Brief Biographical Background
I am an experienced academic, college dean, school administrator, principal, practitioner, and clinician. I have a very strong academic background in educational management and leadership with a professional doctoral degree in education. I am also educated and trained as a clinical and school psychologist with a professional doctoral degree in psychology. Every so often, I conduct counseling and psychotherapy sessions using eclectic techniques. Currently, I am involved in the indigenization of psychological inventories, psychometric testing, and psychological test scale inventory development. As a nurse-psychologist and licensed professional teacher, I taught courses ranging from undergraduate to doctoral courses in many recognized schools, university colleges, and universities all over the world helping students to be trained in their chosen careers and achieve their full potentials.Like the founder of psychiatric nursing, Dr. Hildegard E. Peplau who was a nurse and a clinical psychologist, I too was encouraged to become a school and clinical psychologist after getting my nursing and teaching qualifications to further address the psychological and mental health needs of my patients. At some point, I also entered a catholic seminary and was educated in philosophy and theology. This religious instruction and seminary education helped me to place God above all in my endeavors and be compassionate and understanding to the predicament of my students.At present, I am engaged in several research projects as an individual researcher and collaborator. Among the projects that I am working on now are “The Psychology of SHARED Consciousness”; “The Development of SHARED Theory as a New Model of Nursing Care”; and the “The Psychology of the Migrant Workers”. I am quite comfortable in coming out with original subjects and research projects since I am trained in my graduate studies to come out with the indigenization of new psychometric tests and theory development. My education, experiences, and training allowed me to practice the three-pronged career that helped me become a productive member of the community.
Professional Doctoral Qualifications
Since I am employed by the government of the United Arab Emirates as an assistant professor in one of its local universities, the government required equivalency from the Ministry of Education of all my academic certificates as well as a positive Primary Source Verification (PSV) of all my credentials through Dataflow. Some UAE government entities rely on DataFlow Group to check the authenticity of qualifications since it has emerged as the leading international provider to do background screening and immigration compliance solutions in order to guarantee the highest levels of information integrity that we present to the licensing authorities. As such, all my five-degree certificates and the two professional doctoral degrees have been positively verified by Dataflow, CrossCheck, and recorded in perpetuity at myTrueProfile, as such:
My three pronged career allowed to be productive and helpful to my family and community. I practiced my three professions concurrently and complementary to become effecter teacher and nurse-psychologist. As a health worker and academic, my credentials have been PSV certified by Dataflow and stored in perpetuity at MyTrueProfile.
A. Clinical & School Psychology
I am educated and trained as a clinical and school psychologist with Doctor of Psychology (PsyD) and Post Graduate Diploma (PGD) in Psychology qualifications. Every so often, I conduct counseling and psychotherapy sessions using CBT, REBT, logotherapy, and eclectic techniques. Currently, I am involved in the indigenization of psychological inventories; psychometric testing, and psychological test scale inventory development. I served as a consultant in the setting up of school psychology and guidance counseling departments of several schools in the Philippines and Malaysia. As a result of my graduate school thesis and dissertation, I developed and validated a psychometric instrument called Self-Worth Scale Inventory (SWOSI). This instrument is widely used now in the Philippines and other countries to measure the self-worth of students and adolescents. For now, my research is focused on the psychology of migrant workers. As an academic psychologist, I teach Psychology & Behavioral Sciences for Medical, Dental, Pharmacy, and Nursing students apart from specialty courses like Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing. I wrote the best-selling Psychology for Nurses published by McGraw-Hill Education in 2009. I am currently an active member of the American Psychological Association (APA) with membership in various divisions like theoretical psychology, philosophical psychology, and clinical psychology. I am also an inductee of Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI) - Honor Society of Nursing. As an academic, I authored many books, contributed book chapters, and published a number of peer-reviewed research articles in many reputable peer-reviewed journals.
B. Registered Nurse and Nurse Educator
I have over 30 years of experience as a bedside nurse, nurse administrator (chief nurse), clinical instructor, founding dean of a college, and a nurse-academic teaching various courses in basic (BSN, RN-BSN) and advanced nursing programs (MSN, Ph.D.). I earned my nursing qualifications (B.Sc. Nursing), Master of Arts in Nursing (MAN), and Doctor of Education (EdD.) degrees from the Philippines which are all equalized in 2015 by the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research (MOHESR now MOE) in the United Arab Emirates. I am registered and qualified to practice in the Philippines (Roll No. 0228576), Malaysia (TPC No. T3394) and the United Arab Emirates (RN010205). I am trained and certified as a psychiatric nurse instructor by the National Center of Mental Health (NCMH). I teach psychology & behavioral sciences for medical, dental, pharmacy and nursing students as well as nursing education and psychiatric mental health nursing as specialty courses. I also wrote several books that include Psychology for Nurses published by McGraw-Hill and contributed to writing the Philippine contents for the Oxford Handbook of Nursing and Midwifery series. I am currently an active voting member of the American Psychological Association (APA) with memberships in several APA divisions. Recently, I was invited and inducted as a full voting member of Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI) - Honor Society of Nursing, Phi Gamma chapter. In June 2017, I was appointed to become a member of the STTI Technology Committee. As an academic, I authored many books, contributed book chapters, and published a number of peer-reviewed research articles in many reputable peer-reviewed journals.
C. Licensed Professional Teacher
I am trained and educated as a professional school teacher with a secondary school teaching license (LPT, Licensed Professional Teacher – Secondary Science & Biology) issued by the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC). I have advanced terminal degrees in teaching like Doctor of Education (EdD.) major in Educational Management, MA Education, and Professional Certificate in teaching under the DOST-SEI-RSTC scholarship program (Department of Science and Technology - Science Education Institute - Regional Science Teaching Center. All my certificates were equalized by the Ministry of Higher Education & Scientific Research (MOHESR), UAE in 2015. My experiences as an educational leader are ranging from becoming a basic education school principal to higher education as dean of a college. Needless to say, I also started as a classroom teacher and adviser teaching high school sciences such as Biology and Chemistry. From time to time, I am engaged in curriculum development, educational consultancy, facilitating and training teachers with various teaching methodologies like Problem Based Learning (PBL), Case-Based Learning (CBL), and Team-Based Learning (TBL). My specializations include educational leadership & management, psychology, mental health, human resource development and management, research and statistics (SPSS), institutional research, and counseling. Currently, I am serving as an international chief editor, editorial board member, series editor, and editorial consultant of various international peer-reviewed journals and book publications. I have authored several books and published several research papers in reputable international scientific journals.
D. Original Professional Registration - Philippines