Post-Convention Workshops

 

Post-Convention Workshop # 1

Title

Sport Psychology in Action!

Facilitator

Maria Luisa Guinto-Adviento, PhD & Naira Orbeta

Abstract

Sport psychology involves understanding the connection between the mind and the body and using this knowledge to enhance athletic performance. Emphasis is placed on the appreciation of the physiological and psychological parameters that facilitate enjoyment of the game, optimize sport skills, and consequently, improve overall performance. Knowing how to concentrate, manage intense emotions, recover and sustain confidence, deal with pressure, and maintain composure despite unforced errors are some of the psychological skills that must be acquired to realize their full potential in their chosen sport. In this seminar-workshop, participants will (1) discuss the fundamental role of sport psychology in performance, (2) identify the critical attributes and qualities of a sport psychology practitioner, (3) examine cases in individual and team interventions, and (4) learn the basics of designing psychological skills training program.

About the Facilitator

Dr. Maria Luisa Guinto-Adviento is Assistant Professor, Research Director and Sport Psychologist at the College of Human Kinetics of the University of the Philippines, Diliman while Ms. Naira Orbeta is the Sport Psychologist of the Office of Sports Development of De La Salle University. As founding members of the Association of Sport and Exercise Psychology of the Philippines (ASEPP), they belong to the pioneering batch of sport psychologists in the country who continue to drive the development of research and practice in the field. They are currently co-chairs of the Sport and Exercise Psychology Special Interest Group of the PAP.

 

Post-Convention Workshop # 2

Title

Suicide Risk in Psychotherapy:  A Workshop on Assessment and Response

Facilitator

Arsenio Sze Alianan, Jr., PhD

Abstract

Suicide risk is a crucial component in assessing a client who comes for counseling and psychotherapy.  Training programs for psychologists need to incorporate knowledge and skills in assessing and responding to such risk.  This 3-hour seminar-workshop highlights the important factors and defunct myths in being able to do a good assessment of suicide risk of the client.  The participants are then engaged in a workshop of the best possible response given the assessed risk of a client in a given setting. 

About the Facilitator

Dr. Boboy Sze Alianan completed his doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the Ateneo de Manila University.  He is a certified specialist in clinical and assessment psychology of the Psychological Association of the Philippines (PAP), and currently a board member.  He has been a registered psychologist since 2013.  He is a founding member of PsychConsult, Inc., and a full time teaching staff of the Department of Psychology at the Ateneo de Manila. 

 
 

Post-Convention Workshop # 3

Title

Developing a Teaching Portfolio for Psychology Instructors

Facilitator

Angelito Z. Antonio, PhD

Abstract

The teaching portfolio nurtures effective teaching through valuable self-reflection.  It is an evidence-based assessment of teaching that Psychology instructors can use for accountability purposes.  With the demand for accreditation of Psychology programs and in line with the outcome-based teaching-learning (OBTL) approach, the teaching portfolio serves as a support in determining the extent to which the program delivers what it purports to deliver.  In this half-day workshop, participants will gain knowledge and skills in constructing and developing a teaching portfolio in the different Psychology courses that they are handling.   The workshop will enable them to identify the relevant data and evidences that should go in the preparation of the portfolio.  Guidelines will be provided on evaluating the portfolio.

About the Facilitator

Dr. Angelito Z. Antonio is an associate professor and currently the program director of the Child Development and Education program at the University of Asia and the Pacific.  He is a certified specialist in developmental psychology (CSDP) by the Psychological Association of the Philippines and a registered psychologist (RPsy) by the PRC.  He is currently the chair of the PAP Developmental Psychology Division and affiliated with the PAASCU as an accreditor in higher education.

