Rachel Ting Sing Kiat

Senior Lecturer

Jeffrey Cheah School of Medicine & Health Sciences

Email: Ting.SingKiat@monash.edu
Tel: +603 5514 5862
Office: Room 4-4-63

ORCID ID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2932-9593

Profile Summary

Dr. Ting holds the Bachelor of Science in Psychology from National Chung Cheng University, Taiwan,  Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology from Wheaton College (APA accredited), Illinois, USA, Master of Arts in Theology from Fuller Theological Seminary USA, and Doctor of Philosophy in Clinical Psychology from Fuller Graduate School of Psychology (APA accredited). She completed her final year APA accredited internship (2005-2006) at University of California--San Diego, and her post-doctoral scholarship on the topic of “college student mental health and disability assessment” from University of Southern California (2007-2008).

She has been a private practitioner at various cities, including Kuala Lumpur and Beijing. Currently she is a consultant to InPsych Psychological & Counselling Services at Kuala Lumpur. Dr. Ting has a wide range of clinical expertise and experiences with clients struggling with depression, grief, trauma, relational problems, Learning Disability, religious and spiritual issues, and multiculturalism.

After completed her PhD program, Dr. Ting stayed at her alma mater from 2009-2008 as a Research Assistant Professor, teaching doctoral-level courses. In between 2008-2010, she was employed as a Senior Lecturer at HELP University in Kuala Lumpur, where she taught, supervised and advised Master degree students from both counseling and clinical psychology program. She then taught as a full-time Associate Professor at China University of Political Science and Law, School of Sociology (Beijing), from 2012-2015. She has been a guest lecturer and adjunct faculty to various institutions, such as Argosy University (USA), Fuller Graduate School of Psychology (USA), Renmin Univesrity (China), Minzu University (China), Bible College Malaysia (Malaysia), School of Theology Sabah (Malaysia), and Methodist Theological School (MTS).

Academic Qualifications

  • 2006 Ph.D. Clinical Psychology, Fuller Graduate School of Psychology (APA accredited), USA
  • 2005 M.A. Theology, Fuller Theological Seminary, Pasadena, CA, USA
  • 2001 M.A. Clinical Psychology, Wheaton College, Wheaton, IL, USA
  • 1998 B.S. Psychology, National Chung Cheng University, Taiwan

Memberships

  • American Psychological Association (APA) –full member (2006-2010)/International Affiliate (current)
  • Asian Association of Social Psychology
  • Asian American Psychological Association (AAPA)
  • Malaysian Society of Clinical Psychology (MSCP)

Current Employment

2018–Present Senior Lecturer, Department of Psychology, Jeffrey Cheah School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Monash University Malaysia

2015–Present Adjunct Professor, School of Sociology, China University of Political Science and Law, Beijing, China

2016–Present Consultant psychologist, InPsych Psychological and Counseling Services, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Previous Professional / Employment Experience

Academia

2011–2014 Associate professor, Vice Chair of Social Work Department,School of Sociology (Full-time), China University of Political Science and Law, Beijing, China

2016–2017 Adjunct Faculty/Visiting Scholar (Part-time), Fuller Graduate School of Psychology, Pasadena, California, United States

2015–Present Guest Lecturer (Part-time), Bible College of Malaysia, Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia

2014–2015 Adjunct Lecturer (Part-time), Master of Pastoral Counseling, Wuhan University Philosophy and Religion Department, Hubei, China.

2014–2015 Adjunct Faculty (Part-time), Department of Philosophy and Ethnicity, Minzu University of China, Beijing, China

2015 Lecturer (Part-time), Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy I/II, Shanghai Normal University Psychological training center, Shanghai, China

2009–2015 Lecturer (Part-time), Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Sino-German Psychological Hospital, Wuhan, China

2011 Lecturer (Part-time), Clinical Supervision course I/II, Sino-German Psychological Hospital, Wuhan, China

2008–2011 Senior Lecturer (Full-time), Master of Clinical Psychology, Faculty of Behavioral Sciences, HELP University College, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

2006–2008 Research Assistant Professor (Part-time), Graduate School of Psychology, Fuller Theological Seminary, Pasadena, USA

2008–2009 Adjunct Faculty (Part-time), Master in Counseling Psychology Program, Argosy University, Orange County Campus, USA

