Keynote & Plenary Sessions

Inclusion and Social Justice: Are we making a difference in our Professions?


Richard DLC Gonzales, PhD Senior Education Specialist (GED05)
Education Global Practice
World Bank

Updates from the Philippine Regulatory Board of Guidance and Counseling


Hon. Luzviminda S. Guzman, EdD, RGC Chair, PRB for Guidance and Counseling

Updates on the Continuing Professional Development


Hon. Elena V. Morada, EdD, RGC, RPsy Member, PRB for Guidance and Counseling
Chair, CPD Council

Research Trends in Counseling: An Input for a Research Agenda


Adelaida C. Gines, PhD, RGC, RPsy President, PGCA National

Counseling Strategies for Multicultural and Diverse Clients


Hon. Carmelita P. Pabiton, EdD, RGC Member, PRB for Guidance and Counseling

Utilizing Psychometric Assessment Data for K-12


Ma. Angeles Guanzon- Lapena, RGC, RPsy Chief Technical Adviser
Global Resources for Assessment Curriculum and Evaluation

Mental Health and Human Rights: The Philippine Scenario


June Caridad Pagaduan- Lopez, MD Consultant, Cardinal Santos Medical Center

Social Justice in Different Settings


Cristina J. Montiel, PhD, RPsy Ateneo De Manila University

Career and Placement Practices in the Asia Pacific


Carla S. Siojo, MA, RGC APPCU Vice President
Ateneo de Manila University

"No Student Left Behind" Program
(A Guidance Program that was awarded "A Promising Practice" by the Character.org, Washington, D.C.)


Norma N. Bulaclac, RGC Guidance Head
Holy Angel University


LEARNING SESSIONS



MEDIATION SKILLS

LEVEL: BASIC
VENUE: TBA

RUTH ANN L. MUSNGI, MA, RGC

In this workshop, mediation will be introduced not only as a way of resolving conflicts but also as a way of preventing serious crisis among peers/students by way of empowering and promoting ownership among peer groups. Peer mediation involves the whole process of goal-setting, strategizing, and implementing their individual and group goal. Participants will be taught to identify strategies that can be useful in group sessions based on theoretical framework in counseling. Practice sessions will be done during the workshop to allow the participants to have a feel of how to use peer mediation when handling individuals in conflict with each other.



PFA AND OTHER INTERVENTIONS FOR ADOLESCENTS WITH MENTAL HEALTH CONCERNS

LEVEL: INTERMEDIATE
VENUE: TBA

EDUARDO C. CALIGNER, PhD, RPsy, RGC

The inevitability of natural calamities, the threat of man-made tragedies and disasters, the reality of stress brought about by day-to-day demands, adversities and challenges from many sources either strengthen or weaken the weary soul of youths in schools. Mental health promotion and maintenance has become a priority during crises, emergency situations and even the grinds of daily life. Both preventive, curative and therapeutic, creative interventions challenge every counselor to level up his competencies to be more responsive and relevant. Psychological-First-Aid (PFA), Psychosocial activities and other helping strategies when effectively utilized ensure support to teenagers with mental health concerns. The workshop aims to deepen understanding of the complexity of depression and presents strategies to mitigate mental health issues seve



MUTUAL EMPATHY IN MARITAL and FAMILY COUNSELING

LEVEL: BASIC
VENUE: TBA

FR. ARSENIO A. LUMIQUED, JR., MSC, PhD, RPsy, RGC

Empathy is usually defined as emotion sharing or affect sharing (Preston and de Waal 2001; Lamm, Rutgen, and Wagner 2017). In fact, people, and some animals, spontaneously help others when they perceive the other's need or share their feelings (Breithaupt, 2018). Mutual empathy then is co-experiencing each other's feelings or situations. This is a very powerful tool that we can use in Marital and/or Family Counseling. In this workshop, we will explore how we can maximize the use of Mutual Empathy not only in counselling but in our ordinary lives.



COUNSELORS' ROLE IN BUILDING A HEALTHY, HAPPY AND PRODUCTIVE WORKPLACE

LEVEL: BASIC
VENUE: TBA

CARMENCITA H. SALONGA, PhD, RPsy, RGC

Every workplace should be a mentally healthy workplace according to The Hon. Jeff Kennett AC Chairman, Beyond Blue. Because of the unprecedented change in human condition brought about by rapid changes in society, mental health matters in every workplace.

Giving employees a chance to talk about issues that trouble them, is a way of supporting them develop better ways to manage their issues in a safe environment. Hence, this workshop shall provide counselors ways to stimulate personal growth in others, for them to manage themselves and become happier, healthier, and productive.