 
 

Post-Convention Workshop # 4

Title

Advocacy:  The Neglected Competency in the Training of Mental Health Professionals

Facilitator

Violeta V. Bautista, PhD, RPsy, CClP, RGC

Abstract

The Workshop presents the importance of developing competencies in advocacy work as an important component in the training and practice of mental health professionals in the Philippines, specifically counselors and psychologists.  It surveys current advocacy work in mental health in the country using the development of National Guidelines on Mental Health and Psychosocial Support in Emergencies as illustrative case.  It takes up   advocacy work in the Philippines in the context of the facilitators’ own experiences in the field.  Participants are enjoined to apply what they learn as they explore issues in their respective workplaces and develop an approach to addressing such issues through advocacy work.

About the Facilitator

Doc Violeta V. Bautista is a clinical psychologist, trainor, community mental health specialist.  She helps individuals, families, communities and organizations find growth and healing.  She is full professor and heads the clinical psychology program of the UP Department of Psychology.  Doc Bolet co-manages Life Change Recovery Center, a residential facility for people with serious psychiatric problems. She also has out-patient clinics at the Care and Counsel Wholeness Center and UP Health Service.  She is currently the Director of UP Diliman Office of Counseling and Guidance.   She does research and advocacy work and has published books on resilience, spirituality, and disaster mental health work. 

 
 

Post-Convention Workshop # 5

Title

Introducing the Rorschach Performance Assessment System (R-PAS)

Facilitator

Jose “Joy” Iligan, RPsy

Abstract

Formally launched in 2011, the recently-developed Rorschach Performance Assessment System or R-PAS is a clinically-rich, evidence-based, highly standardized, and internationally-oriented measure of personality and psychopathology. More and more clinical and assessment psychologists are switching to the user-friendly R-PAS that now, is fast becoming the system of choice in Rorschach assessment.

Workshop participants will get to know how the Rorschach test has evolved through the years. More particularly, the rationale and process behind the development of the Rorschach Performance Assessment System, including its strengths and limitations, will be discussed. Moreover, the 6 steps in using the R-PAS, from administration all the way to interpretation, will be explained. Attendees will get an idea as to how to administer the instrument, code the different R-PAS variables, profile the coded protocol, and interpret the results. Ample Q & A time will be allotted to explain and clarify things. 

Participants are not required to have any formal Rorschach knowledge or previous training although familiarity, training, or practical experience on the instrument is an added advantage.

About the Facilitator

Mr. Jose “Joy” Iligan is a registered psychologist who used to work abroad for over 22 years as Senior Psychologist with Emirates Airline in Dubai, UAE. Previously, he worked as a college counselor in De La Salle University from 1986 to 1992, while also teaching major psychology courses part-time. He also had a brief stint as Admin Officer for Recruitment & Communications in a multinational semiconductor firm. Currently, Joy is self-employed, doing some training consultancy work for San Miguel Corporation.

He obtained his Bachelor's degree in Psychology from the University of St. La Salle, Bacolod, his Master's in Guidance and Counseling in Southwestern University, Cebu, and earned units in Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology at De La Salle University, Manila. Mr. Iligan trained under 2 of the R-PAS developers, Drs. Don Viglione and again, P. Erdberg. He had done numerous Rorschach trainings abroad from 2001 to 2015.

 

 

Post-Convention Workshop # 6

Title

Can My Research Findings be Published? 

Deciding on the Publishability of my Research Results

Facilitator

Cristina Montiel, PhD

Abstract

This workshop is mainly for those who are interested in publishing their completed thesis or dissertation; and those who already have results from contract research. There will be some short input on the peer-review process, conceptual argumentation, and choosing a journal outlet. But the main objective of the workshop will be for participants to decide whether their findings warrant publication in ranked international journals. Participants are required to bring a laptop with wifi access; plus a soft and hard copy of their:

  1. Research Title
  2. (Tentative) Results section

The room of this workshop will need good internet access.

About the Facilitator

Dr. Cristina Montiel is a professor of peace/political psychology and has been teaching at the Ateneo de Manila University for more than 35 years. She received the 2010 Ralph White Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Psychological Association’s Division of Peace Psychology. In 2016, she was recognized by the Psychological Association of the Philippines as their Outstanding Psychologist.

