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Department of Clinical Psychology


Department of Clinical Psychology

The Department of Clinical Psychology was started in the year 1954 as the Department of Psychology and Human Relations. It is one of the oldest and largest departments in NIMHANS. In tune with the guiding philosophy of NIMHANS, the department is engaged in clinical service, human resource development and research activities. The department has a sanctioned strength of 18 faculty members, 1 senior scientific officer, 2 junior scientific officers, 6 clinical psychologists and a teacher for the mentally-challenged persons.

The department started its first training program in 1955. It was a two-year course titled “Diploma in Medical Psychology”. Since then, the department has undertaken periodic revisions in its training program that reflect the expanding horizons in the application of psychology to the field of mental health. The department currently offers a two year full time M. Phil program in Clinical Psychology.

Courses offered

=> Certificate courses in Child and adolescent therapy and family therapy (6 months)
=> Certificate courses in Cognitive Behavior Therapy (6 months)
=> Master of Philosophy (M.Phil Clinical Psychology)
=> Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D Clinical Psychology)

Contact Details

Department of Mental Health and Social Psychology
Hosur Road
Bangalore - 560029,

Phone: +91-80-26995180


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