Often, to earn a license in clinical psychology, students often have to gain advanced and deeper exposure on the field working with patients. This practice helps them to apply their clinical knowledge and prepare themselves for a bright career ahead. For an M.Phil, there are very less seats allotted across the country in various colleges but with intense preparation, a student can easily crack the M.Phil. entrance exams.
At the 10+2 level, it is advised that students take psychology as a subject but students from any stream can apply for a psychology undergraduate degree. Pursuing graduation in Psychology is one of the most important steps. At this stage, the base in the subjects is formed. There are two kinds of courses offered during bachelors- BA (Hons) Psychology and BA (Hons) Applied Psychology. Also, few universities in the southern part of India offers B.Sc in Psychology. There is not much difference between the programs. At this stage, always pay more attention to the college ranking.
1. The University of Delhi, New Delhi 2. Christ University, Bangalore 3. Jamia Milia Islamia, New Delhi 4. Fergusson College, Pune 5. Ambedkar University, New Delhi 6. Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi 7. Presidency College, Chennai
In India, the next step towards becoming a clinical psychologist is to pursue a masters degree in clinical psychology. This includes practical training in terms of internships, apprenticeships, etc. to gain an exposure of diagnosis, treatment, therapy, etc. Usually, a masters degree lays the foundation of a career in clinical psychology.
Clinical psychologists use psychological therapies and procedures to help clients overcome a range of problems including depression, addiction, anxiety, challenging behaviour, neurological disorders, mental ill health and learning disabilities. Typical responsibilities of the job include assessing clients' behaviour and needs via observation, interviews and psychometric tests; developing, administering and monitoring appropriate treatment therapies and strategies; undertaking research; writing reports; providing support and advice to carers; meeting, advising and liaising with other NHS professionals; helping clients to make positive changes to their lives.