Department of Psychology

Department of Psychology

Overview

Degree Program

Contact Information

Overview

Degree Program

Contact Information

Vision, Mission & Objectives

Recognitions

Updates

Vision, Mission & Objectives

Vision

The Department of Psychology envisions itself as the Center of Excellence in psychology education in the Philippines by 2020, incorporating competence, commitment, and compassion in teaching, research, and practice of psychology.

Mission

The Department of Psychology of the Pontifical Royal and Catholic University of Santo Tomas is an academic community dedicated to producing high caliber psychologists with unwavering commitment to excellence and are imbued with a strong sense of moral and ethical precepts in the practice of the psychology profession. We are steadfast in developing knowledge and professional skills of our students through extensive education and training in the fields of clinical, education, and industrial-organizational psychology.

Objectives

  1. To train students who can function effectively as competent, committed and compassionate professional psychologists in the educational, industrial and clinical work settings.
  2. To promote active research and community involvement among faculty members and students.
  3. To provide students in other disciplines an understanding of human behavior.
  4. To inculcate a strong sense of moral and ethical precepts in the practice of the psychology profession.

Recognitions

Certified

Center of Excellence

Level IV Accreditation

Updates

Administrators and Faculty Members

Asst. Prof. Ryan Francis O. Cayubit, PhD

Chair

Ms. Neriza P. Adorna, MA

Master of Arts, major in Guidance and Counseling

Prof. Ma. Claudette A. Agnes, PhD

Doctor of Philosophy, major in Psychology

Asst. Prof. Arni M. Agustin, MBA

Master of Business Administration

Mr. Jeemon Rey A. Bacaoco, MS

Master of Science in Psychology, major in Clinical Psychology

Ms. Debbie Marie D. Bais, MA

Master of Arts, major in Clinical Psychology

Asst. Prof. Rodel P. Canlas, PhD

Doctor of Philosophy, major in Clinical Psychology

Mr. Henmar C. Cardiño, MPsy

Master in Psychology

Asst. Prof. Ryan Francis O. Cayubit, PhD

Doctor of Philosophy in Educational Psychology

Mr. Jade Ibhar V. Cuambot, MS

Master of Science in Psychology, major in Clinical Psychology

Ms. Rachel Angelique Louella I. Cucio, MA, MBA

Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology

Master of Business Administration

Mr. Joseph B. de Roxas, MS

Master of Science in Psychology

Asst. Prof. Eric L. Dimar, MA

Master of Arts in Education, major in Guidance and Counseling

Ms. Eizaleen B. Fusingan, MA

Master of Arts in Psychology

Ms. Jeau Raizza S. Go, MA

Master of Arts in Psychology

Asst. Prof. Edilberto S. Gonzaga, MD

Doctor of Medicine

Ms. Edith G. Habig, MPsy

Master in Psychology

Ms. Kathryn P. Hipolito, MA

Master of Arts, major in Clinical Psychology

Mr. Alvin L. Jacob, III, MA

Master in Psychology

Sr. Angelina M. Julom, PhD

Doctor of Philosophy, major in Psychology

Ms. Marian M. Lagundino, MA

Master of Arts in Psychology

Ms. Gracita Michelle E. Lee, MA

Master of Arts in Family Psychology

Asst. Prof. Claudia S. Mendoza, MA

Master of Arts in Psychology

Ms. Ma. Alodia C. Mercado, MA

Master of Arts in Psychology

Ms. Karla Marie P. Oracion, MA

Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology

Asst. Prof. Ma. Criselda T. Pacquing, PhD

Doctor of Philosophy in Psychology, major in Industrial Psychology

Mr. John Micko A. Pazcoguin, MA

Master of Arts, major in Clinical Psychology

Asst. Prof. Cecille Ann C. Pilapil, MS, MA

Master of Science in Psychology, major in Industrial / Organizational Psychology

Mr. Angelo Carlo D. Pilapil, MA

Master of Arts, major in Clinical Psychology

Prof. Marc Eric S. Reyes, PhD

Doctor of Philosophy, major in Psychology

Ms. Hanzen M. Reyes, MS

Master of Science in Psychology

Assoc. Prof. Portia Lynn Q. See, PhD

Doctor of Philosophy, major in Psychology

Ms. Angeli Charmaine C. Tan, MA

Master of Arts in Psychology

Asst. Prof. Karen Katrina V. Trinidad, PhD

Doctor of Philosophy, major in Industrial Psychology

Assoc. Prof. Joy R. Tungol, PhD

Doctor of Philosophy, major in Psychology

Prof. Marie Antoinette S. Vargas, PhD

Doctor of Philosophy, major in Psychology

Ms. Lovely Ana C. Ventus, MPsy

Master in Psychology

History

The history of Psychology in the University of Santo Tomas started in 1645. It was then a part of the curriculum of Philosophy. In 1926, a Department of Psychology was formed for the first time under the College of Education offering Elementary Psychology. In 1932, Clinical Psychology was offered in the third year medicine proper in the College of Medicine and Surgery. When Fr. Angel de Blas completed his Ph.D. at the University of Santo Tomas in 1934, he introduced new methods and devices in the fields of Zoology, Physics, and most especially in the field of Psychology. In fact, he established in 1938 the first laboratory in Experimental Psychology in the Philippines with his colleagues. The laboratory instruments used then were audiometer, anaesthesiometer, pain-pressure balance and other devices. The Experimental Psychology laboratory in UST was considered as the only one of its kind in Far East Asia at that time.

Subsequently, in 1948, the College of Liberal Arts, which is now known as the College of Science, offered B.S. Major in Psychology. This course was offered for the first time in UST. The University of Santo Tomas was regarded as the first school in the Philippines to offer B.S. Major in Psychology with Fr. Angel de Blas as the first Chairman of the Department of Psychology. From then on, Psychology as a science has undergone tremendous growth and success. In October 1994, the degree program was renamed as Bachelor of Science in Psychology. The Department of Psychology was declared Center of Development in 2013 and Center of Excellence in 2016 by the Commission on Higher Education. The Philippine Regulations Commission recognized the Department of Psychology as the only Top Performing School in the 2014 and 2015 Psychometrician Licensure examinations.

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