[Blueboard] Ateneo Psych Dept Public Lecture-Dr. Honey Carandang

Liane Peña Alampay lpalampay at ateneo.edu
Tue Feb 8 07:53:12 PHT 2011

As part of its 50th Anniversary celebration, the Ateneo de Manila  
University Department of Psychology is presenting a Public Lecture  
Series on notable topics and issues in psychology, from December 2010  
to March 2011. The lectures feature a distinguished roster of Filipino  
psychologists who are currently affiliated or have been affiliated  
with the Ateneo Department of Psychology.

We cordially invite colleagues, students, and friends to the following  
Public Lecture:

"The Healing Power of Play"
by Dr. Ma. Lourdes "Honey" Arellano-Carandang

Monday, February 21, 2011
4:30 - 6:00 p.m.
Auditorium of the Ricardo and Dr. Rosita Leong Hall
Ateneo de Manila University, Loyola Heights, Quezon City

RSVP: 426-5905 / 426-6001 local 5260 (Queenie Baterna or Mary Daganzo)
or Email: queenie_baterna at yahoo.com


The Healing Power of Play
by Dr. Ma. Lourdes "Honey" Arellano-Carandang

Play is not only the child's natural medium of expression, but is also  
essential to the child's normal, healthy, and total development. This  
lecture discusses how play benefits the child--as well as the  
adolescent and adult--physically, socially, emotionally,  
intellectually, and morally. It goes on to discuss play as a form of  
therapy, and describes the healing processes that take place during  
play therapy through the author's own experiences and cases in her  
many years of clinical practice with Filipino children and families.

Dr. Ma. Lourdes "Honey" Arellano-Carandang is a clinical psychologist,  
former Professor at the Ateneo de Manila University and University of  
the Philippines, and former Chair of the Psychology Department of the  
Ateneo de Manila University. Dr. Carandang is known as the pioneer in  
Family Therapy and Play Therapy in the Philippines, and in the last 3  
decades has spearheaded numerous research and intervention projects  
for children and families in difficult situations. She is the founding  
Chair and former President of the Philippine Association of Child and  
Play Therapy, and is the founder and President of the MLAC Institute  
for Children and Families. The MLAC Institute uses the science of  
Psychology for the well-being of Filipino children and families,  
especially the disadvantaged and traumatized.

A best-selling author, Dr. Carandang has written 12 books to date,  
including "Filipino Children Under Stress", "Self-Worth and the  
Filipino Child", "The Path to Healing", "Nawala ang Ilaw ng Tahanan:  
Case Studies of Families Left Behind by OFW Mothers", and her latest,  
"The Magic of Play: Children Heal Through Play Therapy", which is  
already in its second printing and the subject of her public lecture.

Dr. Carandang was honored as National Social Scientist in 1995 for her  
outstanding contribution to the field of Psychology and for applying  
scientific principles towards the upliftment of Filipino children and  

Liane Peña Alampay, PhD
Associate Professor
Department of Psychology
Ateneo de Manila University
Loyola Heights, Quezon City 1108

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