Dr Melati Sumari, is an Associate Professor and Registered Counselor. She joined UM as a tutor and was later appointed as a lecturer at the Department of Educational Psychology and Counseling. Dr Sumari pursued her doctoral degree in Counselor Education and Supervision, in Western Michigan University, USA. She specializes in Marriage and Family Therapy and College Counseling. She teaches counseling courses at the undergraduate, masters and doctoral levels. Dr Sumari has also presented at national and international conferences. She has published in local and international journals. Most of her publications focus on family, adolescents, and young adults.