2009 Lecturer, Psychology of Religion (Master in Christian Thinking), RenMin University, Beijing, China

2006 – 2008 Instructor/supervisor, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (Master-level Training Course), Shanghai Mental Health Center, Shanghai, China

Clinical

2016–present Consultant Psychologist/Supervisor (Part-time), InPsych Psychological and Counseling Services, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

2011–2015 Consultant Psychologist/Supervisor (Part-time), Wenxin Counseling Center, Beijing, China

2010–2010 Consultant Psychologist (Part-time), Bridge Counseling Center, Cheras, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

2008–2010 Senior Clinical Psychologist (Part-time)=, Center of Psychological and Counseling Services=, HELP University College=, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

2007–2008 Postdoctoral Fellowship (full-time), College Mental Health and Disability Service, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, USA

2007 Group Supervisor (Part-time), Nanjing Union Theological Seminary, Nanjing, China

2005–2006 A.P.A. Accredited Doctoral Psychology Internship (Full-time), Psychological and Counseling Services, University of California – San Diego, La Jolla, CA, USA

2006–2006 Intern Counselor, Preuss School, La Jolla, CA, USA

2004–2005 Doctoral Level Pre-internship, University Counseling Center, Azusa Pacific University, Azusa, CA, USA

2003–2004 Doctoral Level Clerkship (Psychological Assessment), Disabled Student Programs and Services, Pasadena City College, Pasadena, CA, USA

2003–2004 Doctoral Level Practicum II, Five Acres: The Boys’ and Girls’ Aid Society of Los Angeles, Pasadena, CA, USA

2002–2003 Doctoral Level Practicum I, Fuller Psychological and Family Service, Pasadena, CA, USA

2000–2001 Master Level Internship II, Behavioral Health Service – Adolescent Unit, Central Dupage Hospital, Winfield, IL, USA

2000–2000 Master Level Internship, Sibu General Hospital and Mental Health Service, Sarawak, Malaysia

1998–1998 Psychological Assessment Internship, Veteran Hospital – Psychiatric Department Inpatient Unit, Gau-Siong, Taiwan

Others

2004–2005 Professional Expert, Disabled Student Program and Services, L.A. Mission College, Sylmar, CA, USA

2001–2004 Research Assistant (Under the Carlsberg Fellowship), Institute of Integration, Fuller Graduate School of Psychology, Pasadena, CA, USA

2001–2002 Youth Advisor, Vision Team Fellowship, Los Angeles, CA, USA

1999–1999 School Counselor, Physical and Mental Disabled Children Rehabilitation Project, Chia-Yi County Education Department, Chia-Yi, Taiwan

1998–1999 Intern Chaplain, Chaplain Department, Chia-Yi Christian Hospital of Taiwan Lutheran Church, Chia-Yi, Taiwan

Voluntary Professional Services

  • 2017—Present Clinical supervisor for Doctoral of Family education ministry, Malaysia Biblical Seminary.
  • 2015—Present Volunteer for CREST Malaysia, International Disaster Relief Network (IDRN) Member
  • 2012 – Present Disaster relief volunteer in Yunan and Sichuan, China, Founder of Barefoot Voluntary Services Group
  • 2013 – 2017 Clinical Supervisor, Counseling centers under Sarawak Chinese Methodist Church, Malaysia
  • 2012 – 2014 Clinical Supervisor, Hotline Counselors in China University of Political Sciences and Law, Beijing
  • 2010 - 2011 Medical relief volunteers in Sindh, Pakistan (CREST)
  • 2010 - 2011 Psychological relief volunteer in Yushu, Qinghai, China
  • 2010 - 2011 Trainer for trauma counseling, HISTEAM, Malaysia
  • 2010 - 2011 Reviewer for Journal of Psychology and Theology
  • 2010 - 2011 Reviewer for Asia Pacific Journal of Education, Singapore
  • 2010 - 2011 Reviewer for the Inaugural APA Division 45 Conference program
  • 2006 - 2013 Asian American Psychologist Association Annual Conference Review Team
  • 2008 Reviewer for Special issues in Journal of Psychology in Chinese Societies
  • 2006 – Present Clinical Supervisor, Nanjing Zhimian Academy of Psychology, Nanjing, China
  • 2006 – 2008 Member, Mentoring Team, Taiwanese Psychologist Network
  • 2006 – 2007 Clinical Supervisor, Family Wellness and Counseling Center, Sarawak Chinese Annual Conference, Sarawak, Malaysia
  • 2002 – 2004 Multicultural Concern Chair, Fuller Psychology Graduate Union, Pasadena, CA

