Mohamed Fareez is a social worker from the sunny Island of Singapore, where he is currently Centre Head of Cheng San Family Service Centre (AMKFSC Community Services Ltd). He has an honor’s and master’s degree in Social Work from the National University of Singapore, and had also completed his Master in Narrative Therapy and Community Work in 2014. Fareez has experience in working with older adults, families with multiple difficulties, and families affected by incarceration. His current areas of interest are in the areas of grief work and intensive family interventions. Fareez was awarded the Promising Social Worker Award in 2011, and the Prime Minister Social Service Award in 2012. A volunteer mediator with the community mediation centre, Fareez was also awarded the Ministry of Law Outstanding Newcomer Award in 2012.
As a practitioner, he is keen on developing ways of integrating narrative ideas into social work case management and community work in Singapore. Fareez also works with persons affected by grief and loss, where he values ideas of ‘re-membering’ as important counter-stories to the dominant discourses of grief work. Fareez writes about his experiences as a social worker in his blog www.fareez.sg, where he can also be contacted.