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Talk on “Diagnostic Statistical Manual V: What psychologists, counselors, and mental health practitioners need to know with Dr. Ma. Teresa Gustilo-Villasor.” [2nd Run]

05/29/2017 Leave a comment

Attention:

Dra. Villasor would like to inform all interested participants that they are required to bring their own copy of the DSM-V to the June 16 workshop.  Thank you.

Overview:

On June 16, Metropolitan Psychological Corporation (MPC) will be holding its third talk for 2017 entitled, “Diagnostic Statistical Manual V: What psychologists, counselors, and mental health practitioners need to know with Dr. Ma. Teresa Gustilo-Villasor.” [2nd Run]

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

This accredited CPE activity of the Psychological Association of the Philippines (PAP) is worth 3 CPE points.

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CapWolf finds a new home (May 21, 2017)

05/21/2017 Leave a comment

Ah, CapWolf.

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The CapWolf head joins my other artifacts.  | Want a challenge? Can you name all the 19 artifacts in this picture? How about the toy lines that I took them from?

Another addition to my personal collection.[i]

For those of you who may be too young or unaware of the history of CapWolf, it is a Captain America (Volume 1) story that ran for six issues (#402-#407) way back in 1992.   The gist of the story: Captain America turns into a werwolf and dukes it out with Logan.  After the dust settles, Cap manages to regain human form.

I know.  It not one of the better ideas of the early 90’s but it was certainly one of the more memorable ones…so memorable in fact that it was released as a graphic novel a couple or so years ago. Read more…

Jomar Bulda Fundraising Drive (May 10-23, 2017)

05/20/2017 Leave a comment
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Superior (Issue #4 | Page #15) summary: “Chris, Simon Pooni’s best friend, is roughed up by Sharpie and his gang while attempting to take an ill-advised shortcut through “Sharpie’s neighborhood.”

As a way to join in on the collective efforts of the comic book community, I have donated this original inked Superior page (Issue #4 | Page #15) and left it with the kind people of Druid’s Keep/DK Collectibles, Inc. over at their Fort branch.

Art by Leinil Francis Yu and inked by Gerry Alanguilan, Superior (2010) holds the Guinness Book of World Records for being the fastest comic ever produced as well as having the most number of creators working on a single comic.

Sir Gerry signed the piece at the Komikero Komiks Museum in San Pablo City on August 13, 2016, while Leinil added his signature during Free Comic Book Day 2017 at Filbar’s Megamall.

Contact Druid’s Keep/DK Collectibles, Inc. for pricing and other details. Read more…

Philippine Guidance and Counseling Association’s (PGCA) 53rd Annual Conference: Advocating Change, Healing Lives (May 17-19, 2017)

05/19/2017 Leave a comment
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Clockwise: Day 1: Present and accounted for! | Our PGCA Convention Kit includes a sleek black backpack, the convention program and identification card, ball pen, several sheets of paper, and a lanyard. | Photo opportunity with Dr. Joal Reyes.

In an effort to provide the best possible service to patients, I believe that it is the professional responsibility of guidance counselors and psychologists to always update themselves with the latest developments in our field.

This May, the Philippine Guidance and Counseling Association (PGCA) provided practitioners with an opportunity to do just that when they held their 53rd Annual Conference (Theme: Advocating Change, Healing Lives) at the SMX Convention Center in the Mall of Asia Complex, Pasay City.

Continuing education

On the third day of the convention, I was able to attend Dr. Jose Alberto Reyes’ very informative talk on Foundational Skills in Conceptualization and Treatment Planning. It is always a treat to sit in any class of Dr. Reyes–my mentor in graduate school–as he is always on top of his game. Read more…

Happy Mother’s Day! The Village People 40th Anniversary concert (May 14, 2017) 

05/15/2017 Leave a comment
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Clockwise: The Village People honor the Philippines during their song, “In The Navy” (1978). | Promo Poster of The Village People and Bjorn Again. | The KIA Theater prior to the start of the show. | Our tickets are printed out and ready!

MOM = Maker of Miracles

Happy Mother’s Day to all the mom’s out there!

Whenever I give a talk and ask participants what they do, there have been some occasions wherein the mother’s in the audience find it difficult to share that they are housewives.

Should that ever happen, I always make it a point to tell everyone that being a housewife–being a mother–is the most important job in the world!

Think about it.

No days offs.

No pay.

Rinse and repeat.

So hats off to all the mom’s out there and enjoy your special day.

Mother’s Day 2017 Read more…

Review Alien: Covenant [Non-Spoiler Edition] (May 8, 2017)

05/10/2017 Leave a comment
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Clockwise: Tedi squares off with the Xenomorph. | Poster of Alien: Covenant. | A couple of tickets to the big show.

Lots of firsts with watching Alien: Covenant this evening:  First advance screening for 2017 and my first time to catch a movie in Trinoma.

If you’ve never watched a movie in Trinoma, now would probably be the time to do so as their cinemas[i] have several rows of La-Z-Boy recliner chairs!

Word of advice though, don’t recline your chair during quite moments in the movie.  They can make the most embarrassing sounds.

Review: Alien: Covenant (2017) 

As a fan of the Alien franchise[ii], there was no doubt that I would catch Ridley Scott’s Alien: Covenant as soon it came out in theatres–if not before.  And on that note, thanks again to my brother and everyone at 20th Century Fox Philippines for having me. Read more…

Review: ‘Alien Covenant In Utero’ VR Experience in Trinoma (May 8, 2017)

05/09/2017 Leave a comment
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Clockwise: I have arrived…at the ‘Alien Covenant In Utero’ Exhibit. | The VR Experience. | Happy smiles. | Alien Covenant in Utero poster. | D by the sign.

Before catching the advance screening of Ridley Scott’s Alien: Covenant, our group made it a point to drop by the ‘Alien Covenant In Utero‘ Virtual Reality (VR) Experience/Exhibit located right outside the Trinoma Cinema area.

The small exhibit featured a visual history of the Alien franchise as well as posters charting the life cycle of the Xenomorph: Starting with the Xenomorph egg, followed by the facehugger, then the chestburster[ii], and finally the Xenomorph.

But the highlight of the exhibit was the free, 360 degree virtual experience that puts moviegoers inside the body of an alien Neomorph just as it bursts from the back of Ledward.[i] Read more…