Global mental-health experts gather in Kuching

Posted on August 23, 2013

Participants from many parts of the world are in Kuching for the four-day APRCC 2013, which started yesterday.

KUCHING: Hundreds of mental health professionals are in town for the 3rd Asia Pacific Rim International Counselling and Psychotherapy Conference 2013.

Counsellors, psychotherapists and psychologists from countries such as New Zealand, Australia, the United States, Taiwan, and Hong Kong are among those attending the four-day event at Riverside Majestic Hotel.

Themed ‘Sekarang! Relational, Environmental, and Educational Factors Now’, APRCC 2013 is organised by the Malaysian Association of Psychotherapy (MAP), and supported by Sarawak Convention Bureau (SCB).

“Malaysia contains a rich blend of the different cultures in Asia. Kuching epitomises that with not only the long history of the Malay, Chinese and Indian cultures, but also 22 other indigenous Borneon tribes that have coexisted here for hundreds of years, each with their own languages and social relational systems.”

Chan, who is MAP chartered president, MAP, said up to 10,000 individuals graduated from psychology-related degree
courses in Malaysia annually.

Asia Pacific Rim Confederation of Counsellors president Professor Catherine Tien-Lun Sun said holding the conference here sent an unequivocal message on cultural inclusiveness and appropriateness in the delivery of services to providers and recipients of counselling and psychotherapeutic services.

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Category(s):Mental Health in Asia

Source material from The Borneo Post

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