SSC-GS HOPE Clinic Conducts Psychological Stress Debriefing to Marawi Soldiers
St. Scholastica’s College-Graduate School Haven for Optimum Psycho-Spiritual Empowerment (SSC-GS HOPE) Clinic paid tribute to one of the nation’s modern heroes, the Scout Rangers from CL-200 and CL-201 who engaged in firefight with extremists and liberated Marawi City through a conduct of psychological stress debriefing at Camp Tecson, San Miguel, Bulacan last October 28, 2017.
The H.O.P.E. Team headed by Dr. Ma. Lourdes Medina, included the SSC-GS HOPE Clinic volunteers, University of Sto. Tomas and De La Salle University – Manila EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing) volunteers, and the Department of Health – Tagaytay Treatment and Rehabilitation Center staff members.
The psychological stress debriefing program consists of unstructured interviews in a Critical Incident Stress Debriefing protocol format and the performance of the Trauma Release Exercise. The program aims to reduce the negative psychological effects of the war from the mind and body so that they could continue on with their life without it hampering their family and social interactions and their military career.
The SSC-GS HOPE Clinic extends our heartfelt gratitude to those who made the ultimate sacrifice and our warmest congratulations to our homecoming heroes.
by Nicole Dwayne Factor, RPm – M.A. Psychology student, SSC-GS HOPE Clinic Volunteer