32nd Annual PAPJA Convention


January 25-26, 2019

DAY 1 - SMX Convention Center, Mall of Asia
DAY 2 - National University, Manila

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Assesment Psychology

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Psychological Report Writing: A Guide for RPMs and RPSYs in the Making
Benny S. Soliman
1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
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The workshop is designed to guide the future psychometricians and psychologists in writing a professionally-written psychological report. The workshop will highlight the do's and dont's in preparing and writing psychological evaluation report. Further, it will elaborate the elements of a typical psychological report used in various setting such as educational, clinical, and industrial. At the end of the workshop, the participants are expected to enhance their skills in writing psychological report.


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Screening and Assessment in Substance Use Disorder Treatment
Jonathan E. Erfe
9:00 AM- 12:00
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This workshop will provide participants with an overview of the principles of screening, and assessment in substance use disorder treatment. More specifically, this workshop will introduce participants to recovery concepts and domains of assessment in substance use disorder treatment. This workshop will also introduce a screening instrument, the Alcohol, Smoking and Substance Involvement Screening Test (ASSIST), and an assessment instrument, the Addiction Severity Index (ASI). Participants will have an opportunity to practice administering, scoring, and interpreting the ASSIST. The workshop will be delivered over the course of 3 hours. The learning approach for this workshop includes facilitator-led presentations and partner-to-partner practice exercise to maximize learning.


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None

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Depression: Combating the dark and moving on to a brighter future.
CINDERELLA A. STA. CRUZ
9:00 AM- 12:00 PM
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I will be discussing depression, how to get through it and move forward to help the millennials to live a better life without thinking of ending their lives. With all the recent events of suicide that is caused by depression, I would like to extend my support to these young people to help them realize that life isw very beautiful.


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please bring pencils.

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Master the Multinational Workplace: Everything You Need to Know About Working and Winning in Multinational Companies
Caroline F. Orani
1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
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Whether for job aspirants, newbies, professionals, career changers, expats and workplace leaders the workshop entitled "Master the Multinational Workplace" will help participants to get the overview of the multinational environment from the ground up, learn the different job levels and corresponding pay grade for each, know the bosses of a multinational setting and their specific roles, learn a method of pricing jobs and how to negotiate a salary raise and gain life lessons from someone who has experienced the intricacies of working in a multinational setting and succeeded. Wisdom gained from finishing a degree in psychology and guidance will be used in the workshop.


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notebook, bond paper, ballpen and calculator

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Essentials of Behavioral Observation: Developing Clinical Eye in Practice
Jericho D. Medel
9:00 AM- 12:00 PM
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The workshop is about the practice of developing clinical eye in assessment and providing intervention to individual with special needs. The session will provide a glimpse of the Philippines’ largest institution for abandoned, neglected and surrendered individual with special needs – Elsie Gaches Village programs and services, and how Psychological Services are included in this institution. The emphasis on the developmental domains is presented, as well as to the tools used in the practice of Psychological Services in a residential care facility. Also, aside from such orientation on the tools and developmental milestone. The core of the workshop is emphasizing the behavioral observations and progress notes in the practice using the templates and forms used in the center, and how it will be utilized during the Psychological Report Writing. Aside from its said function, the Progress notes has a great impact in providing developmental report in the center and can provide holistic view of the child. Also the behavioral observation can be a basis for further researches such as it is filed in an individual folder for references.


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Bring your notebook and pencil/pen

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"Because I Love Kids" The Practice of Psychology in Educational Setting
Mary Grace D. Mendoza, RPsy, RPm
9:00 AM- 12:00 PM
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Great opportunities await the graduates of Psychology. One can work in a corporate setting and be a Human Resource practitioner while some may opt to wear white coats and be in the clinical field. But why choose to be in school and be called “Ma’am” or “Madam”? “I am surrounded with children and that makes me happy” … “The fulfillment is unquantifiable.” In this session, the participants will get a clear view of how Psychology is practiced in the educational setting as well as its role on the formation of learners.


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Writing materials (pen and paper)

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Let's Play! Gamification of Psychological Assessment for Individual & Group Sessions
Royce A. Hernandez
1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
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Through the use of game-like activities, participants will be exposed to creative and/or non-traditional psychological assessment at the individual and group level. A review of assessment and psychological principles will be presented in relation to gamification principles. Practical applications will also be presented in the workshop.


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Pen & Notebook for insights and journal writing.

