Bance of GS, Psychology honored by PFPA for developing professional association

Former Counseling and Career Center (CCC) Director Prof. Lucilla O. Bance, PhD was honored with Philippine Federation of Professional Associations (PFPA) both the Distinction Award and the Excellence Award for Professional Association Development on February 25, 2024.

Bance, who is also a UST Graduate School academic staff, has led the Psychological Association of the Philippines (PAP) as its president, vice president, and executive secretary. She has also served as vice president, auditor, and treasurer of the Philippine Guidance and Counseling Association, Inc. (PGCA). She led the transition of the present-day UST-CCC from the old Guidance and Counseling Department, signaling the expansion of services to include career guidance.

Bance has contributed in advancing the professionalization of psychology in the country, spearheading national and international conferences, as well as helping in the development and implementation of school-based mental health programs in collaboration with the National Center for Mental Health, Department of Education, and Catholic Educational Association of the Philippines.

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