Doctor of Philosophy in Psychology

  • MAJOR: CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY
  • MAJOR: FORENSIC PSYCHOLOGY
  • MAJOR: INDUSTRIAL PSYCHOLOGY

The Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)  in Psychology  (Major in:  Clinical, Forensic, or Industrial Psychology) is a 54-unit doctoral program with dissertation with emphasis on high level of specialization in a field of psychology. (CMO 39, s2010). The degree program   aims to provide graduate students with high level training in research, professional practice and teaching in psychology. Specifically, graduates of the doctoral program are trained to do high level academic work in psychology as practitioners  and researchers as well as to be specialists in the practice of psychology within their field of specialization.

The program is designed to prepare graduate students for leadership positions in the fields of  clinical and mental health; forensic , industrial and other related areas for professional advancement, economic upliftment and social responsibility . The program puts premium on building competence in the field of psychology through strong foundations in theoretical knowledge and research – based applications.

The psychology graduate programs prepare students to be competitive graduates who are sufficiently trained in the industrial, clinical,  and/or  forensic  settings to occupy positions in top companies and/or to put up their own company, center or clinic  to cater to the needs of their clientele. The program would enable students to recognize that learning is a lifelong and self – motivated process adhered with the core values of FEU (Fortitude, Excellence and Uprightness), which will help them to become reflective practitioners with a deep sense of commitment, and who possess professional integrity, excellent behaviors and moral conduct.

The Ph.D. in Psychology program has three tracks namely: Major: Clinical Psychology; Forensic Psychology; or  Industrial Psychology. Each track  is composed of 1,620 hours of course work,  500 hours of internship or field work, written comprehensive exam, dissertation writing and research publication in a reputable research journal.  


  1. To produce competitive leaders and highly skilled practitioners  in the field of  industry clinical or forensic;  and to develop effective educators and researchers through rigorous and vibrant training and skill development in the graduate studies.
  1. To produce and publish  innovative researches that will help in the advancement and enrichment of the different fields in psychology.
  1. To develop socially and environmentally responsible, morally upright and career – driven psychologists.
  1. To establish network and linkages with fellow psychologists both local and international.
  1. To develop service-oriented psychologists committed to establishing the optimum psychological well-being of the community guided by the ethical practice of the profession.


The program aims to expand the student’s knowledge, skills, expertise   and practice in psychology , thus enabling them to :

  1. Apply psychological concepts and theories in the analysis of psychosocial issues;
  • Design and execute psychological research using appropriate approaches and methods;
  • Practice professional and highest ethical standards in the fields of psychology such as in the clinical and industrial settings;
  • Exemplify professional attributes and actively engage in the lifelong learning undertakings, and
  • Exhibit collaborative and leadership skills.


The Doctor of Philosophy in Psychology(Ph. D. in Psychology)  opens a wide range of professional career paths for our graduate studies students , preparing them for dynamic, global work environments in the different fields of psychology such as clinical, forensic and industrial settings. These career pathways include:

  1. Registered / Licensed Psychologist
    1. Clinical Psychologist
    2. Industrial/ Organizational  Psychologist
    3. Counseling Psychologist
  1. Forensic Psychologist
  2. Psychotherapist
  3. Mental Health Practitioner
  4. Educator
  5. Researcher
  6. Human Resource Specialist/ Generalist
  7. Chief Executive Officer (CEO)


Program Curriculum

The Doctor of Philosophy   in Psychology is 54  – unit program divided into three areas: coursework, internship/ practicum and research. There are three tracks being offered by the department which include: Ph.D. Psychology ( Major: Clinical Psychology; Forensic Psychology and Industrial Psychology) .

For Doctor of Philosophy (Major in Clinical Psychology), a total of 9 mandatory courses for coursework or equivalent to 18 units which  include: Advanced Clinical Assessment , Biological/Neuropsychological Perspective on Disorder, Neuropsychology, Rorschach Inkblots, Couple and Family Therapy and Group Therapy. Students will choose 3 elective courses from the following which are equivalent to 9 units: Issues in Professional Psychology, Psychotrauma Management, Special Topics in Clinical Psychology , Rehabilitation Psychology, Interview and Intervention Strategies, Planned Therapy and Trauma and Family Violence.

