Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Psych Consult Summer Workshops for 2010

PsychConsult, Inc. is a group of Filipino psychologists offering psychological assessment, psychotherapy, training, supervision, consultation, research, employee enhancement programs and play therapy. What's more, they have a great list of summer workshops for fellow psychologists, teachers, parents and school-based health workers.

* A Workshop on Psychosocial Interventions During Disasters, Crisis Situations, and Beyond
By Damhin Kapwa in collaboration with PsychConsult, Inc.
April 8 to 10, 2010 (Thursday to Saturday)8:00am – 5:00pm
Target participants: Guidance Counselors in the school setting, Psychologists in the school or clinical setting, Campus Ministers, School-Based Health Workers
Regular fee: Php 5,200.00
Early bird fee: Php 4,800.00 (For the first 10 participants to pay in full) inclusive of snacks and materials
By the end of the 3-day workshop, the participants should be able to:
- Identify and differentiate the key frameworks and concepts that are important in providing psychosocial services to Filipino trauma survivors
- Assess and identify vulnerable populations in need of specific psychosocial interventions
- Demonstrate the ability to provide appropriate psychological interventions and
- Come up with an action plan to apply and implement psychosocial intervention activities in their respective contexts (e.g., schools, organizations, communities)

* Rorschach: The Comprehensive System
April 12 to 17, 2010 (Monday to Saturday) and
April 19 to 22, 2010 (Monday to Thursday), 4:00pm – 8:00pm
Target participants: Graduate students of psychology and practicing psychologists
Facilitators: Maria Caridad H. Tarroja, Ph.D., and Ma. Araceli B. Alcala, M.A.
Regular fee: Php 8,500.00
Early bird fee: Php 8,000.00 (paid on or before March 15, 2010, Monday)inclusive of snacks and materials
This 10-day workshop aims to develop competencies in administration, scoring and interpretation of the Rorschach Inkblot Test using Exner’s Comprehensive System, through the following:
- Learning basic principles of Rorschach Inkblot Test
- Mastering scoring principles through hands-on exercises using sample protocols
- Understanding computer-generated report of Rorschach: the Comprehensive System

* Understanding the Basics of Play Therapy
May 3 to 7, 2010 (Monday to Friday)8:30 am – 5:00 pm
Target participants: Graduate students of psychology and related fields, psychologists, other mental health, medical, and allied medical professionals who work with children
Facilitators: Ma. Cristina H. Enriquez, M.A., and Ma. Araceli B. Alcala, M.A.
Regular fee: Php 8,500.00
Early bird fee: Php 8,000.00 (paid on or before April 5, 2010, Monday)inclusive of snacks, meals and other materials
This 5-day workshop is designed to build basic play therapy skills through the following:
- Learning basic play therapy skills vis-à-vis its theoretical grounding
- Applying basic play therapy skills through the conduct of actual play therapy sessions
- Receiving feedback and supervision from experienced play therapists
- Exploring issues related to the person of the therapist and the therapeutic relationship

* A Writeshop on Report Writing
May 14 to 15, 2010 (Fri to Sat) 9:00am – 5:00pm
Target participants: Graduate students, guidance counselors, psychologists, and other mental health professionals
Facilitators: Zsa Zsa M. Briones, Ph.D (cand.), Ma. Cristina H. Enriquez, M.A.
Regular fee: Php 3,500.00
Early bird fee: Php3,300.00 (paid on or before April 16, 2010, Friday)inclusive of snacks, meals and materials
This workshop is designed for graduate students and professionals who are both new in the field and those who have been doing assessment but need guidance in writing reports. Focus of workshop is on writing style, strategies for organizing ideas, and making the report coherent and reader-friendly. These reports can be in the fields of guidance and counseling, education, and psychology, except reports prepared for legal purposes. Sample reports are used for critique.

* Ethics in Clinical Practice
May 22, 2010 Saturday (9:00am - 4:00pm)
Target participants: Graduate students of psychology and practicing psychologists
Facilitator: Sandy C. Ebrada, M.A.
Regular fee: Php 1,500.00
Early bird fee: Php: 1,300.00 (paid on or before April 22, 2010, Friday)Inclusive of snacks, meals, and materials
This workshop aims to delve into the PAP Professional Codes of Ethics and its application to the areas of Assessment and Psychotherapy. Both areas will explore ethical issues in confidentiality, informed consent, roles, competencies, and personal values of the clinician. Additionally, Ethics in Assessment will include feedback, report writing, use of proper terminologies, and deviation from standard procedures. On the other hand, Ethics in Psychotherapy will discuss conflicts of interest, protection of clients from harm, receiving gifts, professional and social relationships, and boundaries. Lecturettes and presentation of case studies will be utilized for more in-depth discussions.

* Embracing Different Learners: Appreciating and Understanding Children’s Learning Styles
May 29, 2010 Saturday (9:00am - 4:00pm )
Target participants: Teachers, Parents, Social Workers, and other professionals who work with children
Facilitator: Maria Andrea S. Tirazona, M.S. (cand.)
Regular fee: Php 1,500.00
Early bird fee: Php: 1,300.00 (paid on or before April 30, 2010, Friday)inclusive of snacks, meals and materials
This workshop is designed for teachers, parents, social workers and other individuals who work with children. At the end of the workshop, participants will learn how to appreciate and understand the different learning styles in children and be able to identify techniques and strategies that can help maximize the child’s potential. Participants will also be able to identify red flags in children’s cognitive, social and emotional development which may be affecting their ability to learn and meet academic competencies, as well as influence their socio-emotional growth.

Venue for all workshops: Function Rooms, 15th Flr. Regalia Suites
Regalia Park Towers, 150 P. Tuazon Avenue, Cubao, Quezon City

Workshop fees are non-refundable but may be transferred to another participant. For inquiries and the data sheet form, please call (02) 4212469, (02) 3576427, 0917-8080193, or email Please look for Chona. Also visit for more info and future workshop schedules.

For payments:
Bank account:Banco De Oro Makro Cubao Branch
Account name: PsychConsult, Inc.
Savings account #: 2330018106

Fill out the data sheet then fax it with the bank deposit slip to (02) 4212469. Reservations are confirmed upon receipt of information sheet and bank deposit slip.

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