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Book Summary: Who Moved My Cheese? – An Amazing Way to Deal With Change In Your Work and In Your Life

11/13/2014 Leave a comment

Circa 2002.

While doing some research today, I came across one of the papers I did back in graduate school.  It’s a good read (the book I mean).  You guys should check it out.

Who Moved My Cheese?

An Amazing Way to Deal With Change In Your Work and In Your Life

By Dr. Spencer Johnson

The cover of my copy of Dr. Spencer Johnson's 'Who Moved My Cheese? An amazing way to deal with change in your work and in your life."

The cover of my copy of Dr. Spencer Johnson’s ‘Who Moved My Cheese? An amazing way to deal with change in your work and in your life.”

Summary:

“Who Moved My Cheese?” is set in a far away land wherein four protagonists—two mice named “Sniff” and “Scurry” and two “Littlepeople” (or men the size of mice) called “Hem” and “Haw”—would attempt to find their own kind of cheese each day in a vast labyrinth of corridors.

One day, after an extensive search, both groups found a reservoir of cheese in a place called Cheese Station C. In this station, both groups were able to eat cheese to their hearts’ content. In fact, Hem and Haw even moved closer to the Cheese Station as it provided for their daily provisions and eliminated the need to look elsewhere for more cheese. As time went by, Hem and Haw grew comfortable with their surroundings and became neglectful to the fact that their cheese supply was running out. Hem and Haw had always believed that there would be more.

Sniff and Scurry, on the other hand, braced themselves for such inevitability and scurried away to look for more cheese once it did run out. Hem and Haw, despite having the ability to think and learn from their experiences, did not follow suit as they remained firm on their belief that the cheese would eventually come back if they were patient enough.

Sniff and Scurry’s search for new cheese were laced with dead ends, bouts of fear, and hunger. But eventually, in an uncharted area of the maze, the mice came across the biggest store of cheese they had ever seen—Cheese Station N.

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Updated: Talk on “Building mental toughness: 10 points of emphasis when working one-on-one with recreational, student-athletes, or professional athletes”

10/07/2014 Leave a comment
Promo for talk on "Building mental toughness: 10 points of emphasis when working one-on-one with recreational, student-athletes, or professional athletes."

Promo for talk on “Building mental toughness: 10 points of emphasis when working one-on-one with recreational, student-athletes, or professional athletes.”

Note:

Hi everyone, thank you for your support and interest. Due to a family commitment, the talk will be moved to November 4, 2014.

Overview:

On November 4, 2014, Metropolitan Psychological Corporation (MPC) will be holding its first talk for 2014 entitled, “Building mental toughness: 10 points of emphasis when working one-on-one with recreational, student-athletes, or professional athletes” with Dr. Tedi Gustilo Villasor.

This event will be held at the Ateneo Professional Schools – Ateneo de Manila University in 20 Rockwell Drive, Rockwell Center, Makati City from 9 AM – 12 NN (Friday).

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Talk on “The Psychology of Bullying among Children and Adolescents.” (Bullying Prevention Mini-Conference)

09/15/2014 Leave a comment

In order to raise awareness on the subject of bullying, Everest Academy Manila has invited me to talk on “The Psychology of Bullying among Children and Adolescents” (2:45 PM to 3:30 PM) during their upcoming Bullying Prevention Mini-Conference.

Teachers, parents, and other members of the Everest Academy Manila community will be on hand for this and other scheduled mini-conference talks.  It will be held at the Everest Academy Manila campus at 38th North Drive, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City on September 24, 2014.

Guide to registering for your PRC license in Psychology (Updated)

07/31/2014 9 comments
Photo: Window 19 in the PRC Main Building.

Photo: Window 19 in the PRC Main Building.

So, your application for registration without examination for psychologists and psychometricians has finally been approved.  Congratulations!  Now what’s your next move?  Below is a step-by-step guide to register for a Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) license in Psychology.  (Click here for more on Republic Act No. 10029 [The Psychology Law]).

