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QUALIFICATIONS AS PSYCHOLOGIST
(Psychologist, Psychometrician, Psychotherapist)



Member, American Psychological Association (APA No. 04438162)

Dr. Arnel Banaga Salgado was educated and trained as a school psychologist from the Philippine Normal University (PNU), the premier university for teachers and school psychology in the Philippines. In 2003, he was awarded the Graduate Diploma (equivalent to Master of Arts in Teaching) with specialization in School Psychology. Currently, he is involved with psychometric test and scale inventory development; indigenization of psychological inventories; serves as consultant in the setting up of school psychology and guidance counseling department and conducts counseling and psychotherapy sessions once in a while. Dr. Arnel is credited with the development, validation and standardization of psychometric instrument which he called, Self-Worth Scale Inventory (SWOSI). This instrument is widely used now in the Philippines and other countries to measure the self-worth of students and adolescents. Dr. Arnel was always appointed to serve as Coordinator for Students’ Affair in all the universities that he joined because of his education as school psychologist, experience and expertise in handling students, counselling and other student related activities.

Dr. Arnel also served as psychology lecturer in several colleges and universities in the Philippines, Malaysia and the United Arab Emirates. He also served as a course coordinator of the Psychology program of the School of Foundation and Liberal Studies (SFLS) at Wawasan Open University, Penang Malaysia. His main functions were the development of various Psychology courses and secure approval from the college council and the university senate, then its delivery using the ODL mode. He supervised tutors who conducted sessions, marking TMAs and TGEs. Among the courses that were developed and duly approved by the college council and the university senate were: Strategies & Techniques of Counseling, General Psychology, Health Psychology, School Psychology, Psychotherapy, Psychology of Exceptional Children, Experimental Psychology, Abnormal Psychology, Child Development, Adolescent Psychology, Adult Psychology, Theories of Personality, Organizational Psychology, Cognitive Psychology and Psychology of Creativity. On top of his academic job, he is involved in counseling students, migrant workers and his regular clients. For his civil activities, he is involved with church based Christian clinical counseling apostolate especially among the migrant workers. He has also contributed in psychology journals and publications in the Philippines. Among his writings are Introduction to Psychology which he collaborated with psychology experts, researchers and leaders in the Philippines, the Psychology for Nurses (sole authorship) published by McGraw Hill in 2009. He has presented several papers in local as well as international conferences. Dr. Arnel is also a registered nurse and a board certified teacher. As an educator in both the basic and tertiary levels, Dr. Arnel is always involved in various committees such as, teaching and learning, student affairs, research, examination and vetting as well as faculty development. He always carried out all his tasks with high degree of enthusiasm and excellence. His research interests are focused on indigenization and development of new psychometric tools and inventories, mental health and hygiene, behavior modifications and alternative psychotherapeutic interventions for students. Currently, he is serving as Editorial Board member in several international journals and book publishers. Because of his commitment to help in the improvement of himself professionally, he continued his post-doctoral studies eventually earning him a Certificate in Health Informatics from De La Salle University – Manila. He is also training to be a cognitive behavioral therapist, hypnotherapist and special education needs and disability (SEND) specialist. Above all, he is credited as the founder of Functional Emotive Existential Therapy. On June 27, 2016, he was admitted as a full member of the American Psychological Association (APA) because of his contribution in research and psychometrics and on September 10, 2016, he was inducted to the Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI) - Phi Gamma chapter.
NURSING QUALIFICATIONS
(Mental Health Nurse, Teaching & Learning Expert, Academic)



Dr. Arnel Banaga Salgado earned his nursing qualifications (B.Sc. Nursing), his Master of Arts in Nursing (MAN) and his Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) degrees from the Philippines. He practiced as a bedside nurse, as a clinical instructor, lecturer, associate professor and eventually as a chief nurse and college administrator. He is licensed and qualified to practice in the Philippines (Roll No. 0228576), Malaysia (TPC No. T3394) and the United Arab Emirates (RN010205). At the start of his career as a young nurse, Dr. Arnel took this graduate studies in nursing education majoring in Medical-Surgical Nursing with sub-specialization in Cardiologic Nursing which he finished and eventually awarded his certificate in teaching from the Saint Louis University, Baguio City. Few years after finishing his certificate in teaching, Dr. Arnel decided to try another field, this time in Psychiatric Nursing and Psychology that he practiced until now. 

