Fellowship - Mental Health/Psychiatric Rehabilitation

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The fellowship combines the principles and methods of person centred-counselling with cognitive behavioural and supportive therapies .

The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare of the Government of India has opened the admission process for FMS (Fellowship in Psychiatric Rehabilitation) for the academic session 2021. Qualified and interested candidates may apply online on the website www.mohawk.nic. It is a nationally accessible course of the country's best and most reputed educational institutes and is available in several medical disciplines. In this course, after two years of training in different medical fields, you will get admission to the final year, which consists of several rotations. Depending on the speciality of your choice, you will have exposure to cases and training in that discipline. Through nationwide counselling conducted by the institute, it has come into effect that it will be compulsory to pass an entrance exam called the 'Screening Test' organised by the Institute for admission in DNB Psychiatric Rehabilitation Courses. 
The fellowship program, open to graduates in medicine or related fields from recognised institutions and faculties of Psychiatry in India or abroad accredited by the MCI, empowers an individual to handle the responsibilities and challenges of rehabilitation in mental health services.
Fellowship in Psychiatric Rehabilitation is a one-year training programme in three phases consisting of Basic Training Phase (BTP), Specialization Phase (Spec. Ph.), and Continuing Medical Education Phase (CME).

Candidates must be registered with a State Medical Council / MBBS, DNB or PG Degree. Demonstrate compassion and empathy towards people with mental health problems; have a professional demeanour, function well in a team environment and have strong communication skills. Possess the ability to develop and maintain therapeutic relationships in a variety of clinical settings.
The Department of Psychiatry at SPASMS is one of the busiest departments in the hospital. It has a frequency of 100 patients on an average per day. The department is run by 15 clinical faculty members, including Psychiatrists, Forensic Psychiatrists and Psychologists with different academic and supervisory experiences. The Department aims to teach medical students and residents principles, diagnosis, pharmacology and management of major psychiatric disorders using state-of-the-art technology.

The fellowship program offers a comprehensive psychosocial rehabilitation approach to restore a veteran's full potential following the onset of a severe mental illness. The program is designed to enhance residential, social, and work skills, cognitive behavioural therapy, motivational interviewing, and pharmacotherapy --also makes veterans productive members of society. Fellowship clinicians will implement and participate in inpatient and family education, task management, self-monitoring, and skill-building in several areas such as impulse control, interpersonal skills, recreational activities, work skills, and pharmacotherapy (when necessary). A critical component of this fellowship will be the opportunity for training in motivational interviewing (MI) skill-building. MI is used throughout the training intervention to enhance motivation for change and commitment to treatment goals. fellows will learn to implement a comprehensive psychosocial rehabilitation approach in community-based settings for veterans suffering from severe mental illnesses
The fellowship combines the principles and methods of person centred-counselling with cognitive behavioural and supportive therapies to provide a comprehensive psychosocial rehabilitation approach that enables a veteran with mental illness to function better in every facet of his or her life.