Narrative Ideas comes to Chennai
UMMEED CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTER
What is it?
Attention counsellors, HR folks, psychologists, therapists, teachers and health workers in Chennai, here is an awesome opportunity to get yourselves immersed in “Narrative Practice” via a 2-day weekend workshop conducted by experts in the field.
What is Narrative Practice?
Narrative Practice is a respectful approach towards working with individuals ,families and communities . It is a form of psychotherapy that seeks to help people identify their values and the skills and knowledge they have to live these values, so they can effectively confront whatever problems they face. The therapist seeks to help the person co-author a new narrative about themselves by investigating the history of those qualities. Narrative therapy claims to be a social justice approach to therapeutic conversations, seeking to challenge dominant discourses that it claims shape people's lives in destructive ways. The approach was developed during the 1970s and 1980s, largely by Australian social worker Michael White and David Epston of New Zealand.
To know more on Narrative Practice here is some good reading material:
- YouTube: Re-authoring Teaching
- Check out these websites: www.narrativetherapyindia.com ; www.ummeed.org
Who is it for?
Professionals working with groups
- Special Educators
- Social workers
- Health workers
- Psychology Students
Why we love this?
Narrative therapy is an empowering and collaborative form of therapy that recognizes that people possess natural competencies, skills and expertise that can help and guide change in their lives. Two experts in the field, Raviraj Shetty and Jill Sanghvi come together over a 2-day weekend workshop to introduce the concepts.
When it's offered?
2-day weekend workshop x 7 hours per session with lunch, coffee/tea on both days
- May 20th, Saturday: 9.30 am - 4.30 pm
- May 21st, Sunday: 9.30 am - 4.30 pm
About your presenters:
Raviraj Shetty: Occupational Therapist
Raviraj is a mental health worker and an occupational therapist. He is a Senior therapist, Supervisor and training lead at Ummeed Child Development Center and consultant at POSAT foundation both NGO’s which work with children, young people and families. At Ummeed, Raviraj has initiated and facilitates diverse programs like The I’m-perfect Fathers group, The Pen-pal project and The Identity Project. Recently his work using narrative ideas within the context of handwriting training was published in the Indian journal of occupational therapy.
Jill Sanghvi: Counselor
Jill engages in therapeutic conversations with young people and families experiencing disability. She also enjoys teaching in the various mental health training programs offered at Ummeed with a interest in working with communities in the local context. Jill leads the "Community Mental Health" training program which involves training community workers in narrative ideas and practices to provide mental health care in the communities they work with. Jill also engages in group conversations with people and practitioners from the community experiencing burnout, violence and trauma.
Raviraj and Jill are best friends and colleagues and together have, co-founded "Happie World", an organisation which creates a platform for young people who are experiencing difficulties to come together and get involved in fun activities such as cooking, photography and dancing
The workshop will provide insight into the following topics:
- Key ideas underpinning the “Narrative practice”
- Exploring the narrative metaphor
- Dominant & preferred stories
- Ways of working with children, young people, families, groups & communities
- Developing rich descriptions of people’s skills and abilities
** Detailed programme details available on request.
Where it's located
"Karya Space", 78/132, Dr. Radhakrishnan Salai, Mylapore, Chennai - 600 004
Age: All guests must be at least 18 years old and children can’t come along
Proof of Purchase: Email or printed confirmation
Course content, curation of event and organization of workshop is solely done by Cube C in collaboration with Ummeed Training Centre.