PsyD Clinical Psychology in India


Psychology as a Subject provides different options for its aspirants. The three popular alternatives that students generally choose after completing their master’s degrees in psychology are the M. Phil. in Clinical Psychology, PsyD in Clinical Psychology, and Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology. The M.Phil in Clinical Psychology program is the most well-liked and desired by students.

In this article, we have included a wide range of information on PsyD in Clinical Psychology courses, colleges, duration, etc. It is frequently described as a combined M. Phil. and Ph.D. clinical psychology program. Further details regarding the course are as follows.

Doctor of Psychology (PsyD) is a 4 Year Regular based course available in very few institutions in India that focuses to provide the student with clinical and applied aspect knowledge of Psychology. Students who are preparing and giving the entrance for either M. Phil or Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology also apply for this. The students apply for this course to complete their Doctorate and get the RCI License as well as to practice as Clinical Psychologists in India.

The PsyD in Clinical Psychology course is divided into 4 parts in which the students study various clinical and practice assessments of the course. In the first three years, candidates experience participating in a range of service settings during their clinical assignments, including outpatient, in-patient/residential, brief care, outreach, and community services. The students are supervised by RCI Recognized Clinical psychologists with doctoral degrees in these sessions. Later in the course, students complete a 1 year long full-time rotational shift internship under their supervisor.

Colleges Providing PsyD Clinical Psychology in India

There are only a few Institutions in India that provide that course for now but as the field of Psychology is growing day by day, more and more institutions are trying to get the RCI License to Provide PsyD Clinical Psychology in their institutions. The List, for now, is as follows.

Sweekaar Academy of Rehabilitation Sciences

Location: Secunderabad, Telangana

Eligibility: The Candidate must have completed a Master’s Degree in Psychology with a minimum of 65% in Aggregate (60% for SC/ST candidates)

Number of Seats: 02 (Two)

Amity University, Noida

Location: Noida, Uttar Pradesh

Eligibility: MA/M.Sc. in Psychology with min 65% should have been completed within the last 5 years.

Number of Seats: 03 (Three)

Amity University, Jaipur

Location: Jaipur, Rajasthan

Eligibility: MA / M Sc in Psychology with min 65% should have been completed within the last 5 years.

Number of Seats: 03 (Three)

RCI PsyD Clinical Psychology Affiliation

The Course is Recognized by RCI which states that after completing the course the student will be an RCI Recognized Clinical psychologist and eligible to practice in an Institution or open their Private Clinic in India. The student will also have the Designation of a Doctor as well as the RCI License to practice as a Clinical Psychologist in India.

Books for PsyD Entrance Exam

There are several books and guides available in the market today for M. Phil or PsyD Preparations. However, the PsyD entrance is not a very easy entrance exam to crack and it requires in-depth knowledge of the theories and concepts of Psychology and the Syllabus.

We have mentioned the topic-wise books/guides that will provide the students with the topic-wise knowledge of the topics and concepts. The recommended books are as follows. 

•    Introduction to Psychology (8th-10th Edition): Rita Atkinson and Hilgard

•    Social Psychology: Baron Robert

•    Theories of Personality: Hall, Lindzey, and Campbell

•    Human Development: Papalia and Sally Olds

•    Bio Psychology: James W. Kalat. Bio-Psychology, Key-Points was written by Dr. Arvind Otta is also a very useful Book for M.Phil Clinical Psychology Entrance Examinations.

•    Cognitive Psychology: Robinson-Riegler

•    Statistics: Quinn McNemar / Minium

•    Research Method: James Goodwin / Lewin & Fox / A. K. Singh

•    Psychological Testing: Ronald Jay Cohen and Mark E. Swerdlik

•    Abnormal Psychology: Sarason and Sarason / R. Comer

•    Clinical Psychology: Alan Carr / Hecker and Geoffrey

•    Studying Manual can also be important to go with anyone, choose DSM or ICD. it is recommendation to study DSM-5

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