JUST VALUING PRESENCE: Ways and Means of Understanding and Managing Life Adjustment Issues

This webinar to be held on November 27 from 10am to 12nn is designed to give its participants an understanding of mental health issues associated with life adjustment. This includes examination of biases and myths related to mental health, deconstructing and demystifying stress and other life transition issues, identifying examples including external and internal factors that may contribute to adjustment, and strategies that might help in managing these issues. 

The presenter, Dr. J. Enrique Saplala, is a registered clinical psychologist in Ontario, Canada and in the Philippines. He provides psychotherapy and assessments to adults experiencing grief and bereavement, posttraumatic stress disorders and other stress-related disorders, anxiety and depressive disorders, adjustment disorders, issues related to low self-esteem, and assertiveness. He uses psychodynamic, humanistic, and evidence-based treatment approaches such as cognitive-behaviour therapy (CBT), cognitive processing therapy (CPT), eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) therapy, the flash technique (FT), hypnotherapy, emotion-focused therapy, motivational interviewing, and mindfulness.

He received his MA in Counselling Psychology and PhD in Clinical Psychology from the Jesuit educational institution, Ateneo de Manila University in the Philippines. He has completed his post-doctoral training at Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences, St. Leonard’s Place Peel in Brampton, Woodbine Psychological and Counselling Services in Markham. This year, he is one of the recipients of the Philippine Federation of Professional Association (PFPA) Distinction Awards in the Professional Association Development Category. He is a member of the Jesuit Volunteers Philippines Foundation, Inc. (JVP) belonging to Batches 12 & 13. 

Those interested to attend may please register through google form. Zoom link will be sent to those who are registered, three days before the webinar.

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