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Training course in psychosocial wellbeing in development, using arts based therapy

Bapu Trust for Research on Mind & Discourse, a Pune based NGO working in the space of community mental health, is offering a course on psychosocial wellbeing in development using Arts Based(ABT). The course is scheduled to begin in July 2017.

ABT is an evidence-based use of art forms such as drama, music, visual arts to offer choices for persons with mental health problems and psychosocial disabilities. Using this integrated approach, trained individuals can help people with psychosocial disabilities to accomplish their own psychosocial, creative and spiritual goals within a safe, recovery oriented supportive relationships.   

The course is applicable for those working towards healing and recovery with diverse psychosocial and disability needs and people working in development practice with a variety of marginalized groups (women, children, elderly, low-income groups etc.).  Apart from India, interested candidates from Sri Lanka, Thailand, Nepal and Bangladesh can also enrol to the course.

“Our focus exclusively and intensely has always been on realizing the full potential and rights of persons with disabilities. We have been involved in developing social innovations for the inclusion of persons with mental health problems and psychosocial disabilities to live independently and include them as part of their communities. Arts Based, is one such modality which we feel is indispensable to our practice and celebrates.” Say Bhargavi  V Davar, Managing Trustee, The Bapu Trust.

To know more details on the course and registration, emailabtcourse.baputrust@gmail.com or contact 91-9823291989, 91-7507055884.