Teaching/Supervision Experiences

  • Total Doctoral-level thesis supervised: 3
  • Total Master-level thesis supervised: 5
  • Total Undergrad-level thesis supervised: 6
  • Total Doctoral-level students supervised in clinical setting: 2
  • Total Master-level students supervised in clinical settling: 21
  • Undergraduate Level Courses Taught
    • Case Social Work
    • Group Social Work
    • Abnormal Psychology
    • Psychological Counseling
    • Professional English for Social Work
    • Social Work practicum and supervision
    • Psychology of Religion
    • Professional Ethics for Christian Counseling
    • Health Psychology
    • Medical Psychology
  • Graduate Level Courses Taught:
    • Group Counseling
    • Life-Span development and Human Growth
    • Disaster Mental health and Psychosocial Support
    • Global and Indigenous Social Work
    • Introduction to Mental Health and Counseling
    • System and History of Psychology
    • Professional Ethics and Legal issues
    • Diagnostic Assessment—Adult Intelligent Assessment, Personality Assessment
    • Social and Cultural Diversity
    • Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy
    • Basic Counseling Skills
    • Advanced Integration Seminar
    • Clinical Interventions – Diversity
    • Cognitive Psychology
    • Introduction to Pastoral Counseling
    • Spiritual Formation – College and Young Adult
    • Assessments and Psychopathology

Psychological Testing Skills

Academic Attribute Survey, Academic Skills Assessment Battery, Adult Attribute Scale, Beck Depression Inventory II, Bender Visual Motor Gestalt Test, Bilingual Verbal Ability Tests, California Verbal Learning Test II, Child Behavior Checklist (CBCL), Conner Rating Scales (CRS-R), Degree of Reading Power, Comprehensive Test of Nonverbal Intelligence, Koh’s Personality Inventory, Leiter International Performance Scale (Leiter-R), Luria-Nebraska Neuropsychological Battery, Millon Clinical Multiaxial Inventory-III, Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory, Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, Nelson Denny, NEO-Personality Inventory, Raven Progressive Matrices, Rey-Ostrick Drawing Test, Rorschach Inkblot Test, Rotter Incomplete Sentence, Symptom Checklist-90-R, Thematic Apperception Test, Test of Nonverbal Intelligence, third edition, Test of Variables of Attention (T.O.V.A.), Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale-III & IV, Wechsler Memory Scale-III, Wide Range Achievement Test, Woodcock Johnson III – Achievement Test, Woodcock Johnson III – Tests of Cognitive Abilities, 16 Personality Factors.

Research

In the globalizing era, Western psychology has been internationalized, diversified, indigenized, and translated into different cultural contexts, including Asia. The industry and discipline of psychology is mushrooming in many Asian modern cities. However, many psychologists are just “copying and pasting” Western psychology to understand local people, treating “Asian” as one homogenous group, dismissing the myriad of ethnic and religious diversity within. As a Chinese born in Malaysia, Dr. Ting believes indigenous psychology research could challenge social injustice through global scholarship and promote peaceful dialogue internationally. Therefore, her current research interests and focuses are:

I.Mental health of Chinese in Malaysia and China: examining the psychological and mental health concepts (e.g. resilience, mental illness, subjective well-being) developed in the West through a lens of cultural psychology; discovering the indigenous healing factors through ancient literature, wisdom, folklores, and cultural tradition.

II.HIV prevention from a culturally sensitive approach: adapting the current universal model of HIV prevention and treatment to local cultural context (particularly among ethnic minority or indigenous people) to increase medical adherence and help-seeking behavior; exploring the stigma of HIV from the lens of cultural psychology

III.Psychology of religion among ethnic minority groups: examining the theory of psychology in religious practices of indigenous people, particularly in Asian cultures.

