This interactive workshop provides the foundation of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) effective treatment and therapeutic skills that needed for managing clients’ stress, anxiety, and depression. This workshop is designed for counselling students, professional counsellors and individuals who are interested in honing their therapeutic skills and competencies in CBT. Participants will learn the basic CBT skills, cognitive model, the structure of CBT sessions and goal setting. Participants will also learn to identify, evaluate and respond to automatic thoughts by using dysfunctional thoughts record (DTR), conceptualize cases in CBT model, and incorporate actions plans in case management. CBT treatment plan and coping skills for clients with stress, anxiety and depression will be highlighted. This workshop will integrate multiple delivery methods such as group discussion, presentation, role-play and demonstration to help participants understand and mastery the CBT skills.

Dr Pau Kee

Associate Professor Dr. Aslina AhmadAssociate Professor Dr. Aslina Ahmad

Leading group counselling is an art. It requires group counsellors to be aware of the various needs and ways to tackle the issues of a group of clients all at the same time. This workshop aims at group counselling practitioners and practitioners-to-be who are interested to lead group counselling creatively. The participants of the workshop will be guided and involved in planning various activities, relevant to the issues and stages of the group process. The workshop will require participants to think out of the box in their quest to help group members achieve possible solutions for their problems.

Dr Ida Hartina Ahmed TharbeDr Ida Hartina Ahmed Tharbe

Counseling as a helping profession has extended to various organizations and the demand is increasing. This interactive workshop aims to equip counselors with professional knowledge, skills and interventions that enable them to perform professionally based on the Criminal Justice System in Malaysia. Among the objectives of this workshop is that the participants will be able handle victims of crime with much empathy and assist the offenders realized the damages caused by their criminal acts. We hope that participants will serve as effective witness to ensure justice be done for the crime victims and help victims to regain confidence to life a new leaf. The workshop will cover how to handle vulnerable victims, preparing a counselor’s report to court and Provide practical training for counselors on the actual court proceedings and techniques in providing professional testimony as expert witness in court.

The workshop will be conducted by Retired Senior Police Officers and a Serving Police Officer in which two are registered counselors.

Jenny Ong Chin Lan
Jenny Ong Chin Lan

The session is conducted for those who are interested to experience the life at a fisherman village in the island of Salak, 20 min boat ride from the Jetty after 20 min drive from Kuching. The objective is to have the practical experience as a humanitarian volunteer. Participants will learn the skills to get connected with people of different cultural practice and explore the potential psycho-emotional assistance & support they may need. The half a day visit includes a boat ride to the island, sharing of parenting tips, dialogues with the adolescents and fun creative activities with the children. Our entourage will visit a few selected poor families with the tasks of making psychosocial. Assessments of the families and proposed plan & support for them in the future for SDG purposes. The max limit: 20 pax. The session will be conducted by Dr Haniza Rais, AP Dr Jazimin , En Pilus & En Johari & PERKAMA YCS volunteers.

This workshop is aimed at advanced practitioners, using scenarios and role plays to share methods and techniques of managing suicidal clients from multicultural situations. The scenarios addressed will include pre and post attempts of suicide, communications via social media with individuals who are suicidal and the impact of a completed suicide on the individuals impacted by the suicide. Issues of gender identity, abuse physical, emotional and sexual as well as religious and spiritual issues that impact on suicide will be addressed. The workshop is aimed to be interactive and with very frank and open discussions on successes as well as failures experienced by practitioners in the process of managing suicide. The Workshop is very much from a practitioner perspective and we will have to caution all participants that the sessions may trigger personal issues.

Associate Professor Dr Anasuya Jegathevi Jegathesan