Counseling Services in a Range of Contexts2018-03-04T08:29:10-04:00
 Michael talked about his hope to return to doing direct work with people with complex needs. As an illustration, we begin with Narrative Practices Adelaide and their commitment to providing counseling and therapeutic services in their local community. Their therapeutic work often links them with government and non-government community services and they value ongoing working relationship with a range of family and community agencies in Adelaide. Please join us in describing similar initiatives where you live.

Transcript: Extending the Contexts

Shona Russell, Maggie Carey & Rob Hall reflected on Michael’s commitment to establish a place  focusing on a narrative approach to counseling work in a range of different contexts. The work of Narrative Practices Adelaide includes forming connections with an organization for homeless people as well as offering services to people experiencing complex and long term mental health difficulties.

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The Ummeed Child Development Center

Every child has hope at Ummeed. We believe that all children with developmental disabilities can be included…. The Ummeed Mental Health Team engages in therapeutic conversations with children, young people and families responding to developmental disabilities, anxiety, depression, and the effects of life situations such as a death in the family, school-related difficulties, bullying, trauma, etc. using the narrative approach to counseling. The team is also actively involved in training parents, professionals, community workers and teachers in the use of narrative ideas and practices in diverse contexts. Aside from promoting mental health, they are storytellers, mythbusters, and influencers!

Ummeed Child Development Center
We include here several glimpses at Ummeed contributions in India to children with disabilities and their families – and beyond.

Narrative in Incarceration

Rossana Rodrigues shares her inspiring work as an art based therapy practitioner applying narrative with incarcerated women in Mumbai. This December 2017 talk was her final presentation upon graduating from Ummeed Child Development Center’s year-long Mental Health Training Program in Narrative Therapy.
Video provided by Ummeed Child Development Center in collaboration with Re-Authoring Teaching. Visit ummeed.org and narrativetherapyindia.com to learn more.

A Conversation with Math Block

When we externalize Math Block, what might it have to say? An exclusive interview brought to you by Ummeed Child Development Center in Mumbai, India.
Video provided by Ummeed Child Development Center in collaboration with Re-Authoring Teaching. Visit narrativetherapyindia.com and ummeed.org to learn more.

The Unconventional Ways of Working

Trishala Kanakia, a counselor at Ummeed Child Development Center in Mumbai, India shares her ways of working for her final presentation of Ummeed’s year-long Mental Health Training Program in Narrative Therapy. Video provided by Ummeed Child Development Center in collaboration with Re-Authoring Teaching.
Visit ummeed.org and narrativetherapyindia.com to learn more.

Empowering Kids with Limited Verbal Ability to Express Emotions

Aditi Chaudhary, a counselor in Mumbai, India shares her work empowering kids with emotional vocabulary as part of her final presentation of Ummeed’s year-long Mental Health Training Program in Narrative Therapy. Video provided by Ummeed Child Development Center in collaboration with Re-Authoring Teaching.
Visit ummeed.org and narrativetherapyindia.com to learn more.

My Personal Re-membering Map

Samriti Makkar Midha, a psychotherapist, shows how she applied the Re-Membering to herself, and then in her sessions with individual clients. She shared her work for her final presentation of Ummeed’s year-long Mental Health Training Program in Narrative Therapy.

An Institute of Community Participation by America Bracho

The community work of America Bracho and Latino Health Access has inspired many readers. Dulwich Centre Publications reproduced an article that was previously published in ‘Towards a healthy community,’ Dulwich Centre Journal (2000 No.3).

Latino Health Access seeks to act as an institute of community participation. We wish to provide mechanisms for community members to participate in addressing their own health issues. We aim to work with organising the talents, the resources, the knowledges, and skills of the community to address the issues they wish to address. We believe that many of the health concerns currently experienced by Latino people in this neighbourhood are primarily related to issues of human dignity. They relate to the fact that human dignity is jeopardised here by the effects of fear and poverty.

Read more: An Institute of Community Participation
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