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Grace Brillantes-Evangelista, Ph.D., RPsy, CSCLP

Chairperson, Department of Psychology
Professor, Department of Psychology
Clinical Psychologist, Integrated Lifestyle and Wellness (ILAW) Center

Degree

  • Ph.D. Clinical Psychology minor in Developmental Psychology, University of the Philippines in Diliman
  • M.A. Psychology, University of the Philippines in Diliman
  • B.A. Social Sciences: Behavioral Studies (magna cum laude), University of the Philippines in Manila

 

Certifications

  • Registered Psychologist (RPsy)
  • Certified Specialist in Clinical Psychology (CSCLP)
  • Certified Focusing-Oriented Expressive Arts (FOAT ®) Practitioner

 

Biography

Dr. Grace Brillantes-Evangelista is a licensed and certified Clinical Psychologist, Professor, clinical supervisor, consultant, trainer, and a workshop facilitator. She currently Chairs the Department of Psychology at Miriam College where she also teaches in the undergraduate and graduate programs. She finished her BA Social Sciences: Behavioral Studies (magna cum laude) from University of the Philippines-Manila. She earned her MA Psychology and PhD Clinical Psychology (minor in Developmental Psychology) from the University of the Philippines-Diliman. She received her certification as a Focusing-Oriented Expressive Arts (FOAT ®) practitioner at the Focusing and Expressive Arts Institute, based in Santa Rosa, California through distance education, with in-residence training.

Listening is her second nature and she finds fulfillment in helping others. She is noted for cultivating attunement, inner composure, and resilience through intermodal arts among her clients. She has been in clinical practice for more than 10 years, providing psychological services for individuals, communities, and families with differing concerns. She is the President of ArtPsych Circle (a group of practitioners utilizing arts-based psychosocial programs for healing and well-being) and a professional member of the International Expressive Arts Therapy Association (IEATA). She just finished her 4-year term as the Chair of the Clinical Psychology Division of the Psychological Association of the Philippines. She holds her private practice at the ILAW Center of Miriam College, and has been with local and international NGOs as a consultant psychologist and trainer for psychosocial actions for various communities support.

 

Publications

  • “Visual Arts and Poetry Usage for PTSD: Considerations for Treatment”. Comprehensive Guide to Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (2015). Colin R. Martin, Victor R. Preedy, & Vinood P. Patel (Eds). Published by Springer International Publishing.
  • (Co-author) “Civil society responses to the Bohol earthquake: Good practices and lessons learned”. 2015 International Conference on Building Resilience and Developing Sustainability. Chapter 9 of Resilience and Sustainability (2016): Fourteen Narratives (referred book). Alexander Flor, Alejandro Ciencia, Jr., and Cecilia Fe Sta. Maria-Abalos (Eds). Published by Cordillera Studies Center (CSC) University of the Philippines Baguio.
  • (Co-author) “Transdisciplinary Phenomenological Study on Street Families in Metro Manila”. Funded by ASMAE-SENMAP, June 2014 (Asmae is a French International NGO that caters for marginalized communities in different parts of the world. SENMAP is a network of NGO in the Metro Manila that caters for street families and their children)
  • (Co-author) “Social Networking Site Use, Behavior, Self-esteem and Online Identity Construction among Female College Students” (Presidential Award for Research Winner). Leaps Miriam College Faculty Research Journal, Vol. 37, March 2014.
  • “Evaluation of visual arts and poetry as therapeutic interventions with abused adolescents”. Arts in Psychotherapy Journal, Vol. 30, February 2013. Published by Elsevier Science Direct, UK based journal.
  • “Visual Arts as Therapeutic Interventions with Abused Adolescents” (Presidential Award for Research Winner) Faculty Research Journal (Presidential Research Award Edition) Vol. 34, March 2011.
  • “Manual of Experimental Psychology”. Psychology Department Miriam College, December 2010.
  • (Co-author) “Strengthening Family’s Competency in Re-abuse Prevention (Action Research)”. Philippines-Australia Community Assistance Program (PACAP), 2006-2008. Child Protection Unit, UP-PGH.

 

Awards

  • President’s Award for Teaching Excellence (Outstanding Senior Faculty) Winner, 2017, Miriam College
  • Gold Anvil Award as Head Clinical Psychologist of Project HeArt for Metrobank Foundation-MADE (April 2015)
  • Presidential Research Award Winner 2013, Miriam College
  • Presidential Research Award Winner 2011, Miriam College