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Writing A Comprehensive Clinical Case Study
Christian Jasper Nicomedes
9:00 AM- 12:00 PM
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This workshop will teach students to write an in-depth case study that includes the following parts: General Information, Behavioral Observation, Mental Status Examination, Anamnesis, Medication, Theory, Psychological Test Interpretation, Signs and Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Recommendation.


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Bring pen and paper if in case practice writing would be possible

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COMPETENCY BASED SELECTION INTERVIEWING
CASTO M. IGNACIO
9:00 AM- 12:00
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Competency Based Selection Interviewing This workshop will guide participants to identify competencies (characteristics that differentiate outstanding performers from average performers in personnel selection) This system follows a step by step process (analysis of job, linking skills to task, choosing the skills to interview for, develop interview questions from competencies, assessment and evaluation). The interviewer learns to build a customized interview format based on the position job description, identifies the critical skills required to perform them at a superior performance level. Learners will be able to critique, good and bad approaches via video role-play of behavioral interviewing practices.


Reminders:

bring a pen for note taking

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Psychological Assessment in the Forensic Setting: The Basics
Argel B. Masanda
1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
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As an emerging field of psychological practice in the Philippines, Forensic Psychology has been in the spotlight in the recent national and political events. Intrinsic into its practice is the use and conduct of psychological assessment. Hence, this workshop aims to orient the students to the basics of both Forensic Psychology in the Philippines and how psychological assessment is being practiced in forensic setting. Analysis of real-world forensic cases through the use of psychological assessment will be introduced and creative presentations through group efforts will be facilitated as discursive action to tackle the art and science of the subject matter.


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Just enjoy and learn!

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Loving Statistics: The Basic Application of Statistics through Excel and SPSS
Lordy Angelo C. Santos
1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
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This seminar/workshop will introduce the participants to the process of data analysis using different Statistics Formula through Microsoft Excel and SPSS. This session will cover basic statistical formulas that are usually utilized by undergraduate students for their experiments and researches. It includes lectures from descriptive statistics (measures of central tendency, variability, standard scores, kurtosis, and skewness) and inferential statistics (comparing means, correlations, regression analysis, and ANOVA).


Reminders:

Participants are advised to bring their own laptop with Microsoft Excel or if possible SPSS (Full or Trial version). An LCD screen or projector will be used during the presentation.

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"TARA, USAP TAYO", (A SUICIDE AWARENESS AND PREVENTION SEMINAR-WORKSHOP)
SUSAN B. SABADO
1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
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The workshop will start with a Pre-Test but end with a Post-Test to be given to the students. Then next will entail a short lecture about suicide prevalence in the Philippines and its biopsychological causes, warning signs of suicide. After which, a workshop will follow wherein the participants will be divided into 4 groups. Each group will be given a problem scenario common among their age group that tackles about suicidal ideas and attempts, but will leave to the group on how to role play it. They must be able add possible intervention/s for it. Then preventive measures will be discussed further after the presentation of each group.


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"Akala Mo Lang Wala Pero Merun Meron " Psychological Resilence Among Adolescents
Joyce J. Eugenio
9:00 AM- 12:00 PM
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The period of adolescence is one of the life periods during which rapid physiological and psychological growth and development take place and adolescents can encounter age specific potential risks. Vulnerability, exclusion from society, stress, being neglected, abuse, harmful habits, and deprivation of family support are among the risks that adolescents may encounter. The abilities of the adolescents to struggle with and handle these risks vary with their levels of psychological resilience. Those with a higher degree of emotional resilience are able to handle the stresses that come with daily life more effectively and calmly. They are also able to manage crises more easily. Fortunately, emotional resilience is a trait that can be developed. In fact, it's a trait that is absolutely worth developing for many reasons, not the least of which is that it can transform your life and your experience of stress. Yet people generally adapt well over time to life-changing situations and stressful conditions. It involves resilience, an ongoing process that requires time and effort and engages people in taking a number of steps. This workshop is intended to help participants with taking their own road to resilience. The information within describes resilience and some factors that affect how people deal with hardship. Specifically this workshop focuses on developing and using a personal strategy for enhancing resilience specifically among adolescents of today.


