Founded in 1962, the Psychological Association of the Philippines (PAP) 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.
The PAP is the Accredited Integrated Professional Organization (AIPO) for registered psychometricians and psychologists of the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) of the Republic of the Philippines. It is the oldest and largest professional organization of psychologists in the country.
To date, the organization certifies specialists in seven (7) areas of expertise within the broad discipline of psychology. Concurrently, it also has seven major divisions representing each of these specialty areas, which are as follows: Assessment Psychology, Clinical Psychology, Counseling Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Educational Psychology, Industrial-Organizational Psychology, and Social Psychology. Apart from these divisions, members also take part in the four (4) special interest groups (SIGs), namely, Teaching Psychology SIG, Mental Health and Psychosocial Services (MHPSS) SIG, Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Psychology SIG, and Sports and Exercise Psychology SIG. (for more information, visit www.pap.org.ph)
Margaret Helen Udarbe-Alvarez, PhDPresident
Ron R. Resurreccion, PhDVice President
De La Salle University-Manila
John Manuel R. Kliatchko, PhDExecutive Secretary
Don Bosco Technical College
Marc Eric S. Reyes, PhDTreasurer
University of Santo Tomas
Fr. Geraldo Costa, CICMExternal Relations Officer
SLU-Sunflower Children Center
Claudette Alvarez-Agnes, PhDInternal Relations Officer
University of Santo Tomas
Angela V. Regala, PhDEx-Officio
Arsenio Sze Alianan, Jr., PhDAteneo de Manila University
Violeta V. Bautista, PhDUniversity of the Philippines-Diliman
Liane P. Alampay, PhDAteneo de Manila University
Glenn G. Glarino, PhDUniversity of San Carlos, Cebu
Jerry J. Jurisprudencia, PhDMiriam College
Clarissa F. Delariarte, PhDFEU, UST & Holy Angels University Graduate Schools
Hector M. Perez, PhDPerez Psychological Clinic
Carmencita H. Salonga, PhDCentro Escolar University-Mendiola
Cely D. Magpantay, PhDSt. Luke's Medical Center
Maria Aurora B. Marquez
Linda G. Sevilla
Mercy G. Mondejar
Romeo C. Sevilla
The Psychological Association of the Philippines- Junior Affiliates (PAPJA) is the national federation of undergraduate Psychology students from different colleges and universities in the Philippines. We serve as the student arm of the Psychological Association of the Philippines (PAP).
We, the Psychological Association of the Philippines - Junior Affiliates (PAPJA), are undergraduate Psychology students from different academic institutions nationwide.
As a federation, we seek to provide an avenue for the exchange of ideas to promote further understanding in the field of Psychology.
We provide opportunities for our members to collaborate, both internally and externally, on the cultivation of efforts that support the goals of the federation.
We empower members to be premier leaders by organizing activities that utilize their knowledge on the principles and practices of Psychology, thus enhancing their competence directed towards long-term holistic development.
We are the student-arm of PAP. Aligned with the PAP's mission and vision, we aid in the growth and development of our members.
Lastly, we aim to bridge the gap between Psychology and the Filipino youth through various forms of engagement.
History of PAPJA
During the PAPJA convention in January 2015, PAP board member Violeta V. Bautista, PhD facilitated a workshop for the leaders of the different psychology organizations who attended the annual gathering of students majoring in psychology. The student leaders were inspired and wanted to organize themselves further. Dr. Bautista then spearheaded a leadership seminar for these representatives.
In May 2015, student leaders of psychology organizations from different colleges and universities all over the country gathered together in Ateneo de Manila University to attend the leadership training with the theme: On a Higher Ground: A Workshop on Enhancing Competencies of Youth Leaders. Facilitated by PAP board members, the 3-day event led to the formation of the first Psychological Association of the Philippines-Junior Affiliates (PAPJA) Board.
From its inception, the PAPJA Board consists of student leaders who have a special interest in promoting the discipline and practice of psychology. Its primary task is to assist the leadership of the PAP in organizing the annual PAPJA Convention.
The 29th PAPJA Convention held in SMX Convention Center and Far Eastern University in January 2016 was a notable event. After the PAP's leadership, it was the first time that the newly constituted PAPJA Board took on a major role in organizing the 2-day event attended by more than five thousand psychology majors from all corners of the country.
The PAPJA Governing Board is composed of university students majoring in psychology from different universities and colleges in the Philippines. Together with the Executive Board, they initiate the planning and execution of events for fellow students fo psychology around the Philippines.