SOLUTION FOCUSED BRIEF THERAPY

LEVEL: ADVANCE
VENUE: TBA

GLENN M. CALAGUAS, PhD, LPT, RGC

The practice of Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT) can be traced backed in the Brief Family Therapy Center (BFTC) in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA. It is also worth-noting that SFBT evolved out of the early brief therapy contributions of Milton H. Erickson and the Mental Research Institute of Palo Alto in California. The approach is equally informed by a therapeutic philosophy of Midwestern descent. This workshop aims to acquaint the attendees with the basic knowledge and skills relevant to SFBT. Specifically, focus will be given on the origins of SFBT, the lecturer's firsthand experiences with the Solution Focused Brief Therapy Association (SFBTA), the Solution Focused central philosophy, distinctions between problems versus solutions, SFBT assumptions, SFBT in comparison with other treatments, nature of client-therapist relationship i



ACTION RESEARCH ACROSS SETTINGS

LEVEL: INTERMEDIATE
VENUE: TBA

MA. ANGELES G. LAPENA, RPsy, RGC

In the morning session, general inputs on action research will be given in plenary format to all participants who are interested in conducting action research in their respective settings.

The whole group will go through a series of small-group workshops designed by the facilitator to help them identify actual action research topics of interest, to formulate research questions, and to outline data-gathering and data-analysis strategies that may be used to obtain the answers to their research questions. In the afternoon sessions, there will be 3 breakout sessions, one for participants from the industrial/organizational setting, a 2nd one for the participants from the clinical/counseling setting, and a 3rd one for the participants from the educational setting. In each of the breakout sessions, the participants will prepare pos



CAREER DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM IN THE AGE OF DISRUPTION

LEVEL: BASIC
VENUE: TBA

SHEILA MARIE G. HOCSON, PhD, RPsy, RPM, RGC

One of the vital developmental tasks that an individual face during adolescence are the task of choosing a career. Adolescents who are also now called the "Digital Natives" lives in a very complex world due to fast moving life that they are experiencing brought about by technology and globalization. Arriving at a career fitted for the youth will be a very difficult task for them if they are not equipped and prepared for it. The main purpose of the workshop is to inform and assist the guidance counselors, career advocates and other helping professionals to formulate a sound plan of action through comprehensive assessment tools and programs in this age of disruption in order to better fulfill effective career goals and objectives for their students' personal, academic and career development aligned with the 21st century soft skills and new



ASSESSMENT: CASE FORMULATION APPROACH

LEVEL: ADVANCE
VENUE: TBA

MA. CRISTINA E. SALDIVAR, PhD, RPsy, RGC

This seminar-workshop is designed to enhance knowledge and skills in conducting psychological assessment that is aimed to aid the counseling practice (e.g. diagnosing client's underlying dynamics of causes and persistence of issues/concerns, evaluating & modifying of interventions, pre-post test treatment programs).

As Eells (2013) pointed out, EBCF encourages clinicians the freedom of choice to select a case conceptualization and treatment plan, as long as those choices are empirically defensible. While the EBCF approach is intellectually challenging for clinicians, it has the advantage of being flexible in accommodating evidence, including but not limited to that derived from randomized clinical trials. Thus, this seminar-workshop will focus on Evidence-Based Case Formulation (EBCF) that can assist in treatment planning fo



RESEARCH HACKS FOR COUNSELORS

LEVEL: BASIC
VENUE: TBA

ALAIN BERNARD A. ANDAL, MA, LPT, RPM, RGC

"Research" was listed as one of the functions performed by guidance counselors in the IRR of the Guidance and Counseling Act of 2004. However, despite the relevance of such function to the field, many counselors still consider research as their waterloo. Hence, this basic seminar-workshop aims to provide counselors with additional skills that are intended to ease their research journeys. Research hacks on the most common research writing concerns will be shared to the participants, which includes problem conceptualization, searching for literatures, research design, sampling computation and referencing. Some pertinent trends and issues in both quantitative and qualitative research will also be discussed, as well as the utilization of on-line research tools and resources. Finally, structured activities will also be provided to the partic



MINDFULNESS

LEVEL: INTERMEDIATE
VENUE: TBA

CECILE "QUITO" COLAYCO-HERTZ
Member British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP)

As therapists and counselors, we work with clients who entrust us with their life stories so we can help them. It is important for us to acknowledge and manage the toll this rewarding work can take on our own physical, mental and psychological well-being. Indeed, it is our duty - to ourselves and to our clients - to do this so that we can provide a more effective and compassionate service. There is a considerable body of recent research, including studies of brain neuroplasticity, which find that Mindfulness Practice decreases stress and anxiety, increases attention, promotes resilience, strengthens emotional control, improves interpersonal relationships, builds compassion skills - to name a few! These are all benefits particularly relevant to the helping professions. In this experiential workshop, mindfulness teacher/practitioner/ the

PROGRAM OF ACTIVITIES


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