RCI Approved Courses in Clinical Psychology

RCI Approved Courses in Clinical Psychology

What is RCI?

The Rehabilitation Council of India (RCI) was set up as a registered society in 1986. On September, 1992 the RCI Act was enacted by Parliament and it became a Statutory Body on 22June 1993. The Act was amended by Parliament in 2000 to make it more broadbased.

What is RCI needed for?

The mandate given to RCI is to regulate and monitor services given to persons with disability, to standardise syllabi and to maintain a Central Rehabilitation Register of all qualified professionals and personnel working in the field of Rehabilitation and Special Education. The Act also prescribes punitive action against unqualified persons delivering services to persons with disability.

RCI Recognized Courses for MA Clinical Psychology Students

M.Phil. in Rehabilitation Psychology (M.Phil R.P.)

Eligibility – Minimum educational requirement for admission to this course will be 2 years
M.A./M.Sc. degree in Psychology from a university recognized by the UGC with a
minimum of 55% marks in aggregate. For SC/ST category, minimum of 50% marks
in aggregate is essential, as per GOI.

P.G. Diploma in Rehabilitation Psychology (P.G.D.R.P.)

Eligibility – Minimum educational requirement for admission to this course will be
a. Bachelor’s degree (regular mode) with general psychology courses in all the three
years, or
b. Master’s degree in any branch of psychology either in regular or distance mode, or
c. Master’s degree in counseling psychology either in regular or distance mode
with a minimum of 55% marks in aggregate. For SC/ST/OBC category, minimum of 50%
marks in aggregate is essential. Entry qualification shall be from a UGC recognized
university.

M.Phil. in Clinical Psychology (M.Phil. Cl. Psy.)

Eligibility – Minimum educational requirement for admission to this course will be 2 years M.A./M.Sc. degree in Psychology from a university recognized by the UGC with a minimum of 55% marks in aggregate. For SC/ST category, minimum of 50% marks in aggregate is essential, as per GOI.

Professional Diploma in Clinical Psychology (P.D. Cl. Psy.)

Eligibility – Minimum educational requirement for admission to this course will be M.A./M.Sc.
degree in Psychology (or in counseling psychology, clinical psychology, applied
psychology) from the UGC recognized university with a minimum of 55% marks in
aggregate. For SC/ST/OBC category, minimum of 50% marks in aggregate is
essential, as per GOI.

Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology (Psy.D. Cl. Psy.)

Eligibility – Requirements for admission shall be stringent.
Direct Entry:
a) M.A./M.Sc. degree in Psychology from a university recognized by the UGC with a minimum of 65% marks in aggregate. For SC/ST/OBC category, a minimum of 60% marks in aggregate is essential.
b) Should have completed Master’s Degree no more than five years prior to application.
c) Should have completed a research dissertation at the Master’s level.
d) Two letters of recommendations from permanent faculty members
from where Masters Degree has been completed should accompany
the application. Of the two, at least one faculty member shall be with
Ph.D.
Lateral Entry:
a) M.Phil Clinical Psychology degree from a RCI recognized centers with minimum 55% marks in aggregate.
b) Should have completed university exam of Part I and II in the first attempt.
c) Should have RCI registration under Clinical Psychologist category or the same must be in the process.
d) Two letters of recommendations from permanent faculty members from where M.Phil degree has been completed should accompany the application. Of the two, at least one faculty member shall be with Ph.D.

Where can you do these courses?

For M.Phil. Clinical Psychology, you can find the list here: Click Here!

For rest of the courses we will update the blog soon.

For more details you can check out RCI’s website: http://www.rehabcouncil.nic.in/

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