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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Clinical Counseling 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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Well-being and being Well: A Gestalt Dialogue
Kirk Patrick S. Castro
1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
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Gestalt dialogues are the intrapersonal discourses of the topdog and underdog coined by Fritz Perls to describe a self-torture transaction that people play within themselves in order to avoid anxiety that they encounter in their environment. Understanding the dynamics between the topdog and underdog allows a person to be aware of internal conflicts which hinder him to grow. Participants will be trained in facilitating the shuttling of forces the topdog and underdog. The training will include the practice of empty chair techniques and experiments which aids in balancing of intrapsychic elements in order to lessen anxiety, distress and frustration.


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Living in the Age of Distraction: Mindful or Mind full? (An Introduction to Mindfullness Based-Cognition
Darryl C. Correa, LPT, RPm
9:00 AM- 12:00 PM
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According to Jon Kabbat-Zinn, Mindfulness means paying attention on purpose, moment by moment and non-judgmentally. In reality, individuals are living in the age of distraction nowadays with internet generation. People have attention difficulties, they tend to be forgetful, and the tendency of difficulty in managing their thoughts, emotions and behavior. Mindfulness has been shown to improve well-being (Carmody and Baer, 2008) and reduce psychological distress (Coffey and Hartman, 2008). Participants are expected to demonstrate an experiential understanding of mindfulness through participation in actual practice sessions such as mindful breathing, mindful eating and mindful listening-talking. Evidence-based mindfulness research will also be discuss. Overview: What is mindfulness? Why do we need to be mindful? How can we practice mindfulness in our daily lives?


Reminders:

Kindly search and read in advance about the basics of mindfulness-based cognitive therapy. Please bring pen and paper for mindful parcing and journaling activity.

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Behaviorism in Action
Christelle Ann S. Jimenez
1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
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Behavior therapy is one of the most discussed schools of thought in psychology, it is tagged by Ernest Hilgard of Stanford University as the first force of psychology. However much discussed in text books, it is one of the most technical, strategy-driven, and scientific among the approaches, such that attempting to visualize the concepts read in textbooks is challenging for an undergraduate student. Thus, a demonstration of the modern behaviorism concepts would be helpful in visualizing how psychological concepts are applied in practice and in everyday life.


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Prepare for a review of behaviorism theoretical concepts, demonstration, and simulation. Bring notebooks, and writing materials.

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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 is Real: Helping the Unspoken Soul
VENUS M. DIS-AGUEN
1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
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Depression is real, especially to those who experience it. Identifying warning signs and helpful techniques would increase the capacity of individuals to be sensitive to their personal feelings and others as well. This workshop aims to help participants enhance the ability to become aware of the warning signs of depression and know when and how to help on the onset of the warning sign. Also, they will become informed of process of referral in terms of counseling and creating their own framework of first aid for themselves and others to prevent depression and other mental health problems.


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Crisis Intervention for Substance Used Disorders
CALVIN DAVE DEPRA GANUB
1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
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Psychoactive substance use and substance use disorders (SUDs) continue to be major problems around the world, taking toll on global health and on social and economic functioning. the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime reports that in 2014, some 247 million people between ages 15 and 64 had used illicit substances at l;east once in the previous years. When working with clients in crisis, it is important to note that the life cycle of a crisis is short. the resolution can be positive or negative, but the crisis end. our role as mental health professionals is to work toward a positive resolution with our clients. This means helping client find more resources and develop coping mechanisms to overcome the intolerable difficulty.


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ballpen, extra papers for the activity

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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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UNDERSTANDING AND MANAGING DEPRESSION AND ANXIETY
EVANGELINE ALIANAN BAUTISTA
1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
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Many researches show that Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is a most effective way of treating clients with depression and anxiety. This workshop is divided into 2 main parts. The first segment aims to familiarize the participants to the common symptoms of depression and anxiety. The second part aims to introduce some basic, yet useful, tools of CBT that are proven effective in dealing with depression and anxiety. Culling from various CBT techniques, the workshop intends to delve on the following dimensions : the principle of choice, emotional regulation and management, managing irrational beliefs, differentiating external and internal controls, and principles of mindfulness. Various practical exercises will be conducted in the course of the workshop.


