Aims & Scope

BJCP aims to bridge academic and applied counselling psychology in India by providing a forum for academicians, practicing psychologists, behavioural scientists, researchers, social scientists, public health professionals to share knowledge, perspectives and best-practices in the field of counselling and psychology.

It proposes to publish high-quality research from different epistemological, methodological, theoretical and cultural perspectives and from different regions, providing a forum of innovation and debate, and questioning and testing of assumptions. It may be noted that this journal will only publish manuscripts in English.

The Journal will welcome submissions from both quantitative and qualitative methods in the areas of:

  • counselling practices in different settings
  • professional supervision, training and certification
  • career and development in counselling psychology
  • diverse counselling approaches, indigenous counselling, Indo-western counselling approaches
  • application of counselling in public health, lay/peer counselling
  • technology for advancing counselling practices
  • counselling for underrepresented populations
  • the development of new measures to be used in counselling activities
  • ethical and professional issues in counselling psychology

Disciplines or sub-disciplines to be covered:

  • Applied Psychology
  • Community Psychology
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Educational Psychology
  • Social Work
  • Human Development 
  • Family and marriage Counselling Therapy
  • Health Sciences
  • Social Sciences &
  • Psychoeducation
  • Organisational development
  • Other Allied Disciplines


The journal seeks to:

  • Advance counselling psychology as a discipline
  • Offer a keen resource for professionals.
  • Increase dissemination of evidence and promote uptake of evidence for policy change and improve practices
  • Create dialogue between them in the India and other countries to offer platform to learn and share.
  • Provide information from experts contributing to a broader understanding of counselling in the cultural context of India and other countries.
  • Provide opportunity and encouragement to doctoral students in counselling to publish their therapeutic and research work.

The Journal’s priorities include:

  • Increase Impact Factor
  • Improve online presence
  • Provide services to members of BCPA
  • Provide services to the counselling and other psychologists

Intended audience:

  • Post-graduate and doctoral students of psychology, behavioural sciences, clinical psychology, human development, public health etc.
  • Practicing psychologists
  • Counsellors
  • Social workers
  • Public health professional
  • Academicians from relevant disciplines
  • Policy makers,
  • All kinds of mental health and other health professionals

Plans for Reaching Contributors: 

  • Email
  • Flyer to psychology departments, HDFS departments, etc.
  • Reach out to contributors through members of BCPA
  • Reach out through conferences/workshops organized by BCPA

Frequency of publication: Bi-annually (online)

Types of manuscripts:

Bhartiya Journal of Counselling Psychology accepts the following types of original articles:

  • Perspectives
  • Review Articles,
  • Empirical Reports
  • Brief Reports,
  • Practice Notes,
  • Case Studies,
  • Book or Video Reviews,
  • Brief Communication

ISSBN: Online to be applied