PhD Professional Psychology

Mission
To provide candidates with academic opportunities for the development of specialized skills in
professional practice and psychological research.

Program Objectives
1. To develop professional consultative skills through immersion in intensive coursework,
internship and field placement.
2. To develop specialized skills related to psychological research.

Program Outcomes
1. To be able to work independently in specialized domains providing professional services for
individual growth and societal welfare.
2. To be able to contribute in the field of applied research and its application in relevant domains

 

The Clinical Psychologists go through vigorous training in administering psychological tests, interpreting the results and diagnosing patients. This training includes writing reports and learning how to evaluate reports and referrals. They are further trained for conducting therapeutic sessions using the various theories of Psychotherapy (like Psychoanalytic, Cognitive Behavioral, Humanistic etc) focusing on techniques and styles specially designed for the treatment of specific disorders. The students practice through role playing, behavioral rehearsals, modeling and content analysis of their sessions. They are provided with expert supervision by practicing psychologists and Professors with years of clinical and supervisory experience.

Road Map

First Year

Semester 1

Course Code Course Title Credit Hours
Total Theory Lab
PPY 801 Advanced Quantitative Research and Research Ethics 3 3
PPY 802 Group Psychotherapy I 3 3
Elective I 3 3

 

Semester 2

Course Code Course Title Credit Hours
Total Theory Lab
PPY 810 Advanced Qualitative Research and Research Ethics 3 3
PPY 811 Group Psychotherapy II 3 3
Elective II 3 3

 

Summer Semester

Course Code Course Title Credit Hours
Total Theory Lab
PPY 819 Internship I 9 9

Second Year

Semester 3

Course Code Course Title Credit Hours
Total Theory Lab
PPY 820 Internship – II 3 3
THS 900 PhD Thesis 9 9

 

Semester 4

 

Course Code Course Title Credit Hours
Total Theory Lab
PPY 821 Internship III 3 3
THS 900 PhD Thesis 9 9

 

 

Third Year

Semester 5

 

Course Code Course Title Credit Hours
Total Theory Lab
PPY 822 Internship IV 3 3
THS 900 PhD Thesis 9 9

 

 

Semester 6

Course Code Course Title Credit Hours
Total Theory Lab
THS 900 PhD Thesis 9 9
PPY 823 Didactic Analysis / Professional Training 3 3

 

Course Work                                    = 18 Cr. Hrs

Internship                                         = 18 Cr. Hrs

DA / Professional Training           = 03 Cr. Hrs

Dissertation                                      = 36 Cr. Hrs

Total                                                    = 75 Cr. Hrs

 

Research Themes of Psychology

Programs of Psychology discipline are aimed to ensure that psychology is taught as an applied discipline in scientist reflective so that students are aware of the nature, origin, history and scope of Psychology as a modern discipline and its relationship with other sciences.
The potential research themes / areas are as follows:

  • Child Obesity and Parental Negligence
  • Television and Obesity
  • Stress and Preterm Delivery
  • Cutting Yourself Disorder
  • Effects of Abortion on Mental Health
  • Dating Violence Among Teens
  • Social Interaction
  • Individual Differences &Stress
  • Psychological Reasons for Depression
  • Gender & Depression in Individuals Human Development
  • Mental Development of Special Children
  • Mental Illness and Aging
  • Environment & Personality Development
  • Work Environment & Worker’s Self esteem
  • Impact of Counseling on Divorced Individuals
  • Violent Music and Children
  • Emotional, Financial, and Physical Abuse of the Elderly
  • In-store Music & Product Selection
  • Teenage Suicide
  • Genetics, Environment & Intelligence
  • Over Crowding & Human Beings
  • Torture and Psychological Effects