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JPIP is one of the few institutes in India devoted to applied research in Psychology. Savitribai Phule Pune University recognizes the institute as Research and Ph. D. centre since 1980. As an extension and application of research, academic activities are undertaken.

In the post-independence period, our country faced many challenges related to education. After globalization, problems in the educational field took a new turn. As an attempt to intervene in this, with vast research experience in the areas of psychology and education, JPIP initially started the Post Graduate Diploma in School Psychology in 1993. This is one of the rarest courses in School Psychology. It not only focuses the remedial or curative work with students but aims all-round development and well-being of students. As a part of this, life skills development, thinking skills development, self-study skills development is also focused upon. The course is a one-year full-time diploma that is recognized by Savitribai Phule Pune University (SPPU). It aims at developing trained personnel in the field of School Psychology. Over 400 students have completed this practically orientated, immensely useful course. They are contributing to the area in the capacity of Principals, Counselors, School Psychologists and Consultants.

The progress of the nation depends on the holistic nurturance of high potentials. But unfortunately, need to care for these talents is not much recognized at either system level or societal level. Acknowledging the need to spread awareness in this regard and train personnel in this field, another specialized course was designed that deals with the education of high ability individuals: Education of the gifted: methods and Strategies. This is a one-year full-time advanced diploma immensely helpful for teachers, counselors and parents willing to work for identification and nurturance of different abilities and talents in children and adults.

Sensing the need for training in basic child psychology, another autonomous correspondence program was designed for psychology as well as non-psychology professionals, who wish to apply knowledge of child and adolescent psychology to their respective professions: Child and Adolescent Psychology - Enhancing Potentials' (CAPEP). This course contains the basics of cognitive psychology, physical and psychological development, common adjustment issues and difficulties related to the age group of 0 to 16 years. It includes two days of intensive training program aiming at enhancing abilities with the help of different games and activities. This course is proving helpful for teachers, doctors, lawyers, social workers/ individuals working in NGOs related to children and adolescents, parents and grandparents too.

An in-depth training program Quest for Happiness (आनंदाची शोधयात्रा), based on principles in positive psychology is conducted twice a year. Inputs related to Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT) are given to make one’s life happy and satisfied. It makes the participants aware of stressors, one’s thinking process related to them, and inputs are given regarding management of unhelpful thoughts and emotions.

Apart from these regular programs short term programs in ‘Orientation to Psychological testing’, Career Advisor training program’, In-depth training in Research Methodology are some additional programs arranged annually.

Features

  • Experienced teachers / resource persons.
  • Learner friendly methods and content articulation
  • More emphasis upon practical experience
  • Flexibility in designing the courses/ programs as per needs of the society
  • Innovative teaching methods
  • Well-equipped psychological test laboratory and library
  • Exposure to various psychological tools

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P.G. Diploma in School Psychology

P.G. Diploma in Education of the Gifted

Testimonials

Vrushali Joshi

As I am passionate about working with children and helping them achieve holistic development and that's why I decided to go for this course. The course was really very challenging, insightful, and application-based. The course's curriculum has been designed very cautiously and with utility in mind.

Usually, in the field of Psychology, it has been observed that people who teach psychology have the little practical experience and people who have practical experience do not teach psychology. But fortunately, at JPIP, all the faculty members were at some point of time were practicing counselors or clinical psychologists. This has a huge advantage and makes the course instruction method very practical and reality-based. Various methodologies were used to put the content across like role plays, presentations, assignments, group tasks, discussions, case studies, workshops, etc. As a result, we (students) got a deeper understanding of the subject matter.

Vandana Khemani

I, Vandana Khemani attended the 24th batch of this course held in the academic year 2018-2019 at JPIP. The course is an integration of various topics of psychology specifically related to children and school setup. It is a good balance between the theory of topics related to school psychology as well as the practical work involved. The course was very well organized and well-planned by the faculty at JPIP.

The subjects are taught in an excellent manner by expert teachers using various methods like discussions, role-plays, use of AV aids, presentations, etc. which helped me to develop insights about the subject matter more readily than I had anticipated. The course helped me to associate the different theory subjects with each other and apply it in my practical work. The practical work (testing and guidance) both were excuted very well with the main aim of providing as much exposure and opportunity to the students as possible. The mentors were extremely helpful and knowledgable, which helped me gain a lot of hands-on experience during my practice. The practical work was one of the most new learning experience for me, wherein I was able to explore alot and learnt how to actually apply the theory on field and overcome all obstacles in real-life situations while working with students. It was indeed an insightful experience.

I really appreciate the coursework and the practicum work as well and especially the way it is carried out at JPIP. All the teachers, arrangement of guest-lectures, expert-talks and extra curricular activities e.g classroom observation always motivated me to take extra efforts to read more, observe more and apply all the gained knowledge to real life situations.

The teachers and faculty were extremely supportive and encouraging and always focused at helping us all to excel maximally. The course was managed well in time as well. Although the course is slightly tedious, the assignments are given and discussions that took place helped me think holistically and gave me new perspectives to explore the various topics. The highlight of the course at JPIP is the importance given to cooperative learning among students and teachers. This kind of learning environment has been conducive for most of us to take the best of what we could from the course.

I would like to thank JPIP for giving me this opportunity to be a part of this wonderful learning experience and extremely insightful course. A special thanks to Dhanashree Tai, for always being there, guiding me, solving all my queries, and keeping me motivated and disciplined throughout the course.

Sapna Seth

While skimming his book “Man’s search for meaning”, I tried to ask this same question to myself. It helped me find reasons to live. It helped me explore my purpose of life.

