• To change the paradigm of modern civilization
    one has to have a personal transformation otherwise one is just a cogwheel in the socio-political and economic machine. Therefore, the psycho-spiritual growth of the individual is essential. You can read the psycho-spiritual growth efforts under that heading on this website. Here are some of the efforts made to foster psychological well being.

    Through my practice as a clinical psychologist, developing preventive programs and providing organizational development consultation and Management Problem Solving Skills I learned the one most important thing that was the core of my practice, that is, to detach my self from my Haumain experience and the unconditional acceptance of my patient or a conultee. They create their psychological reality in relationship to me I do not react nor do I make punitive value judgments nor give advice by using my authority as an expert thus creating a completely supportive environment in which the person can re-experience their pain and through my "empathetic exploration" enable them to learn new and more productive ways to resolve their pain.

    This is a non-power oriented paradigm to bring about change. The basis of this is love and genuine investment in the well being of the other. The theory and practice provide skills to achieve the loving objective. It is a totally different paradigm than the paradigm of modern civilization based on judgment, anger, punishment and exploitation of others for personal, patriotic or religious agenda.

1. Singh, R.K., Tarnower, W. & Chen, R. (1971), Community Mental Health Consultation and Crisis Intervention, Book People, Berkeley, CA.

This book has transcripts of the seminars R.K. Singh gave at Menninger Foundation in Topeka, Kansas. Even though it was published so long ago it can be very useful if you want to learn mental health consultation because it provides practical examples to illustrate the theory and practice. Professor Gerald Caplan, M.D., who developed the theory and practice of Consultation at Harvard, had this to say in the Preface to this book.

"This book is a record of a series of seminars given by a talented teacher to a bright and appreciative group of sophisticated postgraduate students. Even though it is an edited transcript rather than written in narrative form, the result is eminently readable. It captures the liveliness of the interaction, and it allows us to participate in an exciting process. What impresses me most about Meji Singh's exposition is his deep understanding of the practical problems that are likely to be encountered in community settings and his vivid use of wealth of detailed examples to help his students grasp the expectable complexities of this work. As his former teacher, I derive a great satisfaction from seeing how he has mastered our subject, and how he has developed many of the ideas that I discussed in my seminars, adding from the researches of others, and exploring new avenues on his own to produce a rich amalgam that carries his personal stamp. In this book we see how the process is being continued through the mutual catalysis of Meji Singh and his students."

Even though these seminars were given so long go if you are interested in basic understanding of the consultation process this book can be a valuable resource.This book was out of print. But you can order it in paper back edition through this website Humanliberation-meji.com for $ 15.00 including postage and taxes.

2. Singh, R.K.J. (1970). Implementation of a Program of Mental Health Consultation, available online at Human Liberation

This is over 60 pages long monograph that describes the implementation and development of 63 consultation relationships through a county mental health program. It has description of consultant's identity, needed preparation and organization of internal support system for the consultants that is necessary for the success of consultation. You can order it for seven dollars including the tax and shipping.

1. R.K.J. Singh (1970) Supervisory Process Download Available

2. R.K.J. Singh (1970) Administrator as a Change Agent Download Available

3. Singh, R.K.J. (1975), Beyond Camelot: A Conceptual Model of System Dynamics. National Convention of American Public Health Association, Chicago, IL Download Available

4. Singh, R.K.J. (1988) My Practice. Vision/Action, Volume 7, Number 3, March, 1988 (This paper describes a conceptual outline of my organizational development consultation practice)

1. Singh, R.K.J. (1967). An outline of a Psychological Growth-Fostering Model: A Preventive Approach. Proceedings of the XI Inter-American Congress of Psychology, Mexico City

2. Singh, R.K.J. (1972). Psychotherapy with Behaviorally Disturbed Mentally Retarded in E. Katz (Ed) , Mental Health of the Mentally Retarded, Springfield, Il: Charles C. Thomas

3. Singh, R.K.J. (1978). Perspectives on Training Program in Community Psychology. Cathexis, C.S.P.P., Alameda, CA

4. Singh, R.K.J. (1988) My Practice. Vision/Action, Volume 7, Number 3, March, 1988 (This paper describes a conceptual outline of my organizational development consultation practice)

Part I - Parent Discussion Group

Part-II - Mental Health Discussion Facilitators Training Group

In these two papers I have presented a summary of the development of a Peer Consultation Support Group of parents using Community Mental Health Consultation Process. These parents were the Adult Chairperson of Parent education in each of the nineteen Coop Parent Nurseries. They came to the County Mental Health Program to learn about child development. In their evaluation of the Discussion Group at the end of six weeks they found these to be most helpful. The most remarkable aspect they liked was that they learn how to learn from their peers and their relationship with their own children. They were not sure how they could teach this to the parents in their respective nursery schools. I offered to run a Discussion Facilitators Group if they would go back and organize Parent Discussion Groups in their respective nursery schools. Some of them did and this process blossomed. By the time I left Flint there were dozens of Parent Discussion Groups run by the lay facilitators. They were evaluated better than the Professional Discussion leaders by the Director of Mot Foundation Story Hour Program.

1. Singh, R.K.J. (1966). An Outline of a Psychological Growth Fostering Model: A Preventive Approach, presented at the Inter-American Congress of Psychology, Mexico City

2. Singh, R.K.J. (1972). Uses of Consultee's Evaluation of Community Mental Health Consultation in Research and Development. Available online at Human Liberation

3. Singh, R.K.J., Thomas, D. (1970) Evaluation of a Program of Community Mental Health Consultation. Download Available

4. Singh, R.K.J., Kaltreider, N. (1974) Mental Health consultation: New Ethical Issues. National Convention of American Psychiatric Association, Detroit, MI

5. Singh, R.K.J. (1975), Beyond Camelot: A Conceptual Model of System Dynamics. National Convention of American Public Health Association, Chicago, IL

6. Singh, R.K.J. (1976) Action Plan for Personal Health and Wellbeing. National Convention of American Public Health Association, Miami, FL

7. Singh, R.K.J. (1996) Training of Mental Health Consultants. International Summit to Review 33 years of Mental Health Consultation Practice, Sweden

8. Singh, R.K.J. (2006) Developing a Family Support System, Oxford Symposium, Oxford, U.K.

9. Singh, R.K.J. (2007) Developing a Peer Consultation Support Group, Oxford Symposium, Hong Kong

10. Singh, R.K.J. (2009) Mental Health Consultation in Schools: The Beginning Process

In 1993 we started Portia Bell Hume Behavioral Health and Training Center (The Hume Center). Dr. Joty Sikand has been the President of The Hume Center since 2004. Under her leadership the Hume Center has achieved its original goal of developing a mental health center that creates a similar supportive work environment that we create for the persons who come to us seeking services for psychological well being. We create such an environment by being non-judgmental, non-reactive and non punitive so that the person can re-experience their pain and suffering in relationship to us in a safe environment and learn more satisfying ways to deal with their suffering. Through Empathetic Exploration the focus is on understanding and problem solving rather than fault finding. It is a major paradigm shift in the way organizations function. It also gives hope that our civilization can also be organized on a different paradigm devoid of punitive value judgments and peacefully solving problems instead of finding fault and resorting to violence.

For more detailed discussion of the Hume Center's organizational culture and the services offered please visit the Hume Center online.