What I get from
I'm going back to my home country for good. I'm nervous whether I'll be able to blend in and survive the intercultural stress after living abroad for 7 years. One thing that makes me feel better and less helpless is knowing my "resources", or people who understand me and my struggles, who are willing to help me adapt to the new culture. I've also learned to take time and be gentle to myself throughout the process. I let myself grieve when saying goodbye while slowly embracing the new chapter.
I followed the training on how to use solution focus brief counseling technique in my pastoral care. Then I got 6 times supervision sessions from Diaspora Empowerment which help me to be more confident, more skilful in using powerful questions and systematic technique in helping people. I have seen many people have been changed through counseling when I use this technique. My clients can solve their problem using their own strengths and spiritual gifts. I am grateful that I can learn from Dr. Betty T. Sari.
Maria M. Nuban
Cross Cultural Psychology
It is my passion to help people from many nations and different cultures to become 'the person' God wants them to be, especially to fit in the Dutch multicultural society.
My training in psychology and Christian pastoral care gave me a firm foundation for counselling. I use an integration of a "client centred therapy", culture, and Christian faith.
Bachelor degree in psychology (Gadjah Mada University-Indonesia),
Research master in Social and Behavioral Sciences (Tilburg University, The Netherlands),
Master degree in Pastoral Theology (South East Asia Bible Seminary, Indonesia)
Post graduate program for professional practices in applied psychology (Gadjah Mada University, Indonesia)
Post graduate program of migrant theology at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
PhD degree in cross cultural psychology (Tilburg University, The Netherlands).
Parental culture maintenance, bilingualism, identity, and well-being
How Chinese women in Indonesia perceive Syrophoenician woman and Jesus in Mark 7.24-30
How Balinese Hindus interpret the story adapted from the story of the Syrophoenician woman found in the Christian Bible in Mark 7:24–30
Prayer integrated in the process of cross-cultural pastoral counseling for a better well-being among Christian migrants
Team Training & Coaching
We have a special offer for a team training. One team consists of 5-10 people and the team will be equipped to serve your congregation/community. It is an online training & coaching.
Training dalam Bahasa Indonesia
Training diberikan kepada satu kelompok/team dalam bentuk paket 1-2 hari training (6 jam). Dan setelah itu akan akan ada follow up dari Diaspora Empowerment untuk supervisi dalam pelayanan yang sebenarnya. Akan ada 2 kali pertemuan follow up. Topik training misalnya tentang 'percakapan perkunjungan' atau 'konseling pastoral yg berpusat pada solusi'
Training in English language
A 1-2 day training package (6 hours) is given to a group of ministry team. After the training, there will be a '2 sessions' follow-up meeting provided by Diaspora Empowerment to help the team implement it in their ministry. Training topics such as 'visiting conversations' or 'solution-focused pastoral counseling' and 'intercultural pastoral counseling'.
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Betty T. Sari, PhD