IV.Disaster mental health from a community approach: examining the resilient factors in the community faced with traumatic events such as natural disasters.

V.Sexual health in Malaysia: assessing functionality performance and acceptance of newly invented barrier contraceptive method developed in Malaysia; exploring gender equality in the use of contraceptive methods.

Research Interests

Clinical psychology, indigenous psychology, abnormal psychology, counseling psychology, sexual and reproductive health, orang asli, cultural psychology.

Recent Publications

Please refer to the full academic profile for the complete list of publications.

Books

Ting, R. S. K. & Zhang, Y. (Eds). (2018). Walking with you: Five years of Barefoot services. [谦卑同行:赤足走过的五年]. Kuala Lumpur: Histeam Publication. (Chinese) ISBN: 9789671029046, total 303 pages.

Ting, R.S.K. & Sundararajan, L. (2018). Culture, Cognition, and Emotion in China's Religious Ethnic Minorities: Voices of Suffering among the Yi. In “Palgrave Studies in Indigenous Psychology” book series by Palgrave MacMillan Publication. ISBN:978-3-319-66058-5 (peer-reviewed) total 288 pages.

Ting, S. –K. 2015). Social Groupwork in China: Theory and Practices. [小组工作的理论与实务—附案例教程]. Beijing: CUPL Press中国政法大学出版社 (Chinese) ISBN: 7562059829

Ting, S. –K. & Dueck, A. eds (2013). Pastoral Care in China: Theological foundation and practice. [教牧關懷在中國: 神學基础與實踐]. China: Religion and Cultural Press. (Chinese) ISBN:9787802547278

Ting, S. –K. (2013). Home sweet Home: Suffering and love outside of therapy. [此心安處是吾鄉: 輔導室外的苦難與愛]. Malaysia: Sarawak Methodist Church. (Chinese) ISBN: 9789671124185. Total 342pages

Invited Book Chapters (peer-reviewed)

Ting, S. -K. & Foo, P.L. (2018). Counseling Chinese communities in Malaysia: The challenges and needs in mental health service deliverance. In Jegathesan,A.J. & Abdullah, S.S. (Eds.), Multicultural Counseling Applications for Improved Mental Healthcare. IGI Global. Chapter 2, 23-49.

Ting, S. -K., Zhang, K. J., & Huang, Q. B. (2018). Indigenous psychology for the others Chinese: Studying the mind and spirits among ethnic minorities in China. In K.-H. Yeh (Ed.), Asian Indigenous Psychologies in Global Context. “Palgrave Studies in Indigenous Psychology” book series by Palgrave MacMillan Publication. Chapter 11, 249-276.

Ting, S. -K. & Zhang, K. J. (In Press). Constructing a IPOR that gives voices to the indigenous people--Advocating a peaceable paradigm to study indigenous religions in China. In Dueck (Ed.), Indigenous Psychologies of Religion Series by Palgrave MacMillan Publication.

English Journal Articles (peer reviewed)

Ting, C. Y., Ting, R. S. K., Lim, C. J., King, T. L., Ting, H., Gerofi, J. (Under review). Evaluating the Functional Performance of Synthetic Adhesive Male Condom Wondaleaf-Cap® versus Wondaleaf-On-Man® versus Natural Rubber Latex Condom: A Randomized Cross-Over Pilot Trial. Submitted to Contraception. [Indexed journal]

Ting, C. Y., Adruce, S. A. Z., Hassali, M. A., Ting, H., Lim, C. J., Ting, R. S. K., Jabar, A. B. A. A., Osman, N. A., Shuib, I. S., Loo, S. C., Sim, S. T., Lim, S. E., & Morisky, D. E.  Effectiveness and Sustainability of a Structured Group-Based Educational Program (MEDIHEALTH) in Improving Medication Adherence among Malay Patients with Underlying Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus in Sarawak State of Malaysia: Study Protocol of a Randomized Controlled Trial. BCM Trials, 19 (310), 1-13. [Indexed journal]

Ting, R. S. K., Wong, E. L. & Tnay, J. (2018). A Pilot Study on the Functional Performance and Acceptability of an Innovative Female Condom (Wondaleaf) in Malaysia, Open Access Journal of Contraception, 9, 11-20. [Indexed journal]

