Workshop : Practical Application of Motivational Interviewing Techniques in the Hearing Clinic

Dear MANSA members,
As always, we are truly grateful for your continued support and participation in our activities. Thus, we are extending an invite to all members to join a free workshop that we have organised, exclusively for you.
Only 30 seats are available to the members who fulfill these requirements:

1. An active member of MANSA
2. Has attended at least ONE (1) event organised by MANSA in the past 2 years
3. Currently works in a clinical setting


The details of the workshop is as stated below:

Tittle: Practical Application of Motivational Interviewing Techniques in the Hearing Clinic
Date: 30 January 2020
Time: 9.00 am – 5.00 pm
Venue: Hospital Rehabilitasi Cheras
Speaker: Prof Dr Firdaus Mukhtar (Clinical Psychologist)

To those interested, kindly return the  completed registration form before 12 January 2020. The link to the form is available below:

The MANSA committee will select 30 members to attend this workshop. If your application is successful;
– you will receive a confirmation e?mail from the Committee by 20th of January 2020.
– you will be attending the workshop for FREE.


During this workshop, you will learn how to encourage patients to be more involved in their health management and  engage their own motivation for change by offering compassion and demonstrating deeper understanding of the challenges that they face.

If you are looking to improve your practical and counselling skills, then this FREE workshop is for you!


Professor Dr Firdaus Mukhtar, born in Kuala Lumpur is a Consultant Clinical Psychologist currently is the Head Department of Psychiatry, Universiti Putra Malaysia. Dr. Firdaus pursued her undergraduate degree in Psychology at IIU Malaysia (1995-1999), and both postgraduate study in Australia.

At International Level, she was nominated as President-elect for Asian Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) Association (2018-2021) . Her works has been recognized as Best Research Award at International Brain and Behavior Conference, Greece. World Health Organization has appointed Dr Firdaus as CBT Expert Consultant to conduct and develop CBT manual and training to all Family Medicine Specialist in the country. The highest spark in her career was when she was awarded as Young Scientist Award by Loreal Malaysia due to her excellent contribution in research on CBT and immunology. She has trained CBT skills to various types of groups such as both psychiatric and medical illness patients, medical doctors, FMS and Psychiatry Specialist, counsellors and community at large not just in Malaysia but also in the area of South East Asia. She was appointed as peer-reviewers for both local and international journals. She has more than 40 publications in books (3 CBT books on depression and anxiety) and research papers, both at the local and international’s level.

Any inquiries, drop us an email at:

We look forward to meeting you.


Professional Development Committee

MANSA 2018/2020