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Students, human as they are, have dynamic personalities. They feel; they need for attention; ways to express their talents; to belong; to understand and be understood; and to develop self-confidence so as to grow and mature as a total person.

                  University of Batangas, formerly known as Western Philippine Colleges, responds to the students’ needs through the establishment of the Guidance Counseling Office. The Guidance Office is an integral part of the school community that helps accomplish the school mission towards total development of the students as persons and as workers.

 
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VISION/MISSION/GOALS

 

VISION

                  The Guidance Counseling Office envisions the students to grow and develop into and develop into a totally integrated person, mature, responsible and productive in life with deep love and respect for God and fellowmen.

MISSION

                  The Guidance Counseling Office was organized to promote, develop and enhance the students’ well-being through efficient and effective deliverance of the different of everyday living with full confidence and high hopes in life.

GOALS

            To promote and develop emotional stability, maturity, social adjustment and physical well being, the school organized the Guidance Counseling Office. The office also aims to help acquire knowledge, skills, moral and spiritual development of guidance personnel who perform the role of assisting students in their needs.

                  Guidance is the assistance given to the individual to enable him to help himself. It aims to change the person from what he ought to be, to accept his real self and adopt socially accepted ways of behavior based on rational, moral and spiritual values thereby enabling self to adjust internally and externally. The Guidance Counseling Office of the University of Batangas aims to provide students with services that will (1) explain how to solve their problems a home, school and in the community; (2) make ,them gain self-understanding of their potentials, interests and aptitude; (3) assist in securing self-direction, discipline, confidence, self-respect and interest in school, home and civic activities and; (4) share effective study techniques and work habits.

 
 

SUPPORT GROUP

The Peer Group Program is a service that can offer students a warm, safe and supportive environment conducive to self-help. The Guidance Counseling Office recognizes the value of peer support in helping the students a address their academic; personal and social concerns.

Support Group for College

Peer Facilitators

Peer Facilitators are 3rd year/ 4th year/ 5th year college students who are trained to help students with their academic, personal and social problems on a walk-in or by appointment basis.

Support Group for High School

Anak Batnagueño

The ANAK BATANGUEÑO Organization was organized by LACMMI in response to the growing concerns of students whose parents are working aboard. With this, the University of Batangas recognized the importance of having a program that is designed to help the specific group of individuals enrolled in the institution. The Guidance Counseling High School office initiated the FORMATION of the ANAK BATANGUEÑO with the same focus since its inception in the High School Guidance Program in 2006, the ANAK BATANGEUÑO AND THE Guidance office have formulated various activities and programs designated to aid the realization of the objectives of the ANAK BATANGUEÑO.

The Young Philanthropists

The Young Philanthropist, formerly known as the KAAKBAY was customized with the aim to crate an association of notable students by promoting selfless deeds through a variety of programs. Through these efforts, the organization aspires to instill a commitment of brotherhood and altruism to the future generation.
 
 
CALENDAR OF ACTIVITIES

 
Elementary

June
* Orientation
* Guidance Class (G5-G6)

July
* Filing and Updating Cumulative Records
* Survey on ANAK (OFW Children)
* Study Habits Seminar (G1-G6)
* Guidance Class (G5-G6)

August
* Filing and Updating Cumulative Records
* Young Leaders’ Developmental Training and Assembly
* Psychological Testing (G2-G6)
* Guidance Class (G5-G6)

September
* Filing and Updating Cumulative Records
* Guidance Month
* Parents’ Enrichment Seminar
* Guidance Class (G5-G6)

October
*Guidance Class (G5-G6)

November
* Release of Test Results
* Guidance Class (G5-G6)

December
* Admission for Nursery; K-G2
* Outreach Program
* Guidance Class (G5-G6)

January
* Psychological Testing (G6)
* Self-Concept Seminar (G5-G6)
* Career Pathing Seminar (G3-G4)
* Guidance Class (G5-G6)
* Admission for (G1-G6)

