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A Room Full Of Stories is excited and proud to introduce you to Aparna Joshi, a storyteller at India’s First International Narrative Therapy Conference; A Room Full of Stories (13-18th October 2016). Aparna Joshi is one of our many local speakers, read about her and her work below.

Aparna Joshi is currently working as an Assistant Professor and a Centre Chairperson at the School of Human Ecology, Tata Institute of social sciences (TISS). She has been involved in designing and teaching courses for post graduate students of Applied psychology (clinical and counselling specialisation) at the School of Human Ecology since 2010. Ms. Joshi teaches courses on Counselling adults, couples and Families, Theoretical and therapeutic approaches to counselling, Personal and Interpersonal Development of the Counsellor, Ethics in Counselling and Community Mental Health. She has also been involved in designing and teaching certificate courses in couple and family therapy for counsellors and mental health professionals. Her areas of interest and expertise include counselling and psychotherapy, gender and mental health, violence against women, couple and family therapy and ethics in psychotherapy.

Ms. Joshi has been practising as a psychotherapist for past 19 years and over these years, has worked with Non-governmental organisations and have been involved in envisioning and implementing mental health service programmes in clinical, community and institutional settings. She has conducted numerous training programmes with different stakeholders (including government and non government agencies) on issues surrounding mental health and counselling.

Since 2012, Ms. Joshi has been involved in an initiation of a field action project at TISS in called iCALL a helpline, which provides telephonic and email based counselling services for individuals in psychosocial distress. The counselling service is run by trained professionals. At present Ms. Joshi is pursuing my PhD from the Tata Institute of Social Sciences. Her PhD thesis is a qualitative study titled ‘exploring untold stories: Counsellors’ narratives of working with women facing domestic violence’. Aparna has a small private practice where she continues her psychotherapeutic work with individuals in distress and also with couples (those in heterosexual as well as same sex relationships) and families.

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

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