ASSESSMENT: CASE FORMULATION APPROACH
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 for better selection among Empirically-Supported Treatments (ESTs).
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|MA. CRISTINA E. SALDIVAR, PhD, RPsy, RGC|
Dr. Ma. Cristina Esquivel-Saldivar, RPsy, RGC is currently the Head of the Office of Institutional Testing, a former School Dean and holds a Full Professor rank at De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde. A true green-blooded Lasallian, she has earned her undergraduate degree in Behavioral Science, Master of Arts in Industrial Psychology, and Doctor of Philosophy in Counseling Psychology at De La Salle University.
In her private practice, as President/CEO of Counseling Resources, Testing, and HR Consulting (CResT & Co.) and consultant psychologist at In Touch Community Services, Inc., she is both a Registered Psychologist (RPsy) and Registered Guidance Counselor (RGC), she helps people seeking pre-marital, marital, family, and career counselling. She specializes in psychological assessment, adult issues/mental health interventions, facilitating life transitions and adjustments.
She is currently the President of the Association of Psychological and Educational Counsellors of Asia-Pacific (APECA) and the Past President of the Philippine Association for Counselor Education, Research, and Supervision (PACERS) and is also actively engaged in various professional organizations in the field of psychology and education (PGCA, PAP, ISEAL). She has presented local and international papers on matters relating to the practice of counseling, counselor education, assessment, research, and supervision. She is best known to speak on leadership, program development, parenthood, stress management, motivation, work-life balance, and integrative wellness.
Cristine believes that there's no single approach to counseling, just as each individual will always have a unique story and concern to share. It's a matter of engaging people to take charge of their life and learn to develop life skills that will enhance their quality of and appreciation for life.