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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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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…

Talk on “Strategies in Handling Bullying among Children and Adolescents” (April 11, 2017)

04/09/2017 Leave a comment
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Thank you again EdLink Foundation for the opportunity to talk to your teachers. I enjoyed your stories and hope that you were able to take something away that will help your students.

Last April 10, 2017, I had the opportunity to talk to several of the EdLink Foundation teachers on the subject of bullying.

Bullying prevention was the subject of my Masteral thesis in graduate school and has been an advocacy since then.

If you would like me to talk to your school administration, teachers, counselors, students, and their parents about bullying strategies–you can reach me over at my Facebook page.

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

03/16/2017 Leave a comment

UPDATE:

Due to the Malacanang’s work suspension announcement for the 30th Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) summit on April 27 and 28, 2017 we will be moving our talk entitled, “Diagnostic Statistical Manual V: What psychologists, counselors, and mental health practitioners need to know with Dr. Ma. Teresa Gustilo-Villasor.” to the 12th of May 2017 (Friday).

It 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).

For questions, you can reach us via email or at 844-2941.

Thank you.

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 May 12 workshop.  Thank you.

Overview:

On May 12, Metropolitan Psychological Corporation (MPC) will be holding its second talk for 2017 entitled, “Diagnostic Statistical Manual V: What psychologists, counselors, and mental health practitioners need to know with Dr. Ma. Teresa Gustilo-Villasor.”

It 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).

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

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What is Ghosting? (February 11, 2017)

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Bobby Brown said it best, “Oh oh, girl. As long as I’ve been giving my love to you. You should be giving me your love too. But you just keep on actin’ just like a fool. You know it ain’t cool. uh, don’t be cruel.” If you are being Ghosted–always remember that you are worth more.

Over the last couple of months, I have embarked on my latest side project (Set for release by the end of August 2017) that involves a ton of research on a number of choice subjects.  One of those areas, is the phenomena of Ghosting.

What is Ghosting?

Ghosting is today’s popular term for disregarding or completely ignoring a person.  It is commonly associated with (but not limited to) the dating scene wherein–for whatever reason–one party no longer keeps in contact with the other party.

Maybe you’ve gone on a few dates–with a potential Mr. or Mrs. Right–and things seem to be picking up…then all of the sudden: WHAM!  No contact.  No reply.  Or worst yet, you can clearly see that the messages you have sent were marked read on your smart phone or Facebook Messenger.

I know it’s not cool but there really are a lot of people like that out there.

What are it’s effects?

Depending on the amount of physical, emotional, and psychological investment that the ghosted party has for the person they are attempting to have a relationship with–the results could be devastating as it could affect the ghosted party’s self-esteem, self-confidence, and self-worth.

What can the ghosted party do?

Although it is never easy detaching yourself from someone whom you have invested in, it is best to keep some of these pointers in mind:

  1. You cannot have a relationship for two people.
  2. Marshall your emotional resources elsewhere.  Make investments in people who are willing to make an equal commitment to you.
  3. Make time for yourself.  If you can’t have a relationship with yourself, how then can you have a relationship with other people?

To learn more about Ghosting, check out this in-depth article by Psychology Today’s Dr. Jennice Vilhauer or you can send your questions over to my Facebook page.

Addendum:

Today is the feast of Our Lady of Lourdes.  Keep her in your prayers today.

Talk on “Self-Injurious Behavior: What every parent, teacher, and counselor should know with Dr. Ma. Teresa Gustilo-Villasor.”

01/26/2017 4 comments

Addendum:

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

Overview:

On March 3, Metropolitan Psychological Corporation (MPC) will be holding its first talk for 2017 entitled, “Self-Injurious Behavior: What every parent, teacher, and counselor should know with Dr. Ma. Teresa 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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