Trusted by organizations & training participants in over 30 countries. Training | Certification | Education | Research

Post Graduate Diploma in  Counselling and Family Therapy

Post Graduation 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 course 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 course 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.

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: Case Studies


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

Programme Duration

Minimum time in which a student can complete this Post Graduate Diploma course is one year while a maximum of two consecutive years are allowed to complete the course.


The registration dates for this bi-annual executive programme run by the Institute are updated timely on the webpage. Effective E-learning tools incorporated into the design of the webpage make the course 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 course, usually after every module) and appear for an online exam at the end of the course. After successful completion, the participants will be awarded Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling and Family Therapy by Faculty of Healthcare Administration, IGMPI. For all the above-mentioned modules elaborate course 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 its participants. The robust placement cell comprises of senior level Human Resources professionals and Talent Acquisition experts which maintains close links with business and industry. We are engaged in promoting the employability of our participants by maintaining good rapport and relation with HR cell and recruiting managers of leading Health care organisations in different segments of the industry, such as: Hospitals, clinics, NGO’s, schools, colleges etc.

The efforts of our placement cell also include helping with professional resume writing, interview skills & conducting mock interviews etc.

Future career prospects

Counselling and Family therapy course brings family, couples, and adolescent child centered perspective to every individual. After doing this course, 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.

Programme Fee Details

How to apply

For further enquiries, write to or call us on: 18001031071 (India Toll Free) , +911145768446 (International Students)

Pharmaceuticals | Food | Clinical Research | Healthcare | Medical Coding | Medical Device | Nanotechnology | IPR

Placement testimonials: Our alumni are working with Fortune 500 and global Pharmaceutical, Food and healthcare giants like