COLECTIVO – Mexico
For many years Narrative Practices Adelaide has highly valued connections with the teaching and practice of Narrative Therapy in Mexico. As part of these connections Maggie and Shona teach with Alfonso Diaz who inspired the group Colectivo in Mexico. Colectivo are based at Tonala Centre in DF and run a year long Diploma course for workers from across Mexico. In 2012 the Diploma Course had 90 participants from around the country including a group of six or seven psychiatrists from Guadalajara.
Alongside his community practice and therapeutic work Alfonso does most of the teaching for this Course which includes a vibrant team of Spanish speaking practitioners who link in as tutors for the course participants. Colectivo have been asked to develop a Masters programme in a rural Indigenous University in the Sierras which is an exciting and significant development. We feel enriched have this collaboration between Colectivo and NPA.
PRACTICAS NARRATIVAS – Chile
In 2013 we have been invited to participate in a newly formed teaching programme in Chile. This is with PRANAS ( Practicas Narrativas) coordinated by Italo Latorre Gentoso and Carolina Letelier. We look forward to this extension of our ongoing previous connection in Chile with Carlos Clavijo as we are eager to support the ongoing exploration of Narrative Therapy in Chile.
UMMEED CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTRE - Mumbai, India
The Ummeed Child Development Center is a non-profit organization in Mumbai, India with the mission of "helping children with developmental disabilities, or at high risk for disabilities, reach their maximum potential and be included in society." Ummeed was founded in 2001 by Dr. Vibha Krishnamurthy, a developmental paediatrician with experience both in India and the United States.
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In October 2016, Ummeed Child Development Centre, in collaboration with Narrative Practices Adelaide and Re-Authoring Teaching, Vermont, are holding an exciting new international narrative therapy conference in Mumbai, India, called "A Room Full of Stories". For more information about this conference, please click here.
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In 2015 Ummeed Mental Health team and Narrative Practices Adelaide provided a one year training programme for health workers - the Mental Health Training Program (MHTP). Shona Russell, Maggie Carey and Peggy Sax worked with Jehanzeb Baldiwala and and other Ummeed staff on this exciting teaching programme which supports one of the key activities of Ummeed to provide training for health professionals.
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THE UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE MASTER OF COUNSELLING AND PSYCHOTHERAPY
In 2012 and 2013 Maggie, Shona and Rob have contributed to the teaching programme for the Master of Counselling and Psychotherapy programme at the University of Adelaide. The clinical skills pathway of the Masters program has been designed to satisfy the training requirements for practitioners as outlined by the Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia (PACFA) www.pacfa.org.au
NUNKUWARRIN YUNTI OF SOUTH AUSTRALIA INC. DIPLOMA OF NARRATIVE APPROACHES FOR ABORIGINAL PEOPLE (Counselling, Group and Community Work)
Maggie, Shona and Rob are active members of the teaching team on the two year Diploma Course for Aboriginal health workers which has been running in Adelaide, South Australia for over ten years.
The Diploma of Narrative Approaches has been identified by Aboriginal communities throughout Australia as a relevant and practical training programme for Health Workers. The significant and lengthy consultation process with communities, the leadership by Aboriginal people including Rosie Howsen and Aaron Williams in the development and implementation of this course, and the ongoing ownership of it by the community based organisation of Nunkuwarrin Yunti provides a solid foundation for the training.