Dr. Montiel is an international senior scholar in peace psychology. She was managing editor of the Encyclopedia of Peace Psychology (Wiley-Blackwell, 2012), and editor of the volume on Peace Psychology in Asia (Springer, 2009). She has authored around 100 papers in academic publications.

 

 

Post-Convention Workshop # 7

Title

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Counseling 101 

Facilitator

Mira Alexis P. Ofreneo, PhD

Abstract

This seminar-workshop aims to introduce psychologists to gender and sexuality issues and how these impact mental health and well-being. It will orient participants to common mental health issues encountered by lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender clients and share basic counseling techniques for handling LGBT concerns. Part 1 will begin with an LGBT 101 introducing the basic concepts of biological sex, gender identity, gender expression, sexual identity, and sexual orientation. Part 2 will cover LGBT issues framed within the wider context of stigma experienced as minority stress. Common mental health issues among LGBT clients in relation to identity, relationships, and family will be discussed. Part 3 will focus on fundamentals of LGBT counseling using the Story - Safe Space - Support Model. Strategies like validation of an LGBT identity, facilitation of self-acceptance, and exploration of resources will be discussed.

About the Facilitator

Dr Mira Alexis P. Ofreneo is Associate Professor and Chair of the Ateneo de Manila University Psychology Department, where she does research, teaching, training, and counseling on gender and sexuality issues. She has a PhD in social psychology and an MA in counseling psychology from Ateneo and has been an advocate of gender equality and sexual diversity for 17 years. A Registered Psychologist, Dr Mira is a core member of the PAP's LGBT Psychology SIG and is a counseling psychologist at the Fr. Jaime C. Bulatao, SJ Center for Psychology Services in Ateneo.

 

Post-Convention Workshop # 8

Title

Using Consensual Qualitative Research (CQR) in psychological and educational research

Facilitator

Jerome A. Ouano, PhD

Abstract

As a continuing professional development activity of the Educational Psychology Division of the Psychological Association of the Philippines, this workshop on the use of Consensual Qualitative Research (CQR) in psychological and educational research seeks to provide learning opportunities for teachers and practitioners of psychology who are looking for alternative methods of inquiry. Discussions and activities will focus on the paradigms of CQR, its step-by-step procedures, issues and prospects of CQR, and the identification of meaningful research direction of a CQR.

Facilitator’s Bio statement

Dr. Jerome A. Ouano is a certified specialist in educational and developmental psychology of the PAP,  and Chair of the Counseling and Educational Psychology Department of De La Salle University-Manila. He used to serve as member of the Board of Directors of the PAP and Co-Chair of the Educational Psychology Division. Dr. Ouano teaches graduate-level courses in research and psychological theories, and has published research works within the broad spectrum of research on learning, motivation, emotions, and wellbeing of students. His professional engagement focuses on educational reforms, research, assessment, and instruction.

 
 

Post-Convention Workshop # 9

Title

Using Reality Therapy in Making Effective Choices

Facilitator

Katrina D. Vandenbroeck, RPsy, CTRTC

President, William Glasser Institute-Philippines

Abstract

Reality Therapy is a contemporary approach to counseling and psychotherapy which aims to teach individuals make effective choices and create better relationships. It accomplishes this by allowing individuals to explore what they really want, evaluate their own behaviors on what they are doing to get what they want and equip them to make concrete plans.

 This workshop will focus on the importance of understanding the power of Choice, an essential concept in wellness and healing. Participants will initially gain understanding of Choice Theory, which is the theoretical foundation of Reality Therapy. Through discussions and demonstrations, participants will be taught how to increase wellbeing by cultivating self-awareness thus enhancing their capacity to make effective choices. The clinical application of this skill will also be discussed.  This workshop is ideal for counselors, therapists, educators, parents, or anyone who would like to contribute to the wellbeing of adolescents.

