Post Graduate Diploma/Executive Diploma in Counselling and Family Therapy


Post Graduate Diploma/Executive Diploma in Counselling and Family Therapy mark a departure from the traditional individualistic therapeutic understanding of mental health and adopt a systemic framework of viewing relationships. The primary objective is to provide overall quality mental wellbeing & healthcare to people. Family therapies emerged simultaneously in the 1950s in a variety of different countries, and within a variety of different movements, disciplines, therapeutic and research traditions. It involves all members of a nuclear family or stepfamily and, in some cases members of the extended family. A therapist or team of therapists conduct multiple sessions to help families deal with important issues that may interfere with the functioning of the family and the home environment.

To gain a contextual understanding of the nature of relational concerns and difficulties faced by Indian families, couples and child in today’s globalizing world. You will learn about history and origin of family and couple therapy, and about basic concepts of System’s theory & some other theories & approaches to family counselling. Assessment skills will be involved in couple and family therapy. Participants will learn detailed understanding of addressing couple concerns and special technique of dealing with the same. Also, participant will able to examine ethical and legal concerns that emerge during couple and family counselling and ways of addressing the same.

Therapists may be psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers or counselors. The objective of the programme is to give knowledge about nature of difficulties faced by couples and families, ways of assessing and conceptualizing the same and methods of applying this knowledge to intervene.

The programme has been designed for professionals, students aspiring to work in the field counselling and therapies, all involved in implementing and maintaining relationships with clients, positive attitude and skills in the relevant area.

Programme Modules

Module 1: Nature and Scope of Family Counselling

Module 2: Family Dynamics

Module 3: History of family and their mental health

Module 4: Theories & Approaches to Family counselling

Module 5: Child & Adolescent Counselling

Module 6: Behavioral& Substance Abuse Counselling

Module 7: Marital Counselling and Family Therapy

Module 8: Understanding Old Age : The last stage of Human Life Span

Module 9: Physiological & Mental well-being (Yoga Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy etc)

Module 10: Introduction to Nutrition Psychiatry

Module 11: Case Studies


Any Graduate/ B.Sc. in Microbiology/ Life Sciences/ Botany/ Zoology/ Food Science/ Food Technology/ BE/ B.Pharma/ MBBS/ BDS/ BHMS/ BUMS/ BAMS or any other discipline. Diploma holders are eligible for our Executive Diploma, Industry Certificate, and Certificate Programmes.

Programme Duration

The duration to complete this programme is 1 year (Post Graduate Diploma), 6 months (Executive Diploma).


The registration dates for this programme run by the Institute are updated timely on the webpage. Effective online learning tools incorporated into the design of the webpage make the programme lectures, online live classes and study material easily accessible. This gives a huge window of self-regulated and self-paced performance to the participants.

Programme Deliverables

A comprehensive study material for all the modules in hard copies ensuring the needs of the audience. The accompanying training material is appropriately aligned with the current Industry’s expectations.

  • – Assignments for all the programme modules for continuous evaluation and guidance.
  • – Interactive or online live sessions on all key areas of the programme giving all flexibility to the participants.
  • – Online classes for all the modules will be conducted on the weekends. Moreover, a doubt clearing session will also be scheduled before the examination.
  • – All the efforts are made by IGMPI faculty members to make the entire programme modules easily understandable.
  • – Assessment and evaluation for all the programme modules in order to enhance the levels of competencies and skills of the participants leading towards the objective of application in the job.
  • – At the end of each programme modules, the trainers shall obtain feedback from the participants using specially designed questionnaires.
  • – All learning and training delivery initiatives shall be conducted in English.

Examination & Certification

IGMPI follows a credit system based on all learning activities involved in studying for all PG Diploma, Executive Diploma and Certificate Programmes. Each of your modules is equal to 4 credits. To successfully complete the programme, you will have to earn all the credits assigned to your programme.

All the participants are obliged to timely submit completed assessment assignments (during the programme, usually after every module) and appear for an online exam at the end of the programme. After successful completion, the participants will be awarded Post Graduate Diploma/Executive Diploma in Counselling and Family Therapy by Centre for Health Management and Research (CHMR), IGMPI. For all the above-mentioned modules elaborate programme material, self-assessment assignments and project work details would be provided by the Institute from time to time. Details get updated on the webpage as well.

Placement Assistance & Corporate Relations

The Institute has partnered with many organizations for providing with placement assistance to in its participants. Besides, it has a robust placement cell comprised of senior level Human Resources professionals and Talent Acquisition experts which maintains close links with business and industry. This cell is continuously engaged in promoting the employability of our participants and encouraging the concerned Human Resources department and Hiring Managers to recruit/hire our participants for their vacant positions. The efforts of our placement cell also include helping with professional resume writing & interview skills.

In recent months the Institute has witnessed more and more participation from professionals working with global healthcare like Mind Research foundation, Manatsav Foundation, Queenland Health, Psymate Healthcare, Hopscotch Child Therapy, Day to Day Health, Alberta Health Services, Tata Consultancy Services, Mantra Care, Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital, Nirmal Hospital, Life Healthcare, Pinnacle Blooms Network, Kolor Healthcare Llp, The Marriage Fit, Better Help, Amwell, Talkspace, etc. The IGMPI’s Corporate Resource Division actively recommends our students and training participants for various job requirements and specialized roles to Human Resource, Talent Acquisition as well as the heads of various departments in Pharmaceutical, Healthcare industries on regular basis.

Future career prospects

Counselling and Family therapy programme brings family, couples, and adolescent child centered perspective to every individual. After doing this programme, one can work as Individual and family therapist, Officers of other health practitioners and self-employed workers. They can work with Outpatient care centres, state government hospitals, schools and colleges. Other career options include Rehabilitation Counsellors, School and Career Counsellors, Psychologists, Social and Community Service Managers, Social and Human Service Assistants, Social Workers and Substance Abuse, Behavioural Disorder, and Mental Health Counsellors.

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How to apply

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