Certificate Course in Social Work in Child and Adolescent Mental Health at NIMHANS, Bengaluru [April-June]: Apply by Feb 29: Expired


The National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro-Sciences (NIMHANS) is a medical college and medical research public university located in Bengaluru, India. NIMHANS is the apex centre for mental health and neuroscience education in the country, the institute operates autonomously under the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.

About the Course

The WHO framework indicates that only 10 to 12% of children require tertiary care interventions whereas almost 30% of children require psychological interventions in the community. Furthermore, 100%of children and adolescents require universal preventive and promote interventions. This cadre of persons will be trained in:

  • Identifying at-risk/vulnerable children in the community provide them with primary interventions and refer them to the tertiary care for appropriate institutional interventions
  • Learning and practising various social work methods to work with children and their families such as casework, case management, group work interventions, community organization etc.
  • Providing basic and primary psychological interventions for children and adolescents and their families in the community with the community-based resources
  • Providing basic and primary psychological interventions for children and adolescents and their families in the community with the community-based resources
  • Enhancing support systems in the community to address the psychosocial problems of children and adolescents such as supporting child welfare committees, etc
  • To carry out the research in the area of child and adolescent mental health
Aim of Course

This certificate course aims at enhancing the capacities of the persons interested in working in the field of child and adolescent mental health through demonstrations, field visits and discussions. The candidates will provide with the reading materials for their reference. The candidates will receive the training from various multidisciplinary team experts of child and adolescent psychiatry unit.

Course Structure

The candidates will be selected based on the eligibility criteria prescribed below:

  • Candidates will be mentored b the multidisciplinary team of child and adolescent psychiatry
  • Candidates will be exposed to various psychiatric social work services inside the NIMHANS campus as well as community based services and programs
  • Candidates are expected to participate in academic programs, clinical rounds, in-patient ad out-patient clinical services, and community-based programs
  • Candidates are expected to produce course log boo ad course assignments prior to the completion of the course
  • Candidates will be given a certificate on the successful completion of the course
  • The course is open to those who have obtained Master’s Degree in social work (full time), from a university recognized by UGC and approved by NIMHANS, securing not less than 55% marks in the aggregate of the Master’s degree as a whole
  • Direct candidates, those deputed from other organization and sponsored candidates from State/Central govt./ Armed forces/Other NGO’s can be admitted to the course
Fees Payable

Rs. 9000/- payable on selection

How to Apply?
  • The interested applicants need to send their applications via email or hard copy on a plain paper along with the following documents:
  • One page writeup on why they want to pursue the certificate course.
  • Biodata with a recent passport size photograph, full postal address, the email id/phone number.
  • Preference will be given for candidates who are working in children related organization.

Research and work experience related documents, if any send hard copies/soft copy of the application along with supporting documents to the following address with title of the course clearly mentioned:
Social Work in Child and Adolescent Mental Health,
The Professor and Head,
Department of Psychiatric Social Work,
Dr M.V. Govindaswamy Center (First Floor)
NIMHANS, Bangalore-560029
Email: kavita.nimhans[at]gmail.com, binothomas[at]gmail.com

Application Deadline

Feb 29, 2020


Phone: 080-26995231, 26995240

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