January 22, 2013
Dear PAP Members,
Happy New Year to all! Last week, we hosted the 2013 PAPJA convention at the SMX MOA and FEU and it was a great way to start the year. We had about 4500 participants who gave us positive feedback on the program. Thank you to all the participants, student and faculty volunteers, our emcees, workshop facilitators and the board members who made the event a success!
At the end of last year, the PAP board and division officers finished our strategic planning process. We revised our vision and mission and identified our key result areas, goals and strategies that will serve as our roadmap in the coming years. We are happy to share with you the plan which can be downloaded in the PAP website. Here are some highlights of the plans:
Revised Vision and Mission. The new PAP vision is PAP is an internationally recognized leader in Psychology in Southeast Asia. Our mission statement is “We are a national organization that advances the professional development of Filipino psychologists in the areas of teaching, research, and practice; upholds the quality standards of the practice of psychology; facilitates the generation and dissemination of knowledge in Philippine psychology, promotes the public awareness of psychology as a scientific discipline; shapes public policy via providing psychological perspective and fosters collaboration and partnerships towards social transformation.”
Quality Assurance. As part of our efforts at quality assurance, the certification process will continue. The deadline for application for/renewal of certification is on March 31, 2013. Details are posted in our website. The publication of the Implementing Rules and Regulations of RA 10029 signals the start of the licensure and registration process. We have posted the IRR in our website and will be releasing another document on Frequently Asked Questions about the Psych Law shortly. PAP will also be assisting in the orientation sessions on the Psych Law and we will inform you when these will take place.
Research & Publications. We wish to announce the appointment of our new Editor in Chief Dr. Melissa Macapagal who will be responsible for bringing in an international advisory board and reviewers for the Philippine Journal of Psychology. Our heartfelt thanks to Dr. Allan Bernardo who raised the quality of PJP and made it available online. Dr. Bernardo will continue to serve on the PJP advisory board and we are grateful at his willingness to continue conducting publication workshops in the country.
Professional Development. In line with our efforts at continuous professional education (CPE), the various divisions and certified CPE providers will be hosting workshops throughout the year. We are inviting schools, psychological centers especially in the regions to apply to become CPE providers so that we can have more CPEs across the nation.
Our next big event is the upcoming PAP Convention on October 23 to 26, 2013 at the Miriam College, Quezon City. We are happy to announce that this will be an international convention in partnership with the Asean Regional Union of Psychological Societies (ARUPS). We look forward to going to Cagayan de Oro for our convention in 2014. PAP has also agreed to partner with the Asian Association of Social Psychology for an international conference in 2015.
Partnership & Extension. Our initial partnership with Department of Education will continue as we seek to broaden and deepen our involvement in helping our public schools. This year, we will be launching a volunteer program entitled “Psychologists for Philippine Education” (“Sikolohista para sa Sambayang Edukasyon”) that aims to match public schools with Departments of Psychology that can provide faculty and student volunteers to assist in teaching and guidance counseling services.
Public Awareness & Advocacy. Last year, PAP was able to publish 17 media articles through our partnership with Interkasyon. We encourage you to contribute articles that will educate and inform our public on psychology. We will continue putting forth position papers and assisting in policy formulation on psychology related matters.
Inclusive Growth. As the PAP grows, we wish to encourage greater representations from the regions. This year, we will put out guidelines for the formation of regional chapters so we may ensure that the voices of psychologists across the country are heard.
We thank all those who participated and gave their inputs to our strategic directions. As we celebrate a glorious past, we also look forward to the future with great excitement. More importantly, we enjoin all of you to actively take part in the future yet to be!
Ma. Regina M. Hechanova, PhD
January 11, 2013
To: All Deans, Psychology Department Chairs/Coordinators, and Presidents/Officers of Psychology Societies/Organizations
Our Psychological Association of the Philippines-Junior Affiliates (PAPJA) 26th Annual Convention, January 18-19, 2013 is fast approaching. We would like to remind every one that selling of the remaining tickets and other PAP materials is still going on.
Futhermore, during this convention the comfort and safety of our participants are one of our top priorities. Thus, in addition to our request for all participants to wear the official psychology t-shirt of their organization / society (or the PAP t-shirt if they purchased one) on both days of our convention, we would like request your good office to email the names of the participants from your school to our PAP office (email@example.com) on or before January 17, 2013. This is intended for the fast and convenient entrance to our convention venues.
