About PAP

The Psychological Association of the Philippines (PAP)

Founded in 1962, the Psychological Association of the Philippines is an organization committed to the promotion of excellence in the teaching, research, and practice of Psychology, and its recognition as a scientifically-oriented discipline for human and social development.

To date, the organization is composed of seven (7) major divisions representing the speciality areas of psychology in the Philippines. These are the same specialty areas that members may apply to become certified specialists (See certification guidelines here).  These divisions are as follows: Assessment Psychology, Clinical Psychology, Counseling Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Educational Psychology, Industrial-Organizational Psychology, and Social Psychology.  There are also currently six (6) special interest groups (SIG), which are as follows:  Mental Health and Psychosocial Services (MHPSS) SIG, Teaching Psychology SIG, the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender SIG, the Sports Psychology SIG, Psychology Practitioners in Public Service SIG, and Substance Use Prevention and Recovery SIG.

The PAP Vision-Mission Statement

To be a World-Class Community of Psychologists Committed to Personal and Professional Growth, Humane Service and Social Transformation.

World Class

Globally competitive in psychological teaching, research and practice; open to the culture of other countries and societies; have benchmarked best practices in other countries; publications in top-ranked international journals and books; recognition by colleagues through citations, awards, and leadership positions;

Personal Professional Growth

Personal Professional Growth: Organize and participate in continuing education programs; membership and participation in international conferences and organizations; legislation that professionalize psychology; expand network and strengthen culture of mutual learning and co-mentoring; nurture the whole person through informal and non-formal processes;

Humane Service

Adhering to ethical standards; respect for our clients; modeling compassion and concern for the welfare of other (malasakit); Sensitivity to the economic capacity of our clients;

Social Transformation

Societal restructuring; proactive in understanding; providing a scientific analysis of whatever happens in society; taking positions and actions on important social issued; support the psychological needs of individuals and/or organizations that are in the vortex of social transformation.

 

Strategic Direction

Officers

President
De La Salle University-Manila
Current Term:
09/01/2017 to 08/31/2020
Vice President
University of Santo Tomas
Current Term:
09/01/2016 to 08/31/2019
Treasurer
St. Luke's Medical Center
Current Term: 10/17/2018
Internal Relations Officer
University of San Carlos, Cebu
Current Term: 09/01/2018
Executive Secretary
University of Santo Tomas
Current Term:
09/01/2017 to 08/31/2020
External Relations Officer
Holy Angel University
Current Term: 09/01/2018
Ex-Officio
Siliman University
Current Term:
09/01/2018 to 08/31/2019

Board of Directors

Ateneo de Manila University
Current Term:
09/01/2017 to 08/31/2020
University of the Philippines Diliman
Current Term:
09/01/2016 to 08/31/2019
Ateneo De Manila Universityy
Current Term:
09/01/2018 to 08/31/2021
SLU-Sunflower Children Center
Current Term:
09/01/2016 to 08/31/2019
FEU Graduate School
Current Term:
09/01/2017 to 08/31/2020
Miriam College
Current Term:
09/01/2018 to 08/31/2019
St. Paul University - Manila
Current Term:
09/01/2018 to 08/31/2021
Centro Escolar University - Manila
Current Term:
09/01/2016 to 08/31/2019
Bulacan State University
Current Term:
09/01/2018 to 08/31/2021

Secretariat