Akshay Chaudhary

Can I become clinical psychologist after doing b-tech in psychological science from delhi university?if yes so what will I have to do after that?

delhi university has recently replaced its BA honours applied psychology with b-tech in psychological science?

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RE: Can I become clinical psychologist after doing b-tech in psychological science from delhi university?if yes so what will I have to do after that?

Adhunika Naithani
Adhunika Naithani
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School Counselor at Step By Step School NOIDA
  • Noida

Hey Dear,

I am glad o know that you are interested to become a clinical psychologist... in fact it has become one of the most demanding careers these days....

You are still an armature in this filed of psychology and there is long way to go to become a clinical; psychologist.

After completing your graduation in psychology you will have to prepare for the entrance exam for your masters in the same. You will have to fulfill the eligibility criteria for the same as well. It is not an easy process as there are very limited good colleges in India which offer this course.

A lot of preparation and hard work along with at least 55% marks in your graduation are required to do your masters. Though after doing your graduation in the same I really don't think that you will have to require a lot of hard work in the same. After the entrance only a few selected students are called for the interview. Delhi University even conducts a Group Discussion. After this a merit list is prepared and then on the basis of the final merit list you will get admission.

After completion of your Masters in Psychology (as many of the colleges have only Masters in Psychology and very few colleges will give you a degree in Masters in Clinical Psychology) you will have to again prepare and sit for the M.Phil Exam and do the same for a certification in Clinical Psychology as that is one of the benchmarks to practice as a clinical psychologist in this field.

Also M.Phil should be done form a college that is approved form Rehabilitation Council of India or RCI only then you become an authorized clinical psychologist. Also you need to be registered under RCI as a clinical psychologist to practice independently in this filed.

It is a long way to go...... But your love for the field will help you do the same.....

Best Wishes...!!!

RE: Can I become clinical psychologist after doing b-tech in psychological science from delhi university?if yes so what will I have to do after that?

Dr. K.V. Anand
Dr. K.V. Anand
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Career Guide, Educationist, Author and Clinical Psychologist
  • Palakkad

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As a practicing clinical psychologist, I hope, I shall be able to guide you properly in this aspect. Clinical psychology is an integration of science, theory and clinical knowledge for the purpose of understanding, researching and preventing and relieving the psychology or psychiatry based illnessess. As you are going to deal with health aspect here, you need to have thorough understanding of pathological aspects of mental diseases here. And therefore, the course becomes most important. Clinical psychologists are considered to be equivalent to psychiatrists in the health field, but clinical psychologists cannot prescribe medicines. Clinical psychologists do conduct an array of psychometric tests to determine the breadth and depth of mental disorders and diseases and submit a report to psychiatrist and physicians, so as to assist them in medical practice.

In Western countries, almost every hospital has a post of clinical psychology and Now in India, the trend is catching up. Psychiatry department consists of psychiatrists, clinical psychologists, psychological counselors, health psychologists etc.

General psychology is a broad field. There are lot of other sub fields related to psychology like clinical, educational, forensic, health, marketing, organizational etc. When you study these allied fields deeply, then you are pursuing applied psychology. Clinical psychology is an applied psychology.

You can definitely pursue clinical psychology after your btech psychological Sciences. You should apply for a post graduate course which gives you specialization in clinical psychology. The most premium institution which offers MA in clinical psychology in India is National institute of Mental Health and Neuro Sciences, Bangalore (NIMHANS). This premium institution provides clinical psychology graduate and post graduate courses and indepth training in the psychiatry field. You can see their website : http://www.nimhans.kar.nic.in.

There are other institutions like Amity university, Bhim Rao Ambedkar College, New Delhi. You have to keep in mind that the speciality is related to human health and its treatment. Therefore utmost care needs to be taken to pursue a course which is approved by Rehabilitation Council of India (RCI).You can have more information from http://www.rehabcouncil.nic.in/.

Hope this answer is upto your satisfaction level. I am available for further clarifications.
Good luck.

RE: Can I become clinical psychologist after doing b-tech in psychological science from delhi university?if yes so what will I have to do after that?

Apurva Kumar Pandya, PhD
Apurva Kumar Pandya, PhD
Verified Career Expert
Consulting Psychologist
  • Delhi

Dear Aspirant,

Thanks for putting up your query here. Well, to become a clinical psychologist, minimum qualification is MPhil in Clinical Psychology.

Following is the career pathway to become a Clinical Psychologist:

  • MA/MSc in Psychology (preferably specialize in clinical psychology if you want to do become clinical psychologist)
  • MPhil in Clinical Psychology (you have to appear in entrance test and interview)
  • PhD in Clinical Psychology (is desirable but not mandatory to work as a clinical psychologist)

When you choose institutions for MPhil, please consider institutions which are recognized/approved by RCI. After MPhil, register yourself as a Clinical Psychologist. You will get RCI registration number which is prerequisite to practice as clinical psychologist.

Hope this is helpful. If you still have more queries, feel free to ask.

With Best Wishes,

Apurva Kumar Pandya, PhD

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