Reminders:

bring writing (ballpen and pencil) and art materials and notebook to take down notes

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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.


Reminders:

Bring your notebook and pencil/pen

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"Beyond the Blues: Depression and Suicide Prevention"
Renee G. Yap, RPm
9:00 AM- 12:00 PM
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According to WHO, Depression is a common illness worldwide, with more than 300 million people affected. Depression is different from normal sadness in everyday life. Especially if not given immediate attention, depression may become a serious health condition. At its worst, depression can lead to suicide. Suicide is the second leading cause of death in 15-29-year-olds. Participants are expected to demonstrate an experiential understanding of depression and suicide prevention through experiential learning method. They will be able to recognize sadness from depression and learn some important ways of self-care and getting help when needed. Research evidences will also be discuss.


Reminders:

Please bring pen and paper for some interactive activities.

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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.


Reminders:

Writing materials (pen and paper)

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Too Much Feelings: Handling Emotional Sensitivity
Gabrielle M. Rodriguez
9:00 AM- 12:00 PM
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Description:

The workshop aims to bring awareness to the presence of emotionally sensitive individuals, explaining the dynamics behind this and highlighting important points to note if one is a highly sensitive individual.


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MAKING MEANING thru EXISTENTIAL CONTROL JOURNAL PRACTICE.
MARY RACHELLE CARPISO-BATANES
1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
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This workshop aims to show the significant techniques, aspects, use and benefits of EXISTENTIAL CONTROL JOURNAL PRACTICE. It opts to provide participants insight on how it can foster grit, resilience and wellness as they understand the proper use control amidst everyday life concerns. Hands on practice will be done to allow them to experience therapy and directly acquire its benefits. They will be guided to see the meaning of their experience thru the stories they share thru EXISTENTIAL CONTROL JOURNAL PRACTICE. Furthermore, the workshop will inculcate in participants skills how to help others thru the said method. Questions, suggestions and feedback will be entertained during the presentation.


Reminders:

kindly bring pens and papers

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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.


Reminders:

Just enjoy and learn!

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SELF-CARE IS NOT SELFISH. Self-care as a personal and professional imperative.
MARY KRYSTINE P. OLIDO
1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
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Studies estimate that anywhere between 21 and 61 percent of mental health practitioners experience signs of burnout. Personal and work factors have been found to be culprits, with an emphasis on the nature of job of these mental health practitioners. This workshop will assist attendees towards regular engagement in self-care that would help maintain and enhance health and well-being. Ethical standards of both Psychological Association of the Philippines and American Psychological Association emphasizes competent caring for the well-being of each individual. Ultimately, self-care is imperative to be more effective and competent to safeguard the welfare of mental health workers’ clients.


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pen and paper

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The Power Of Social Media And The Value Of ME Beyond Social Media
Lillian Ng Gui
1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
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Social media has gained immense popularity in the last decade and its power has left certain long-lasting effects on people. Studies shows that the increase in social media usage causes the self-esteem of individuals to decrease. One hour spent on Facebook daily results in a 5.574 decrease in the self-esteem score of an individual. Research proves there that there is a strong relationship between social media and self-esteem.


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paper and pen to write down their questions - if needed.

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Demystifying Cyberbullying: How Can I Prevent Cyberbullying from Happening to Me and My Friend?
Elmerando Taguibao Mores
9:00 AM- 12:00 PM
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Description:

This workshop aims to provide psychology students not just the basic understanding about cyberbullying (CB) but also strategies on how to prevent it, and acquire effective intervention in helping themselves and their friends in dealing with CB. It specifically aims to; (1) understand what (CB) is and its impact to mental health, (2) recognize their role as future helping professionals in the prevention of CB, (3) learn appropriate counseling interventions in helping the victim of CB, and (4) discuss critically the results of several studies on the phenomenon of CB.