Updated Procedures (Based on the ‘Procedures and Requirements’ listed on the back of the PR Oath Form) [Updated as of July 31, 2014]

Step 1: Check the PRC website to see if you are among those who were approved for licensure without examination.  Should your name be among those listed, take note of the calendar dates when you will be allowed to go to the PRC to register for you Psychology or Psychometrcian license and oath taking.

Step 2: As you enter PRC, immediately line up at one of the two windows on the far right.  Once you reach either window, request for an Oath Form and two pieces of metered documentary stamps [P21 each] (one to be affixed onto the Oath Form and the other for the Certificate of Registration).  Note: if you are registering for more than one license, you will need to ask for a separate Oath Form and pay for the corresponding metered stamps.

Step 3: Fill out the Oath Form. Note: You will be required to provide your current Community Tax Certificate (CTC |Cedula), a short brown envelope [with name and the profession that you are registering for], two (2) 2×2 passport sized photos, and one (1) 1×1 colored photo [White background, collared shirt, name-tag].  It is best to have these items on-hand before entering the PRC.

Step 4: Proceeded to Window 12 in the PRC Main Building for verification of records and assessment.  Note: This is the new Window assigned to those applying for the Psychology and Psychometrician license without examination.

Step 5: After receiving your documents, you can now pay the registration and additional fees at any window—found right outside—the PRC Main Building. Note: Each registration will cost P1050 PHP.

Step 6: Return to Window 12 to accomplish any remaining forms: Fill out your PRC registration card, affix your right thumb mark onto the aforementioned card, sign the registry book, and most importantly, make sure that you have received your claim stub. Note: PRC license cards will be be released two months from the day you complete this registration.

Well, that’s it for now.  Congratulations again for being among the first to be registered as a licensed Psychologist/Psychometrician in the Philippines.

Licensed PRC Psychologist (July 2014)

07/15/2014 Leave a comment
Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) Logo.

Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) Logo.

I am happy to announce that the Professional Regulation Commission’s (PRC) Professional Regulatory Board of Psychology has approved my application for registration without examination as a Psychologist (No. 511) under the Philippine Psychology Act of 2009.

I would also like to thank the Professional Regulatory Board of Psychology: Chairperson Dr. Miriam P. Cue, Dr. Imelda Virginia G. Villar, and Dr. Ma. Lourdes A. Carandang for this honor and I look forward to all of the responsibilities that come with being a licensed psychologist.

The oath taking for the third batch of Psychologists and Psychometricians Without Examination will be during the PAP 51st Annual Convention at Xavier Sports & Country Club, Cagayan de Oro City between August 21-23.  For those unable to attend the annual convention, the next oath taking will fall on October 2014.

Featured on TV5’s Reaksyon with Luchi Cruz-Valdez (March 4, 2014)

03/04/2014 Leave a comment

Reaksyon: Walang kamatayang paghanga ng Pinoy sa basketball (Reaction: The Filipino’s never-ending admiration for basketball)

As part of a segment on ‘Die hard’ Filipino basketball fans, a TV5 news crew came by my clinic to get my thoughts on the game of basketball in the Philippines as well as the role that social media plays in attracting its current and future fan base. [7:28 to 8:42 mark].

Click here for the entire segment.

Talk on “Benefits of Sports Psychology with Injured Athletes.”

09/30/2013 Leave a comment
Immediate and Post Surgical Management of Sports Injuries

My talk on Sports Psychology is set at 2:00 PM.

The Department of Orthopedic Surgery at the Makati Medical Center (MMC) has invited me to speak on the “Benefits of Sports Psychology  with Injured Athletes” (2:00 PM to 2:45 PM) during their Lay Forum on Immediate & Post Surgical Management of Sports Injuries.

The lay forum is free to all interested parties including coaches, athletic trainers, physical therapists, and graduate students of physical therapy and physical education.  It will be held at the MMC Auditorium, 8th Floor, Tower II, Makati Medical Center, Makati City on October 4, 2013.

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