Reminders:

bring writing notes and pens

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Analytics in Human Resource: From Training to Development
Dr. Philip Cordova Cuizon
1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
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The participants will be trained on how to (1) effectively recruit and select candidates in a given post (2) drafting and assessing key performance metrics for hiring and regularizing decisions (3) analytics in payroll, compensation and benefits (4) basic labor laws needed to be considered by employees and how to apply analytics in words" (5) identifying areas of improvement and development for employees using "performance judgment scheme"


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None

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How not to write a boring psychological assessment
Jeremiah Edward A. Bohol
9:00 AM- 12:00
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Psychological assessment dominates most of the work of psychologists. It is through this that professionals bring the totality of a person and it allows them to speak to the general population. However at the same time, the analyses involved and the time it consumes could be overwhelming especially to the beginners. Some issues also involve the prevalent use of jargons and lengthy discussions. This workshop aims to teach students the necessary skills to create effective psychological assessments that are simple, concise and most of all— not boring.


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Notebook, extra paper, coloring materials

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BASICS OF ADHD PRE-COACHING ASSESSMENT
DR. ANGELITO Z. ANTONIO
9:00 AM- 12:00
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ADHD has been known to be one of the most common developmental disorders believed to affect individuals across the lifespan. As a form of intervention, ADHD coaching has gained popularity in recent years. Using an empirically-based model for ADHD coaching, participants will get acquainted with the preliminary intake process for evaluating client's suitability to undergo coaching. Additionally, participants will gain basic skills in the administration of some of the available psychological measures prior to engaging an individual to ADHD coaching.


Reminders:

Previous coursework in Psychological Testing or Assessment and Abnormal Psychology will be helpful. Interest in helping individuals diagnosed with ADHD will be an important aspect for those who would like to sign up for this workshop. Participants of this workshop are also requested to bring lead pencil number 1 and extra sheets of bond paper

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Realities of Sexual Assault on College Campuses
Rita P. Aringo
1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
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Sexual Assault is defined as illegal sexual contact that usually involves force upon a person without consent or is inflicted upon a person who is incapable of giving consent (as because of age or physical or mental incapacity) or who places the assailant (such as a doctor) in a position of trust or authority (Merriam-Webster's online dictionary, 2018). It is a reality that confronts college students in universities because of powerlessness as they are considered young and vulnerable. Most often than not, cases of unwanted sexual activity are gone unreported. The major objective of this workshop is to inform students on the constitution of sexual assault, knowing what to do to prevent and handle unwanted sexual activity and give students a sense of security in campus.


Reminders:

Pen and notepad

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From Assessment to Design: How to Craft an Effective Training Design in the Workplace
Chilou L. Benitez, RPm
9:00 AM- 12:00 PM
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The effectiveness of a training design is largely dependent on how it relates to the goals of the organization and how it addresses the specific needs in improving the functioning of individuals, work teams, and work organization. This workshop will enable the students to: 1. Be familiar with the elements of a training design 2. Interpret the results of the tests, interviews, and other training needs assessment tools 3. Integrate the results obtained from training needs assessment 4. Create a draft for the training design using a hypothetical data 5. Discuss in groups their output and share practical insights


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N/A

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Bakit parang kasalananan ko?: Understanding Individual differences as driver of conflicts
Malvinn V. Mendoza
9:00 AM- 12:00 PM
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Description:

The workshop aims to introduce the MBTI Typologies and how it can drive conflicts, the assessment debriefing process, and the corresponding activities critical to the understanding of the four dichotomies. The participants will be exposed to an experiential learning process as they delve on the inner workings of (1) where people focus their attention and get energy (Extraversion or Introversion), (2) take in information (Sensing or Intuition), (3) decide or come to a conclusion about that information (Thinking or Feeling), and (4) deal with the world around us (Judging or Perceiving). Interpretation of the MBTI Step I and Step II reports and how it can be useful for talent management, engagement, managing team cohesiveness and synergy, conflict resolution, and leadership development will be discussed.


Reminders:

Participants must be aware of their MBTI Type before the workshop

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How to Assess Mental State? A Practical Guide in Conducting Mental Status Examination
Erickson A. Amion, RPsy, RPm
1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
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A Mental Status Examination (MSE) is typically conducted to assess the presence of cognitive, emotional, or behavioral problems. It is most of the time included as one procedure in clinical assessment. It provides an estimate on the quality of client’s functioning and is used to screen possible symptoms of psychopathology. This workshop will enable the participants to demonstrate understanding about what MSE is and its importance in the conduct of clinical assessment. There will be lecture, video segments and interactions to enhance the learning experience. Participants are expected to produce an actual MSE report and present it to the group at the end of the workshop.


