We are excited to introduce you to Mr. Scot Cooper RP, a storyteller at India’s First International Narrative Therapy Conference; A Room Full of Stories (13-18th October 2016).

In practice since 1998, Scot is a registered psychotherapist, international trainer and consultant in brief narrative therapy and narrative community practice. He formed Brief Narrative Practices in 2012 to provide a portal to post-graduate specialty training and consultation in brief narrative therapy. Scot is a supervisor of the Child Clinical/Brief Services at a children’s mental health centre in Ontario, Canada where he oversees and practices in, the walk-in Clinic and groups program. Within this position he also provides supervision to students and the clinical team. From 2002-2012 Scot was an external training and research faculty member at the Hincks-Dellcrest Institute providing brief therapy workshops in Canada and abroad and teaching in the year-long brief and narrative therapy extern program. He has assisted in co-developing several international conferences focused on contemporary brief therapy development. Scot’s teaching spans a range of contexts and he provides specialized consultation in regards to brief service delivery. Scot was the co-lead of the Neighbouring Communities Community Assignment in 2007 with the communities of Caledonia and Six Nations of the Grand River Territory. He is an ongoing member of the Pen Pal Project – a relationship project between Canadian and First Nations children. His recent publications include the co-edited book, Masters of Narrative and Collaborative Therapies: The voices of Andersen, Anderson and White (2011 Routledge Publishing) and the articles, Neighbouring communities re-visited in the Journal of Systemic Therapies (2011), Quality assurance at the walk in clinic: Process, outcome and learning (2013) and Brief narrative practice at the walk-in clinic: The rise of the counterstory (2014) – both in the International Journal of Narrative Therapy & Community Work. His high energy and engaging style makes for an interactive, lively learning experience.

We are looking forward to exploring Mr. Scot Cooper’s work and ideas surrounding brief narrative practices and  working with communities. You can learn more about Scot Cooper and his work on his website http://briefnarrative.com/

If you are interested in learning more about narrative ideas and about A Room Full of Stories you can visit our conference website   http://www.narrativeconference2016.in

Alternatively you can also contact Ami Damani our conference coordinator at +91993055519 or at ami.damani@ummeed.org.

 Stories, Hopes & Dreams,

Mental Health Team,

Ummeed Child Development Center.

Mumbai, India.