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None

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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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Description:

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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Sa totoo lang, may "forever" ba talaga?: A therapeutic psychospiritual experience of God's love
Domingo R. Rayco, Jr.
9:00 AM- 12:00 PM
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In the midst of today's postmodern millenial world of skepticism (& subjectivism & relativism) about love and truth ("walang forever"), this workshop (a) explores the participants' personal experience of human love, (b) presents Robert Sternberg's Triangular Theory of Love and the Greek (& Biblical) concept of "agape" (faithful love), and (c) provide a therapeutic experience of God's unconditional love through a psychospiritual intervention technique combining elements of mindfulness-based cognitive therapy, visualization, and bibliotherapy with the short-term objective of adopting a more positive view of self, others, and God and the long-term goal of a more positive (God-referenced) view of one's identity and sense of mission in life.


Reminders:

Bring pen and paper.

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Evidence-Based Psychotherapies for Trauma: Lectures and Case Presentations
Kimberly Kaye C. Mata, MS (Cand.), RPm
1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
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The workshop will tackle the basic concepts of trauma (focusing on sexual abuse cases) that a psychology major should know. Its definition, prevalence, and the immediate responses that one should provide when faced with a trauma victim will be discussed. In addition, the facilitator will focus on discussing Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and its complex form through giving actual cases as an example (anonymity would be strictly observed). The phenomenology of the traumatized will also be included in the workshop discussion, as well as interesting trauma concepts such as dissociation, soul homelessness, distorted intimacy, and more.


Reminders:

A pen and notebook for note taking will suffice.

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Facilitation of Katatagan Program to Filipino Survivors of Disasters
Jowie L. Advincula
9:00 AM- 12:00 PM
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Katatagan is a resilience program designed to help Filipino survivors of disasters bounce back from stress and adversity through the facilitation of the 6 modules based from the Katatagan Program Framework. The 6 modules include Finding and Cultivating Strengths, Seeking Solutions and Support, Managing Physical Reactions, Managing Thoughts and Emotions, Engaging in Positive Activities and Moving Forward. The aim of the workshop is to provide a clear and effective guide in the implementation of the 6 modules with consideration to various environmental factors that are commonly seen in evacuation camps such as language barrier, limited physical space, time constraints, stress, etc.


Reminders:

They are encouraged to bring coloring materials such as crayons or colored pens and do some of the activities incorporated in the program.

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DEALING WITH A BROKEN HEART WITHOUT FALLING APART: COMPETENCIES FROM INNER BLOSSOMING
Maria Lourdes Llaneza - Ramos
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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In the psychological birthing for maturity, no one is exempt from having one’s heart broken at least once. Whether its from failure, loss, shattered dreams, or unexpected betrayal, hearts are broken and if not watchful, one could fall into pathological distress. Inner Blossoming, an Asian-Transpersonal approach guides us into facing adversity without falling into unnecessary misery. With its bodymindspirit paradigm, it provides research and wisdom-based competencies to skillfully struggle towards healing. Through hands-on exercises, participants shall be guided in the practice of more creative and effective coping with the “hard knocks of living” inherent in being alive on earth.


Reminders:

Bring openness, wonder, and receptivity for learning; also art materials as well as a copy (hard and soft on one's cp or laptop so it can be heard) of one's favorite music and songs with lyrics for the workshop.

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The Psychology of Emotions; From Bitterness to Bitterness, from grits to glitz!
Catherine S. Pagulayan
1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
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The workshop will begin with a glimpse of the psychology of emotions, why most of the time our emotions control us?! After which, the facilitator will help the participants released their suppressed emotions (angers, ifs, hatred, grudges) for them to picked themselves up and start a new perspective in life that is, to live freely and embrace the gift of life, after having the participants released their emotions, they will ask to write any words of encouragement for themselves e.g. "If no one believes me, well.. I do!" Then those words will be replied with their co-attendees e.g. someone will write on their notes "You're not alone, I believe in you! The facilitator will now close it by asking the participants to keep those notes until they reach their fullest potentials.


Reminders:

Bring newspapers, Coupon Bonds, Crayons, Ball pens

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Banal na Aso, Santong Kabayo: Understanding and Dealing with Religious Addiction
Wilfredo II Francis Mina
9:00 AM- 12:00 PM
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Description:

Religion is an integral part of Filipino life, generally regarded as normal and beneficial. Many Filipinos practice a variety of religions with varying degrees of faith and intensity. For the young Psychology scholar, it can be difficult to tell when a practice becomes a harmful obsession and compulsion. It may seem impossible that religious belief and practice can get out of control. When passion overtakes responsibility and reason, unhealthy religiosity can damage people and their relationships rather than improve them. The workshop will elucidate correlate factors, variations, consequences, and explore interventions to promote recovery and restore resilience when religion becomes an “addiction”.


