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Forum on RA 10029 held

Hon. Miriam Cue, Chair,
Professional Regulatory
Board (PRB) of Psychology

(February 6)-The Department of Psychology of the College of Social Sciences and Philosophy spearheaded the inaugural briefing on the Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR) of the Philippine Psychology Act (RA 10029) on January 29 at the Benitez Theater.

Conducted in coordination with the Psychological Association of the Philippines (PAP), the Interim Psychology Organization, the event was attended by 147 faculty members, students and practitioners from more than 60 educational and private institutions in Luzon. Hon. Miriam Cue, the chair of the Professional Regulatory Board (PRB) of Psychology was the guest speaker. The convenor-moderator for the forum was Dr. Grace Aguiling-Dalisay, Chair of the Department of Psychology and PAP Board Member.

“RA 10029 regulates the practice of psychology and psychometrics in the Philippines to nurture competent, upright and assiduous psychologists whose standards of professional practice are excellent and globally competitive and to protect the public from inexperienced or untrained individuals offering psychological services,” notes the Philippine Regulatory Commission website.

The law was passed by the Senate and Congress on December 14, 2009 and December 16, 2009 respectively. It was approved on March 16, 2010.
The IRR, published in January 8, 2013, covers the guidelines on the processes for application for the first licensure examinations for psychometricians and psychologists to be held not earlier than October 2013. Most of the participants in the briefing raised clarifications as to the requirements for registration without examinations.  The law allows for registration without examinations for those who have been involved in the practice of psychology prior to 2010.--(Department of Psychology)