This week we are excited to introduce you to Dr. Hamkins, a storyteller at India’s First International Narrative Therapy Conference; A Room Full of Stories (13-18th October 2016).



Su Ellen Hamkins, MD, is a psychiatrist and author. Her passion is helping people cultivate their values and strengths in the face of difficulties and has centered on three main areas: narrative psychiatry, college student mental health and mother-daughter relationships. She is Assistant Director of the Center for Counseling and Psychological Health at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst and Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor at Tufts University School of Medicine. Her most recent book, The Art of Narrative Psychiatry (Oxford University Press, 2013) brings narrative approaches to psychiatry alive through vivid case reports and offers detailed guidance in strengths-based, collaborative practices.

Dr. Hamkins is a dynamic speaker and has appeared on the Today show, NPR and other radio and internet broadcasts and is a featured expert on Kids in the House and regularly presents her work for the general public and at professional conferences. From 1997 through 2007, she co-created The Mother-Daughter Project, a grassroots initiative that explored how to best support the wellbeing of adolescent girls, mothers and mother-daughter relationships, co-authoring the resulting book, The Mother-Daughter Project: How Mothers and Daughters Can Band Together, Beat the Odds and Thrive Through Adolescence (Penguin, 2007). Mother-daughter groups based on the model she helped develop have formed throughout the world.

Su Ellen lives with her family in western Massachusetts, where they love to swim outdoors, cross-country ski, dance, cook and lie around the living room, reading.

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Stories, Hopes & Dreams,

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Mumbai India