This seminar on mental well-being is designed with the modern executive in mind. The 21st century has become a much more challenging environment than ever before. Technological advancement and rapid globalisation also mean a faster-paced lifestyle, with a constant push towards an ideal of excellence. All of this can take a toll on an individual’s mental well-being and reduce productivity and performance in general, which will, in turn, compound any issues of well-being faced by that individual.
The seminar aims to provide participants with some skills to recognise psychological factors that can be managed in order to cope with daily distress and improve personal functioning. It will address psychological principles that affect emotions and behavior, to give participants a better understanding of how they function psychologically. It will also involve activities that facilitate the personal development of mental wellness strategies. These approaches involve carrying out personal homework that includes self-monitoring of daily practice, psychometric scale measurements, and reflective exercises.
Alvin Ng Lai Oon, DPsych, is a clinical psychologist by training and is mcurrently an Associate Professor as well as Head of the Department of Psychology, School of Science and Technology, Sunway University. He has 17 years of experience as a clinical psychologist and an academic. He obtained his Bachelor of Arts degree from University of Western Australia, and his Bachelor of Psychology and
Doctor of Psychology (Clinical) degrees from Murdoch University.
Prior to joining Sunway University in March 2013, Dr Ng was an Associate Professor and the Head of the Health Psychology Program at Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (“UKM”) where he served for 11 years, since 2002. At UKM, he also practised as a clinical psychologist at the Health Psychology Clinic, where he saw adult as well as child clients. He was also briefly the Director of Shine Guidance Centre in 2012, where he oversaw the centre’s operations and was a clinical consultant for families living with special needs.
Dr Ng’s research interests include mindfulness-based cognitive therapy, cross-cultural factors in psychotherapy, mental health literacy, psychometric measurements of mental illness in Malaysia, and behavioural fluency training in basic academic skills. He has published in journals and magazines, and presented in numerous conferences, seminars, training events and public talks. Besides academia and clinical practice, Dr Ng is instrumental in advancing the field of clinical psychology in Malaysia, and he was the Founding President of the Malaysian Society of Clinical Psychology, which he had helped to establish in 2010.
Terms and Conditions
Places are limited and registration is on a first-come, first-served basis.
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Cancellations must be made in writing at least 48 hours prior to the event.
If you have failed to inform the organiser on your cancellation for three consecutive times, you may be blacklisted for future events.
Refunds will be processed after the event is completed. This may take up to 30 business days. The conditions for refunds are as follows:
- Full refunds will be issued if the cancellation is notified to the organiser three business days before the event.
- No refunds will be issued if the cancellation is notified to the organiser less than three business days from the event.
The organiser reserves the right to modify, cancel or postpone the event, should circumstances arise that make such action necessary, whereupon all registration fees paid will be refunded.
You are allowed to transfer your place to another participant, but you must notify the organiser with the necessary details.
CPD points will not be awarded to lawyers and pupils in chambers from Peninsular Malaysia who arrive more than 15 minutes late, are not present throughout the event, or leave before its scheduled end.
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- Materials will be emailed only. No printed notes will be provided.
- No recording of the event is permitted via any means at any time.
- No part of the event content may be used/reproduced in any form without the written and explicit consent of the Bar Council and speaker(s).