January, 2024

13Jan9:30 AM12:30 PMNACC Workshop: Counseling in a Multicultural Settingzoom9:30 AM - 12:30 PM Event Type:Workshop Contact Hours: 2

Event Details

In today’s interconnected world, counseling professionals and people-helpers are increasingly likely to encounter clients from diverse cultural backgrounds, including LGBTQIA+, B40, race, religion and class. Effective counseling in such a context demands a deep understanding of cultural nuances, communication styles, and the ability to build trust and rapport across cultural divides.

This training is designed to equip you with the knowledge, skills, and awareness needed to connect and journey with people in a variety of community settings and through various stages of needs (such as crisis, grief and loss), treatment planning, referral, support and advocacy. Basic theoretical, scriptural and practice issues will be considered, including the need for a balanced approach to counselor’s self-care.

The objectives are to:

  • develop an understanding of a variety of cultures, religious perspectives and rituals
  • develop an increased knowledge of other worldviews and how these views impact a client’s beliefs and religious behaviors
  • use culturally appropriate techniques/responses and develop cultural sensitivity when working with various populations
  • exhibit a Biblical/theological perspective that promotes respect for diversity while maintaining a distinctively Christian viewpoint.

Contents include:

  • Diversity Issues
  • Dimensions of Worldviews
  • Overview of Malaysian ethnicities
  • Becoming the Culturally-skilled Counsellor

Target audience:

Church staff, lay counsellors, social workers and those who wish to be more effective in walking alongside people from a different cultural background.

Date: 13 January 2024 (Sat)

Time: 9.30AM – 12.30PM

via ZOOM

Fees: RM70 for NACC member and RM100 for non-members

 NACC Contact Hours Awarded: 2 hours

  1. Online registration at www.nacc-malaysia.org
  2. Registration via email and Online Transfer to Bank account, with your full name and membership number (if any) to:

Name: National Association of Christian Counsellors, Malaysia MBB A/C No. 5122 3134 8681

** Important: Please email your registration and bank in or transfer payment confirmation to: office@nacc-malaysia.org otherwise we cannot register you for this event.

Contact Hours



(Saturday) 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM

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  • Hannie


    Sis Hannie leads the Counseling Department of Charis Christian Centre, KL. She also serves in the Board of the National Association of Christian Counselors (NACC). Equipped with a CPA and MBA, she had wide corporate and banking exposure before being called into full-time ministry. Sis Hannie has co-founded several impactful and thriving ministries in her church, which include ministering to sex workers, senior citizens and parents with young children. She was also involved in various community works that reaches out to B40 communities, Orang Asli and refugees. As a counselor, Sis Hannie has had clients from diverse backgrounds and life experiences; including cross-border, aged couples, mixed marriages and troubled teens.