Ting, S. -K., Sundararajan, LKW., Huang, Q.B. (2017). Narratives of Suffering: A Psycholinguistic Analysis of Two Yi Religious Communities in Southwest China. Research in the Social Scientific Study of Religion, 28, 232-255. [Indexed journal]

Ting, S. –K. (2016). Celebrating Life and Death: Resiliency among Post-earthquake Tibetan Religious Community. Journal of Psychology and Theology, 44, 124-132. [Indexed journal]

Ting, S. –K., & Dueck, A. (2014). Supporting Pastoral Psychology in China: Methods and Principles. Journal of Psychology and Theology, 42, 284-292. [Indexed journal]

Chinese Journal Articles (peer-reviewed)

Wang, X. L., Ting, R. S. K., Tian, H. L. & Zhang, Y. (2018). Resilience among religious ethnic minority in China--A qualitative study on coping strategies of Yunnan Luquan Christian. 从社会工作视角看宗教资源如何提升少数民族的抗逆力—一项针对云南录劝彝族基督徒苦难应对的质性研究 Psychology of Religion, 4, 316-344. [Indexed Journal]

Ting, S. K., Huang, Q. B., Zhang, K. J. & Zhang, X. Y. (2017). Exploring the impact of Yi native religion on their suffering experiences and coping: A field study in Sichuan Liangshan district [探索彝族原生性宗教对苦难经历和应对的影响:一项在四川凉山地区的调查研究]. Psychology of Religion, 3, 266-284. [Indexed Journal]

Lin, R. K. & Ting, R. S. K. (2014). Acculturation process of returned overseas Chinese refugees from Southeast Asia: A textual analysis on 10 returned oversea Chinese cases in Zhuba Overseas-Chinese farm, Xiamen [东南亚难侨归国后的心理适应研究--厦门竹坝华侨农场十个归国难侨个案回忆录文本分析]. The International Journal of Diasporic Chinese Studies, 6, 1-26. [Indexed Journal]

Xie, X. R. & Ting, R. S. K. (2014). Long distance case management working model: An example from the Barefoot Voluntary Service Group’s involvement in post-disaster relief [远程个案管理工作模式透析——以赤足志愿服务小组灾后援助实务为例]. China Social Work, 199, 32-34.

Ting, R. S. K. & Li, J. Q. (2014). The strength of integrating group psychotherapy into case social work: Three case studies on adolescent community rehabilitation program [三名社区矫正青少年的转变---团体心理治疗携手个案社会工作的介入优势]. China Social Work, 184, 45-47.

Conference Presentation

Ting, C. Y., Ting, R. S. K., King, T. L., Lim, C. J., Ting, H., Gerofi, J. (2018). A pilot randomized cross-over controlled trial on the functional performances of two new synthetic adhesive male condoms. Poster Presentation at the 12th National Conference for Clinical Research, September 24-25, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Ting, S. K. (2018). Spirituality and resilience of the Yi ethnic minority group in Southwest China. Symposium presentation on “The Changing landscape of Collectivism in the Globalizing Era” at 126th American Psychological Association (APA) Annual Convention, August 9-11, Denver, United States.

Ting, S. K. (2018). Seeing modern China through the lens of the Yi. Symposium presentation on “Varieties of Spirituality as Indigenous Ways of Knowing) at 126th American Psychological Association (APA) Annual Convention, August 9-11, Denver, United States.

Ting, S. K., Zhang, K. J. & Luo, Y.S. (2018). Constructing a IPOR that gives voices to the indigenous people—advocating a peaceable paradigm to study indigenous religions in China. Paper presentation at the 12th annual Sino-American cultural psychology of religion conference, 15-17 June, Shanxi, China.

Ting, S. K. (2017). Indigenous psychology that focuses on the ethnic minorities: Using China as an example. Panel presentation of “Asian Indigenous Psychology--Problems and Promises” at The Asian Association of Social Psychology 2017 Conference, August 20-24, Aukland, New Zealand.

Luo, Y. S. & Ting, S. –K., Zhang, X. Y. (2017). A qualitative research on the resilience of Liangshan Sichuan families affected by HIV/AIDS. Poster presented at the 11th annual Sino-American cultural psychology of religion conference, 14-17 June, Beijing, China.

