Guidance Programs

To implement these basic guidance services the following guidance programs are regularly conducted by the Counseling and Testing Office (CTO) among students:

1.    Personal Counseling (PC)

Offers counseling, problem-solving, and decision-making sessions with students.

a. Group Counseling – is arranged when students have common concerns and difficulties and are seen to benefit from a group relationship.

b. Individual Counseling – is conducted among referred counselees, those who voluntarily request for individual counseling and those with special needs and difficulties that need follow-up on a long term basis.

c. Peer Counseling – is conducted among students by trained students with listening and encouraging skills.
2. The Information Service is delivered to the students through the following programs:
2.1 Students Routine Interview (SRI)

All freshmen and student transferees are invited for an individual interview with their designated counselors to establish rapport with them and to gather information regarding their academic and personal adjustment concerns.

2.2 Readmission Evaluation Interview (REI)

A service provided to all readmitted students to assess reasons of failure and initiate appropriate recommendation to Faculty and the Dean of Students and to monitor the students’ study plan.

2.3 Exit Interview (EI)

Conducted among dismissed or graduating students transferring to other colleges or universities, on optional basis. It is designed to find out their insights regarding their academic and personal life in the university as well as to get recommendations to incoming students.

3. Psycho-Social Development program (PSDP)

All freshmen are enjoined top attend a weekly session with the Guidance Services Specialist on topics concerning their educational, social, emotional, and psychological adjustment in the university.  This program is conducted in coordination with the Learning Resource Center which provides the module and direction of the sessions.  PSDP also provides incoming students an opportunity to learn about the vision, mission, goals of U.P., its values and ideals.

4. Peer Counseling Program (PCP)

This program will provide opportunities to any U.P. students who has the interest, capability and availability to assist his peer or fellow students to improve his/her social functioning or to help him/her cope with his/her problems.  Qualified students are provided with training on self-development and counseling strategies by the Counseling and Testing Office.

5. Psychological Testing Program (PTP)

All freshmen and interested upperclassmen are provided testing on any psychological test, mental ability, aptitude, interest and personality on an optional basis.  Students who are shifting courses or are applying for readmission are required to take aptitude and interest tests.  Those who are in the academic delinquent list are tested on study habits and mental ability.

6. Job Fair Program (JFP)

All graduating students are enjoined to learn tips on applying for a job and are prospective employers before they graduate from the university.


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