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Board Members of the Board of Psychology at PRC

(Updated 20 September 2014)

Board of Psychology

Board Composition

The Professional Regulatory Board of Psychology is a collegial body under the administrative control and supervision of the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC). It is composed of a chairperson, and two (2) members appointed by the President of the Philippines from a list of three (3) nominees for each position recommended by the Commission.

Members of the Board






Qualification of Board Members

The Chairperson and Members of the Board shall, at the time of their appointment and for the course of their term, possess the following qualifications:
  1. A natural born citizen and resident of the Philippines;
  2. At least thirty-five (35) years of age;
  3. Possess good moral character;
  4. Hold a doctorate degree in psychology conferred by a university, college or school in the Philippines or abroad duly recognized and/or accredited by the Commission on Higher Education (CHED);
  5. Have at least ten (10) years of practice in psychology and psychometrics in a duly recognized institution, clinic or center, as well as at least five(5) years of teaching experience in the field of psychology;
  6. Be a registered and licensed psychologist, except in the case of the first members of the Board who shall automatically be conferred a valid certificate of registration and a valid professional identification card in psychology and psychometrics upon appointment to the Board;
  7. Is neither an officer, trustee nor member of the faculty of any university, college, institute or school where a regular course in psychology is offered or taught or review classes conducted and shall not have any pecuniary interest, direct or indirect, in any such institution;
  8. Is not an officer, nor hold any position other than being a member of the integrated and accredited national organization of psychologist; and
  9. Shall not have been convicted by final judgment of any crime involving moral turpitude. The members of the Board shall have a term of office of three (3) years or until their successors shall have been duly qualified and appointed. Each member of the Board may be reappointed for one (1) full term of three (3) years. The first members of the Board shall hold office for the following terms: the Chairperson for three (3) years; one (1) member for two (2) years; and the other member for one (1) year, which shall be specified in their respective appointments. Any vacancy occurring within the term of a member shall be filled for the unexpired portion of the term only. Each member of the Board shall qualify by taking the proper oath prior to the performance of his/her duties.

The Board shall have the following powers and duties:
  1. Administer and Implement the provisions of R.A. No. 10029 and promulgate as well as revise or update, as necessary, rules and regulations, resolutions and guidelines hereto: Provided, that the policies, resolutions, rules and regulations issued or promulgated by the Board shall be subject to review and approval of the Commission.
  2. Supervise and monitor the registration, licensure and practice of psychologists and psychometricians in the Philippines;
  3. Administer oaths in connection with the administration of R.A. No. 10029;
  4. Issue, and upon compliance with due process requirements, suspend or revoke, and reinstate, the certificate of registration and professional identification card for psychologists and psychometricians;
  5. Adopt an official seal of the Board;
  6. Monitor the conditions and circumstances affecting the practice of psychology and psychometrics in the Philippines and adopt such measures as may be deemed lawful and proper for the enhancement and maintenance of high professional, ethical and technical standards of the profession;
  7. Issue permits to and exercise visitorial powers over agencies, institutions, associations, corporations and partnerships to verify that the person practicing psychology and psychometrics therein are psychologists and psychometricians with valid certificates of registration and valid professional identification cards, and that they possess the necessary accreditation, skills and/or facilities to competently carry out their functions;
  8. Assist the Commission in the formulation and implementation of the guidelines on continuing professional education for psychologists and psychometricians;
  9. Ensure, in coordination with the CHED, that all educational institutions offering the course/program of psychology strictly comply with the policies, standards and requirements prescribed by the CHED for such course/program, especially in the areas of administration, curriculum, faculty, library and facilities;
  10. Prepare, adopt, issue and amend, in consultation with the CHED, syllabi for the licensure examination subjects;
  11. Investigate and, when warranted, hear administrative cases involving violations of this Act, its implementing rules and regulations as hereinafter promulgated, and any applicable code of ethics and/or code of professional standards, warranting issuance of subpoena testificandum and subpoena ducestecum to secure the appearance of witnesses and the production of document in connection therewith; Provided, That the Board’s decision, resolution or orders rendered in administrative cases shall be subject to review only on appeal; and
  12. Perform such other functions and duties as may be lawfully delegated to it, or as it may deem necessary to carry out the objectives of R.A No. 10029
  13. The Board in the performance of the above-mentioned powers and duties shall seek the assistance of the offices, divisions, sections, and units of the Commission.

Source - http://prc.gov.ph/prb/default.aspx?id=45&content=267

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PNoy appoints Cue to regulatory board

Posted On: June 18, 2012
By Maria Theresa B. Panzo
Dr. Miriam
            P. Cue
Dr. Miriam P. Cue
President Benigno Aquino III recently appointed Dr. Miriam P. Cue, former Chairperson of the Department of Psychology, as one of the first members of the Professional Regulatory Board of Psychology for a term of two years.

Dr. Cue holds four certificates in Clinical Psychology, Assessment Psychology, Counseling Psychology, and Industrial/Organizational Psychology from the Psychological Association of the Philippines (PAP). Cue has been a long-time consultant in organizational-related problems for non-government organizations, private mental and drug rehab institutions in Mindanao, and industries.

She was actively involved as one of the cluster heads in the psycho-social interventions for Sendong survivors in Iligan City which work was supported by the World Health Organization (WHO).
Dr. Cue officially assumed office on May 22. Consequently, she has opted for an early retirement from active service in the Institute to comply with the provisions of laws that govern her appointment.