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M.Sc. Counselling Psychology – Specialization in Psychodrama


All Students who have completed the Diploma in Psychodrama with the Indian Institute of Psychodrama are eligible to apply for the Master’s degree of M.Sc. Counselling Psychology specialization in Psychodrama for semester 3 & 4.  Students would have completed the following psychodrama diploma curriculum and the required hours.

Diploma Certificate Program: 38 credits 630 hours






Class hours

510 hours



1. Anyone who has completed a Masters in HR/Teaching/Social Work/Psychology/ Psychotherapy can apply. A graduate with 2 years of experience in the humanitarian field.

2.Over the age of 25


Internship 1


60 hours


Internship 2


60 hours




630 hours

38 credits






Psychology class

150 hours


Psychodrama class

45 hours



90 hours


TOTAL 16 credits


Psychology class

150 hours


Psychodrama class

45 hours



90 hours


TOTAL 16 credits

TOTAL 32 credits

For more information on the Diploma CLICK HERE

About Martin Luther Christian University (MLCU)

The pioneering Christian university in Meghalaya, MLCU commits itself to render service to the community and to provide its students with a high-quality education that will enable them to graduate as well-rounded professionals, to serve with purpose, integrity and efficiency anywhere in the world. As global citizens these students will provide the leadership for tomorrow. MLCU is sponsored by the National Lutheran Health and Medical Board (NLHMB), a registered trust established in 1986 and engaged in Health Care, Education, Community Outreach and Disaster Management. With job-oriented academic courses, MLCU is prepared to meet the challenges and requirements of the present-day workplace. MLCU emphasizes Skills and Experiential Learning and offers hands-on development projects for its students, to acquire not only knowledge and skills, but the real-life expertise needed to pursue gainful and fulfilling careers.
MLCU recognizes its opportunity and responsibility to contribute to the sustainable development of the region, participating in vocational education, healthcare, information and communication networks, agrisciences, environmental protection, disaster education, peace studies, and developmental projects. The university will collaborate with government, NGOs, community organizations, self-help groups and industry in the development of the community.

Indian Institute of Psychodrama (IIP)

The IIP is the first formal institute teaching Psychodrama in the country. This institute is an affiliate member of the International Association of Group Psychotherapy and Group Process (IAGP). The founder and director, Magdalene Jeyarathnam is an elected member of the governing board of IAGP. IIP will enable those interested in Psychodrama to receive training, certification to practice skills under supervision and to gain experience applying these methods in clinical or non-clinical settings. This institute has been awarding students training hours for attending psychodrama workshops since 2009. Also, this institute provides three levels of Psychodrama training on par with other international organizations.

What is Psychodrama?

Psychodrama is essentially a group action method that helps a person to embrace one’s own capabilities. This could be used in clinical setting (hospitals, therapy centers), non-clinical setting like a business establishment in team building, conflict management, stress management, identifying and working with stress, improving communication, building trust, identifying issues etc. This is a spontaneous and creative method which is used by certified psychodramatists who is otherwise called the Psychodrama director. A director enables or facilitates a re-enactment of real life situations, past incidents / situations or an inner mental process but, acting them out in the present time.

The basic concepts of psychodrama are:

The warm-up, preparing for an act

Spontaneity and creativity

The encounter


Concretization and acting out

The mirror

The double

Sensitivity training

Role playing and role reversal

Surplus reality

Course Requirement is as follows:

  • Students who have completed their Diploma in Psychodrama are eligible to apply for the MSc. Counselling Psychology with a specialization in Psychodrama.  
  • The course is taught in English, students applying have to understand, read and speak English fairly well, if not the student needs to let us know how she/ he plans to write assignments etc.
  • There should be 80 % attendance in the psychology component and 100 % in Expressive Arts therapy.
  • Completions of all assignments, and project work. All these are graded and the grade will appear on the certificate.
  • Students receive one on one supervision either by Skype / zoom / direct meetings with an assigned supervisor.
  • Students will have to write and pass their exam papers at the end of each semester.

At the end of the course:

Students will receive an M.Sc. Counselling Psychology degree with a specialization in Psychodrama awarded by Martin Luther Christian University.




March 19 to 28 – 2021 (10 days, 65 hours)


July 23 to 1 Aug – 2021 (10 days, 60 hours)


Sept 17 to 26 – 2021 (10 days, 60 hours)


Nov 5 to 14 – 2021 (10 days, 70 hours)

March 11 to 20 – 2022 (10 days, 65 hours)


July 1 to 10 – 2022 (10 days, 60 hours)


Sept 9 to 18- 2022 (10 days, 60 hours)


                             Nov 4 to 13 – 2022 (10 days, 70 hours)


FEBRUARY Martin Luther Christian University, Shillong
APRIL East West Center for Counselling and training, Chennai
JUNE East West Center for Counselling and training, Chennai
AUGUST East West Center for Counselling and training, Chennai
OCTOBER East West Center for Counselling and training, Chennai
DECEMBER East West Center for Counselling and training, Chennai

How much is the course fee?

Rs 75,000 will have to be paid directly to the Martin Luther Christian University.


Phone: 9884700135 / 9884700104

For further details or clarifications kindly write or call us.

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