Title/Department: Human Development and Family Studies
Endang is interested in the well-being of pregnant women, particularly high-risk pregnant women who live in Indonesia. Ahigh-risk pregnancy on its own may even cause deathand Endang intends to examine the role of mindfulness-based intervention on pregnant women’s well-being. Her research focus has been in the field of mindfulness and transpersonal psychology since she was inher master’sprogram. Some of her previousresearch was concerned withpregnant womenwhoreported stress and unsupportive family issues, anddeteriorationinquality of life of pregnant women who had depression. Thiseventually enhancedher interest in mindfulness related to the psychological conditions of pregnant womenand their families.Regarding this, she joined Mindfulness-Based Childbirth and Parenting (MBCP) program since 2017 and eventually become the first MBCP Teacher Trainer in Indonesia under supervisory of the MBCP’s founder, Nancy Bardacke, RN, MA, CNM.
Education and Relevant Experience
She pursuedher undergraduate program under thefaculty of Psychology, Universitas Ahmad Dahlan, Indonesia(2003). Her master’sprogram was taken at faculty of Psychology (study in Clinical Psychology), Universitas Gadjah Mada (2007). Before working in YARSI(since 2008), she was recruited at Crisis Center for Aceh Tsunami of Universitas Gadjah Mada. She campaigned for the conceptand the importanceof “psychologist” and “Mental Health program” to Aceh people and local health institutionsand built networksand a referral systemwith barrack care units, primary health care, health clinics, hospitals, and international NGOswith the team. This initiative later led the government to appoint clinical psychologists in Primary Health Cares in Indonesia. She provided psychotherapy to local people while developing an integrated health referral system in hospitals and, alsodesigned psycho-educational trainings for teachers, religious leaders, and Department of Health staffs.In Universitas YARSI, she taughtundergraduate courses, such as: Health Psychology (2008-2015); Psychodiagnostics II: Observation Method (2008-2017); Mental Health (2007-2017); Counseling Psychology (2014-2016); Psychotherapy (2016-2017). Shealso conductedsome transpersonal and mindfulness research and social service programs which particularly provided mindfulness-based intervention for pregnant womenforvarious social groups and entities including the women and children’s community, primary health cares staffs and patients, primary and secondary schools. She implemented the knowledge she gained about these topics to advocate and inform citizens on the importance of mindfulness for the entire life cycle. Furthermore, she also has experience as first head of YARSI HIV/AIDS Care. She initiated the institution which focused on the teenagers problems of health reproduction, and built network with other HIV/AIDS institutions who had the same concern. She was also vice dean of psychology department in Universitas YARSI (2013-2015) and managed the research program in faculty and university.
Currently, she is a graduate student in the department of Human Development and Family Studies under the School of Human Ecology, with Dr. Larissa Duncan as her advisor. She is also a lab member of Dr. Duncan’s Awareness, Well-being, and Resilience for Equity (AWARE), graduate researcher of Center for Healthy Minds and 4W Initiative.
December 10, 2013: awarded as certified lecturer from The Ministry of Education and Culture of the Republic of Indonesia.
September 30th, 2017: awarded as The Most Cheerful Lecturer
Activity: Faculty of Psychology, Universitas YARSI, 10 years Birthday Award Event, 2017.