Group Process and Program Development

(CP05)

1. Tell something about yourself
a. Name:
Rosarie Anne S. Borja, RGC, RPm, LPT
b. Educational Attainment:
Ma Ed Guidance and Counseling
c. Date of your Board Examination:

Aug 2011
d. Name of the schools you worked as a Guidance Counselor:

Colegio San Agustin Makati and PNU- ITL
2. What were your motivations in pursuing your current job as a guidance counselor?

Ever since kasi I wanted to work talaga sa acadim or sa clinical setting. Aah since the
first job that I had sa Colegio de San Agustin, Na-appreciate ko naman kasi naka
faculty status I also got to teach pero guiadance ano homeroom guiadance every
month. Sa CSA kasi medyo malaki ang population, so in 1 batch 500 so that’s 11
sections. So parang dami mo rin tinuturuan pero it’s non graded. So since nag
guiadance ako dun edi dere deretso na. Nagboard exam din naman ako as teacher kasi
that time wala pang RGC and private schools required lahat nang counselors sa
higschools at elementary mag board exam for teachers. So I took the LET 2003. I
took me some time to take the LET kasi psych major ako I had to take one subject.
Actually I was asked to take yung CPP pero I just took the needed subjects and doon
lang ako na allowed mag board exam which is 2003. So nag aral muna ako. Masaya
naman kasi sa job as a counselor na pursue ko naman na. Should I say this, there
came a time I grew tired, syempre minsan ang hirap din nang ano sabihin mo naman
na professional ka dapat di mo inaabsorb pero nung tumanda tanda ako although it’s
part of our development na mag dedecline yung health mo, pero the first time I had
asthma as in respiratory when I was 27 and skin asthma is 25. Sinabi lang ng doctor
na lahat yan ay stress induce. So talaga ano, syempre ang hirap din talaga, minsan
gusto mo magalit. Ang training samin sa CSA, since counselor ka and you’re
teaching pag magulo ang bata you won’t stop para pagalitan yung bata or magsermon
ka. Contain mo yun kahit feeling mo nabastos ka tapos galit na galit ka you have to
contain. Lalapitan mo lang talaga and call the attention. And it’s part of the job. And
it’s difficult from somebody na and for everybody naman na nasa peak ka ng negative
emotion mo pero you have to curve it kasi you have to be professional. Kaya I think
ang nagging manifestation sakin nang stress is through sickness. There was a time I
stop counseling for a year, I resigned from my job, rested for 1 year, i-enjoy ko lang.