Wang, X. L., Ting, S. –K., Zhang, Y. (2017) How does Religion Promote Resilience in Ethnic Minorities: A Qualitative Research on the Coping Strategies among Yunnan Yi Christians. Poster presented at the 11th annual Sino-American cultural psychology of religion conference, 14-17 June, Beijing, China.

Ting, S. -K. (2016). Suffering and resilience among Yi religious group in China. Symposium presentation at 124th American Psychological Association (APA) Annual Convention, August 7, Denver, United States.

Ting, S. -K., Luo, Y. S. Zhang, K. J. & Xie, X. R. (2016). A focused group exploring the view of suffering among the Yi-Bimo religious leaders in Liangshan Sichuan. Paper presented at the 10th annual Sino-American cultural psychology of religion conference, 29-30 May, Qufu, China.

Tian, H. L., Ting, S. -K., Wang, X. L., Zhang, X. Y. & Zhang, Y. (2016). 从灵性社工视角探索少数民族宗教社群的苦难观和求助方式——一项针对云南禄劝彝族基督徒的质性研究 (Exploring The View of Suffering And The Help-Seeking Methods among The Religious Ethnic Communities-A Qualitative Research among Yunan Luquan Yi Christians). Poster presented at the 10th annual Sino-American cultural psychology of religion conference, 29-30 May, Qufu, China.

Ting, S. –K. (2015). Psychology of Religion among Ethnic Minority in China--A Study on Suffering Emotion, Perception and Help-seeking of Yi communities. Paper presented at International Association for the Psychology of Religion, 17-20 August, Istanbul, Turkey.

Gu, Z. R., Ting, S. –K. & Yang, X. J. (2015). 北京大学生基督徒的宗教认同模式初探—混合式研究. A preliminary Study on Religious Identity among Christian College Students in Beijing—A mixed method approach. Paper presented at the 9th Sino-American Cultural Psychology of Religion Conference organized by Division of Medical Psychology, Peking University and Fuller Graduate School of Psychology(第九届中美宗教文化心理学研讨会). 北京大学医学部和美国福勒心理学院联办. 六月25-27日,北京,中国.

Ting, S. –K., Huang, Q. B., Zhang, K. J., & Zhang, X. Y. (2015). 中国少数民族的宗教心理学研究:彝族在苦难事件中的苦难情绪,认知和求助行为 (Psychology of Religion among ethnic minority in China: The emotion, cognition and help-seeking behavior among Yi group in suffering incidents). Paper presented at the 9th Sino-American Cultural Psychology of Religion Conference organized by Division of Medical Psychology, Peking University and Fuller Graduate School of Psychology(第九届中美宗教文化心理学研讨会). 北京大学医学部和美国福勒心理学院联办. 六月25-27日,北京,中国.

Ting, S. –K. & Zhang, X. Y. (2015). 中国少数民族的宗教心理学研究:彝族在苦难事件中的苦难情绪,认知和求助行为 (Psychology of Religion among ethnic minority in China: The emotion, cognition and help-seeking behavior among Yi group in suffering incidents). Paper presented at Psychology of Religion symposium organized by China Social Sciences Institute (宗教心理学研讨会). 中国社会科学院世界宗教研究所主办. 六月5-7日,北京,中国.

Ting, S. –K. & Chan, Z. (2015). “失獨者”心理健康文獻綜述與研究建議 (A literature review on the mental health issues for the Chinese parents who lost their only child). Paper presentation at Senior issues seminar organized by CUPL research grant. 中國政法大學青年教師科研團队主辦, 一月9日, 北京, 中國.

Ting, S. –K. (2014). Be Open-hearted: Learning from the Tibetan Survivors of Earthquake. Symposium presentation at 122nd American Psychological Association (APA) Annual Convention, August 20, Washington, D.C. United States.

Ting, S. –K. (2014). 少數民族的宗教信仰在其灾後心理疗癒的作用--以玉樹藏民和彝良
族為例 (The role of religion in the healing process among ethnic minority groups: Examples from Yushu Tibetan and Yiliang Miao post-earthquake communities). Paper presentation at Psychology of Religion Conference (中美宗教心理学研讨会). 中國社會科學院及美國富勒心理學院聯辦. 五月15日,北京, 中國.

