If you’ve got a lot of overwhelming thoughts on your mind lately, have you ever thought to see a psychologist? On the other hand, have you thought of lending a helping hand or listening ear—but professionally? There’s an increased interest in psychology and need for registered psychologists given the growing concern for mental health. What’s great is that we’ve got a bunch of psychology schools in the Philippines that consistently produce top notchers in the PRC boards!
A landslide 21 out of 22 students from the Ateneo de Manila University (ADMU) passed the psychologist board exam. That’s a 95.45% passing rate! What’s more, 4 out of 10 students in the board top notchers are Atenistas, too! ADMU holds a center of excellence in its Department of Psychology. So it’s no surprise that it’s the only top performing psychology school in the Philippines of 2018.
Ateneo also ranked first among all psychology schools in the 2016 boards. The Ateneans are at it again!
While De la Salle University didn’t make the official criteria, you can’t take away its status as one of the top psychology schools in the Philippines. Not only does DLSU-Manila have a passing rate of 92.86% this year (that’s 13 of 14 takers), but it also topped the boards in 2017.
Hats off to you, Cebu! The University of San Carlos passed with flying colors with a (hold on to your seats) 100% passing rate. That’s 9 for 9 psychologist board exam takers, you guys! We are shaking. Ranked as the top university in Cebu, USC also boasts centers of excellence and centers of development in departments including Chemistry, Biology, and Philosophy.
Go USTe! From this historic university, 12 of 15 examinees passed—thats 80%! The University of Santo Tomas ranks high as a school for psychology because of its reputation in medical studies. You’ll get the training you need if you want to pursue the doctor route. More appropriately, it’s a center of excellence in its Department of Psychology and Behavioral Science.
With a passing rate of 83.33%, the University of the Philippines Diliman (UPD) claims the 5th spot on the list. Though only 5 of 6 people took and passed PRC psychiatrist licensure exam, 3 of those passers landed on the top notchers list. That’s a huge win for UPD, another one of the top psychology schools in the Philippines which has a center of excellence in psychology and behavioral sciences.
Mental health matters, people! In fact, mental health disorders are a growing health concern, accounting for over 13% of global diseases. Hence the need for the Professional Regulation Committee (PRC) boards. So if you’ve got the heart and headspace to become a mental health professional, the time is now!
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