siguro naman na experience niyo yung pinipilit niyo lang mag review tapos all the more wala kang maabsord all the . I was teaching remember I thaught nga in college. Dun nag tuloy tuloy yung history ko for the last 16 years kaya ako counselor. clinical psych. Imagine I tuturo mo. Tagal ko natulog mga 15 mins. So that 16 so nadagdagan. So I work half a semester lang. I wanted to work naman kaso nga malakas lang ang loob ko na mag rest for 1 year. I resigned then I went here dinalaw ko lang yung mga mentors ko. Siguro kasi in CSA kasi medyo Malaki yung salary. 3. it is just that that here in PNU wala silang item for counselor so ang item ko dito ay faculty. I think that would suffice. 10 years I did what I wanted. I was ask to take guidance and counseling kasi hindi sya credited para makakuha ka ng RGC so I had to study again. so that time na mag board exam. So siguro nga be rested a day before or night before wag ka na masyado mag cram. I fell asleep. I suppose may nag retain naman. Tapos yung gusto niyo talaga mag review. Nag aral ako. I had to prepare 680 items na multiple choice na midterm exam. Sabi sakin. mag stay lang sa house. OO! Nag aral ako. Meron ako non-teaching loadna one empty load kasi is 8 hours so meron akong dalawa. Dalawa kasi kinuha kong course for masteral. I wanted to ano. When I felt na sige ok na. Basta sineryoso mo yung klase hindi yung parang makakuha lang nang passing. naka short tapos naka shirt. sige pumunta ka doon sa ITL nag hahanap sila nang counselor dumaan lang ako yun pala interview na. What are the tips you can share with us in taking the board exam? Kasi nakwento ko na sa kanila. I was doing the test. Basta naman nag study well ka nung college tapos nag review ka. guidance and counseling. general psych tapos principles of teaching. luto lang ako. Kasi I was busy kasi ako nga lang nagtuturo. This what happen. Naka-tsinelas lang ako as in naka flip flops lang ako. Imagine nag aral ka dalawang beses for Masters tapos nag board exam ka. nag take ako nang clinical counseling. it’s around 8:30 in the morning and hindi ako ginising. Di kasi ako ginising. Arbee may ginagawa ka ba? So I say na kakaresign lang ako. so I was able to send myself to Grad school. No a semester lang half a year that’s good for six months. When I was taking the review in assumption. Travel. nakatulog ako nung board exam. may research pa ko. Nagturo lang ako sa college in another school. Sinabi sakin. I was able to sustain my lifestyle naman for 1 year pero sabi ko hindi mahirap din nasa bahay ka. Lahat yun ako nag tuturo nun. but when I was about to do my thesis. So I was working then for 10 years na ata Yah I think. Nakakahiya! Ayun na continue ko yung pagiging counselor. Kaya nga medyo napagod din ako. I think midterms nila. to worked again. So mag board exam kayo makes sure You have enough time to really review and enough rest. So days before the RGC exam. Actually nag ano ako. If review center work for you go ahead. I think I attended 2 sessions lang ata. Nagtampo ako nun a proctor. Dami ko kasing load sa college. Nag hotel pa ko nun kasi nga sabi ko gusto ko magreview pero hindi rin kasi I was so focus in teaching pero kasi on the actual exam. ^ sections ata yun .

4. I was taking guidance and counseling and I have to stop and shift guidance and counseling to get the board exam and your gonna tell me na puwede na mag kalisensya yung matagal nang nagtuturo nang guidance. Sabi kop ag pinayagan niyo ito sa K-12 your violating yung sa RGC. Yun pala I was arguing with the undersecretary of the DepEd and the head of TESDA. Kasi before that yung boss ko. So if were trying to professionalize the profession bakit bigla ganun. Tulad ko. Diba ganun sa public school so puwede na bigyan nang license. imagine diba pinalipat ako nang course and that time counselor/psychometrician ako eh nag head psychometrician ako inexcuse ko pa psychometrician na ko so I don’t need that anymore pero hindi rin eh. Tapos even yung stages. Sabi ko hindi dahil mahirap yun madami magagalit. and all those private schools. Kasi meron din basta makausap ka counseling na daw yun but we know very well na that’s not it. The RGC is just a license na for you to get yourself better. CHED. Tapos dala nang pagkain kasi magugutom ka talaga. Paano yun? Di puwede sa batas yun. “ Puwede na magka license basta matagal ka ng teacher na naghandle ng guidance”. endurance test eh hangang saan mo kaya. I remember yung ka batch ko na nag top 1. What are the included lessons in your board examination under the group process? Actually lahat nang inaaral niyo nandun. So make sure na you like to take the board. Kasi I think board exam is not just a test of knowledge. Kaya nga dapat ginusto mo din mag board exam kundi that will be a burden. kasi ako nung may licence ako mas nagging maingat ako the . That’s very unfair. I borrowed that book to my barkada. Most of them nasa Internet na. What are the implications in taking the course and board examination in being a guidance counselor? Ang maganda dun. I was debating with two people regarding that they were saying. tapos kung kelan ako nag counselor tsaka ako nag take nang exam na pang counselor ibig sabihin ginusto ko na. So went to tesda and met the DepEd. Kasi may aalagaan ka eh. nag LBM siya that time tapos nung lumabas yung test result TOP 1. Madami bago theories so aralin niyo yun. Na assign kasi ako sa guidance. And well we also know din na not all na nag take nang board ay magaling din. And. gaya nang mga friends ko nag take din nag room to room nang pagkain kasi magugutom ka. I think Doctor Fulcencio required that book. Sabi ko saying naman po yung mga nag aaral nang guidance and nag aaral nang psychology tapos mag masteral pa. Ako iniwasan ko ang board exam ng RGC for 3 years. at maganda magkaroon din the board exam para malaman talaga. Diba K-12 itself is a law and RGC on itself is a law. Kasi I was part of the group who made the rules and regulations of K-12. yung guidelines. You buy the book of Ortigas kasi I think nandun siya eh. 5. Bits and pieces of it! Including the theoris. yung tao involve. more wala kang maintindihan. you really get to say na you’re really a professional.

