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Mental Health care in India is still due to get its recognition and importance when compared to other segments of health care. The awareness in the community about the mental health problems is also very limited. Adding to this awful situation is the lack of trained manpower in the mental health care. With every passing day the number of people with mental health problems is increasing while the needed manpower to help them is unavailable. Even those who are trained in counselling and mental health care lack many critical skills and exposure which is very essential for them to be effective and helping the people with mental health problems.


CADABAM'S is a centre for training in Psychiatry and Mental health care for Graduates of Nursing before they are formally certified to practice. Till date nearly 2750 students of Nursing have been formally trained and certified every year in Mental Health Nursing. CADABAM'S was recognised by Karnataka State Nursing Board to impart training in psychiatry and mental health to B.Sc , GNM and PBSc students studying in various collages across the state.

Nursing collages offering following courses regularly send their students for training.
• B.Sc Nursing
• M.Sc Nursing (Psychiatry)
• Post Basic B.Sc Nursing

CADABAM'S is also an accredited centre for obervership and internship training of graduate and post graduates students of Psychology from 5 Universities in Bangalore and south India, for the past 6 years. We also provide training in Clinical Psychology and Psychiatric Social work for Post Graduate students of the relevant streams. Every year more than 150 students of post graduate courses in psychology get oriented and trained in relevant aspects of clinical psychology and rehabilitation.

Undergraduate students of Psychology and are also allowed attending CADABAM's in batches, for exposure to the field of organized rehabilitation. CADABAM'S has the requisite facilities to run RCI (Rehabilitation Council of India) accredited undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral level psychology courses, and accreditation for the same has already been applied to the Rajiv Health Medical University, Karnataka, India.

Departments of Psychology or Institutes offering following courses in the field of psychology and psychiatric social work can approach us for training and internship.

• M.Sc Clinical Psychology
• MA Psychology (for those interested in clinical and abnormal psychology)
• BA/B.Sc/BS (Honours) Psychology ( for orientation to the field of psychology)
• MSW (Master of Social Work) specifically for orientation, block placement and internship in psychiatric social work.

CADABAM'S as part of larger initiative to spread quality education in the field of Mental Health Care, also has introduced the "Post Graduate Certificate Course in Clinical Psychology", a three month full time course with hands on clinical experience, for post graduate Psychology students, at main campus on Kanakapura Road starting from the 7th of February, 2013.

There is a need for clinical exposure in psychology, in order to consolidate the theoretical and academic learning, which is best done in the clinical environment of a mental health institute. This cadre of professionals is needed to fulfil the acute shortage of trained personnel in mental health field.

This course is conducted and supervised by Psychiatrists, Clinical Psychologists, Counsellors and Allied mental health professionals experienced in managing patients with acute and chronic mental health issues and illnesses, in outpatient settings as well as in rehabilitation.


  • Post Graduate Course in Clinical Psychology – (for PG Psychology Students) – Duration…3 months
  • Post Graduate Certificate in Mental Health Nursing – ( for Nursing Students ) – Duration…3 months

For the last month of the above courses, a separate course in Addiction Psychology (Duration – 1 month) will be held. During the 2nd month of the above courses, three workshops of 1 day duration will be held on the following topics…
  • Workshop on Cognitive Therapy
  • Workshop on Behaviour Therapy
  • Workshop on Motivational Enhancement and Relapse Prevention

The aim of the courses and workshops is to orient and introduce students to clinical psychology and its practical applications.

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