Workshop Speakers


“Grow Yourself through Love (Transpersonal Psychological Approach)”

Prof. Dra. Kwartarini Wahyu Yuniarti, M.Med.Sc., Ph.D

Kwartarini Wahyu Yuniarti is a professor in and the Vice Dean for Research, Community Sevice, and Collaboration Affairs (2015-present) of Faculty of Psychology, Universitas Gadjah Mada, Indonesia. Her interest in health, indigenous psychology, and cross-cultural studies leads her to have a significant role in cultural psychology both nationally and internationally. She directed Center for Indigenous Cultural Psychology (2009-2014) and now has become a member of the Board of Advisors (2013-present) for the unit center of her home faculty. She is also the Secretary-General of Asian Association of Indigenous and Cultural Psychology (2010-present) and a member of American Association for Transpersonal Psychology. Among her published works are “Discrepancy between knowledge and behavior among mothers of children with diarrhea” (2011), “Knowledge is not enough” (2011), “Illness perception, stress, religiosity, depression, social support, and self-management of diabetes in Indonesia” (2013), and “The role of trust in shaping mother-and-child relationship: Indigenous psychological analysis” (2013).




Improving Information Processing Capacity of Children with Autism 

by Using TEACCH Approach


Muryantinah Mulyo Handayani, MPsych (Ed&Dev), Psikolog

Muryantinah Mulyo Handayani is a lecturer at Department of Educational and Developmental Psychology, Faculty of Psychology, Universitas Airlangga, Indonesia. She is also the coordinator of Master of Psychology program at her faculty (2010-present). Inclusive education, psychology of exceptional children, and intervention of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) are among her expertise and areas of interest. She has completed several trainings on assessment and intervention of ASD from Autism Association of Western Australia and other institutions, such as “Autism Training Program” (2013), “Masterclass: Communication in Children with ASD” (2015), and “Masterclass: Managing Behavior in Children with ASD” (2017). Her publications include “Developing Teachers’ Mental Health Literacy by Connecting Regular Teachers to Students with Special Needs in Inclusive Schools” (2013), “Positive Behavior Support Program for Developing Inclusive Culture in Inclusive School” (2015), and “Effectiveness of Fernald Method to Improve Reading Ability of Students Diagnosed with Slow Learner” (2015).



Margaretha, S.Psi., P.G.Dip.Psych., M.Sc.

Margaretha is a lecturer at Department of Clinical Psychology and Mental Health, Faculty of Psychology, Universitas Airlangga, Indonesia. She has also been active as the Head Deputy of International Office and Partnership (IOP), Universitas Airlangga. Her research areas of interest include violence in personal relationship, development of psychological measurement, psychopathological development, and psychopathology in children and resilience. She received some trainings, including training on intervention of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) such as “Intensive Workshop on Early Identification and Intervention of Autism” (2013), “Intensive Workshop on Developing Communication Skills of Children with Autism by Using Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS)” (2016), and “Intensive Workshop on Developing Behavior Management of Children with Autism by Using ABA and Visual Supports” (2017). Among her published works are “Information Processing in Children with Autism” (2014, Indonesian), “Early Identification and Intervention of Children with Autism and ADHD” (2014, Indonesian), and “Training on Autism Management: Developing Inclusive State School Teachers and Relevant Professionals in Assisting Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders.” (2015).