Minimum M. Phil. (Clinical Psychology)

Minimum 6 months of internship required

The tasks a Clinical Psychologist is expected to perform include:

Diagnosing or evaluating mental and emotional disorders of individuals and administering programmes of treatment

Interviewing patients in clinics, hospitals, prisons and other institutions

Observing patients and conducting psychological tests to diagnose disorders and formulate plans of treatment

Treating psychological disorders to effect improved adjustments using various techniques

Selecting approach to use in individual therapy

Planning frequency, intensity and duration of therapy required for the patient

Developing treatment programme for patients by collaborating with Psychiatrics

Instructing and directing students serving psychological internships in hospitals and clinics

Developing experimental designs and conducting research in fields of personality development and adjustment, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of mental disorders

Serving as a consultant to industrial, social, educational, welfare and other agencies

In-depth knowledge of the human mind and interpretation skills

Knowledge of all psychology related therapies

Knowledge of psychological techniques, such as milieu therapy, psychodrama, play therapy, hypnosis, etc.

Familiar with therapy styles, such as directive, nondirective and supportive therapy

In-depth knowledge of behavioural theories

Knowledge of different types of personality, interests, learning and motivation

Skilled in assessing and treating behavioural and affective disorders

Not applicable


Good communication skills







It is not a desk job

Need not handle a team

Local travelling is not a part of this job role

Part-time work and contractual jobs are available

Work from home option is not available

Working hours

Hospitals/clinics usually work for 6/7 days a week and 9/10 hours everyday. This may vary from hospital to hospital

Shift system maybe available

Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?

This job is suitable for candidates with One Leg (OL), One Arm (OA), One Leg and One Arm (OLA), Both Legs (BL) handicapped, Walking (W) disabilities, Both Arms (BA) handicapped, Both Legs and One Arm (BLOA) handicapped and those with Both Legs and Arms (BLA) handicapped

The job is not considered hazardous/dangerousunder The Factories Act, 1948 (section 87)

Occupational hazards include stress on eyes, mental and physical strain, joint pains, etc., if not taken care of

For freshers -INR20,000 toINR25,000 per month

(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

Healthcare Sector in India

According to IBEF, the Indian healthcare industry is growing at a tremendous pace due to its strengthening coverage, services and increasing expenditure by public as well private players.The Indian Healthcare sector grew from US$ 45 billionin 2008 to US$ 81 billionin 2014 and is projected to continue its rapid expansion, with an estimated market value of US$ 280 billion by 2020. This sector has emerged as one of the largest service sectors with estimated revenue of around US$ 30 billion constituting 5% of GDP.

There are just over 600 Clinical Psychologists in India, which increases employment opportunities for these professionals. Clinical Psychologists are in a lot of demand, especially because CBSE made it mandatory for every school to appoint one full time career counsellor. A lot of job opportunities galore even abroad. This makes Clinical Psychologist a great career option in India.


Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs)Hospitals/Clinics


Cities and towns across India