I am educated and trained as a psychologist from the Philippine Normal University (PNU), the premier university for teachers and school psychology in the Philippines. Currently, I am involved in the indigenization of psychological inventories; psychometric testing and scale inventory development. I served as a consultant in the setting up of school psychology and guidance counseling departments of several schools in the Philippines and Malaysia. Occasionally, I conduct counseling and psychotherapy sessions in the community and the school serving both the migrant workers and expatriate students. As a result of my graduate school thesis and dissertation, I developed and validated a psychometric instrument 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.
I have a very extensive experience as a teacher, college administrator, founding dean of a college and an academic (rising from lecturer to Associate Professor – rank V) in Malaysia, Philippines, the Middle East and other parts of the world. I am currently an active voting member of the American Psychological Association (APA) with memberships in several APA divisions. Recently, I was invited and inducted as full voting member of Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI) - Honor Society of Nursing, Phi Gamma chapter. I am also trained as an educator and content provider in the Open and Distance Learning (ODL), course development and the utilization of several IT landscape as modes of instructional delivery. My specializations include School Psychology, General Psychology, Educational Psychology, Health Psychology, Psychometrics, Counselling and Psychotherapy. From time to time, I am engaged in research as principal researcher as well as thesis and dissertation adviser for MS and PhD students. Currently, I am serving as an International Chief Editor, Editorial Board Member, Series Editor And Editorial Consultant of various international peer reviewed journals and book publications. I authored many books, contributed book chapters and published a number of peer reviewed research articles in many reputable peer reviewed journals.