Registration Form / Programme



Registration Form / Programme
NACC Christian Counselling Conference 2015
Conference Registration Fees:
For NACC Members
For Non-NACC members
For Church Registrations of
10 participants or more
Before 15 June 2015
After 15 June 2015
1. Payment can be made:
a) by crossed cheque in the name of “National Asso of Christian Counsellors” or
b) by credit card using online registration at
2. Registration fee includes tea breaks, lunches and conference materials.
3. The 50% discount is given to members whose subscription is up-to-date.
4. New applicants are also entitled to the 50% discount on conference fee. They need to pay a one-time entrance fee of
RM100 and half-year membership fee of RM50. Members are entitled to the 50% discount for all subsequent workshops
and other trainings. For other details, please refer to the Membership Form, available from our homepage at
5. Closing Date: 26 June 2015
National Association of Christian Counsellors (NACC) Malaysia.
2-2B, Block K, Jalan PJU1/3A, Sunway Mas Commercial Centre,
Petaling Jaya.
For Asia
Deepening the Foundations
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3 In-depth Workshops and
2 Plenaries By Practicing
Asian Christian Counsellors!
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The War Within Us : The Flesh vs The Spirit
Venue: Glad Tidings Church, Petaling Jaya
Date: 3 - 4 July 2015 (Fri-Sat)
Organised by:
Being an Emotionally Attuned and Effective Counselor
Basic Christian Counseling Knowledge and Skills
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Continuing our focus on bridging the gap between Christian Counselling theory and application in practice,
ministry and service from an Asian perspective, this year’s conference seeks to deepen the foundations by offering
three concurrent in-depth workshops and two plenary sessions by practicing Asian Christian counsellors. The
plenaries will explore both theoretical and practical aspects of doing Christian Counselling in the Asian context
while the workshops will provide knowledge and skills on the subject matter.
Dr. Jeff Sim, LCP, LSOTP, RDDP is a clinical psychologist working for the Illinois Department of
Corrections and a part-time lecturer at Department of Psychology at the Western Illinois
University-QC campus. He conducts seminars and conferences on counseling and psychology
especially in the areas of forensic psychology, sexual offending behaviors, and Christ-Centered
Dr. Gerald T. Lui received his doctorate in clinical psychology at the Graduate School of
Psychology, Fuller Theological Seminary in the USA. He was formerly on staff as an assistant
professor of counseling studies at the China Graduate School of Theology in Hong Kong.
Currently, he is in full-time private practice in Hong Kong and focuses on working with
individuals, couples, and families on a wide range of emotional, psychological and relational
difficulties. In addition, he has been conducting professional development seminars on various
clinical topics, as well as providing clinical supervision to doctoral and master level clinicians. He
has a wealth of experience from different clinical settings, such as psychiatric hospitals, student
counseling centers, and community mental health clinics. Dr. Lui draws his clinical perspectives
primarily from Attachment and Object Relations Theories
Dr. Edmund Ng, DMin, EdD (Cand), CT, is a psychotherapist with post-graduate qualifications in
counseling, ministry and thanatology. A former pastor and business CEO, Edmund is Founder
and Resident Director of GGP Outreach (, a community-based grief
support service for those who have lost their loved ones. Edmund also serves as the Founding
President of the National Association of Christian Counselors, Malaysia since 2011. He has written
a book entitled The TIME Approach to Grief Support, An Easy Technique for Every Christian
(published in USA) and edited another, Culturally-sensitive Christian Counseling in Asia, Towards
Integrating Psychology and Theology as Care and Counsel in Mission for Christ.
