma in Counseling Psychology from Xavier Institute of Counseling Psychology

Ms. Vandana Pawar
M.A in Clinical psychology and M.Phil.
10 Years experience in teaching degree students
Specialized to teach psychology in Marathi medium
Research in sports psychology.

Ms. Swarupa Apandkar
M.A in counseling psychology
10 Years experience in teaching degree students
Specialized to teach in Marathi medium.
Pursuing research in educational psychology


Dr. Varsha Patil
M.A., B.Ed., Ph.D
Topic for Research - “Study of self concept, emotional maturity, and adjustment, among intact and broken home children"


Career Guidance & Counselling Cell
Department of Psychology manages a counseling centre for students and the community.

Counseling is a healthy way to discard unwanted emotional baggage and live meaningful and fulfilled lives. Since our emotional baggage is accumulated over a period of time, it also takes time to unload these toxic emotions. Counseling is thus not a miracle, but a process that requires a few sessions (each session is approximately 50 minutes) and some period of time to become aware of our behavior patterns and work out healthier and happier ways of living.

A full-fledged counselling centre is managed by professional Counsellors and Clinical psychologists. The counselling cell also holds variety of seminars and workshops in the area of life skills education, study habits, self-esteem, self-awareness and knowing oneself, enhancing interpersonal relationships, career guidance and so forth. Personal guidance is also provided to the students. Students can walk in the counselling and avail our services anytime during the college hours.


Scope of the subject/Careers in Psychology
Professional courses in Psychology


Masters in Psychology available in Bombay at
P.G. Department of Psychology,
S.N.D.T Women’s University, New Marine Lines, Churchgate, Options available
• Clinical Psychology
• Industrial Psychology.
Entrance: Interview.

Department of Applied Psychology,
University of Mumbai, Vidyanagri, Kalina, Santacruz (East), Options available –
• Clinical Psychology
• Counselling Psychology
• Industrial Psychology
• Social Psychology


Work Profile of a Psychologist
There is tremendous potential in Psychology as a career since psychologists apply their knowledge and techniques to a wide range of services including human/social services, management, education, law and sports.
The primary jobs stem from a specialized academic study, observations and practical cases.

Psychologists usually take jobs in:
Teaching
Clinical Practice
Administration
Basic Research
Applied Research
Clinical Research
Psychological Testing
Industrial Counselling
Counselling Practice
Indian National Army
Sports

Work Environment:
Clinical Psychologists: constituting the largest specialty, find work in hospitals, community health centres, schools and colleges, in research institutions, in teaching, in consulting, mental disability diagnosis and rehabilitation centres.

Counselling Psychologists: deal with milder problems while a clinical psychologist usually takes in people with serious emotional and personal problems. Counselling is the skill of helping ‘normal’ people, through discussion, to decide how best to cope in specific situations. The counselling psychologist would be found working in educational and professional institutions. Here they can help students sort out their emotional problems, or vocational or academic problems.

Industrial/Organisational Psychologists: may work in industry, business, or Government. Their involvement is wide ranging: screening people for jobs, vocational training, supervision of personnel, improvement of communications, alleviating industrial strife, counselling employees, - functioning as consultants, research workers, trainers and so on.

Preferred skills/personality:
A psychologist who works in counselling, psychotherapy, clinical practice needs to have certain personal attributes, such as:
Good communication skills (Observation & Listening)
Being able to be in touch with and understanding one’s feelings and emotions, and similarly being able to have emotional understanding of the client.
A confident manner.
Empathy.
Analytical Mind.
Patience.


Courses in Social Work
After 10th Certificate in Course in Social Work (2 years)
At School of social work for Women,
Matruseva Sangh, North Ambazari,
Nagpur 440010.

Bachelors in Social Work
After 10+2 Three years Full-time

Master’s in Social Work
After B.A/B.Sc./B.Com/ Entrance Exam
At Institute Of Social Service, Nirmala Niketan, Churchgate.
Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Chembur


Specialization in:
1. Criminology and Correctional Administration.
2. Family and Child Welfare.
3. Medical and Psychiatric Social Work.
4. Urban and Rural Community Development.

Also M.A in Personnel Management & Industrial Relations.
Entrance-Essay test, group discussion, and interview.

Prospects, scope and Pay Scale: Work in communities, institutions for adults and children, non-institutional services for children, hospitals, psychiatric clinics, correctional institutions, family welfare agencies, services for the handicapped and government social welfare agencies.

Knowledge of Psychology comes as a benefit for the careers in Social Work.

Courses in Teaching
B. Ed. in Special Education to work with children facing Learning Difficulties.
(At S.N.D.T – Juhu)
Entrance: B.A in Psychology or graduation in any discipline.
Duration: 1 year. M. Ed. Also available 1 year.

Training Of The Teachers Of The Blind

Entrance: Matriculation or an equivalent examination.
Duration: One year
Victoria Memorial High School for the Blind, Tardeo, Bombay 400007.

Diploma in Mental Retardation (DMR)
Entrance: SSC passed and…
Experience of 2 years with teaching Mentally Retarded students
National Institute of Mental Health regional training centre (w)
A.Y. Jinah Campus, K. C. Marg,
Opposite Bandra Telephone Exchange,
Bandra Reclamation, Bandra (W),
Bombay 400050.

Bachelor’s Degree Course In Mental Retardation,
Entrance: XIIth with 50% / 3 year Degree Course,
National Institute for the Mentally Handicapped, Manovikas Nagar, Bavanpalli. P.O, Secundrabad 500011.

Training Of Teacher’s For Mentally Handicapped Children
Entrance: (B.T, S.T.C) or B.A in Psychology.
Duration: 1 year.
Award: Diploma T.M.R (Teachers of the Mentally Retarded)
Society for the care Treatment and Training of children in need of Special Care, Sewri Hill, Sewri Road, Bombay 400093.
(Also at Dilkhush School at Juhu)

Training Of The Teachers Of The Deaf
Entrance: Graduates / S.T.C
Duration: 1year
The Indian Institute for the Teachers of the deaf, Chowpatty, Bombay - 400004.
The Central Institute of teachers for the deaf, Farook’s Umeshaboy Path, Agripada, Bombay 400011.
All the above specialized teaching courses are benefited by knowledge of Psychology.

Other courses
Diploma in Vocational Rehabilitation and Counselling
Duration: One year. Eligibility – Masters in Psychology.
National Institute for the Mentally Handicapped,
At Ali Yavar Jung National Institute for the hearing handicapped, Bandra Mumbai.

Bachelor’s Degree in Rehabilitation 3 years.
Eligibility: HSC (Any combination)
National Institute for the Mentally Handicapped,
At Ali Yavar Jung National Institute for the hearing handicapped, Bandra Mumbai.

Diploma in Vocational Guidance
Entrance: B. Ed. with career master’s course/ M.A. in Psychology,
M. Ed., Experimental Psychology.
Duration – 1 year
Institute of Vocational Guidance & Selection
3, Mahapalika Marg, Bombay - 400001.

Diploma in Counselling
Entrance: Graduate in any discipline
Duration: One year
University of Bombay.