Successful FPCAP 2nd National Convention

FPCAP in partnership with the Adamson University hosted the 2nd National Convention successfully as participants from different places attended the event last November 19 to 21, 2009. With the theme Facing the Challenges of Quality Care Counseling held at the OZ AVR, Adamson University, participants were happy to be updated on current issues and development in the counseling ministry. With 8 plenary sessions on various topics, a panel discussion on the theme itself, and 5 interesting workshops, the three-day event was true to the goal of giving quality programs, seminars, workshops and services - an FPCAP trademark envisioned since its establishment.

Seminar on Attachment Disorder and Therapy

Alliance Graduate School of Theology in partnership with the FPCAP invites you to a seminar on Attachment Disorders and Therapy to be given by William T. Kirwan, D.Min, PhD. The seminar will be conducted on January 16, 2010 from 9 AM to 1 PM and will be held at the Alliance Graduate School at 101 Dangay Street, Veterans Village, Project 7, Quezon City.

Over the past 50 years, the study of the attachment between mother and infant has seen an explosion of data, understanding and therapy approaches. The attachment patterns between mother and infant sets the template or the internal working model for all relationships that follow. Research overwhelmingly demonstrates that one’s attachment pattern, whether secure/insecure (avoidant/ambivalent), or disorganized, significantly affects one’s romantic relationships and one’s relationship (attachment) with God or God as a substitute attachment figure.

The use of the Adult Attachment Interview in research and counseling will be covered during the seminar.

The registration fee is as follows:

  • Early Bird Registration (until January 9, 2010) - PHP 450
  • AGS and AGST students - PHP 450
  • Regular Registration (January 10 to 16, 2010) - PHP 500

The registration fee is inclusive of snacks, hand-outs and the certificate of participation

For reservations please contact the following:

  • Ms. Tetchie Viduya
    • 703-4593
    • +63917-791-0023
  • Dr. Alda Perlita S. Polestico
    • +63919-295-8475
    • apspolestico@gmail.com

FPAP 2nd National Convention

Everyone is invited to the Second National Convention to be held on November 19 to 21, 2009. Venue will be at the OZ Audio-Visual Room, 3rd Floor, OZ Building, Adamson University, San Marcelino, Manila.

Debriefing the Baguio City Debriefers

Bringing the warmth of the pastoral care ministry by being debriefers for others, FPCAP members volunteered and answered the Integrated Professional Counselors Association of the Philippines' (IPCAP) call to give psychological debriefing for helping professionals in Baguio City last October 29 to 31, 2009. The activity was primarily held at the Waldo Perfecto Auditorium of the Saint Louis University.

Rene Arcilla, Joy Dee, Tetchie Viduya joined Dr. Pearl Polestico and Fr. Bernard Collera, SVD on a three-day therapeutic journey with psychologists, guidance counselors and HRD personnel who attended to the victims of Typhoon Pepeng. On Day 2 the counselors visited the towns of Irisan and Puguis where many people died due to landslides. Survivors shared their personal experience of tragedy and pain with the visiting counselors. On Day 3 the group also conducted psychological debriefing training for graduate psychology and guidance students.

Calling Volunteers for Baguio psychological debriefing

The Integrated Professional Counselors Association of the Philippines (IPCAP) in cooperation with the PGCA-Baguio City Chapter and the City Mayor's Office is seeking volunteers for their forthcoming psychological debriefing on October 29 to 31, 2009. FPCAP members who are willing to volunteer, please immediately contact Dr. Pearl Polestico (apspolestico@gmail.com) or Fr. Bernard Collera, SVD (berngu721@gmail.com). Deadline for the listing of volunteers is on October 25.

Pastoral care for Industrial Valley residents in Marikina City

Responding to the call of being shepherd for others the Family and Pastoral Counselling Association of the Philippines made their pastoral visit to a hundred families affected by Typhoon Ondoy last October 18. This was made possible through the coordination with the Magis Deo community headed by Philip and Malou Panlilio from the Parish of Our Lady of Nativity in Marikina City.

The FPCAP volunteers gave psychological debriefing for men, women and children which was held at the nearby Immaculate Conception chapel. This chapel was submerged up to the ceiling as the Marikina River overflowed its banks at the height of Ondoy's fury and transformed the whole Industrial Valley complex into a sea of garbage and muddy flood water. Rene and Finina Arcilla, Gilda Baquiran, Joy Dee, Myr Serranilla, Lyn Payno, Tetchie Viduya and Dr. Pearl Polestico rendered psychological debriefing to our psychologically-battered families the whole morning.

FPCAP extends psychological first aid in Barangay Silangan

Last October 12 in a mission of charity and brotherhood the FPCAP answered the call of community service by providing psychological first aid to the residents of Barangay Silangan, the heavily devastated community in Quezon City. Hundreds of families here became homeless as their houses and properties were destroyed while others lost their loved ones at the height of Typhoon Ondoy.

Fr. Joselito "Bong" Sarabia, CM, director of St. Vincent de Paul Social Services assigned in the said barangay asked the FPCAP assistance in giving psychological first aid to more than 30 families whose loved ones perished in the tragedy. FPCAP President Dr. Pearl Polestico spearheaded the event with Tetchie Viduya, Emmie Punzalan and Joy Dee.