John Guilaran, PhD

Clinical Psychologist x Disaster Scientist


Publications in Refereed Journals

Aruta, J. J. B. R., Salcedo, S. S., Guilaran, J., & Guinto, R. R. (2022). The plight and promise of mental health providers in the face of a warming planet: perspectives and experiences from the Philippines. International Review of Psychiatry, 1-4. doi: 10.1080/09540261.2022.2123701

Guinto, R. R., Alejandre, J. C. P., Bongcac, M. K., Guilaran, J., Salcedo, S. S., & Sunglao, J. A. (2021). An agenda for climate change and mental health in the Philippines. The Lancet Planetary Health5(11), e755–e757. doi: 10.1016/S2542-5196(21)00284-9

Guilaran, J., de Terte, I., Kaniasty, K., Stephens, C. (2021). Received social support and post-traumatic stress symptoms in New Zealand and Philippine emergency responders. Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology, 40(2). doi:

Guilaran, J., de Terte, I., Kaniasty, K., & Stephens, C. (2020). Social adjustment in New Zealand and Philippine emergency responders: A test of main and moderating effects of received social support. Australasian Journal of Disaster and Trauma Studies, 24(2): 77-88. [link]

Kaniasty, K. , de Terte, I. , Guilaran, J. & Bennett, S. (2020). A scoping review of postdisaster social support investigations conducted after disasters that struck the Australia and Oceania continent. Disasters, 44(2): 336-366. doi: 10.1111/disa.12390

Guilaran, J., de Terte, I., Kaniasty, K., & Stephens, C. (2018). Psychological outcomes in disaster responders: A systematic review and meta-analysis on the effect of social support. International Journal of Disaster Risk Science, 9(3):344-358. doi: 0.1007/s13753-018-0184-7

Guilaran, J. B. (2013). What you “don’t see” can’t hurt you: The role of attachment avoidance in compassion fatigue among humanitarian relief workers in the Philippines. Philippine Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities, 18(1): 11-21. [PDF]

Guilaran, J. B. (2012). Attachment theory as a framework for understanding compassion fatigue among humanitarian relief workers. Philippine Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities, 17(1): 17-28. [PDF]


Terry, J., Ross, R. M., Nagy, T., Salgado, M., Garrido-Vásquez, P., Sarfo, J. O., Dr, … Field, A. P., Professor. (2022, October 10). Data from an International Multi-Centre Study of Statistics and Mathematics Anxieties and Related Variables in University Students (the SMARVUS Dataset).

Other Publications

Guilaran, J. & Nguyen, H. A. (2020). Mental health and psychosocial support services for disaster responders in Southeast Asia. In M. R. M. Hechanova and L. C. Waelde (Eds.), Resistance, resilience, and recovery from disasters: Perspectives from Southeast Asia (pp 117-142). Emerald Publishing.

Guilaran, J., & de Terte, I. (2020, May). Received social support in first responders: A brief overview. Applied Psychology Around the World. International Association of Applied Psychology, 2(2): 40-45. Retrieved from


Kerig, P. K., Galano, M. M., & Guilaran, J. Journal of Traumatic Stress Virtual Special Issue: Complex PTSD: Classical and Cutting-Edge Perspectives.