Board of Psychology
Accredited Professional Organization (APO)
Psychological Association of the Philippines (PAP)
Room 210, Second Floor
Philippine Social Science Center
Diliman, Quezon City
Tel No. 0927-787-20-12
Tel./Fax No: 453-8257
E-mail add: firstname.lastname@example.org
Certificate of Accreditation No: Interim-APO-02 dated November 3, 2010
On November 11, 1962, a small group of psychologists gathered at Selecta Restaurant along C.M. Recto Avenue for what would later be considered one of the most defining moments in Philippine Psychology. They came from different institutions, drawn to that single place by a common purpose. From the University of the Philippines (UP) came the Chairperson of the country's first Department of Psychology, Dr. Agustin Alonzo, Fr. Jaime Bulatao, S.J. founder of the Department of Psychology and the Central Guidance Bureau of the Ateneo de Manila University, was also present. With them were Dr. Sinforoso Padilla, who established the Psychological Clinic at UP, and Dr. Jesus Perpinan, who founded the Psychological Clinic at Far Eastern University. Dr. Mariano Obias was also present at that historic meeting presided over by Dr. Alfredo Lagmay of UP, which saw the birth of the Psychological Association of the Philippines (PAP).
Five decades hence, what started as a handful, now number thousands. Today, the PAP is the premier association of psychologists in the Philippines.
PAP is an internationally recognized leader in Psychology in Southeast Asia.
Advance the professional development of Filipino psychologists in the areas of teaching, research, and practice
Uphold the quality standards of the practice of psychology
Facilitate the generation and dissemination of knowledge in Philippine Psychology
Promote public awareness of psychology as a scientific discipline
Shape public policy via providing psychological perspective
Foster collaboration and partnerships towards social transformation.
PAP is a member of the Asean Regional Union of Psychological Societies and partners with other associations such as the Asian Association of Social Psychology and the International Union of Psychological Societies.
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