February
* Recollection
* Guidance Class (G5-G6)

March
*Testing
*Exit Interview (G6)
*March 22 World Water Day

April
*Testing and Admission
*April 22 Earth Day

May
* Testing and Admission
* Evaluation and Redesigning the POA

All Year Round Activities
* Individual / Group Counseling
* Monitoring
* Referral (If necessary)
* Consultation (If necessary)


HighSchool

June
* Orientation
* SSC Testing
* Filling of Cumulative Records
* Recruitment for Young Philanthropists (YP) and Anak Batangueño (AB)
* Lecture on Effective Study Habits

July
* Lecture on Effective Study Habits
* Psychological Testing (First Year)
* Leadership Training Seminar

August
* Survey on Preferred Courses and School
* Personality Inventory (Second Year)
* Election of Officers- Anak Batangueño

September
* Guidance Month
* Personality Development Seminar (Second Year)
* YP / AB Activities

October
* Personality Inventory (Third Year)
* YP / AB Activities

November
* Stress Management Seminar
* YP / AB Activities
* Stress management - special population (UB Scholars)
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December
* Career Planning Seminar (Fourth Year)
* Outreach Program
* YP / AB Activities

January
* Career Orientation (Fourth Year)
* YP / AB Activities

February
* Career Orientation (Fourth Year)
* Retreat
* YP / AB Activities

March
*Personality Development Seminar
*Exit Interview (Fourth Year)
*YP / AB Activities

April
*Testing and Admission

May
*Evaluation and Redesigning the POA

All Year Round Activities
* Individual / Group Counseling
* Monitoring
* Referral (If necessary)
* Consultation (If necessary)
College

June
* Orientation
* Filing of Cumulative Records
* Application of the Good Housekeeping (5s in Testing)
* Identification of College Student Needs

July
* Peer Facilitators’ Re-launching and Recruitment
* Peer Facilitators’ Training
* Peer Tutoring Program
* Feeder Schools Report
* Coordination Trips
* Administration of the Aptitude/Values/Interest Test
* Values and Interest Tests Profiling and Assessment (second year)

August
* Peer Tutoring Program
* Checking and Encoding of VPI and FWVS
* Individual Interpretation of VPI and FWVS test results

September
* Guidance Month
* Peer Tutoring Program
* Administration of IQ and Personality Tests (for OJT)
* Newsletter

October
* Peer Tutoring Program
* Career Counseling
* Checking, encoding and interpretation of IQ and Personality Tests (graduating students)
* Start of admission and testing for Freshmen and Transferees for second semester(second semester AY 2008-2009)

November
* Orientation
* Filing of Cumulative Records
* Peer Tutoring Program
* Peer Facilitators’ Training
* Boosting Self-Confidence Seminar
* Stress Management Seminar/Workshop
* Encoding and Documentation
* Testing and Admission (Second semester AY 2008-2009)
* Peer Facilitators’ Caroling

December
* Outreach Program
* Peer Tutoring Program
* Start Admission Processing for First Semester for Freshmen and Transferees
* Administration of IQ and Personality Test (graduating students)
* Peer Facilitators ‘ Fun Day

January
* Simultaneous Seminar-Workshop on Different Topics
* Peer Tutoring Program
* Career Planning/Pathing: Determining majors
* Administration and Interpretation of the SATT (second year)
* Administration and Interpretation of the EPSAT (second year)

February
* Newsletter
* Peer Tutoring Program
* Presenting the World of Work

March
* Tribute for Graduating Peer Facilitators
* Peer Tutoring Program
* Preparation for Testing/Admission
* Testing and Admission (first semester AY 2009-2010)

April
* Peer Tutoring Program
* Testing and Admission (first semester AY 2009-2010)

May
* Peer Tutoring Program
* Testing and Admission (First semester AY 2009-2010)
* Evaluation and Redesigning of POA