Thank you so much for your kind consideration and support.
SR. ANGELINA M. JULOM, PhD
To: All Deans, Psychology Department Chairs. Coordinators, and Presidents/Officers of Psychology Societies/Organizations, of the different Colleges & Universities in the Philippines
Registration is ongoing for the Psychological Association of the Philippines-Junior Affiliates (PAPJA) 26th Annual Convention on January 18-19, 2013 at SMX, Mall of Asia, Pasay City (1st day), and Far Eastern University, Manila (2nd day).
In lieu of registration, tickets are being sold at 700.00 per student participant, covering participation in the plenary and workshop sessions, kit, and a certificate of attendance. Furthermore, the Psychological Association of the Philippines 50th Anniversary Book is also being sold at P300.00. Those who will buy a PAP Anniversary Book in addition to a PAPJA ticket (700+300=1,000) will get 1 free PAP t-shirt. This latter offer, however, is good while supplies last. If you pay for a group of people through the bank, please make a separate payment for those who buy the anniversary book in addition to the registration fee, from those who only pay for the registration fee. The said items are already available for pick up at the office of the Psychological Association of the Philippines upon payment (for the participants who live in Luzon). Participants who live outside Luzon are encouraged to get their paid items at least 2 days before the first day of the convention. Immediate announcement will be sent to you when the limited supply of anniversary book and PAP T-shirt runs out.
To give all schools a chance to participate, we are initially allowing each school to purchase a maximum of 50 tickets. Selling of the initial number of tickets is ongoing at the PAP Office until December 7, 2012. After December 7, all unsold tickets will be made available to all, on a first-come first-served basis. [50 tickets purchased entitle you to one free registration fee for your accompanying faculty member].
Payments can be made through checks payable to Psychological Association of the Philippines or bank deposits in the name of Psychological Association of the Philippines at BPI Commonwealth Avenue Branch, Current Account No. 0421020868. For payments made through the bank, please fax the scanned deposit slip, name of school and number of tickets bought (Fax 453-8257) to facilitate the slots for your school. Should you have inquiries, please call the PAP Secretariat at (02)453-8257; 09277872012 and ask for Linda or Mercy. You may get your tickets at the PAP Office or pick them up at the convention site in January.
Please wear the official psychology t-shirt of your organization or society on the first day of the convention.
SR. ANGELINA M. JULOM, PhD
CALL FOR WORKSHOP FACILITATORS
Extension of Deadline: 10 November 2012
We are inviting psychologists to run a workshop for the 26th Annual Convention of the Psychological Association of the Philippines-Junior Affiliates (PAPJA) on January 19, 2013 at Far Eastern University, Morayta, Manila. The PAPJA Convention is an annual gathering of Psychology undergraduate students in the Philippines. The convention serves as an important venue for the sharing of recent developments in the field of psychology as a science, exposure to the practice of psychology through workshops, exchange of ideas, and fellowship. The workshops are an integral part of the PAPJA Convention and seek to offer students from different parts of the country an opportunity to learn new skills and new knowledge they may otherwise not learn in the classroom. This year, the PAPJA will offer 84 simultaneous workshops for 4,200 Psychology students from all over the Philippines.
A workshop is intended to develop specific skills or competencies in a particular area of practice in psychology. Though it should share new knowledge or expertise in an area of psychology, it is not meant to be a lecture or a sharing of research. All workshops will be held from 9:00 am to 12:00 noon of Saturday, 19 January 2013. Psychologists interested in running a workshop need to fill out the Workshop Abstract Form. The deadline for submission of the workshop form is October 10, 2012. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com. All workshop abstracts will be evaluated and screened by the PAPJA Workshop Committee. Selected workshops will be announced by the 16th of October 2012.
Ma. Paz Consolacion A. Manaligod, Ph.D.
PAPJA Workshop Chair
Sr. Angelina M. Julom, PhD
PAPJA Convention Chair10 October 2012
The Psychological Association of the Philippines is sponsoring a competition for the Most Outstanding Undergraduate Student Research for 2011-2012. Undergraduate research may include student thesis or papers of equivalent breadth and scope. All research studies must have been completed during the years stated above.
