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SSC-GS H.O.P.E. Clinic: Orientation for Undergraduate Interns

September 28,2017

August 19, 2017, M302, 9:00am-12:00nn

In support of the Mission-Vision of St. Scholastica’s College, the SSC-Graduate School through its H.O.P.E. clinic provides expert and competent professionals to address the devastating effects of trauma and facilitate the process of healing. In connection with this, an orientation for Psychology and Counseling interns is biannually conducted to guide and supervise the students as they put the theories learned in the classroom into practice in a clinical setting. This experiential learning with supervision is a most effective technique that would benefit the interns when they go out into the real world of clinical practice.

For this semester, attendances were 51 psychology students of SSC and 2 psychology students of WCC Aeronautical and Technological College. The H.O.P.E. Clinic Operations Manager, Dr. Maria Victoria Trinidad, gave the welcoming address.

During the orientation Dr. Ma. Lourdes Medina (consultant and therapist of H.O.P.E. Clinic) discussed about the clinic’s operational procedure including the forms being utilized for initial intake, case assessment, and progress notes up to the treatment plan. Dr. Medina reviewed the stabilization techniques taught earlier which may be used whenever a situation calls for it. After the procedural discussion, Fr. Joel Beronque, a PhD in Psychology candidate, talked about how to spot clinical cases based on the DSM-V (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 5th edition)  and gave some examples of it; while test administration and interpretation of the Hopkins and Harvard test and the use of Timeline using TICES-S was handled by Ms. Peggie Gan, a MA in Counseling  candidate.