Patrick Cheng, M.Coun., MAPC, B.Th. works with the National Association of Christian
Counselors as its Executive Director. Prior to this, he has been in Christian full-time ministry in
both the church and para-church context for more than three decades. Apart from his work at
NACC, he is also a part-time lecturer at a local university and a licensed counselor at a
professional counseling center. He has been married for over 30 years and has two grown-up
Plenary Sessions:
I: Christian Counselling for Asia – What Is, Is Not and Can Be (Dr. Edmund Ng)
II: Christian Counselling for Asia – Ethical Considerations (Dr. Edmund Ng)
8.00 am – 8.30 am
8.30 am – 9.00 am
9.00 am – 9.15 am
9.15 am – 10.30 am
10.30 am – 11.00 am
11.00 am – 12.30 pm
12.30 – 1.15 pm
1.15 pm – 2.45 pm
2.45– 3.15 pm
3.15 – 4.30 pm
3 July (Fri)
Welcome & Worship
Plenary 1 (1 Cont. Hr )
Workshop Part 1
(1.5 Cont. Hrs)
Workshop Part 2
(1.5 Cont. Hrs)
Tea Break
Workshop Part 3
(1 Cont. Hr)
4 July (Sat)
Plenary 2 (1 Cont. Hr)
Workshop Part 4
(1.5 Cont. Hrs)
Workshop Part 5
(1.5 Cont. Hrs)
Tea Break
Panel Discussion
(1 Cont. Hr)
1: The War Within Us: The Flesh vs. The Spirit. Identifying, Understanding, Treating, and Restoring the
Defiled Heart
(Level: Intermediate*) by Dr. Jeff Sim
There is more than enough evidence that there are people who are devoid of any conscience or emotion, having
destructive and manipulative behaviors. They are often characterized as self-centered, impulsive, and hedonistic.
They consistently perform selfish acts and cause disunity amongst people. From their home, to their work place, and
in their church they are instrumental in causing havoc wherever they are. Some of us have met such people who
appear like an angel in one setting but a tyrant in another setting. They often trample on those who are more
vulnerable than they are and without a conscience, they see no wrong in their destructive and conniving behaviors.
More often than not we psychobabble our way out by explaining that their behavior is due to extraneous variables
and is outside the control of the person. The Bible clearly identifies such behavior as the effects of man’s fall into sin.
Jeremiah the prophet provides a clue to these sinful behaviors as he pointed out that the heart is deceitful above all
things and beyond cure (Jeremiah 17:9). Paul identified godlessness as the root of such deadly heart (Romans
Through the sessions together, we will explore identifying, treating, and restoring the defiled heart. Specifically,
participants in these sessions will learn: 1) who these people are, 2) how some people can become callous and
unemotional, 3) why they do what they do, 4) how they process information, 5) how to work with these difficult
people, 6) what is their end game, 7) how psychology and theology explain these destructive behaviors, and 8) how
Scripture address this issue. The war between the flesh and the spirit is real and cannot be ignored. If left unchecked,
we become victim of our own flesh.
2. Being an Emotionally Attuned and Effective Counselor: Addressing and Growing through One's issues
with Family of Origin, Personal Psychodynamics and Grief.
(Level: Intermediate*) by Dr. Gerald Lui
The three most common issues (“life terrains”) clients struggle with are: experiences growing up in their family of
origin, knowing how their personal psychodynamics function in their lives, and working through their matters
involving loss. One of the most important qualities of being a counselor is the ability to be emotionally attuned with
clients. One cannot be a helpful and effective tour guide of people’s “life terrains” if they have not worked through and
emotionally come to terms with their own “life terrains”. This workshop aims to provide a guide for participants when
they engage in their personal work in the said three life areas in order to become a more emotionally attuned and
effective counselor. The workshop will cover: 1) understanding the effects of a family of origin has using a model
based on Structural Family Therapy; 2) the unique influences of the father and mother; 3) one’s God-given identity as
a male or female; 4) how one’s psychodynamics – thinking, emotions and relational behaviors – are formed through
an interpersonal world of family and community; 5) how to understand and manage emotions; 6) coming to terms
with the many “losses” in one’s life; and 7) one’s identity as a counselor and a Christian.
3. Basic Christian Counseling Knowledge and Skills
(Level: Elementary) by Patrick Cheng
This workshop will survey the “what, why and how” of basic counseling skills. Fundamental counseling concepts and
techniques will be discussed and examples shown from both secular and biblical narratives. Participants will learn
how culture and developmental issues can be a hindrance to one’s effectiveness as a lay counselor. The workshop will
also increase one's self-awareness so that the self will not be a stumbling block to helping others. Participants will see
the importance of creating the right therapeutic environment with their help-seeker before any attempt to solve their
problems. Participants will be shown how to build rapport with their counselees through attending skills and body
language. Basic counseling skills such as restatement, paraphrase, reflection and questioning will be discussed and
*Intermediate level presupposes participants to have some basic knowledge of counselling theories and other
related concepts.
Panel Discussion:
A time where participants can ask questions on Christian counselling in general or on issues related to the sessions’
topics. The discussion will be helmed by Dr. Jeff Sim, Dr. Gerald Lui and Dr. Edmund Ng and moderated by Patrick

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