Each school is allowed to nominate a maximum of three (3) research studies. Each nominated research should include the following:
1) A letter of nomination signed by the chair of the department/program head that indicates the significance or merit of the work.
2) A hard copy of the full research clearly identifying the name (s) of the author(s).
3) An abstract of the research that should include the research problem, methodology and significant results in not more than 300 words.
The research will be evaluated by a panel of judges in terms of its contributions to the field of psychology in the Philippines, methodological rigor, and quality of writing.
Please send all the above documents to the PAP office not later than Monday, 19 November 2012. The awards will be announced during the 26th Annual PAPJA Convention on 18-19 January 2013.
We look forward to receiving the best of your undergraduate student research.
GRACE AGUILING-DALISAY, Ph.D.
Chair, PAP Awards Committee
The Psychological Association of the Philippines-Junior Affiliates (PAPJA) will be holding its 26th Annual Convention on January 18-19, 2013 at SMX Convention Center, MOA, Pasay City and Far Eastern University, Manila, with theme on “Building Hope and Resilience.”
The PAPJA Convention is an annual gathering of Psychology students in the Philippines which serves as an important venue for the sharing of recent developments in the field of psychology as a science, exposure to the practice of psychology through workshops, exchange of ideas, and fellowship. The highlights of this year’s PAPJA Convention include plenary session related to the theme, the Search for the outstanding undergraduate research, Inter-school Psychology Quizbee, Transcendance streetdance competition, Psyclips video competition and workshops that we believe will be very enriching for your students.
We invite all of your undergraduate students majoring in Psychology to attend this significant gathering of young psychologists in the making. Please inform your students to wear the official psychology t-shirt of their organization or society on the first day of the convention.
In lieu of registration, we will be selling tickets. Tickets will be sold at 700.00. The cost covers participation in the plenary and workshops sessions, kit, and a certificate of Attendance.
To allow all schools to participate, we will initially allow schools a maximum of 50 tickets. Ticket sales will begin November 7 to December 7, 2012. Payments can be made through checks payable to Psychological Association of the Philippines or bank deposits in the name of Psychological Association of the Philippines at BPI Commonwealth Avenue Branch, Current Account No. 0421020868. For payments made through the bank, please fax to us the deposit slip, name of school and number of tickets bought (Fax 453-8257) to facilitate the slots for your school.
All unsold tickets after December 7, 2012 will be made available to all on a first-come first-served basis.
Should you have inquiries, please call the PAP Secretariat at (02)453-8257; 09277872012 and ask for Linda or Mercy.
We hope to see you and your students in the Convention.
SR. ANGELINA M. JULOM, PhD
Dear Friends and Colleagues,
Please find below (and attached) the mechanics for the Psychology Quiz Competition to be held during the next PAPJA Convention, January 18, 2013. Kindly disseminate this information to your students.
Margaret Helen Udarbe-Alvarez
External Relations Officer
Psychological Association of the Philippines
GUIDELINES FOR THE 2013 INTER-SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGY QUIZ COMPETITION (ISPQC)
Mechanics of the Competition
26th Annual PAPJA Convention
January 18, 2013
a. All entry forms shall be submitted on or before December 15, 2012 or at least confirmed to the office of the PAP on or before the said date. Entries beyond the deadline will not be accepted.
b. A team shall be composed of 3 members with 1 alternate. There must be a faculty member who will be the team’s official coach in case of questions or complaints. The team shall be the official representative of the school/university.
c. On the day of the ISPQC, all participants must confirm their registration with the contest committee at the registration area at 12:00-12:45pm only. Each participant will be given a code inside a sealed envelope. The sealed envelope will be presented at the venue for admittance to the first or qualifying round. Failure to present such sealed envelope and/or opening the sealed envelope will be disqualified. The code will serve as the participants’ test identification. Confirmation of registration for participation in the Quiz Competition will close at exactly 12:45pm and late confirmation will not be entertained.
II. Contest Rules
1. The contest shall consist of:
a. First Round/Qualifying Round
The qualifying round (written) will start at exactly 1:00pm. Latecomers will not be admitted, and therefore, will not be qualified to join the contest. Participants will be allowed to enter the venue for the qualifying round at 12:55pm.
