The Lived Experiences of Filipino Psychologist as Mental Health Professionals (77528)

Session Information: Mental Health & Professions
Session Chair: Reynold Varela

Wednesday, 27 March 2024 10:30
Session: Session 1
Room: Room 607
Presentation Type: Oral Presentation

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This study on the lived experiences of Filipino Psychologists as mental health professionals described the professional life of psychologist who were directly engaged in the treatment of clients with psychological problems. The study utilized Phenomenology particularly Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis (IPA) as a method of inquiry. It described the lived experiences of eight (8) Filipino psychologist working in different mental institutions. The researcher found out that (1) psychologists demonstrated Resiliency in the performance of their work as mental health professionals. This resiliency is nurtured and maintained through work life balance, sense of purpose and accomplishment, and self-care. (2) Psychologists felt Negative Experiences in the performance of their work as psychologist. These negative experiences were described and communicated through their feelings of uncertainty, self-doubt on competence, and feeling of frustration and burnout. (3) Psychologists demonstrated some Desirable skills and traits as a Mental Health Professionals. The expression of experiences was described and communicated through their Capacity for Building Rapport, Openness to experiences, and Willingness to Listen/Non-Judgmental Attitude. (4) Psychologists expressed the Causes of Psychopathology from the Eyes of Psychologist. The common causes of psychopathology were neuroticism trait and Dysfunctional Family. (5) Psychologist expressed how to become Pragmatic in Psychological Practice: the importance of the relationship of theory, instrument, and intervention in the treatment of psychological disorders.

Reynold Varela, Adamson University, Philippines

About the Presenter(s)
Professor Reynold Varela is a University Professor/Principal Lecturer at Adamson University in Philippines

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