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There will be no proselytizing or discussions on dogma during the workshop.

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Awareness of the Here and Now
PAULINO C. GALVEZ
9:00 AM- 12:00 PM
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This is a seminar workshop incorporating Gestalt Theory that will enhance the participants’ understanding of their experiences on the polarities of life. This will teach the participants the value of the “here and now” in becoming aware of their experiences. It focuses more on the process (what is happening) than on the content (what is being discussed). The emphasis is on what is being done, thought, and felt at the moment rather than on what was, might be, could be, or should be. Resistance, conflicts and diversity are no longer perceived as problems or disturbances, but rather as opportunities to learn and develop. Creativity and effectiveness are the results.


Reminders:

Participants should come on time for the workshop activity

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The Jungian Mandala: Pathways to Rediscovering the Self and the Unconscious through Mandala Making and Interpretation
Sixtus Dane A. Ramos
9:00 AM- 12:00 PM
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The self is the center of the psyche which represents the sum total of its conscious and unconscious contents. It is the ordering principle of the person’s psychic reality. However, it is impossible to fully comprehend the self unless through symbolic representation. Carl Jung described the mandala as the ultimate symbolic expression of the self. The mandala is an instrument that can be used to explore the self and the unconscious; revealing dimensions of the psyche through artistic expression. This workshop will guide students in discovering pathways to a more profound understanding of the self through mandala creation and interpretation.


Reminders:

Bring art materials, blank sheets of paper, and journal.

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Conducting Action Research in the Workplace
Jason S. Joven
9:00 AM- 12:00 PM
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Description:

This topic presents the different facets of action research and its relationship to basic research. It aims to equip psychology students with knowledge and skills in conducting action research. This presentation will deal with conceptualizing psychological research variable/s, determining research design, and selecting appropriate statistical treatment. Focusing on qualitative research design, the facilitator will demonstrate example on how to analyze qualitative data. Participants will be asked to craft action research proposal with the guidance of the facilitator. Recognizing the importance of research, it is not enough for graduating psychology to have knowledge on action research but eventually furnish research outputs.


Reminders:

notebook

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Creative Therapy and Mindfulness for Emotionally Distressed Adolescents
MYREEN P. CLEOFE
9:00 AM- 12:00 PM
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Description:

Adolescence stage is characterize by several changes affecting one’s behaviors and emotions. Such changes, if not properly manage may affect their well-being, causing emotional distress. Hence, a deeper understanding of oneself and the ability to cope with these demands are essential. This three-hour seminar-workshop aims to equip the participants with knowledge and skills in dealing and coping with stressors brought about by varied demands during their stage. The participants will learn creative techniques and mindfulness through interactive and experiential activities. Processing of experience and practical application of learned skills shall be included.


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none

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Helping the Left-Behind Peers Achieve More and Live Better
Karen V. Rendeza
9:00 AM- 12:00 PM
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This workshop aims to highlight tips on how to better cope with the present life situation of left-behind adolescents having a mother or father or both parents away from home. Peers are oftentimes the preferred listener of their fellow adolescents in many instances of their lives especially when they are lonely or troubled. Learning how to properly deal with the concerns of adolescent left-behinds will be of great help in their coping in their day-to-day survival with life away from parent/s. Thus, these left-behind peers may be helped achieve and live a happy life despite physical distance from biological parent/s.


Reminders:

art materials, paper and pen

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How Much Do I Know about Mental Health, Really?: Perspectives on Overcoming Stigma
Patricia Simon
9:00 AM- 12:00 PM
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Description:

The need to increase mental health awareness in the Philippines is apparent, especially for Psychology majors who are expected to be frontliners in the fight against stigma. In this workshop, the Mental Health Law and the importance of community-based services will be tackled. There will be group activities focused on gathering reliable health information and resources to identify the accessibility and availability of mental health services in the students’ respective areas/regions. These are meant to guide students in reflecting on what they can do to help laypeople overcome the stigma surrounding mental illness and seek professional help.


