ACCA Panel Discussion (90 minutes) on “How Will the Covid-19 Pandemic Affect Christian Counseling in Asia?”
Panelists: Dr. Simon Neo, Dr. David Nikles, Dr. Yakub Susabda, Dr. Reupah Philips
Facilitator: Dr. Edmund Ng
To view the video, please click on this link: https://drive.google.
com/open?id= 1Rr9aH9CwI4uAym4430rfqnu3J9uUO aUi
Short Video Clips with Simple Tips to Help People Experiencing Mental Health Issues During the Covid-19 Pandemic
Many people are currently under movement restrictions due to the Covid-19 outbreak and we have made up 3 short video clips with simple tips for people experiencing mental health difficulties while being cooped up at their homes under movement restrictions. Please help in circulating them to the public.
Each of the video clips are given in both high resolution for your email attachment and in compacted version for your handphone circulation as follows:
1) Some simple tips on how to reduce domestic quarrels during this time of enforced staying at home due to the Covid-19 Pandemic:
HP or Email Version – https://drive.google.com/file/d/1F5VZcyID1WWLXypto9IARxOAmUeNq3h_/view?usp=sharing
2) Some simple tips for managing fear and anxiety during this time of enforced staying at home due to the Covid-19 Pandemic:
HP or Email Version – https://drive.google.com/file/d/12NeYKkAa5cPY-nRW2kRrn3vZlZTRfrgo/view?usp=sharing
3) Some simple tips on how to grieve in a healthy manner following the loss of a loved one through the Covid-19 virus:
HP or Email Version – https://drive.google.com/file/d/1RZHqrgeX275TRPAAv919LSBMgWEGaT2O/view?usp=sharing
We wish to encourage you as a Christian counselor or jointly with your local Christian counseling association to translate these video clips into your own national language or produce further video clips that pertains to other mental health issues more specific to your country.
Let us as Christian counselors be relevant to what is happening in our midst and do our part in extending God’s kingdom in this time of global crisis.
ACCA Third Christian Counseling Conference
17-19 Oct 2019
Our Next Conference:
The Fourth ACCA Asian Christian Counseling Conference will be held in Singapore scheduled tentatively for 8-11 Sept 2021.
The theme of the Conference is “Integrating Asian Christian Counseling in Missions”.
Submission for proposals to speak at this Conference is now open. Please refer to the NEWS section of this website for requirements on how to submit to us.
Promotion of Asian books and Articles for ACCA Newsletter:
To encourage Asians to be engaged in thinking and writing more Asia resources for Christian counselors in Asia, we offer to promote books written by Asian authors in this website as well as publish short articles written by Asian Christian counselors in our ACCA Newsletter. Please refer to the BOOKS BY ASIAN AUTHORS section and the NEWS section for requirements on how to submit to us.
We are pleased to inform you that at the Second Asian Christian Counselors Conference held in Chiang Mai, Thailand, on 11-14 Oct 2017, a formal meeting was held with some 150 Christian counselors from 14 Asian countries to establish the Asia Christian Counseling Association (ACCA). Following this, ACCA’s first Board Meeting took place in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, on 2-3 Mar 2018 with the national bodies of India, Malaysia, Philippines, Indonesia and China as the Founding Members.
The vision and mission of ACCA is to promote Christian counseling to all the 53 countries in Asian with an approach that interfaces psychology, theology, spirituality and missions, so that what we do is more authentic to God’s Word and contextualized to local needs. Indeed, we want to move Christian counseling beyond clinical practice to informal individual, group and communal counseling that is not just a profession but also a ministry that incorporates spiritual resources into our counseling knowledge and skills for mission outreach.
ACCA will pursue our objectives by setting the direction and pace in Asian Christian counseling through equipping and strengthening the existing national Christian counseling bodies and facilitating the set-up of new national organizations in the Asian countries where they are not already existent.
We believe that in our times, God is moving mightily throughout Asia to extend His Kingdom. We covet your prayers that ACCA will spearhead the development of Christian counseling services among professionals and lay counselors from our churches to meet the growing needs of mental and emotional sufferings that is already so prevalent in our region, thus contributing strategically to what God is doing in Asia.
Dr. Edmund Ng
India: Association of Christian Counsellors (ACC)
National Association of Christian Counsellors Malaysia (NACC)
Philippine Association of Christian Counselors, Inc. (PACC)
Asosiasi Konselor Kristen Indonesia (AKKI)
Association of Christian Counsellors of Singapore (ACCS)
Address: 69A Pagoda Street, Singapore 059228
Tel: +(65) 8798 3122
Mongolian Christian Counseling Association (MCCA)
Address: 34V-15 14th Khoroolol, Namyanju Street, Bayanzurkh District, Ulaanbaatar, 1433336 Mongolia
Tel: +(976) 88118877
Christian Counsellors Association of Australia (CCAA)
ACCA Executive Committee
Dr. Edmund Ng
Ms Joy Laverinto
Dr. Chackochen Mathai
Mr Robert Silva
Dr. David Nikles
ACCA Board 2018-2020
President: Dr. Edmund Ng (Founder/Adviser, NACC)
Members: Joy Laverinto (President, PACC)
Dr. Chackochen Mathai (General Secretary, ACC India)
Robert Silva (Sri Lanka)
Dr. David Nikles (Board Member, CCCC)
Peter Soo (Vice-President, NACC)
Elisabeth Mailool (Secretary, AKKI)
Jane Lee (Secretary, PACC)
Sam Kuna (Adviser, ACCS)
Reupah Philips (Secretary, ACC India)
Khongorzul Tuya (President, MCCA)
Associate Member: Dr. John Anderson (President, CCAA)