IN RESPONSE TO THE PANDEMIC:
THE COUNSELING OFFICE IS NOW ONLINEDate: June 22, 2020Posted by: Marionette Martinez
As many of us may feel restless because of this pandemic, the Counseling and Career & Placement Services is also restless in providing services to reach out to the Paulinian Community, especially at this time when most people are immobile or confined in their homes. On March 30, 2020 the unit launched the online counseling service to help students and employees alike with their concerns and worries. This is possible through the use of the guidance email address: firstname.lastname@example.org and with the approval of Sr. Alegria Avellaneda, SPC, Vice President for Student Services.
The unit introduced the service through the official Facebook page of the University (@spumanila) with the help of the Public Relations Office. The counselors can now be reached from the safety of our homes. Many have since tried it out and they were given guidelines about the service to start the process. The unit hopes that by this simple way they are able to help and connect with the Paulinian community.
The guidance personnel are fortunate enough to have some connections with other local universities and school personnel and were able to do benchmarking to inquire about their online counseling practices. Through this effort, the personnel learned of ethical and secure avenues to provide online counseling to Paulinians. The guidance email is also a way for people to inquire about other services, like requesting for good moral certificates.