All Year Round
* Individual/Group Counseling
* Vocational/Information Campaign
* Consultation (If necessary)
* Referral (If necessary)
* Alumni Testing Assistance
* Pre-employment Testing
* Scholarship Testing
* ETEEAP Testing

 

 
EIGHT THINGS TO DO IN COLLEGE TO BE SUCCESSFUL IN YOUR CAREER
 

1. Take leadership roles.

The best way to learn to lead is to do it. Generation Y has been raised to be great team players – in everything from school to work to social lives. Gen Y is a generation that will live its life out in groups. But for all the hoop-la about being on a soccer team where everyone plays, there has been very little focus on leadership for young people. You can address a deficit like this by taking leadership positions in college, and courses like this one (which I loved taking) if you can get someone else to pay for it.


2. Get a good internship.

Eighty percent of graduating seniors will have completed at least one internship, according to Mark Old man, co-founder of Vault, a media company for career information. “In the United States an internship is no longer an optional benefit but an essential stepping stone for career success.” So part of your job as a student is to line up good internships. The way to set yourself up for success as an adult is to balance the school stuff and the work stuff – even now, before you graduate.


3. Don’t get straight A’s

There is little correlation between how well someone does in school and how well that person does in adult life. School rewards people who follow rules and are motivated by grades. Adult life requires people to figure out how to steer themselves and motivate themselves. Spend your time in school doing something besides studying so that you will steer well when you graduate. People who spend their college years getting straight A’s often say
they regret it.


4. Be a joiner – spots, fraternity, cheerleading

Cheerleaders do better in business than everyone else except athletes, who do as well as cheerleaders. So be a joiner. Figure out how to work in teams and how to exude enthusiasm even in the face of bad news. And, when it comes to building networks, a fraternity is a ready-made network of people who are generally similar to you, so get started in college, when it feels more like a party than a network.


5. Read novels, even if they’re not assigned

Tiziana Casciaro, professor at Harvard Business School, says that,”How we value competence changes depending on whether we like someone or not.” And people who lack social competence end up looking like they lack other competencies, as well. This is why social skills are as important as other work place skills. The best way to learn social skills is to put down your books and go meet new people. But if you insist on reading, pick up a novel. It will require you to understand what motivates people, and that, after all, is what social skills are all about.


6. Take a Myers Briggs test – know strengths

We are each born with strengths and weaknesses. Instead of banging your head against the wall trying to change who you are, take a personality test and find out your strengths. Then, forget about overcoming your weaknesses and focus instead on leveraging your strengths. Many studies conducted at the Gallup Institute show that we find more success through our strengths, but you have to know them in order to leverage them. Most people wait too long to take a test. Take yours now, in college.


7. Start a company

You can run a company out of your dorm room. Try anything. It’s free. The software is free, the viral marketing is free (your friends list) and your time is almost free since you wouldn’t be getting paid right now anyway. So even if your business does nothing, you will have the experience of starting one and that will give you the confidence to try many more times after you graduate, when the stakes are higher.

8.Turn a professor into a mentor.

People with mentors are more likely to do well in work than people without them. It is hard to find mentors and hard to keep them motivate to help you. So start practicing now, with your professors. They want to help, and, like corporate mentors, professors want to help the people who are most motivated to help themselves. A professor can give advice, make a connection, or tell you about their own travails. In any case, the more you are able to show that you used his or her advice, the more likely you will be to get more help.
 
ARCHIVE - PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT
 

10 COMMANDMENTS OF SELF-CONFIDENCE

  1. Be your own best friend; learn to trust and love yourself.
  2. Stop mumbling a litany of negatives; maintain a positive attitude in all that you do.
  3. Keep a list of your good qualities in your wallet, more so, in your heart and mind.
  4. Nobody is perfect; don’t be afraid of criticisms.
  5. Break the habits; try new and more challenging tasks sometimes.
  6. Celebrate! Pat yourself on the back once in a while
  7. Never compare yourself with others; you are special in your own way.
  8. Master your crafts; share it with others
  9. Look smart and feel smart-dress up properly and maintain a good posture.
  10. Lift yourself up on the wings of prayer!