Reminders:

Please bring art materials for poster-making activity. Bringing a laptop is also an advantage, although not absolutely necessary. :)

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“Sa Likod ng Litrato Iyong Matatanto: The Power of Photovoice”
WILLIAM JO SE M. BILLOTE
1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
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Description:

Photovoice, also known as picturevoice, is a community-based participatory research methodology grounded on the principle that people are experts in their own lives. It involves the process of taking pictures that document aspects of one’s life or social reality, selecting images to reflect on and discuss, identifying issues and communicating findings to the community (Wang et. al., as cited in Iskander, 2015). This workshop aims to give participants an overview of photovoice as a research methodology. Through a short discussion and group activity, participants will become acquainted with photovoice.


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n/a

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States, Strokes and Scripts: Applying Transactional Analysis in Present Times
MONICA SOPHIA DL. TUASON
1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
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Developing healthy relationships nowadays is hard work. With different forms of communication available, understanding each other seems to be a challenge. One technique used in psychotherapy that has varied applications in relationships, communications, personal development and business is Transactional Analysis (TA). Developed by Dr. Eric Berne, TA examines each unit of social interaction and identifies which part of multiple-natured person is being activated. This workshop aims to discuss TA techniques to help participants become aware of their ego states, strokes, scripts and life positions and how they can apply TA to make their relationships more fulfilling.


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none

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Creating A Mental Health Advocacy using Visual Arts
Peejay D. Bengwasan
9:00 AM- 12:00 PM
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This workshop aims to develop students' skills in creating their own advocacies based on their own experiences, which may be relevant to possible audiences, clients or viewers. A step-by-step example shall be presented, from conceptualization, assessment of needs from intended audience, the type of medium to be used, to an actual output. The workshop begins with a short exercise on self-awareness and discovering one's personal metaphor, which will be used to develop visual media output that may later be used as advocacy materials. Participants may have the option to do the task in pairs or in groups, with the facilitator guiding them through the workshop.


Reminders:

Participants may bring art materials, preferably pencils, crayons and other coloring materials.

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Psychological Well-being: Putting its six dimensions into practice
Wilmalyn A. Awingan
1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
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Experts advocate the importance of developing the optimal psychological health of helping professions by having a positive psychological well-being. The practice of autonomy, environmental mastery, personal growth, positive relations, purpose in life and self-acceptance as the six dimensions of psychological well-being can be of help to helping professions.


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Not applicable

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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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Breathing Peace in Chaos: Practicing Self-Care through Emotional Awareness
Elaine Rose Salansan
1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
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Taking time off for ourselves in our everyday hustle and desire to be productive can be a challenge. More than identifying emotions, emotional awareness provide us opportunities to better assess our environment and practices to alleviate stress and anxiety. This workshop aims to help us be more attuned to our emotions by understanding the levels of emotional awareness and simulating self-care strategies.


Reminders:

None

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Movements of the Soul: The Nexus of Prayer, Spirituality and Mental Health
Philip Manuelson Arandia
9:00 AM- 12:00 PM
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This workshop aims to introduce the students to different practices of prayer - prayer breath, prayer dance, prayer movements, group prayer and others. It integrates the theories on spirituality and its connection to mental health and even clinical practice. The goal is to appreciate and utilize prayer as an importance resource in building capacities and personal growth potential.


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Wait, Am I Adolescent or Adult: Quarter-Life Challenges and Emerging Adulthood
Anna Marie C. Abrera
1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
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Emerging adulthood is a concept by Arnett (2000) where individuals are often left with the dependency of childhood and adolescence, and could not enter yet the enduring responsibilities that are normative in adulthood. This development typically takes place between 18-25 years old, where emerging adults often explore a variety of possible life directions in love, work, and worldviews. This seminar-workshop is aimed at educating the participants with the features of emerging adults, and helping them figure out important skills to manage common quarter-life issues. A short inventory will also be given to students for personal assessment.


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A Work of HEART: A Workshop on Basic Counseling and Helping Skills
Nerizza V. Cristobal
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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This interactive workshop aims to develop basic counseling and helping skills that will help prepare students aspiring to be school counselors and counseling psychologists. Primarily, this workshop endeavors to develop listening, verbal and non-verbal communication skills among the participants. It will also provide appropriate activities that can enhance facilitating responses of students in doing peer counseling and coaching. Client-centered techniques will also be imparted to the students and how they can apply them through the use of structured learning exercises. Finally, their role and contribution in the promotion and advocacy of mental health among the youth will be discussed.


