The Ummeed Child Development Center – one of the premier non-profit organizations in India working with children with disabilities- is taking a number of initiatives to offer trainings in narrative therapy. Along with Narrative Practices Adelaide, it is an honor for Re-authoring Teaching to partner with this group, to witness their commitment to high quality training, and to support their growing number of training initiatives.

 The Ummeed Mental Health Teaching Team

Jehanzeb Baldiwala

Jehanzeb Baldiwala

Jehanzeb Baldiwala -therapist, supervisor, trainer and part of the Ummeed Management Team – is the Director of the Ummeed Mental Health Training Team. Since 2006, she has aligned herself with narrative ways of working. Her work at Ummeed includes designing and supervising implementation of mental health  training programs; providing therapeutic  support to families and children with disabilities, as well as training and supervising the Mental Health Team at Ummeed. She was instrumental in developing the Ummeed Mental Health Training Program, a year long training program which is run in collaboration with Narrative Practices Adelaide and Reauthoring Teaching. More recently, she has developed and implemented a training program in narrative ideas and practices for community workers in Hindi with her team. She also runs shorter intensive training workshops in narrative ideas and practices.

Read more about members of The Mental Health Teaching Team.

A Room Full Of Stories

logo_room full of storiesUmmeed Child Development Center, Mumbai, in collaboration with Narrative Practices Adelaide and Re-Authoring Teaching, Vermont warmly invites you to Room Full of Stories – the First International Narrative Therapy Conference in India. The conference will be held in Mumbai, India on 13 – 18 October, 2016. This gathering will provide a platform for sharing the ideas and practices of the narrative approach in the context of therapy, group work, supervision and community work and opportunities for capacity building to professionals and community workers from India and overseas. It will include pre and post conference workshops, oral and poster presentations and panel discussions from a wide range of renowned practitioners in the field. Speakers include David Epston, America Bracho, Maggie Carey, Shona Russell, Peggy Sax, Jaswant Guzder, Scot Cooper, Jehanzeb Baldiwala, SuEllen Hamkins, Lisa Johnson, Laurie Markham and David Marsten!

The conference marks an important milestone in the roadmap toward increased awareness about the narrative approach and its use in working with mental health needs of children, families and communities as well as developmental disability.

Attending this conference will also be an opportunity to discover Mumbai the city of dreams. Best known for it’s rich cultural and humanitarian tradition, Mumbai is a modern, vibrant, fascinating city, with historic and modern achievements that has captured the heart of many a visitor.

The website is now ready and open for registration!  What an incredible honor to be included in this event.  It’s going to be an experience of a lifetime.

Narrative Therapy India

Narrative Therapy IndiaNarrative Therapy India is a blog to share stories of work using narrative practices with children, adults and families in the Indian context. Come read about  Using Narrative Ideas in Supervision, Externalising the Pixar way – and more! It’s  particularly thrilling to review the publications coming out:

Conversation about Mr. Bad Handwriting

Conversation about Mr. Bad Handwriting

Raviraj Shetty, Anjali Joshi & Jehanzeb Baldiwala’s work at Ummeed Child Development Center using narrative ideas with children who have handwriting difficulties got published in The Indian Journal of Occupational Therapy Dec’15 edition. The article demonstrates use of externalization map with handwriting difficulties and discusses the impact of the conversations on the child’s handwriting, sense of ownership and family’s perspectives to their children. The paper also highlights the use of narrative ideas as a framework to apply client centered practice within the context of occupational therapy practice. You can read the paper here.

Using Narrative Practices while working with children with developmental disabilites

Using Narrative Practices while working with children with developmental disabilities

Jill Sanghvi & Jehanzeb Baldiwala’s work at Ummeed Child Development Center using narrative ideas with children who have developmental disabilities got published in the BOMBAY PSYCHOLOGIST 2015 Vol XXX No1: a journal of the Bombay psychological association. The paper illustrates application of narrative practices in an Indian context with a 12 year old  Sanjay’s story who was diagnosed with ADHD. A big congratulations to Jill & Jehanzeb for contributing to the narrative therapy literature within the Indian Context.

Narrative Therapy Singapore

Narrative therapy Singapore

Reauthoring Teaching is partnering with The Ummeed Child Development Center  to offer a three day workshop in Singapore (April 8-10, 2016). Jehanzeb Baldiwala and Raviraj Shetty will offer the training supported by materials from our online courses.  We are excited by the future possibilities this collaboration will offer.   Please read the attached flyer for more information.

Narrative Therapy Singapore

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