Canadian and Nepali counsellors: In collaboration for social justice in Nepal.
From social justice roots, Canadian counsellors are starting to collaborate with counsellors and communities in international developing countries. In this article, we outline the work of a group of Canadian counsellors who volunteer to collaborate with, educate, and consult with local lay counsellors in our centre in Pokhara, Nepal, called Nepal House Kaski. Using an emancipatory communitarian approach to social justice practices, we explore our approach to working with Western counselling processes in the Nepali culture and how these new interventions for Nepali practitioners bring some challenges to the work of assisting and supporting traumatized Nepali children. Possible research questions and methods are suggested as a collaborative means of assessing our influence and progress toward better mental health for Nepali children.
Keats, P. A. & Sharma, A. (2014). Canadian and Nepali counsellors: In collaboration for social justice in Nepal. Canadian Journal of Counselling, 48(3), 284–299. http://cjc-rcc.ucalgary.ca/cjc/index.php/rcc/article/view/2715
Using neurofeedback to teach self-regulation to children living in poverty
In this paper we describe a neuro-feedback system and applications we designed and deployed to help vulnerable children at an NGO-funded school, called Nepal House Kaski, in Pokhara, Nepal. The system, called Mind-Full, enables traumatized children to learn and practice self-regulation by playing simple, culturally appropriate games using an EEG headset connected to an interactive tablet
Antle, A.N., Chesick, L., Levisohn, A., Sridharan, S.K., and Tan P. (2015) Using neurofeedback to teach self-regulation to children living in poverty. In Proceedings of Conference on Interaction Design for Children (IDC ’15), ACM Press (Medford, MA, USA, June 21-24), 119-128. http://antle.iat.sfu.ca/Papers/Antle_2015IDC_Mind-FullPrelimResults.pdf
Opening up the design space of neurofeedback brain computer interfaces for children: Five strong concepts
Antle, A.N., Chesick, L. and McLaren, E.S. (in press). Opening up the design space of neurofeedback brain computer interfaces for children: Five strong concepts. ACM Transactions on Computer-Human Interaction (ToCHI)
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