Reminders:

Please bring pen and paper for the write-up.

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Sensitivity to red flag indicators for suspected exceptional children in regular class
Raymund E. Mindanao
1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
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Children in regular class have diverse characteristics and qualities in acquisition of both academic and developmental competencies. For suspeted exceptional children, it is essential for professionals such as guidance counselors and regular teachers to be sensitive to their needs in order to address their difficulties and help reach their greatest potentials. The aim of this seminar/workshop is to create awareness and sensitivity to future professionals - in educational setting about the red flags indicators that could be the basis for psychomotor, cognitive, language, and psychosocial impairment in their students. Early detection and intervention is vital to address their educational needs, this seminar could play an important role in designing and implanting their Individualized Educational Program (IEP).


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Discovering the Genuine Self through the Enneagram
Dario "Jun" D. Arive, Jr., MA, RPsy
9:00 AM- 12:00 PM
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“Your heart is the size of an ocean. Go find yourself in its hidden depths.” The main objective of this workshop is for the participants to develop a deeper understanding of one’s self through the Enneagram. From the ancient wisdom of the spiritual gurus to modern psychological insights, the Enneagram offers a powerful method of deciphering personality for productive work and meaningful relationships. The method will involve lectures and activities that will introduce participants to the psychological as well as spiritual perspective of the Enneagram - an extraordinary framework to becoming more self-aware by gently navigating the inner self or the hidden self through understanding false perceptions, traps, core psychological issues with their spiritual roots, and how to effectively deal with them.


Reminders:

Just be ready and open to discovering your hidden self, and most importantly your genuine self.

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Test Development and Validation for Quantitative Researches Made Easy
Mary Grace L. Descarga
9:00 AM- 12:00 PM
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The workshop aims to help participants to identify the step by step process when developing a questionnaire for quantitative research. Rules on item writing, content validation, and establishing the reliability through Chronbach's alpha coefficient will be discussed. Exercises on test construction and validation will be provided to teach the students to apply it in their respective researchers.


Reminders:

Bring a pen

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A "CRUNCH", Nestled ,Bundled and Delivered
Carmen Sunico-Quesada
1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
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EXPERIENCE SEEING THE YOUTH IN THEIR “CRUNCH”, KEEPING INTACT THE KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND THEORIES, CONSIDER THE USE OF PLAY, ART AND OTHER EXPRESSION AS A GUIDE IN WORKING WITH THEIR NEEDS AND CONCERNS AS THEY GO THROUGH MAJOR SETBACKS, ISOLATION ALL SORTS OF POSSIBLE BEHAVIOR THAT IMPLY A DRASTIC CHANGE FROM THEIR USUAL SELVES. A BATTLE WITH THE SELF, SIGNS OF HOPELESSNESS AND WORTHLESSNESS ALL BRING OUT THAT INNATE DISSATISFACTION AND A CALL FOR INTERVENTION. WHEN THIS HAPPEN THE INDIVIDUAL REACHES OUT FOR HELP OR ASSISTANCE.COME, JOIN, SEE, EXPERIENCE AND BE A PART OF THIS WORKSHOP


Reminders:

Come as you are ready to listen and learn from each other.

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Introductory Workshop in Career Planning & Development Interventions from Organizational Development (OD) Lens.
Dr. Roldan C. Ragot
9:00 AM- 12:00 PM
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Description & Objectives: This introductory workshop is designed to introduce to student-participants career planning & development in developing talents as a Human Resource Management Interventions from an OD lens. Career development is viewed as an effective approach to retaining and improving people at work, hence it is crucial in providing career and life learning opportunities as a strategic goal of Human Resource in any organization. Objectives: 1. To briefly introduce concepts & interventions of OD & Human Resource Management; 2. To describe career planning & development, career stages, its applications & interventions; and 3. To undergo workshop in skills audit as tool in Career Development Interventions.


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Requirements: Pen

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ANALYZING AND CORRELATING QUANTITATIVE DATA
Elvira M. Daliva
1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
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Description:

This workshop makes use of quantitative data generated from psychological tests or any numerical data gathered from students’ performance (e.g., GPA). Descriptive statistics (e.g., mean) will be discussed. The participants will be taught how to manipulate the data to be presented and interpret the computed Pearson r. This will also enable them to be acquainted on how to make a quantitative inquiry, particularly in psychological testing situated in the school setting.


Reminders:

Bring laptop and flash drive.

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