About the Facilitator

Katrina is a registered Psychologist and a certified Choice Theory/ Reality Therapy practitioner. She is founding member and current President of the William Glasser Institute, Philippines. She is currently the co-chair of the Assessment Psychology Division of the Psychological Association of the Philippines. She obtained her MS in Clinical Psychology at De La Salle University, Manila. She is currently the managing partner and owner of Lighthouse Psychological Wellness Co. in Davao city where she engages in psychological assessment, psychotherapy and training.  

 
 

Post-Convention Workshop # 10

Title

Arts in psychotherapy: Considerations for assessment and treatment

Facilitator

Grace Brillantes-Evangelista, PhD

Abstract

The use of arts (e.g., visual arts, poetry, movement, music, psychodrama) is a viable method in assessment and psychotherapy. The arts can be utilized in bridging the communication with the person with problems of living or with psychological disorders in a non-threatening way. Thoughts and feelings can be depicted in images and symbols that do not directly present the experience, thus, minimizing its harrowing effects. However, the arts can be very evocative which can also be dangerous if not utilized properly. This workshop presents various considerations for assessment and treatment in the use of various arts modalities as interventions and the ethics involved. Among these considerations are the: (1) therapeutic elements of creative arts psychotherapy, (2) use of these modalities in assessment and treatment, and (3) practice and procedure, which includes (a) considerations in designing a program for groups and (b) suggested theme-based modules with an experiential facilitation of an arts-based activity.

About the Facilitator

Dr. Grace Brillantes-Evangelista is a licensed and certified Clinical Psychologist who specializes in the use of arts in psychotherapy and assessment. She has been doing arts-based psychosocial interventions and consultancies for various communities and institutions for more than 15 years. She has presented in local and international conferences on community-based arts for psychosocial action. She has published in local and international publications on arts-based interventions. Among others, she has published in Elsevier and Springer publications on the use of arts in psychotherapy (ISI indexed). She is currently completing her 2-year certificate course on Focusing Oriented Art Therapy now on her final level (level 5) as facilitator at the Focusing and Expressive Arts Institute, Santa Rosa, California, USA, through distance education. She finished her BA Social Sciences: Behavioral Studies (magna cum laude) from the University of the Philippines- Manila. She earned her MA and PhD Clinical Psychology (minor in Developmental Psychology) from the University of the Philippines-Diliman.  

 She Chairs the Department of Psychology at Miriam College. She also Chairs the Clinical Psychology Division of the PAP. She is the President of ArtPsych Circle, a SEC registered organization of psychology professionals that make use of arts-based interventions for various population.

 
 

Post-Convention Workshop # 11

Title

Mindfulness

Facilitators

Karina Therese G. Fernandez, PhD and Gilda Dans-Lopez, PhD

Abstract

All over the world, research has shown that Mindfulness Interventions have been proven to be extremely effective in addressing emotional difficulties including anxiety and depression, improving academic performance,  and enhancing productivity in the workplace .  It has been shown to work with clients ranging from children, to adolescents, to adults. Further studies have shown that a core variable in the success of mindfulness interventions is the facilitator - that this individual should have the  appropriate attitude, skills, and intentions.  This workshop presents an overview to  the theory of Mindfulness and an introduction to the qualities of an effective mindfulness facilitator.

About the Facilitators

Dr. Karina Therese G. Fernandez  is a clinical psychologist and Executive Director of the Ateneo Bulatao Center. She is certified in Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy by the Center for Mindfulness Studies, Toronto, Canada.  She has facilitated mindfulness workshops among parents, teachers, students, and in the corporate setting. 

Dr. Gilda Dans-Lopez  is a clinical psychologist and Director for Clinical and Community Services of the Ateneo Bulatao Center.  She is certified in Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy by the Center for Mindfulness Studies,Toronto,Canada. She has  been conducting mindfulness  workshops for public school teachers and counselors, gov’t employees, and NGOs in Filipino.

Maximum Number of Participants

50 participants