Each participant answers a fifty (50) item questionnaire and a corresponding answer sheet is provided to write their answers.
Fifteen (25) minutes are allotted to answer the questionnaire. The answer sheets will be collected after 25 minutes.
The scores of the team members will be summed and the possible total score of the team is 150. The top ten teams that garner the highest total scores will move to the second and final round.
b. Second and Final Round
The ten (10) teams shall be asked twenty (20) questions. Each correct answer is given an equivalent of 10 points. Total perfect score is 200 points.
Five (5) points will be deducted from the team for every blank or wrong answer. Surnames/terms that are misspelled will be considered wrong.
The Quizmaster will read the questions twice only.
Each team will be provided with a blank card to write their answers.
The participants will be given ten (10) seconds to write their answers on the blank card after the Quizmaster reads the question twice. All answers on the card will be raised and shown to the judges at a given signal. Failure to comply with the time signal will render the answer invalid.
Should there be a tie, the Quizmaster will give another question to break the tie. The scores of the teams will be written on a scoreboard facing the contestants.
The team that gets the highest scores will be declared 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th Placers accordingly.
2, Sources of Questions: The question items will be taken from the following:
General Psychology, Abnormal Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Experimental Psychology, Social Psychology, Theories of Personality, Psychological Testing, Behavioral Statistics, and Industrial Psychology.
3. All participating teams should be identified by either wearing their official school uniform, official Psych shirts or school I.D.
4. Only the official coach of the participating team is authorized to raise questions or complaints on behalf of the team. Questions should be addressed to the Board of Judges. The complaint should be settled before the Quizmaster reads the next question. The decision of the panel of judges is considered final.
5. The board of judges is composed of three (3) psychologists who are members of the Psychological Association of the Philippines (PAP) and respected in their areas of practice.
Roseann Tan-Mansukhani, PhD
PAPJA 2013 Innovations: Tickets and New Contests!
Its PAPJA time! The Psychological Association of the Philippines will be sponsoring the PAP Junior Affiliates (PAPJA) Convention on January 18 – 19, 2012. This year we are featuring some innovations and improvements. In lieu of registration, we will be selling tickets to simplify registration.
In addition, in order to make the convention even more exciting for our students we are holding two new contests: a convention logo contest to be used for the souvenir program and streamers and video-making contest (Pinoy Psyclips). These are in addition to the Psych Quizbee, Outstanding Undergraduate Research Contest and the Transcendance Streetdance competition. The guidelines of the contests are described below:
1) PAP CONVENTION LOGO CONTEST
In preparation for next year’s conventions the Psychological Association of the Philippines is inviting Psychology majors to join a logo making contest. The logo will be used for the PAP JA and PAP conventions which will carry the theme, “BUILDING HOPE AND RESILIENCE”
Who may join:
• Open to all bondafide Psychology students as attested by the Psychology Dept/program chair a photocopy of the students ID
How to join:
• All entries will be sent to PAP via email to the Psychological Association Of The Philippines firstname.lastname@example.org on or before October 10, 2012.
• All entries need to be accompanied by a certification from the student’s school that he/she is a bonafide student of Psychology
Guidelines for the Video
• Logos should carry the theme “Building hope and resilience”
• Logos should be in color, in jpg format and of maximum quality
• All pictures used need to be original (and not downloaded from the Internet)
Winning artist will receive P3000 from PAP and be acknowledged in the souvenir programs.
2) PINOY PSYCLIPS: A video-making competition for Psychology majors
Who may join:
• Open to Psychology to groups of undergraduate students
• The videos need to have been designed, acted and executed by bonafide Psychology students
as attested by the Psychology Dept/program chair a photocopy of the students ID
How to join:
• Participating teams need to send in their entries to email@example.com by Dec. 1, 2012.
• All entries need to be accompanied by a Registration form (see attached).