Dr. Arnel has a multifaceted expertise in the field of nursing, mental health, teaching and learning, psychology and education. He was trained and certified as a psychiatric nurse instructor by the National Center of Mental Health (NCMH) when he started his teaching career in the Philippines. Since then, his line of practice both in the nursing service and nursing education is on Mental Health & Psychiatric Nursing. He taught for over twenty-two years various courses in nursing, like Leadership & Management, Mental Health & Psychiatric Nursing and Care of Patients with CNS Disorders and Psychology & Behavioral Sciences (also for the College of Medicine and Dentistry). He also supervised thesis and dissertations on mental health in both degree and graduate degree programs in several colleges and universities.

Because of his commitment to develop and improve his psychiatric nursing practice, he got his short term education and courses on mental health from the University of the Philippines and the Pontifical University of Santo Tomas. Eventually he completed his Graduate Diploma in Psychology (equivalent to Master of Arts in Teaching) from the premiere university for teachers in the Philippines, the Philippine Normal University. Since then he was involved with the development of psychosocial nursing interventions, indigenization of psychometric tests, and textbook writing. His thesis and dissertations (Master of Arts in Nursing and Doctor of Education) are all focused on psychometric test development for adolescents, nursing students and other health professionals.

As an educator, Dr. Arnel is always involved in various committees such as: teaching and learning, student affairs, research, examination and vetting as well as faculty development. He always carried out all his tasks with high degree of enthusiasm and excellence. He wrote several books that include Psychology for Nurses published by McGraw-Hill Education and contributed on writing the Philippine contents for the Oxford Handbook of Nursing and Midwifery series. Dr. Arnel is a lifetime member of the Philippine Nurses association (PNA), the East Asia Forum of Nursing Scholars (EAFONS), Association of Deans of the Philippine Colleges of Nursing (ADPCN) and Association of Nursing Service Administration of the Philippines (ANSAP). He has presented research papers at national and international conferences held at Silliman University in the Philippines, Kaohsiung Medical University in Taiwan and other places. Dr. Arnel is also a school psychologist and a board certified teacher. Currently, he is serving as Editorial Board member in several international journals and book publishers.

Because of his commitment to help in the improvement of himself professionally, he continued his post-doctoral studies eventually earning him a Certificate in Health Informatics from De La Salle University – Manila. He is also training to be a cognitive behavioral therapist, hypnotherapist and special education needs and disability (SEND) specialist. Above all, he is credited as the founder of Functional Emotive Existential Therapy. On June 27, 2016, he was admitted as a full member of the American Psychological Association (APA) because of his contribution in research and psychometrics and on September 10, 2016, he was inducted to the Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI).
QUALIFICATIONS AS TEACHER
(Licensed Teacher, Researcher & Educational Manager)



Dr. Arnel Banaga Salgado earned his nursing qualifications (B.Sc. Nursing), his Master of Arts in Nursing (MAN) and his Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) degrees from the Philippines. He practiced as a bedside nurse, as a clinical instructor, lecturer, associate professor and eventually as a chief nurse and college administrator. He is licensed and qualified to practice in the Philippines (Roll No. 0228576), Malaysia (TPC No. T3394) and the United Arab Emirates (RN010205). At the start of his career as a young nurse, Dr. Arnel took this graduate studies in nursing education majoring in Medical-Surgical Nursing with sub-specialization in Cardiologic Nursing which he finished and eventually awarded his certificate in teaching from the Saint Louis University, Baguio City. Few years after finishing his certificate in teaching, Dr. Arnel decided to try another field, this time in Psychiatric Nursing and Psychology that he practiced until now.

