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Rahbar (guide or companion in Urdu) was established in 2019 under the aegis of the School of Human Ecology, Tata Institute of Social Sciences as a platform for promoting training and supervision for mental health practice in India.
Rahbar is guided by the philosophy of co-creating safe and supportive supervisory spaces for mental health professionals. This philosophy of supportive supervision has been anchored in a framework of values that places the supervisor-supervisee relationship at the centre of a supervisory approach that is:
There is limited research and documentation on psychotherapeutic and supervisory processes in the Indian context. Rahbar’s objectives in this domain have been conceptualized as below:
Training and professional development
Rahbar acknowledges that there is a major gap in the field with respect to the need for professional development and support among mental health professionals and the availability of trained supervisors to address these needs. Rahbar’s objectives in this regard are as follows:
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