ARREVILLAGA, Milagros C.

ARREVILLAGA, Milagros C.

A bonafide Thomasian, Milagros Cortez-Arrevillaga graduated with degrees in Bachelor of Science in Education, major in English (cum laude) and Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology (magna cum laude).  She earned the Doctor of Philosophy in Counseling Psychology, major in Clinical Psychology at De La Salle University, Manila.

“Myles/Mila” currently teaches Behavioral Science subjects at the Faculty of Arts and Letters and Clinical Counseling at the Graduate School of the University of Santo Tomas. In 2002, she with her husband (now deceased) co-authored textbooks “The Power of Speech.”   Published by Rex Book Store, Inc., the books were specifically written for third and fourth year high school students.  A Speechpower consultant (1985-1998), Myles designed and handled training programs on communication skills, personal growth-related seminar-workshops, and psycho-spiritual formation.

As a Registered Guidance Counselor, she is affiliated with the Philippine Guidance and Counseling Association (PGCA) and  Psychological Association of the Philippines (PAP).  A certified Gestalt Therapist (May 2015), she belongs to the first batch of Filipino Gestalt therapists under the supervision of Dr. Randy Dellosa of  Life Change Recovery Center and the Gestalt Therapy Association of the Philippines.

Myles joined the old Research Cluster for Culture, Education, and Social Issues in 2013. Inspired by her previous involvements as an Adviser of the Youth Ministry of her Parish (Sagrada Familia, Caloocan City) and as one of the Evangelization Staff of Basic Ecclesial Communities, she is now engaged in studying the Spirituality of the Filipino Youth.  Having presented her research in some local fora and conferences, she is slated to present her paper on “Spirituality of the Filipino Youth as Gleaned from Their Experiences of Having Absentee-Fathers: A Phenomenological Study” at the 6th SSEASR Conference on ‘Heritage in the History, Culture and Religion of South and Southeast Asia’ that will be held on 04-07 June 2015 at the University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka.

In a similar vein, her study on “Basic Ecclesial Communities (BEC) Involvement and Its Relation to the Spiritual Growth of the Youth in Selected Areas of Metro Manila”  was accepted for oral presentation at the International Conférence Mondiale des Institutions Universitaires Catholiques de Philosophie  (COMIUCAP) Conference 2015.

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Academic Qualifications

Research Interests

Academic Qualifications

Degrees

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Counseling Psychology, major in Clinical Psychology, De La Salle University – Manila, Philippines (2009)
  • Master of Arts in Psychology (Magna cum Laude), University of Santo Tomas – Manila, Philippines (1998)
  • Bachelor of Science in Education, major in English (Cum Laude), University of Santo Tomas – Manila, Philippines (1980)

Eligibility

  • Certified Gestalt Therapist

Research Interests

  • Basic Ecclesial Communities – Psychology of Behavior in the Community
  • Experiences of Adolescents with Absentee-Fathers (Overseas Filipino Workers)
  • Reflectiveness, Work Values and Academic Performance
  • Spirituality of Adolescents with Absentee-Fathers
  • Psychoeducational Intervention for OFW Children
  • Gestalt Therapy in the Philippines

Courses Handled

Professional Activities

Courses Handled

Professional Activities

  • Research involvement in the community where BEC is integrated
  • Counseling/Psychotherapy provided to individuals, when necessary

Selected Publications

  • Arrevillaga, M.C. (2017). Spirituality of a Selected Group of Filipino Youth with Absentee Fathers. Voice of Intellectual Man, 7(1).
  • Arrevillaga, M.C. (2016). Teaching Reflectiveness and Its Implications on Students’ Academic Performance:  A Comparative Study, Stories to Enrich Religion and Values Educators, 2(1).
  • Arrevillaga, M.C. (2016). Basic Ecclesial Communities (BEC) Involvement and Its Relation to the Spiritual Growth of the Filipino Urban Youth. Philippine Association for the Sociology of Religion Journal, 2(1).

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