M.A. WELLNESS COUNSELLING

Wellness may be defined as the ability to develop one’s potentials, work productively and creatively, build strong and positive relationships with others, and be useful to one’s family and country.

The Wellness Counselling programme is designed to help people acquire the knowledge, skills and attitudes they need for maximising their potentials for successful academic progress, career development, and personal and social growth. Its purpose is to help people to discover the strengths and abilities they possess, and to build on them.

Counselling intervention aims at optimising a person’s normal functioning – personal and interpersonal – and at addressing dysfunctions only from a strengths-based perspective. It seeks to promote development across the lifespan while respecting the role of the environment in people’s lives. Its focus is less on remedial or therapeutic solutions and more on the identification and development of personal strengths. The objective is to help all persons to craft lives of wellness, health, and meaning.

This program aims at training counselling professionals committed to the growth and development of the people with whom they will work. The trainees are exposed to a wide range of counselling theories and intervention techniques as they develop their clinical skills and their own understanding about wellness and what is meant by optimal functioning.

Course Duration:

M.A. in Wellness Counselling is a two-year programme comprising of two academic years divided into six trimesters of a minimum of ten instructional weeks each, and an additional trimester of a minimum of ten weeks of supervised internship. The Course is affiliated to Goa University

 

Course timings:

9.30 a.m. to 4.30 p.m.

 

Intake capacity:

40 seats.

 

Eligibility:

To be eligible for admission to this programme leading to the award of M.A. Wellness Counselling Degree, the candidate must have passed the Bachelor’s / Post Graduate Degree Examination (in any discipline) of this University or equivalent examination of any other recognized University, securing a minimum of 50% marks or equivalent Grade.

 

Admission Procedures:

  • Admissions for the upcoming academic years open in the month of May. Copies of the prospectus and application form will be available at the institute (new building).
  • Duly filled application forms are to be submitted to the office with the required documents on/before the date stated in the prospectus.
  • Candidates will be selected on the basis of an interview.
  • Applicants who have passed the qualifying examination from Goa University shall be required to submit their Transfer Certificate within 15 days after securing admission to the college, without which the admission shall not be confirmed.
  • Applicants who have passed the qualifying examination from universities other than Goa University will be required to produce a provisional eligibility certificate from Goa University within one week after securing admission to the college, without which the admission shall not be confirmed. They shall also have to procure their migration certificate from their respective universities within two months from obtaining admission.
  • Admission procedures are subject to change as per the terms and conditions laid by Goa University.

 

Documents required for admission:

  • Class XII marksheet.
  • Graduation marksheet.
  • Post-graduation marksheet (if applicable).
  • Passing/Convocation certificate (Graduation/Post-graduation).
  • Birth certificate.
  • Marriage certificate (if applicable).

 

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