Dr Melissa Garabiles

Assistant Professor
Institution: Ateneo de Manila University
Current Insitution Location: Philippines

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Department of Psychology, 3F Leong Hall, Katipunan Avenue, Loyola Heights, Quezon City, Philippines

Migration Health Research Area/Expertise:
I have been engaged in research and psychological practice among migrants and their families since 2009, first as a graduate student of counseling psychology and clinical psychology, and later as a postdoctoral fellow and faculty. I have conducted research among migrants on topics such as challenges and needs, depression and anxiety, expected uptake of eMental Health intervention, cultural adaptation of an eMental Health intervention, and community, family, and individual resilience. I have also conducted research among stay-behind husbands and children, on topics such as predictors of well-being, predictors of parenting, and family resilience. I have presented some of my research in international and national conferences. Some of my research have also been published, whereas other papers are currently under review. In terms of practice, I have conducted individual and couples counseling and group processing among migrants. I have also conducted workshops for migrants and created modules for stay-behind husbands.

General Research Focus/Expertise: 
Mental health

Relevant Publications

Title Author Year Published Link to Publication
Correlates of expected eMental Health intervention uptake among Filipino domestic workers in China Hall, B. J., Shi, W., Garabiles, M. R., & Chan, E. 2018
Towards a model of resilience for transnational families of Filipina domestic workers Garabiles, M. R., Ofreneo, M. A. P., & Hall, B. J. 2017