officials visit SDRC
officials visited the Social Development Research Center (SDRC)
on August 30. The visit is part of a two-week study tour of
various schools and offices in the country to improve the
officials’ knowledge about promoting health and sex education
among the youth.
The officials were interested to learn about youth-related
problems, such as early marriage, pre-marital pregnancy, use
of illegal drugs, STD and HIV/AIDS, peer pressure, prostitution,
suicidal tendencies, and such. They also familiarized themselves
with programs and interventions implemented for the Filipino
Dr. Romeo Lee, Dr. Loyd Brendan Norella, Dr. Pilar Ramos-Jimenez
and Dr. Melisse Reyes gave a briefing to the visitors on the
SDRC research initiatives to address the concerns of the youth.
psychologists elected to Psychological Association of the
Department faculty members were elected as officers of the
Psychological Association of the Philippines during the group’s
38th Annual Convention last August 23 to 25 at the Manila
Dr. Allan Bernardo, dean of the College of Education, was
elected executive secretary. Bernardo was co-chair of the
Annual Convention and chair of the Scientific Program Committee.
Associate Professorial Lecturer Dr. Ellen Morada was elected
public relations officer. Dr. Madelene Avila Sta. Maria, associate
professor, was elected as a new member of the Board of Directors.
Dr. Imelda Villar, professorial lecturer of the Counselor
Education Department, is also a member of the Board of Directors.
A number of DLSU psychologists and counselors participated
in the annual convention. Among those who presented papers
during the conference were Sta. Maria, who read a paper on
“Social Transformations among the Filipino Youth” and Dr.
Natividad Dayan, who read a paper on “The Trials and Tribulations
of Being an Expert Witness in Philippine Family Court. Meanwhile,
Morada conducted a workshop on “Leadership Awareness” while
Villar organized a workshop on “Briefest Psychodynamic Therapies.”