Reminders:

please bring writing materials

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The 6 “C’s” of Critical Incident Response in Sport: Guidance for Parents, Sports Personnel and Organizations
Dr. Karen Katrina V. Trinidad
1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
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Description:

While the military services, airlines, industries find a systematic way of managing critical incident in the community helpful, this is of the same essence in the sports setting to adopt. Exposure to the potentialities of major injuries, triggered health conditions, loss of life, or other catastrophic consequences may leave athletes and sports personnel struggling both on and off-the-field. This 3-hour interactive workshop will educate those who are charged in taking the lead to overcome these critical incident challenges through the “6 Cs” approach and achieve collective efforts to optimize one’s performance in a given role.


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Application of CTRT Concepts on Facilitating Group Dynamic Activities
Abigaile Rose Mary Capay
9:00 AM- 12:00 PM
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This workshop will integrate the concepts of Glasser's Choice Theory and Reality Therapy in the process of facilitating structured learning activities for groups. It will include application of CTRT topics such as five basic needs, exploring the quality world and total behavior in the context of group process. At the end of the learning session, participants should be able to apply what they learned by conducting a group dynamic activity on their chosen topic with the other members of the group.


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Bring colored papers and colored markers

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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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Befriending the Emotional Brain: A Key to Self-regulation and Mental Health
Sally I. Maximo
9:00 AM- 12:00 PM
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The objective is to help participants understand how their brains developed emotionally. Through this knowing, they can be encouraged to adopt behaviors - thoughts, feelings and actions - that are effective in managing stress, enhancing mental health and ultimately achieving well-being. For the workshop portion, an experiential activity will be provided the participants on "showing up" to very difficult emotions based on the ideas of Emotional Agility by Dr. Susan David. Behaviors of emotional agility may be adopted as a way of befriending our emotional brain.


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None

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Self-Compassion, An Introductory Workshop
Jofel Umandap
9:00 AM- 12:00 PM
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Research has shown that self-compassion is associated with positive emotional well-being, the ability to cope with life challenges, lower levels of anxiety and depression, healthy habits like diet and exercise, and more satisfying personal relationships. Self-compassion entails treating ourselves kindly. Instead of judging ourselves, it allows us to realistically regard ourselves, and to understand that despite our inadequacies and mistakes, we are worthy of love and respect. It allows us to feel connected to others when we suffer, rather than feeling isolated. With it, we overcome challenges with greater ease, and are motivated to make much-needed improvements in our lives.


Reminders:

You may take the Self-Compassion Test (Neff, 2003) at https://self-compassion.org/test-how-self-compassionate-you-are/ Please remember your results for the workshop.

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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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Breathing into Emotional Wounds through the Healing Art of Clay
Dr. Cariñez D. Fajarito, RPsy, RPm
1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
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Oftentimes it is difficult for some people to understand and grasp their emotional wounds. Sometimes it may be overwhelming that it later on affects one’s psychological well-being, and sometimes permeates through one’s interpersonal relationships. In this seminar-workshop, participants will be taught on how to live moment-to-moment experiences through mindfulness, then uncover and breathe into their emotional wounds through mindfulness-based art therapy, specifically through the use of clay. Participants will be indulged in experiential mindfulness meditation exercises, and will be introduced into how clay can be used therapeutically in healing lodged and painful emotions. Participants are expected to bring one long block of clay, pillow, and a mat.


Reminders:

Please bring one long block of clay, 1 bond paper, pen, pillow, and mat

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The Role of Self-Care in Reducing Burnout in the Field of Psychology
Karl Anthony Rufo
1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
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Mental health professionals are individuals responsible for promoting and offering mental health awareness and services. All mental health professionals offer different services for people’s psychological well-being. Richards, Campenni, and Muse-Burke (2010) said that counselor’s responsibilities, which are to do no harm, to benefit others, and pursue excellence in their profession, are part of the core ethical principles of counseling. That is why mental health professionals tend to be vulnerable that leads to impairment in their professional lives and weaken their therapeutic efficacy. Experts find that they are susceptible to vicarious trauma, substance abuse, relational difficulties, and depression. Thus, to remain to their ethical principles, it is essential that counselors engage in self-care to decrease the possibility of impairment and improve their well-being as well. Pope and Vasquez (2013) said that disregarding self-care can contribute to negative effects such as being able to drain the enthusiasm, joy, resilience, and meaning out of a career. It can hurt the capability to practice ethically and can sink in discouragement, compassion fatigue, and burnout.


