Mind Microscope

Certificate Course in Counseling


  1. To introduce students to different psychological concepts and the practical application of the same in a clinical setting.
  2. Our team of psychiatrist, clinical psychologists and counselling psychologists will mentor you in our neuro-psychiatry research and wellness centre.
  3. You will get experiential learning by interacting with patients meeting the DSM criteria for illnesses such as Schizophrenia, Bi-Polar, Depression, Anxiety, Drug Addiction, etc.
  4. The program will enable you to create therapy plans for individual counselling sessions and group therapy sessions.


  1. Understand the nuances of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM) and its application in a clinical setting.
  2. Develop skills of Empathetic and Active Listening; and its therapeutic application in counselling.
  3. Learn Trans-diagnostic Counselling Skills to facilitate therapy with patients meeting the different criteria of the DSM.
  4. Create, Plan and Execute therapy sessions with individual clients and in groups using different modalities like Visual Arts, Drama and Music.
  5. Learn Psychometric Testing such as Rorschach, 16PF, MBTI and Culture Fair.


Holistic Health Practitioner

Accredited by the

   American Association of Drugless Practitioners (AADP) 


  1. Basic comprehension and speaking skills in English.
  2. The course is open to –
  • 1st year, 2nd year and 3rd year undergraduates (with specialisations in psychology, sociology, economics and students with science and commerce background).
  • Graduates, Post Graduates, Diploma holders.
  • Mental Health professionals – psychologists, psychiatric nurses, MSWs, healthcare workers, counsellors, and other such allied service providers.
  • People who are interested in helping others as well as understanding the nature of mental health, suffering and healing.


Mind Microscope is a 5-month part-time training and internship programme for individuals interested in, working in the field of Mental Healthcare. Students develop strong theoretical and practical techniques of working with issues such as Schizophrenia, Addiction, OCD, Bipolar as well as other mood disorders.

They also undergo an intensive training programme and are given hands-on experience in working with patients during the internship. The students will learn individual assessment techniques and develop modules on group therapy sessions in a clinical setting.

They will also receive guidance and training by proficient Clinical Psychologist and Psychiatrist who have been working in the field for over a decade.

The course has been successfully running for the past 6 years, with alumni working in different areas of psychology.


Theory classes by course faculty – include lectures, discussions, research papers, use of art forms in therapy and exploring storytelling as a medium for psyco-education.

Assignments, Fieldwork, Research Project and Casework.

Practicum – Conducting Individual Counselling and Group Therapy sessions.


The maximum number of seats available are 10.

Admission will be based on prescribed evaluation norms, including Interview Screening.


Course Fees: 40,000/-


The program duration will be 5 months part-time work and will comprise of two semesters.  A student will be required to complete 6 days of the comprehensive workshop, per semester along with the practicum and Action Research project.

Semester 1 (Basic)

WORKSHOP (theory) INTERNSHIP (client interaction)
Duration: 5th to 10th December

Commitment: 42 hours

Duration: 11th December to 31st January

Commitment: [twice a week for 8 weeks]

32 hours


Introduction to Indian Psychology Individual Counselling:

●            Rapport formation

●            Case History

●            Identification of Therapeutic Goals

Psychological Disorders Group Therapy:

●            Session Design – 1

●            Use of Creative Modalities to work on a Therapeutic Goal

Brain Physiology


Techniques of Therapy – module 1


Semester 2 (Advance)

WORKSHOP (theory) INTERNSHIP (client interaction)
Duration: 2nd to 7th February

Commitment: 42 hours

Duration: 8th February to _ March/April*

Commitment: [twice a week for 8 weeks]

32 hours


*(flexible according to student’s curricular exam timetable)

Application of Indian Psychology Individual Counselling:

●            Psychometric Testing

●            Developing Therapy Plan

●            Implementation

●            Evaluation

Emotions and their Effect Group Therapy:

●            Session Design – 2

●            Research Proposal

●            Intervention

Research Methodology and Psychometric Testing


Techniques of Therapy – module 2


Venue: Practical Life Skills – Neuropsychiatry and Mental Healthcare Centre
128/4 Baner, Survey No. 16/4, near Gartech House, Opposite Bravuria Society, Balewadi, Balewadi Phata, Baner, Pune, Maharashtra 411045
Google Maps Link to the Venue

For doubts and queries contact:

+91 8390610533



I am fully aware that I have to pay Rs.40,000/- for this 5 month course and agree to pay the same after the acceptance into the course.



Indrajit Deshmukh

Practical Arts-Based Therapy, Helping Profession

The Co-founder and director of Practical Life Skills Farm – Deaddiction and Neuropsychiatry Centre. He is a certified Hypnotherapist and NLP practitioner along with a master’s level in Buddhist Psychology and Ethics; and a trained ABT Educator with the WCCL Foundation, Pune. He has also worked as a consultant, and conducted training programs for the Maharashtra State Police as well as the State Reserve Police Force. Additionally he is also consults with NGO’s who work in the field of HIV – AIDS, and Suicide Prevention.

Rahul Bam

Practical Arts-Based Therapy, Helping Profession

Co-founder and director of Practical Life Skills Farm – Deaddiction and Neuropsychiatry Centre and a certified practitioner of Arts Based Therapy. He is also the founder director of Santulan which is the only NGO providing free residential de-addiction and vocational rehabilitation programs in the whole of India. He works as a consultant for Ashray Initiative for Children, which is a non-profit organization that runs four interwoven programs designed to benefit vulnerable children and communities in Pune, India.

Dr. Chhaya Sualy

Practical Arts-Based Therapy, Helping Profession

A Neuropsychiatrist with over 20 years of experience in the medical and the helping profession. She is a certified member of the Indian Medical Association (IMA) as well as the Indian Psychiatric Society (IPS). She graduated with honours from Mumbai as a Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery (MBBS). She also has a P. G. Diploma in Psychological Medicine (D. P. M.) and PG Diploma in Medico Legal Systems.

Dr Narayan Perumal

Dr Perumal has graduated from Mumbai as a Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery (MBBS). He also has a P. G. Diploma (PG Dip) in Clinical Research as well as in Clinical Counselling. He has also completed his Masters in Public Health from University of South Florida, USA. A deaddiction specialist who previously worked as a Chief Consultant at Dr Mahajan’s Deaddiction Clinic and is currently the Residential Medical Officer (RMO) at Practical Life Skills Farm – Deaddiction and Neuropsychiatry Centre.