The psychosocial clinical studies programme has its genesis in the fact that disciplines, in the way that they have unfolded in our academic institutions, have remained isolated and in their own domains.
This course is not just about looking at an individual at a cognitive level, but as a social being as well. We also look into an anthropologists view of how humans exist and the sociological understanding of it and in all of this, where the economy figures.
The programme tries to trace our genesis as humans and the genesis of our troubles.
What we look at is the community than just a person; for example, inter-community riots, racism and casteism how they happened and whether we have been able to part ways with them or are they still lurking in subtler forms in society. We also look at how children are impacted by society and grow up to become political citizens.
Because of the strong clinical element, we will be clinical practitioners. One has the option of practising as counsellors in schools, setting up private practises, and even working in mental health clinics. But there is also a lot of scope for a person from a psychosocial background in areas like conflict resolution.