CREED OF A COUNSELOR

I will not agree to help you go off the edge.
I will not help you become a robotized normal and adjusted person.
I will not help you stay and wallow in the cesspool of your own making.
All these go against my values.

I will help you to grow, to become more productive, by your own definition.
I will help you to become more autonomous, more resistant to enculturation,
More loving of yourself, more excited, sensitive and full, more free
To becoming the authority of your own living.

I cannot give you your dreams or “fix you up”, simply because I cannot.
I cannot make you grow or grow for you. You must grow for yourself.
I cannot take away your loneliness or pain.
I will not sense you world for you, evaluate your world for you, or tell what is best for you in this world, for you have your own world.

I cannot convince you of the crucial choice of choosing the scary uncertainty of growing over the safe misery of not growing.

I want to be with you, and know you as a rich and growing friend, yet I cannot get close to you when you choose not to grow.

When I begin to care for you out of pity; when I begin lose trust in you, then I am toxic, bad and inhibiting for you, and you for me.

You bet my helping is conditional: I will be with you


PRAYER FOR COUNSELORS

From the One whose heart is ever as open
To all our own worries and pains
And whose in visible hand gently pats our backs
When we are racked with troubles in our own lives
And who celebrates our smiles and laughter

From Him we draw the strength to love
All young souls entrusted to us
No matter how difficult they can present themselves to be.

May He-
Gift us right words when a boy in tears knocks on our door
Help us who doesn’t know himself
Touch him who finds it difficult to open himself up
Help him, explore whose eyes are filled with wonder.

May He also give us
The strength to endure
The knowledge to share
And the wisdom to impart.

For it is from Him we draw our inspiration
From Him we get meaning

Of this vocation He called all of us for.

 
GUIDANCE AND COUNSELING SERVICES
 

To achieve the goals of the Guidance Counseling Program, the office provides the following services:

Individual Inventory This is a key by which a counselor learns more about the learner through the cumulative records for proper understanding, decision-making and placement.

Information Services This is a comprehensive collection and dissemination of information through various delivery mechanisms that aims to assist students in their personal-social, educational, and occupational planning.

Counseling This is the heart of the guidance program. It is a dynamic personal interaction between the counselor and the counselee(s) that aims to assist individual to work through their academic, career, and personal-social development concerns.

Testing Service This is the administration, scoring, and interpretation of different psychological tests. This service aims to help the students understand themselves and their potentials, interests and personality traits that can be used for career planning and counseling purposes.

Follow-up This service deals with the assessment of hoe counselees who have been counseled, placed, or referred or have graduated are doing. This aims to determine whether further assistance is necessary.

ReferralThis service directs the office to tap professionals (e.g. psychologist; psychiatrist; social workers; etc.), agencies, and organizations that may be of better assistance in the counselee’s resolution of the problems.

Consultation This is a mutual sharing and analysis of information with the stakeholders- administration, faculty, and parents to solicit schemes on how to further assist the counselee and to facilitate decision-making.

ResearchThis is an attempt to determine the needs and concerns of the stakeholders and to assess the environment for spearheading improvement, designing/creating new interventions and or upgrading / updating programs.

Evaluation This is an appraisal of the guidance services for redesigning; evaluation of the efficiency of the personnel for enhancement; and assessment of facilities for reconstruction.

E-Counseling

* With registration
* e-mail: ub_guidance@yahoo.com

You can now avail online counseling. E-counseling is primarily consists of e-mail exchanges and communication through synchronous chat rooms. This is a new modality that allows for effective interaction of the counselor and the counselee over the internet. This new method aims to help the stakeholders- students, parents, faculty, employees, etc.  work through their academic, career and personal-social development concerns. Providing a sound confidentiality is still our foremost priority.
 
For inquiries, please call GUIDANCE AND COUSELING Office at (043) 723-1446 or 980-0041 loc 203

           
 


 
 

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