Former General Director

National Drug Agency (Malaysia)

Dato' Dr Abdul Halim Bin Mohd Hussin was the former General Director of the National Drug Agency. His advocacy in mental health and well-being has been dedicated at the forefront of policy making in Malaysia.



Lecturer, University of Edinburgh (UK)

Dr Mark Hoelterhoff has been working in the field of mental health for over 20 years. His clinical experience includes settings within private practice and third sector mental health organisations in the UK and US. He has provided individual and family psychotherapy to clients who have wide-ranging mental health experiences; he promotes developing strengths to enable individuals and communities to thrive. His work is based on positive psychology which is founded in the belief that people want to find meaning, develop their potential and live fulfilling lives.


Professor, Webster University (US)

Dr Richard Marshall is co-host of Psychreg Podcast. Dr Marshall earned an EdD in reading and learning disabilities at West Virginia University (WVU) in 1982. Upon completion of his degree he became an Assistant Professor of Paediatrics at the WVU Medical School. After moving to Florida in 1983, he joined the faculty in the Department of Paediatrics in the College of Medicine at the University of South Florida and worked for five years in the Neonatal Developmental Follow-Up Programme. He is Associate Editor of Psychreg Journal of Psychology.


Professor, Webster University (US)

Dr Berney Wilkinson is co-host of Psychreg Podcast. Dr Wilkinson earned his PhD in school psychology from the University of South Florida in 2005, specialising in paediatric psychology. He went on to complete a postgraduate programme and is a Diplomate with the American Board of School Neuropsychology. He is a licensed psychologist in Florida and owns a private practice that includes other psychologists and counsellors. He is Associate Editor of Psychreg Journal of Psychology.


Professor, Universiti Putra Malaysia

Dr Wan Marzuki is the Head of the Department of Counsellor Education and Counselling Psychology at Universiti Putra Malaysia. His areas of specialisation include guidance and counselling; counsellor education; career development and counselling; development of psychological instrument; computer application in education; social science research; and soft skills. He is a registered counsellor in Malaysia and a member of the American Counseling Association.



Founder, Psychreg (UK)

Dennis Relojo-Howell, MSc, MBPsS is an international mental health advocate and founder of Psychreg. He is also the Editor-in-Chief of Psychreg Journal of Psychology. Aside from PJP, he sits on the editorial boards of international journals. A Graduate Member of the British Psychological Society, Dennis holds a master’s degree in psychology from the University of Hertfordshire and his research interest lies in the intersection of psychology and blogging.


Academician, Universiti Malaysia Sabah

Dr Noor Hassline Mohamed is an academician at UMS where she teaches psychology and counselling. She has more than 17 years teaching experiences as well as a clinical psychologist consultant who works with adults and children. Dr Noor Hassline was former Dean of the Faculty of Health and Social Science at International University Malaya-Wales. Dr Noor Hassline is a member of the American Psychological Association (APA) and she is also a lifetime member of the International Society of Psychology, Counselling and Education (ISPCE).


Counsellor, Webster University (Thailand)

Dr Amoneeta Beckstein completed his PhD in Counselling Psychology with specialisations in multicultural and alcohol and other drugs counselling. As a scientist-practitioner, Dr Beckstein's research and practice mutually inform each other. His research interests include Native American psychology, positive psychology, multiculturalism, life balance, underrepresented groups’ leadership development and educational success, and understanding and augmenting subjective happiness. His research aims to contribute to marginalised groups’ growth, resilience, and life enhancement.


Senior Lecturer,

Management Development Institute of Singapore

Amir Singh teaches psychology, business and statistics at Management Development Institute of Singapore (MDIS). He was the head of the School of Psychology of MDIS from 2008–2013, and also served as the director of the psychology programme at the University of Bradford in 2015. He holds a master's degree in guidance and counselling from James Cook University.


Associate Professor, Universiti Malaysia Sabah

Dr Balan Rathakrishnan is Associate Professor in Faculty of Psychology and Education at UMS. He specialises in youth and community programmes in UMS. He also won the World Inventor Award in Korea in 2013, in the field of research and education category for social sciences. His research focuses on youth, creativity, innovation and intervention for social problems in youth.



Co-owner, Ayanay (UK)

David is a published author and a qualified Life Coach specialising in use of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) techniques to give a focused and effective platform to supporting those in need. David also has over 2 decades experience in the Hospitality sector and has redesigned: induction packages, training protocols & appraisal procedures and written staff handbooks, as well as delivering training on everything from emergency procedures to effective account management.


Co-owner of Ayanay (UK)

Siobhain Crosbie is an experienced therapist practising psychotherapy for almost 20 years in private practice. She's also a qualified Mediator, Family therapist, qualified Supervisor and Author. Vonnie is a writer of articles and stories reflecting understanding from a psychoanalytical viewpoint and her experience is extensive.


TGT Training Services (Philippines)

Chastine Cardenas has over 27 years of teaching experience. She has taught in the US, China, Dubai, Thailand and the Philippines. Her area of expertise encompasses evidence-based classroom management and differentiated instruction. She owns TGT Training Services, which is affiliated with TIME to Teach, a leading CPD providers for teachers in the US and Canada.


Life Coach, Interspect Training Services (UK)

Owing to her expertise in counselling, Cherrie Ragunton, RPm has appeared in CNN Philippines several times. Cherrie is a registered psychometrician in the Philippines and behavioural specialist at Interspect Training Services. She earned her master’s degree in psychology from the Polytechnic University of the Philippines and soon after she taught at Our Lady of Fatima University and Central Colleges of the Philippines. She is a member of the American Psychological Association and of the Philippine Association for Counsellor Education, Research and Supervision (PACERS).


ICPCE 2019 is organised by Psychreg, Universiti Malaysia Sabah, and the International Society of Psychology, Counselling and Education (ISPCE).


Phone : (+6088) 320000 / 320474

Email : drelojo.howell@gmail.com

Address : Universiti Malaysia Sabah, Jalan UMS, 88400, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia

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