Ting, S. –K. (2013). Teaching Pastoral Psychology in China. A paper presentation at the 121st  American Psychological Association (APA) Annual Convention, August, Hawaii, United States.

Research Grants

2018-2019 Education Excellence Learning and Teaching Research Grant
Monash University Malaysia
Amount received: 20,000
Role: Principal Investigator

2017-current Wondeleaf on men and Wondaleaf-cap functional performance clinical trial (pilot study)
Sarawak Research Society (subgrant agreement from MOSTI)
Amount received: 200,000 Ringgit
Role: Consultant

2016-2017 Wondeleaf on women clinical performance surveySarawak Research Society (subgrant agreement from MOSTI)
Amount received: 100,000 Ringgit
Role: Principal Investigator

2015-2016 Cultural psychology of religion research initiative-Travis Research Institute and China Academy of Sciences (Institute of Psychology)
Amount received: 90,000 USD (including 12K USD Awards, Subgrant agreement from Templeton Foundation)
Role: Principal Investigator

2014-2015 China University of Political Science and Law—Innovative Teaching grant
Amount received: 10,000 RMB
Role: Principal Investigator

2014 Fuller Travis Research Institute and Institute of Psychology, China Academy of Sciences—Psychology of Religion Grant (pilot study)
Amount received: 15,000 RMB
Role: Principal Investigator

2014-2016 China University of Political Science and Law --Young Academician Innovative Research Grants
Amount received: 250,000 RMB/year
Role: Team member

2009-2010 Fuller-Templeton Foundation for research on Psychology of Religion in China
Amount received: 8000 USD
Role: Collaborator

2012 Social work in the community rehabilitation for probationary department, funded by Bureau of Legal Enforcement, DaXin district, Beijing, China.
Amount received: 30,000 RMB
Role: Team member

2012-2014 Community social work in remote rural China, funded by School of Sociology, China University of Political Sciences and Law, Beijing, China.
Amount received: 20,000 RMB
Role: Principal Investigator

Supervision

Serena In, HDR, 2018-present (joint-supervisor)

Scholarships and Awards

  • 2018 Education Travel Grants (MUM)-6k
  • 2014 The Excellent Teaching Award (CUPL); The Excellent Practicum Supervisor
  • 2013 The Best Class Instructor (CUPL)
  • 2001–2006 Dean’s List (GPA: 3.93/4.0) at PhD program
  • 2002–2004 Carlsberg Fellowship
  • 2003, 2004 PEO International Peace Scholarship Fund
  • 2002, 2005 The Grace Li Jubilee Scholarship
  • 2006 Travis Integration Paper Award
  • 2006 Travis Travel Award
  • 2006 AAPA Student Travel Award
  • 2005 AAPA Student Grant for Dissertation Research (Honorable Mention)
  • 2004 Dilworth International Graduate Fellowship
  • 2003 The Gene Wesley Pfrimmer Memorial Award
  • 2003 International Student Scholarship
  • 2002 The Heavenly Treasure Jubilee Scholarship
  • 2002 The Tan Family Jubilee Scholarship
  • 1996, 1997 President’s Award, Undergraduate program
  • 1996, 1997 Scholarship citation by the Overseas Chinese Affairs Commission of The Republic of China

Invited Training / Workshop speaker

2018

Invited speaker for topical sessions on “Emotion management and spiritual growth” and “Mental health rehabilitation” at The 3rd Malaysian Christian Holistic Care Conference, Sept 12-15, Kuching, Malaysia.

Invited speaker for 2-day “Basic counseling skills workshop” at Agape Counseling Center, Sabah, Malaysia.

Invited speaker for “Introduction to CBT” at Innovative mental health convention to Malaysian Medical.

Invited speaker for “Psychological issues among older adults” organized by Sibu Parkinson’s Association, Sarawak, Malaysia.

Guest lecturer for “Group counseling” one-week intensive course under Pastoral Counseling Program at Bible College of Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Invited trainer for “Cognitive Therapy module” three-day seminar to educators at Cheng Gong Zhi Dao training center, Beijing, China.

2017

Invited trainer for “Fundamental in CBT” four-day seminar to counselors at Anhui Psychological Association, Hefei, China.

