Photo shows Mr. Edwin Francis Gamboa (sitted in the middle) with the Marketing Communications Department and Guidance and Counseling Department staff of CEU
Centro Escolar University staged its annual seminar-workshop for Guidance Counselors last November 18, 2016 at the CEU ISC Mezzanine.
Guidance Counselors from the National Capital Region, Regions 3 and 4 participated in the seminar-workshop which focused on “Effective Handling of Special Cases in Counseling”.
Dr. Ma. Eleanor Espinas, Head of the CEU Marketing Communications Department, delivered the welcome message on behalf of the University Adiministration and extended her gratitude to all the people who made the event possible.
Mr. Edwin Francis Gamboa, the author of the book “Swung by A Pendulum: On Mood Swings & Bipolar Reality”, served as the guest speaker. Being a bipolar himself, Mr. Gamboa shared his knowledge and experiences on Bipolarity, which is considered as one of the types of special cases.
Aside from updating the guidance counselors on the trends and new approaches in their field, the seminar-workshop also aims to enhance the networks and partnership with the feeder schools, thus, a Networking Lunch with the University Administrative Council, School Deans and School Representatives was conducted.
Special guests were also present in the seminar to impart relative information about the topic. Ms. Kristel Clarence Geneta, a 2nd year student taking Master’s Program in Health Social Science at De La Salle University shared her testimony on struggling with suicidal thoughts and how she was able to resist and cope up.
Mr. Chuck Leung, Bipolar Community Co-Founder and Vice-Chairman, and Dr. Jose Gerardo Los Baños, a Psychiatrist also had short talks and provided answers to all the queries of the guidance counselors in an open forum.
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