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Vani Bajaj, Sukhali Kaur


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Couple and family therapy is the branch of psychotherapy that deals with improving effective communication among family members and/or couples. This not only helps the members in mending their relationship with each other but also enhances the individual persona of family members. TISS has launched a unique Part-Time Training Program in Couple and Family Therapy. Read further to know about the eligibility, fees, admission process, and much more.

About the Program at TISS

Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS), one of the best institutes in India, offers this Certificate Program in Couple and Family Therapy as a part of their program Nirantar to all those interested. The course is designed to help the candidates gain an understanding of the nature of couples' and family problems, assessing and identifying its root causes and applying the theoretical knowledge and skills to intervene.

Duration of the Course

The course stretches over for 3 and a half months. Classes happen once a week. Classes will take place through virtual Lectures, online classroom discussions, Therapeutic session videos, case studies and presentations, experiential exercises, and self-study to understand concepts related to family and couple interventions and reading research articles.

Seat Openings: The total number of openings for this course is 15 per academic session.

Eligibility Criteria

A student who is applying must note that s/he should:

  • Have completed a Master's in Psychology from a UGC recognized university.
  • Have at least 3-5 years of experience working with couple and family issues
  • Should Currently be involved in psycho-social interventions with couples and families

Documents Required 

The documents that are required to apply for the course are:

  • SC/ST/EWS/PWD certificate if required.
  • Final year mark sheet

Fee Structure

The fee for this program at TISS is Rs. 18,000. The payment needs to be done at the time of the application being approved. 

NOTE: The fee once deposited cannot be refunded back in case of withdrawal from the course.

Process of Selection

The application forms are usually out in January and the updates for the same are provided on the college website. The forms are made available on the website itself and the whole process is via online mode. After the screening process, there is also a personal interview round (Telephonic).


Faculty Teaching this Course

The course will be taught by faculty members of the School of Human Ecology, and guest faculty, with specialized training and vast practice experience as a couple and family therapist. 

School: School of Human Ecology

Centre: Centre for Human Ecology

Location: Mumbai


The institute has also mentioned on the official website the email address of an administrator in case of any doubts:

Dr. Aparna Joshi

Assistant professor, School of Human Ecology,

Project Director iCALL and Sukoon

Tata Institute of Social Sciences.

Email Id: [email protected]



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The course curriculum has been given on the website. Click here to check these details and the hour distribution of the course contents. 


TISS  is a top-tier university and pursuing any program from this institute holds a lot of value. The Certificate Program in Couple and Family Therapy is one of the unique programs offered by TISS. The teachers too are well-reputed practitioners of couples and family therapy. So, if you hold an interest in this domain then this program is a must to go for! 

NOTE: The above information is based on the course description provided on the college website and is subject to change. The students are advised to continuously check the college website for more information.        



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