Invited trainer for “Toolbox of CBT” two-day workshop to counselors at InPsych Psychological and Counseling Services, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Invited trainer for “Introduction to CBT” one-day seminar to Christian counselors at SIBKL, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Guest lecturer for “Case management” one-week intensive course under Pastoral Counseling Program at Bible College of Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Invited trainer for “Cognitive Therapy module” three-day seminar to educators at Cheng Gong Zhi Dao training center, Beijing, China.

2016

Invited lecturer for one-week intensive course “Pastoral care for family of reconstruction” at Methodist Theological Seminary, Sibu, Sarawak, Malaysia.

Invited trainer for a half-day workshop on “Integrating Spirituality in Trauma Counseling” for professional counselors at InPsych Psychological and Counseling Services, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Invited trainer for “Cognitive Behavioral Therapy: Introduction and Advanced level” course to Master-level counselors at Zhimian Psychology Institute, Nanjing, China.

Invited seminar speaker on topic of “A preliminary study on emotion, appraisal and help-seeking of suffering among Yi groups” for National Chung Cheng University, Psychology department, Chiayi, Taiwan.

Guest lecturer for “Disaster mental health and grief counseling” one-week intensive course for Pastoral Counseling Program at Bible College of Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Invited speaker for “Introduction to mental Illness” at JingGuang Church, Kuching, Malaysia.

Invited trainer for “Two days introduction to family therapy” to lay counselors at Methodist Grace Counseling Center, Kuching, Malaysia.

Invited speaker for “One-day workshop on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy” to Master-level counselors at InPsych Counseling Center, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Invited speaker for a two-day retreat on the topics “Basics of family therapy and theory” and “Positive parenting” for HISTEAM lay counselors, Seremban, Malaysia.

Invited trainer for “Cognitive Therapy module” three-day seminar to educators at Cheng Gong Zhi Dao training center, Beijing, China.

Guest lecturer for “Group counseling” one-week intensive course under Pastoral Counseling Program at Bible College of Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Invited trainer for a half-day “Stress management and burnout prevention” workshop for staff at Student Centers at Taylors University, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

2015

Invited trainer for “Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy: Introduction” two-day seminar to master-level counselors at Kin & Kidds Family therapy center, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Invited speaker for “Basic Helping Skills” workshop to volunteers at Pink Shoes NGO at Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Guest lecturer for “Psychopathology and assessment” one-week intensive course under Pastoral Counseling Program at Bible College of Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

2014

Invited speaker for “PTSD: Stress Management workshop”, organized by Baoxin Education Bureau and Hong Kong Youth Foundation, Yaan, Sichuan, China.

Invited speaker for “Healthy parenting skills: The presence of father figure” for a public seminar, organized by Fuzhou Association, Sibu, Malaysia.

Invited lecturer for “Family therapy” master-level course, Pastoral Counseling program organized by Wuhan University Philosophy and Religion department, Hubei, China.

Invited trainer for Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy I, organized by Handan Psychological Association, Hebei, China.

Invited workshop speaker for “Self-care and burnout prevention” and “Dealing with the losses” at Annual retreat of pastoral counselors in Methodist churches, Sarawak, Malaysia.

Invited trainer for “Family therapy” workshop organized by Sichuan RenAi foundation, Chengdu, China.

2013

Invited trainer for a series of “Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy I/II ” organized by HuaRenXinZhi, Shenzhen, China.

Invited trainer for “Bowenian family therapy” workshop organized by Sichuan RenAi foundation,Chengdu, China.

Invited workshop speaker for “Cognitive therapy and trauma therapy” at Annual retreat of pastoral counselors in Methodist churches, Sarawak, Malaysia.

Peer-reviewer

Trials(BMC), Journal of Borneo-Kalimantan (UNIMAS), Psychology of Religion (Social Sciences Academic Press)

Invited Column Writer

  • 2008–present SinChew Daily, Nanyang Daily
  • 2003–present The Chinese Methodist Message
  • 2005–2008 Connections
  • 2007–2008 Bridge

Private Agency Research Consultations

  • 2005–2005 SCAC ministers’ mental health survey (funded)
  • 2009–2010 HISTEAM NGO workers mental health survey (funded)
  • 2016–2017 WONDALEAF functionality and performance survey (funded)