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Dr. J. Enrique Saplala is a registered clinical psychologist at the College of Psychologists of Ontario. He has been providing psychotherapy for over fifteen years. He provides psychological assessment and treatment to adult individuals with mood and anxiety disorders, grief and bereavement, workplace related issues, adjustment to life events, low self-esteem, trauma, attachment and personality issues. He has utilized psychodynamic, humanistic and evidence-based treatments such as cognitive-behaviour therapy, emotion-focused therapy, clinical hypnotherapy, dialectical-behaviour therapy, and mindfulness.
He received his MA in Counselling Psychology and Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the Jesuit educational institution, Ateneo de Manila University in the Philippines. He has completed his post-doctoral training at the forensic rehabilitation unit and the Integrated Community Access Program of Ontario Shores, St. Leonard’s Place Peel in Brampton and the Woodbine Psychological & Counselling Services in Markham. Dr. Saplala is fluent in English and Filipino (Tagalog) and can offer services in either language.
In addition, Dr. Saplala has served as president (2008-2010) of the Psychological Association of the Philippines, associate editor and reviewer of the Philippine Journal of Psychology and founder of an alternative literacy psychoeducational program for prisoners, Skwelahang Sikolohiya at the Philippine national penitentiary. He is currently a member of the Canadian Psychological Association, Ontario Psychological Association, American Psychological Association, and a fellow of the Psychological Association of the Philippines. He is also working as an academic instructor with the Bridge Training Program for Internationally Trained Mental Health Professionals.