I have been working with children the past 20 years. As an educator, I have been trying to nurture their mathematical skills and mould their public speaking skills. I have witnessed them switch their areas of interest from ground to gadgets. I have also seen them fall prey to circumstances wherein parents feel helpless and an external help is required. At times I was stuck in situations where it was difficult dealing with children. In that perplexed situation, I came across the course “Post Graduate Diploma in School Psychology” from Jnana Prabodhini. I tried to find my purpose of life.

Firstly, I learnt that I need to unlearn few one- sided prejudices, only then will I be able to grasp new concepts better.

Learning Psychology has changed my perspective to view myself and others. I learnt the art of introspection. By nature I am a restless person. This course has let my thoughts travel trough a roller coaster ride and transformed many of my irrational beliefs into rational ones. I have learnt the most important lesson of life. A lesson that I learnt quite late in life. It says, “Language cannot be a barrier.” When I joined this course, the first month itself I was demotivated and felt that I was not made for counseling. Discussion on various cases not only motivated me, but also gave me a new zest for life.

Jnana Prabodhini has given me lots and in abundance. Now, it is my turn to give something back in return. I will try my best to serve humanity speacially the younger generation with all possible opportunities and resources available.

सुवार्ता मोहगांवकर

school Psychology चा अभ्यास आई - वडिलांनी, टीचर्सनी , किंवा लहान मुलांशी निगडित प्रत्येकानीच आवर्जुन करायला हवा. वाढत्या वयाबरोबर मुलंlमधले होणारे शारीरिक व मानसिक बदल आणि त्या काळात त्यांच्या सोबतचा आपला व्यवहार कसा असला पाहिजे ,त्यांना येणाऱ्या अडचणी, त्यांच्या समस्या समजून घेवून त्यां वरचे उपाय त्यांना समजतील त्या भाषेत समजावून सांगण्यासाठी हा course खूपच उपयोगी आहे . आणि तो कोर्स जर ज्ञानप्रबोधनी इन्स्टिट्युट मधून केला तर सोने पे सुहागाच. उत्कृष्ट अभ्यासक्रम आणि तो उत्तम - रित्या विद्यार्थ्यापर्यंत पोहोचवणारे , विद्यार्थ्याना वेळोवेळी मार्गदर्शन करून त्यांना कायम प्रोत्साहन देणारे प्रोफेसर, नेहमीच सहकार्य करायला तयार असणारा कॉलेजचा ऑफिस स्टाफ या सर्वाचा उत्तम मिलाफ म्हणजे JPIP's Institute of Psychology cha PGDSP कोर्स. म्हणतात ना ईच्छा असली की नक्की मार्ग निघतो, त्याप्रमाणे Covid च्या या कठीण काळात कॉलेजचा ऑनलाईन शिक्षणाचा पर्याय खूपच लाभदायक ठरला. JPIP मधून PGDSP पूर्ण केल्याबद्दल मला खूप अभिमान आहे आणि माझ्यासारखे तुम्हीही या course ला नक्की admission घेवून आपलं School Psychologist होण्याचं स्वप्न पूर्ण करा.

Samrudhi Jaju

We learned a lot of things from this course. It was a great treasure box for us. The topics covered were all practical based and we gained a lot of new insights from it. This course was application based and we can directly use it in our day to day life. The practise and sessions were very interactive and brainstorming. The syllabus covered wide array of theories, and practical based knowledge like counselling and testing in deep. I am really glad that i could be a part of this course.

Vaibhavi Ghole

Post Graduate Diploma in School Psychology was a real treasure. This course is mainly application based which is directly applicable in our day to day lives. The syllabus was vast but our facilitators (teachers) covered it so easily & smoothly. There were lots of practice sessions & workshops conducted which helped us gain more insight & knowledge about the topics in syllabus plus general knowledge which one should have. I am really glad I was part of this course conducted by Jnana Prabodhini.

Akansha Hirani.

Respected Dhanashree maam, Thank you for giving me the opportunity to study with with such an esteemed university and i was very excited to be a student and now an alumnus of Jnana Prabodhini Institute of Psychology. The Post graduate diploma in school psychology course has taught me a lot of practical skills despite of facing the Pandemic Era. It has also enhanced & broaden my perspective towards children's study habits, teenager's & young adult's life concerns. Also had got opportunities to do Online group & individual counseling, Online group and individual guidance sessions for school students. Also gained lots of knowledge from our guest lecturers. Our faculty members are very experienced with lots of knowledge about & outside the subject matter which we were taught. Always ready to Answer all our queries and provided us lots of feedbacks & corrections because of that my personality got enhanced & changed. Big thank you to all the administration faculties for making our admission, library & exam procedures very smooth during Pandemic. Thank you to whole the School psychology faculty of teachers.

Prajakta Deokar.

I am happy that I did PGDSP from JPIP,Pune. Even though it was online, I was comfortably able to interact with teachers. The credit for completing this course successfully can only be given to teachers here. Learnings here are helpful to balance one emotionally which is important to balance life. It was possible to start 'group guidance' for children because of this course,your guidance and motivation. Thank you Tai,

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Good afternoon ma'am School psychology course from Jnana Prabodhini has helped me rediscover myself.It has definitely given a new perspective to my life wherein I am confident to excel more towards the field of psychology.I will always be grateful to my mentors at Jnana Prabodhini and the course for guiding me towards my true self

Sameer Anjali Mahagaonkar (Alumni- course Gifted Education)
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Course- Education of Gifted: Methods & Strategies (EGMS) is just like an educational playground. It is a roller-coaster joyride into the exploratory world of gifted individuals. The course is facilitated through blended learning experiences. I recommend this course to individuals who are already in the field of education and psychology and now wish to become future innovative teachers and counsellors. This course welcomes parents and leadership nurtures to understand the high potential of children in society. .

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