Psychotherapy in the Indian Context: Historical perspective in psychological healing
practices from the Vedic period and the systems of Ayurveda and Yoga, Contemporary
perspectives. Socio-cultural issues in the practice of psychotherapy.
Research in Psychotherapy: Introduction to psychotherapy Research, issues related to
process and outcome.
MASTERS OF PHILOSOPHY (SOCIAL WORK)
SOCIAL WORK IN INDIA
Understanding Urban, Rural and Tribal Communities
1. Distinct Characteristics of Urban, Rural and Tribal communities.
2. Changing Patterns of Social Institutions in Urban, Rural and Tribal
communities, family, marriage, kinship, religion, caste.
3. Economic systems and changing patterns
i) Occupational Patterns
iii) Resources: access, control and use.
4. Factors Leading to Change and their Impacts on Urban, Rural and
- Urbanization, Migration, Dispersion of industries, Changing relations with land, Forest,
Water resources, Development of transport and communication, Influence of
liberalization, privatization and globalization.
5. Changing Face of Urban communities: Infrastructural development, Growing
heterogeneity, Merging of fringe villages, the ‘global city’ and socio-cultural and
Issues, Implications and Challenges
All issues to be discussed within the framework of their implications and
challenges for intervention in the context of urban, rural and tribal communities
i) Economic issues: Poverty, Unemployment and Inequity in resource access.
ii) Environmental issues: Ecological imbalance, Degeneration of resources,
pollution, waste disposal and sanitation
iii) Socio-Cultural issues: Inequality (class, caste and gender), Cultural invasion and
changes in life styles and culture, Impact of global culture on local communities,
Caste polarization, Communalism and regionalism
iv) Infrastructure and amenities: Water, Energy (power and fuel), Housing, Road,
Transport & Communication, Health care services, Education
v) Displacement: Forest eviction, Development Projects (Highways, Dams, Special
Economic Zones, Firing Range, Large scale industries, Malls and Commercial
Challenges before the Community Worker in addressing problems/issues of Rural, Urban
and Tribal communities.
1. A. R. Desai (1961) Rural Sociology in India, Bombay : Popular Prakashan
2. A.R. Desai and S. Devidas Pillai(Editors) (second edition) (1990) Slums and
Urbanisation, Bombay : Popular Prakashan
3. Alfred de Souza(Ed.) (1983)The Indian City: Poverty, Ecology and Urban
Development, New Delhi : Manohar Publications
4. Ashok Narang (2006) Indian Rural Problems, New Delhi : Murari Lal & Sons
5. C.G.Pickvance, (Ed.) (1976) Urban Sociology: Critical Essays, UK : Methuen
6. Chris Hasluck (1987) Urban unemployment : Local Labour Markets and
Employment Initiatives, New York : Longman
7. Dilip Shah (2005) Rural Sociology, India : ABD Publisher
8. Edgar W. Butter (1976) Urban Sociology- A Systematic Approach, New York :
MASTERS OF PHILOSOPHY (PSYCHOLOGY)
UNIT - I
International Organizations Oxfam, CARE, Action Aid, Red-Cross, Rotary International,
UN AIDs, Amnesty International, Transparency International, CIVICUS, BRAC
(Bangladesh). Save the Children and Help-age.
UNIT II & UNIT - III
National and Regional Organization. CYSD, AGRAGAMI, BISWA, PRADAN,
AWARD, DISHA, VANI. SEWA, Peoples Union for Civil Liberty, Myrada, Paribartan,
UNIT –IV &
Schemes for NGOs ,Under various Ministries Government of India. (Ministry of
Agriculture, Communication and Information Technology, Consumer Affairs, Food and
Public Distribution, Culture and Tourism, Environment and Forest, Food Processing
Industries, Health and Family Welfare, Human Resource Development, Labour, Non
conventional Energy Sources, Rural Development, Science & Technology, Social Justice
UNIT – V
Meaning, Scope, Evolution and Growth of Social Work. Social Development, Social
Change and Developmental Administration. NGOs and Social Work, Goals of
Social Work Values and Ethics. Reconciling Personal and Professional Values, Cultural
and Religious Values. From Values to Action, Nature of Social Work Mission.