Dr. Arnel has a multifaceted expertise in the field of nursing, mental health, teaching and learning, psychology and education. He was trained and certified as a psychiatric nurse instructor by the National Center of Mental Health (NCMH) when he started his teaching career in the Philippines. Since then, his line of practice both in the nursing service and nursing education is on Mental Health & Psychiatric Nursing. He taught for over twenty-two years various courses in nursing, like Leadership & Management, Mental Health & Psychiatric Nursing and Care of Patients with CNS Disorders and Psychology & Behavioral Sciences (also for the College of Medicine and Dentistry). He also supervised thesis and dissertations on mental health in both degree and graduate degree programs in several colleges and universities.

Because of his commitment to develop and improve his psychiatric nursing practice, he got his short term education and courses on mental health from the University of the Philippines and the Pontifical University of Santo Tomas. Eventually he completed his Graduate Diploma in Psychology (equivalent to Master of Arts in Teaching) from the premiere university for teachers in the Philippines, the Philippine Normal University. Since then he was involved with the development of psychosocial nursing interventions, indigenization of psychometric tests, and textbook writing. His thesis and dissertations (Master of Arts in Nursing and Doctor of Education) are all focused on psychometric test development for adolescents, nursing students and other health professionals.

As an educator, Dr. Arnel is always involved in various committees such as: teaching and learning, student affairs, research, examination and vetting as well as faculty development. He always carried out all his tasks with high degree of enthusiasm and excellence. He wrote several books that include Psychology for Nurses published by McGraw-Hill Education and contributed on writing the Philippine contents for the Oxford Handbook of Nursing and Midwifery series. Dr. Arnel is a lifetime member of the Philippine Nurses association (PNA), the East Asia Forum of Nursing Scholars (EAFONS), Association of Deans of the Philippine Colleges of Nursing (ADPCN) and Association of Nursing Service Administration of the Philippines (ANSAP). He has presented research papers at national and international conferences held at Silliman University in the Philippines, Kaohsiung Medical University in Taiwan and other places. Dr. Arnel is also a school psychologist and a board certified teacher. Currently, he is serving as Editorial Board member in several international journals and book publishers.

Because of his commitment to help in the improvement of himself professionally, he continued his post-doctoral studies eventually earning him a Certificate in Health Informatics from De La Salle University – Manila. He is also training to be a cognitive behavioral therapist, hypnotherapist and special education needs and disability (SEND) specialist. Above all, he is credited as the founder of Functional Emotive Existential Therapy. On June 27, 2016, he was admitted as a full member of the American Psychological Association (APA) because of his contribution in research and psychometrics and on September 10, 2016, he was inducted to the Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI).
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Glasgow Coma Scale
Safe Medications
Nasotracheal Suctioning
IV Therapy (CDC)
Safety and Restraints
Medication from Ampule
Music Analysis - Psychiatry
Tracheostomy Care
Electroconvulsive Therapy
Transdermal Patch
5 Rights of Medication Adm
Physical Assessment 1
Apical Pulse
Basic Principles of Care
Pre-op Family Support
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ABOUT US
The International Institute for Functional Emotive Existential Therapy (iFEET) is established to provide training for the employees of multinational companies, assess in the screening of students who are seeking admission to Asia-Pacific universities, design, develop and provide psychometric test to individuals or groups.

One of the goals of the iFEET is to establish and operate an international institute that will cater the needs of the children of expatriates who are working in Malaysia, Singapore and the countries along the Asia-Pacific region.

We also publish quality training manuals, books and provide consultancty to companies who are setting up schools and traininf centers. The iFEET is incorporated registered at the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC Prilippines) on March 2007 with Arnel Banaga Salgado as its founding Director. 
Our Critical Work and Advocacy




The iFEET.org conducts extensive work online and offline to further its mission of suicide prevention, awareness, and support. In addition to operating iFEET, which is the largest and most-visited suicide-related site in the world, we own and operate numerous additional critical sites and we constantly develop new sites.

In addition to assisting suicidal individuals and suicide survivors, we have assisted - and continue to assist - other victims of natural disasters, as well as individuals with other disorders, problems, and challenges. 


 
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