The crash course in crisis and psychotrauma management overflowed with five walk-in participants additional to the 20 pre-registered students. The introductory session was held on August 6, 2016, Saturday. Professionals coming from various academic institutions and NGO’s and from across different fields were the first batch of students. They are guidance counselors, psychologists, teachers, nurses, human resource managers and social workers, a press release from the School of Graduate Studies and Continuing Education said.
Dr. Ma. Mercedes Joson, Dean of La Consolacion College Bacolod Graduate Studies and Continuing Education said that another wave of the course will be opened in October for those who were not able to join the first batch.
Dr. Johnny Decatoria, a psychologist that specializes in trauma and stress cases, was the featured lecturer of the first session. His topics on crisis, trauma, and psychotrauma interventions was well received by the participants who engaged with him all throughout the day. He said that he enjoyed engaging the students who are coming from vicarious experiences.
The training course will go for two months with Saturday classes that will run for eight meetings from 8am to 12pm.