Profiles in Diversity

Difficult Discussions in Diversity Recordings

January 21, 2017

November 19, 2016

October 15, 2016

August 20, 2016 (Part 1)

August 20, 2016 (Part 2)

April 16, 2016

October 17, 2015

September 19, 2015

June 20, 2015

March 31, 2015


Johana Dato' Johari, Licensed Practicing Counselor
MSSc. Counseling Psychology, Malaysian National University;

Post Graduate Diploma in Psychology (Counseling), Malaysian National University.
Johana pioneered counseling in private practice in Malaysia beginning in 1994. She started by working with troubled youths and runaways, and housed them in her home with the support of her husband. Due to her warm and curious character, she embraces differences in mankind and excels in cross-culture counseling. Unconditional acceptance is her natural way of being. Her passion in the mental health profession has seen her assisting clients from all over the world from different cultures and walks of life. She's a natural born humanitarian and is ever ready and willing to be on any crisis mission. She volunteered over more than 100 hours for both MH370 and MH17 missions. She dedicates her life to promoting mental health awareness as well as uniting mankind globally through open dialogues and open communications.

Dr. Anasuya Jegathevi Jegathesan. Malaysia
Owner/Counselor at Ajjhearttalk Counselling and Senior Lecturer at HELP University College

The video contains an interesting discussion of how Choice Theory supports responsible choices in cross cultural situations.  Dr. Anasuya goes into some depth on how Reality Therapy and an understanding of Choice Theory affect  parenting and family life.  She concludes the interview with an interesting overview of the history of her country, Malaysia, from a British Colony, through Japanese occupation during WWII , to their present independence.


Dr. Farida Dsilva Dias

Dr. Farida Dsilva Dias is a practicing Clinical Psychologist.  She has worked with Choice Theory and Reality Therapy in Kuwait and Goa, a state on the west coast of India.  She also runs the Centre for Reality Therapy India. In this brief conversation we talk about how Dr. Dias was first exposed to Dr. Glasser’s work and how she used it in her work in Kuwait and then Goa.  You will find the discussion of cross cultural benefits of Choice Theory and Reality Therapy very interesting.