Guidelines for the Video
• Each video shall be a maximum of 3 minutes
• The videos should describe/explain a particular Psychology concept for example:
o What is Psychology and its different disciplines?
o Any psychological principle taken up in the various Psychology classes
o Indigenous psychological concept
• The videos can use either English or Filipino
• The videos may be silent or use voice
• The reference from which the material was based on needs to be acknowledged at the end of the video
• The credits should include the names of those who designed, executed and acted (if applicable) in the video
• The video should NOT contain foul or derogatory language
• Violent and overly sexual images are not acceptable
Accuracy and quality of Content 35%
Quality of Execution 35%
Impact (FB likes) 30%
Dec. 1 Deadline for submission of videos
Dec. 2 to 8 Initial screening and uploading of videos to PAP website
Dec. 9 to 20 Elimination round (based on number of likes)
Dec. 21 to Jan 2 Short listing and final voting
Jan 3 to 15 Viewing of finalists and judging
Jan 18 Announcement of winners during PAPJA convention
Winning groups will receive a certificate from PAP along with a case prize of P6000, P5000 and P4000 for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place.
Who may join:
• Open to groups of bonafide, Psychology undergraduate students
• Minimum of 5 and maximum of 15 students
• In the event, that a member needs to be changed for the competition proper, the school needs to submit to PAP the name of the individual with an endorsement of the Psychology Dept/program chair and a photocopy of the students ID
• Only one (1) group may represent each school.
How to join:
• Registration forms may be sent no later than Jan 3, 2013
to the Psychological Association of the Philippines, PSSC Bldg., Commonwealth Ave, Q.C.
• Auditions shall be held on January 3, 9 am (exact venue to be announced)
• Each routine shall be maximum of 3 minutes
• Pre-performance display is permissible up to 20 seconds for the group to acknowledge the audience and to get into their opening pose
• Timing of the performance begins with the first audible sound and ends with last audible sound
• A 5 point deduction will be given to those who do not comply with routine length
• Groups may use a performance piece with a minimum of two (2) songs with no maximum
• Groups must submit their final material on CD (2 copies) a week before (during the auditions)
• Changes in music will not be entertained after said deadline.
• No CDs will be accepted on the day of the competition.
• Cassette tapes are not allowed.
• Group representatives are not allowed in the control booth during performance.
Attire & Props:
• Groups should wear clothing reflecting the character and style of the performance. This may include accessories such as hats, caps, gloves, scarves, jewelry and other forms of theatrical dress. However, bead necklaces, braces or other accessories made of beads are prohibited.
• Taking off pieces of clothing during the performance is permitted provided it is not offensive
• Props may be allowed in the performance as long as it doesn’t destroy the stage set up orflooring or those that may harm other groups’ performance (e.g. hand props or head gears.)
• Body oils, body paints, body and hair glitters are prohibited as is any other substance applied to the body that may affect the clean dry surface of the stage and the safety of fellow competitors.
• All footwear must have clean, non-scuff soles (street shoes, heels are not acceptable).
• On the day of their scheduled elimination competition, groups will draw lots to determine the chronology of performances. Drawn spots are final, no changes will be entertained.
• Each group will be given 7 minutes each to practice on the day of their competition using the stage area
• All groups are requested to be at the venue at least 11 am on January 18
Variety and Repetition - 15
The ability of the group to perform a broad selection of complex moves from the HipHop style without excessive use of the same move or patterns
Spacing/Formations/Patterns - 15
The group must demonstrate awareness of spacing between the members and full utilization of the stage while forming a range of unique, complicated and challenging formations, interactive partner moves and patterns.
Tming and music usage and the group’sability to perform simultaneously to the music
Confidence, Projection and Presence
Execution/Technical Merit (30%)
The judges will evaluate the style of movements in the routine and the execution of the styles.The judges will consider the quality of movement throughout the routine, including arm, leg and body placement and synchronization of the group members. The routine contains dynamic movements from beginning to end and contains minimal pauses and poses.
Attractiveness and appropriateness of costume to music
List Of Deductions:
• Clothing tossed into the audience
• Solo performance beyond four (4) counts
• Routine length (over or under limit)
• Inappropriate costume
• Music containing improper language and lyrics
• Lewd gestures or movements
• Pre-performance display beyond 20 seconds time limit
• Use of props that may damage the stage, floorings, or may affect other groups’ performance
• Falls, trips and/or stumbles
Winning groups will receive a certificate from PAP along with a case prize of P6000, P5000 and P4000 for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place.