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This workshop/seminar will enlighten the students of psychology about the importance of self-care in their future field of work. This will also let the students learn more about the different experiences in the various field of works in psychology. This will enhance their knowledge about the ethical concerns of self-care in order to lessen the effects of burnout, especially in the field of psychology.

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Achieving your Peak Performance
Dr. Rodel P. Canlas
9:00 AM- 12:00 PM
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Peak, if paired with the noun “mountain”—connotes that it is the top most part of everything. The idea of getting into it is exciting, however, inevitably there will be rocky and steep roads that awaits along the way which may lead people into giving up. Now being posed on the question: how well will you handle this situation? Mental power is the key. In this this interactive workshop, the attendees will have an in depth understanding of what comprises Mental Toughness and how well does it work as a mountaineering tool in achieving once peak performance and how it significantly helps our Filipino Athletes in their game.


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Bring a pen and paper.

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Being Quick to Care: Employing Mental Health First Aid
Angelie D. Bautista
1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
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Mental health problems have become a growing concern globally. This workshop aims to provide information that is most relevant in critical situations where there are serious mental health problems. Specifically, after this session, participants are expected to: a) appropriately respond to a mental health emergency; and b) offer support to someone who appears to be in emotional distress.


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None

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Adapting Solution Focused Brief Therapy for Grief and Loss issues
Maria Angela Virata
9:00 AM- 12:00 PM
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Solution Focused Brief Therapy is interested in looking for client’s strengths, resources and capabilities toward managing their own problems and helping them find solutions in small, workable steps. Studies show building on successes is easier than looking at deficits. Change is more likely when individuals experience themselves as being competent, capable and successful and having some control over their lives. Participants will learn how key Solution Focused Brief Therapy questions like the miracle question, affirming strengths and resources, finding exceptions, coping and scaling can be adapted to dealing with grief and loss issues. How to help people with normal grieving vs. complicated grief will all be highlighted.


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None

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Dictionary kba? Kc U Give Meaning to my Life: A Workshop on Search for Meaning
Melvin S. Carreon
1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
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The increasing number of suicide incidence among Filipino teenagers nowadays is really alarming. It has been a source of concern for the psychologists and other mental health practitioners. This workshop aims to equip the student participants knowledge on why people particularly adolescents find it difficult to recognize the purpose of their existence leading to existential vacuum, which may eventually result to suicide. Anchored on existential philosophy, this workshop further seeks to guide the participants in understanding the basic foundation and therapeutic techniques and procedures in existential counseling. This undertaking includes interactive discussion and hands-on activities that the students can adopt and utilize to help fellow adolescents in understanding deeply the meaning of life, which makes it worth living.


Reminders:

Please bring coloring materials like crayons, colored pens/ pencils, pastel, etc.

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Affirmative Counseling for LGBTQ
Ms. Rem Moog
1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
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A psychoeducational workshop with interactive rainbow fun activities is designed for psychology students to be equipped with a better understanding about the affirmative counseling to LGBTQ. The workshop will focus on the following essential topics: (1) LGBTQ affirmative terms and definitions to recognize and utilize the most common, current, and inclusive language found commonly in scholarly literature; (2) Current issues and stances on LGBTQ counseling to educate psychology students the many current issues in the field that impact the lived experiences of LGBTQ individuals; (3) Introduction to basic counseling competencies designed to help students with issues related to sexual orientation, gender identity and expression (SOGIE); (4) Creating a LGBTQ affirmative environment that foster a supportive space where students feels safe and empowered to authentically discuss their SOGIE, and (5) Counseling intervention strategies that foster students empowerment, resilience and well-being.


Reminders:

Kindly bring colored paper and pentel pens. 

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