3rd. Pag mali. 7. isama mo yung nangyari sa classroom o sa activity na yun. ititgil mo ba lahat. What are the tips you can give us in conducting a successful group process? Know your clients first. Diba learning happens when there is a change in behavior. Make sure you maximize time and di mag overtime. Pero the no matter how you much you plan and well verse you are in the activities technicalities sometimes you’re actually practicing it and something happens in the process that is outside your topic you have to address that. Let’s say you are invited in a teambuilding and you don’t know. 6. Kaya nga group process. So kung di ka naman ka naman makagawa nang needs analysis atleast you know your clients. You include that. And to try to practice it. And always have plan B and plan C. atleast yung nag invite sa inyo you get some background. yung activities mo make sure na suited sa clients mo para you get to connect and may makuha na details. You plan for your activities and all the questions you will have. wag ka mag focus sa mga nakahanda mong processing questions. As a guidance counselor. Syempre may mga stages tayo sa group process and do’s and don’ts as students and as professional. Kaya nga as we study guidance and counseling and psychology. sa behavior mo makikita. ulitin mo yung instructions kasi mahirap pag paulit ulit while doing the activity. anything that happens in the group you need to process. Parang in any program that you do diba you need to conduct needs analysis. the way I talk to parents kasi madaling Irevoke. so anong gagawin mo dun. Puwede rin naman while doing the process you get to adjust. Kasi baka magpaka bargas ka dun tapos mga sosyalin naman pala hindi makikinig sayo yan. . you really learn this course there would be a change in behavior. Next time keeping. And give clear instructions even sa time sa process then tawag ka nang participant and paulit mo. Kasi sa group process hindi naman yan naka base ang success niyan sa materials mo. And it you can have an activity na less materials much better. how did you apply your knowledge in group process in your field? Can you give us sample cases? It’s like lesson plan. passing and taking that license. The real measure of what we’re learning in psychology and guidance and counseling is how you actually apply it eh. way I speak. wag din mainit ang ulo pag may di nasunod kasi hindi puwede yun kailangan mag adjust ka. Kasi it will also shape the activities you plan for them tsaka mapaghandaan mo para makapag connect ka. You have to take care of it. What happens when the unexpected happens during group process. Kunwari habang nag tuturo tayo bigla may nag sapakan. Kasi yun yung dapat tinuturo satin eh. Mag tira ka ng 5 to 10 minutes. So I think that’s the big implication of having the board exam.

Next siguro. pag babasa. And also have to review other subjects because you can use that as examples. Find other ways na may matutunan ka kahit professional ka like seminar. Kaya mahirap yung sinasabi nila na uy usap usap lang naman yan sa guidance. What can you advice to us who wants to be a guidance counselor? It’s not about you love talking to people. it’s not enough to study 4 years and even masters kahit PhD. You also have to understand also about the concepts and kaya naman natin inaaral kasi kailangan I-apply natin pero wag mag focus sa isang theory. . kasi theory lang yan and ang mga theory ay na debunk yan. Never stop reading and learning.8. Kailangan tie up ang guidance sa ibang subject area lalo na sa K-12 dapat tie up talaga kasi every subject they should see the value in it and the future sa career nila.