For Doctor of Philosophy (Major in Forensic Psychology); the following 9 courses are required: Forensic Psychology, Advanced Clinical Assessment, Biological and Neuropsychological Perspective on Disorder, Rorschach Inkblots, Psychology and the Law, Assessment and Treatment of Forensic Clients. The choices for electives include Issues in Professional Psychology, Children and the Law, Forensic Placement, Rehabilitation Psychology, Interview and Intervention Strategies, Planned Therapy and Trauma and Violence. Students must choose 3 elective courses which are equivalent to 9 units.

For Doctor of Philosophy (Major in Industrial Psychology), students are enforced to take the required 9 units of course work and additional 3 electives. These courses include: Multicultural Human Resource Management, Organizational Theory and Design, Personnel Psychology , Job Analysis and Performance Appraisal, Leadership in Organization, Human Factor Psychology. From the elective courses, students will select 3 from the following: Special Topics in Industrial/ Organizational Psychology, Crisis Management in the Workplace, Worklife Interface, Applied Social Psychology in Organization, Diversity and Cross – cultural Issues in Organization, Consumer Psychology and Occupational Health Psychology.

For all the  three programs, the core courses that the students need to take are Advanced and Applied Research Methods, Special Topics in Qualitative Methods and Multivariate Analysis.

After completing the course works , students must  take a 6 – unit internship depending on their chosen field which is equivalent to 500 hours. For Industrial Settings, practicum hours must revolved to various facets of the industrial/ organizational trainings, consultancy, human resource, compensation and benefits to name a few. For forensic, 500 hours of practicum must resonate in various forensic placements such as penitentiaries, rehabilitation centers, juvenile courts and centers. And for Clinical Settings, practicum must involve in the activities done in mental health clinics, rehabilitation centers and psychiatric wards.

Before moving to the last part of the curriculum which is dissertation writing. Students must take and pass the written comprehensive exam. Dissertation Writing (DW)  is a 12-unit course involving proposal writing, proposal defense, pre – defense and final oral defense. Both written manuscript and oral defense will be graded. Ph.D. students are also required to produce a research output for publication to complete their degree program.


DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY IN PSYCHOLOGY
Major in Clinical Psychology
Curriculum 2014

First Year1st Semester

Course CodeDescriptionUnitsRemarks
PSY 301Advanced and Applied Research Methods3Core
PSY 302Special Topics in Qualitative Methods3Core
PSY 303Multivariate analysis3Core

First year2nd Semester

Course CodeDescriptionUnitsRemarks
PSY 304Advanced Clinical Assessment3Mandatory
PSY 305Biological and Neuropsychological Perspective on Disorder3Mandatory
PSY 306Neuropsychology3Mandatory

Second Year1st Semester

Course CodeDescriptionUnitsRemarks
PSY 307Rorschach Inkblots3Mandatory
PSY 308Couple and Family Therapy3Mandatory
PSY 309Group Therapy3Mandatory

Second year2nd Semester ( Choose only 3 )

Course CodeDescriptionUnitsRemarks
PSY 310Issues in Professional Psychology3Elective
PSY 311Psycho-trauma Management3Elective
PSY 312Special Topics in Clinical Psychology3Elective
PSY 313Rehabilitation Psychology3Elective
PSY 314Interview and Intervention Strategies3Elective
PSY 315BPlanned Therapy3Elective
PSY 316BTrauma and Family Violence3Elective

Third Year1st Semester

Internship

Course CodeDescriptionUnitsRemarks
  PSY 317B  Internship I Clinical Settings  6(500Hours practicum in various Clinical settings i.e. mental health clinics, rehabilitation centers, psychiatric wards)

COMPREHENSIVE EXAMINATION

2nd SemesterFourth Year

DISSERTATION WRITING

Course CodeDescriptionUnitsRemarks
PSY DIS Dissertation Writing12(Includes proposal writing, colloquium and oral defense)
TOTAL UNITS 54 

DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY IN PSYCHOLOGY
Major in Forensic Psychology
Curriculum 2014

First Year1st Semester

Course CodeDescriptionUnitsRemarks
PSY 301Advanced and Applied Research Methods3Advanced Research Method II
PSY 302Special Topics in Qualitative Methods3Advanced Research Method III
PSY 303Multivariate analysis3Advanced Statistics II

First Year2nd Semester

Course CodeDescriptionUnitsRemarks
PSY 300Forensic Psychology3 
PSY 304Advanced Clinical Assessment3Pre-requisite PSY 203B – Advanced Psychological Assessment
PSY 305Biological and Neuropsychological Perspective on Disorder3Pre-requisite PSY 213B-Advanced Abnormal Psychology

Second Year1st Semester

Course CodeDescriptionUnitsRemarks
PSY 307Rorschach Inkblots3Pre-requisite PSY 203B – Advanced Psychological Assessment
PSY 318Psychology and the Law3 
PSY 319Assessment and Treatment of Forensic Clients3Pre-requisite PSY 208B – Psychological Counseling and Psychotherapy

Second Year2nd Semester ( Choose only 3 )

Course CodeDescriptionUnitsRemarks
PSY 310Issues in Professional Psychology3Elective
PSY 320Children and the Law3Elective
PSY 321Forensic Placement3Elective
PSY 313Rehabilitation Psychology3Elective
PSY 314Interview and Intervention Strategies3Elective
PSY 315BPlanned Therapy3Elective
PSY 316BTrauma and Family Violence3Elective

Third Year1st Semester

INTERNSHIP

Course CodeDescriptionUnitsRemarks
  PSY 322  Internship in Forensic Placements and Justice System  6(500 hours practicum in various forensic placements i.e. penitentiaries, rehabilitation centers, juvenile courts, juvenile centers)

COMPREHENSIVE EXAMINATION

(2nd Semester) – Fourth Year

DISSERTATION WRITING

Course CodeDescriptionUnitsRemarks
PSY DISDissertation Writing12(Includes proposal writing, colloquium and oral defense)
TOTAL 54 

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DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY IN PSYCHOLOGY
Major in Industrial Psychology

Curriculum 2014

First Year1st Semester

Course CodeDescriptionUnitsRemarks
PSY 301Advanced and Applied Research Methods3Core
PSY 302Special Topics in Qualitative Methods3Core
PSY 303Multivariate analysis3Core

First year2nd Semester

Course CodeDescriptionUnitsRemarks
PSY 323Multi-cultural Human Resource Management3Mandatory
PSY 324Organizational Theory and Design3Mandatory
PSY 325Personnel Psychology3Mandatory

Second Year1st Semester

Course CodeDescriptionUnitsRemarks
PSY 326Job Analysis and Performance Appraisal3Mandatory
PSY 327Leadership in Organization3Mandatory
PSY 328Human Factor Psychology3Mandatory

Second Year2nd Semester

Course CodeDescriptionUnitsRemarks
PSY 329Special Topics in Industrial/Organizational Psychology3Elective
PSY 330Crisis Management in the Workplace3Elective
PSY 331Work-life Interface3Elective
PSY 332Applied Social Psychology in Organization3Elective
PSY 333BDiversity and Cross-cultural Issues in Organization3Elective
PSY 334BConsumer Psychology3Elective
PSY 335Occupational Health Psychology3Elective

Third Year1st Semester

INTERNSHIP

Course CodeDescriptionUnitsRemarks
    PSY 336    Internship in Industrial Settings    6(500 hours practicum in various facets of the industrial/organizational: trainings, consultancy, human resource, compensation and benefits)

COMPREHENSIVE EXAMINATION

2nd SemesterFourth Year

DISSERTATION WRITING

Course CodeDescriptionUnitsRemarks
PSY DISDissertation Writing12(Includes proposal writing, colloquium and oral defense)
TOTAL 54 


Teaching and Learning Approaches
 

The MA  Psychology and PhD Psychology  programs  has been carefully crafted to empower our students into becoming independent, lifelong learners as future professionals and practitioners on their chosen field . As such, this program utilizes the following varied teaching-learning approaches focused on learners’ needs and capabilities:

  • Student-centered learning. The  Psychology Graduate Studies programs adhere with the University’s educational philosophy and learning paradigm which emphasizes active and dynamic learning to develop the higher-order thinking skills of our learners. This entails designing engaging activities and encouraging collaboration between teacher and student inside the classroom to facilitate effective higher learning.
  • Didactic approach. The program utilizes a variety of lectures, discussions and demonstrations in developing theoretical and foundational knowledge in the various settings (clinical, industrial, forensic , etc.) in psychology.
  • Interdisciplinary approach   Psychology Graduate Studies programs offer  a glimpse of professional practice in psychometrics and psychology through the lens of various fields in psychology such as clinical, industrial and forensic settings.
  • Blended learning. The  Psychology Graduate Studies  programs recognize the changing technological landscape which our current generation of learners must navigate. Geared towards ubiquitous and independent learning, some courses are delivered through a mix of online virtual classrooms, self-study modules and face-to-face sessions. The University utilizes Canvas, a world-class learning management system to facilitate this mode of delivery.
  • Research-based approach. Aside from didactic and demonstrative approaches, the program utilizes case studies and research-based materials to ensure that learners are provided with updated knowledge and practices in the field. Moreover, the program encourages learners to develop an inclination towards research and scientific thought.


Throughout the course of the program, varied assessments and assessment-related tasks are deployed depending on the negotiation between the teachers and the learners. Teachers are encouraged to develop relevant formative assessments designed to help learners prepare for capstone summative assessments.

Assessments are a combination of traditional pen-and-paper tests, practical examinations, research work and performance-based tasks. These include quizzes and summative tests, reports and presentations, case analyses, research-based writing, return demonstration and peer assessments. Apart from course-based assessments, research is also integrated into the curriculum such as the Advanced Research Methods, Advanced Statistics, Thesis Writing 1 and 2 for MA Psychology. For PhD Psychology:  Advanced and Applied Research Methods, Special Topics in Qualitative Methods, Multivariate Analysis  ,  Dissertation Writing. Both programs conduct  Proposal and Final Oral Defense.

The required written comprehensive exams  before proceeding to thesis/ dissertation writing   assess the learners’ acquired knowledge and technical know-how in their professional courses.



This is a requirement before enrolling Thesis 1 or Dissertation 1 which covers all course areas taken including the core, and the major courses. Taken in a two-day period in which all the course areas are equally distributed.The graduate student should secure an application form from the Department of Psychology, if intending to take the comprehensive exam  In case of failure in the WCE, the student will retake the course/s that he/she failed. Repeated failures in the WCE, the student will be asked to take refresher course/s pertinent to the course where he/she fails.



Learners cannot complete the program without internship. For Ma Psychology, it  comprises three  (3 ) units of their coursework which is equivalent to 300 hours. It can be in the clinical or industrial settings. For PhD Psychology program, internship which is equivalent to 6 units . PhD students must complete 500 practicum hours in their chosen practicum site.



Name: Reinalyn L. Cardenas, Ph.D., LPT 
Position: Department Chair – Undergraduate Studies  
Email Address: rcardenas@feu.edu.ph 
FEU Faculty Profile Link: Cardenas, Reinalyn • Far Eastern University (feu.edu.ph)


Name:  MICHAEL R. DE VERA 
Position: Faculty 
Email Address:  mdevera@feu.edu.ph 
FEU Faculty Profile Link: De Vera, Michael • Far Eastern University (feu.edu.ph)


Name:  Professor Maria Theresa O. del Rosario
Position: Faculty
Email Address: mdelrosario@edu.ph
Educational Attainment:

Faculty Studies: PHD Clinical Psychology
University of Sto. Tomas
Espaṅa, Manila
October,2005

Bachelor of Laws
Far Eastern University
Morayta, Manila
March,2013

Courses Taught: Psychological Assessment, Psychological Statistics, Experimental Psychology, Abnormal Psychology, Industrial Psychology, Research, Psychotherapy, General Psychology, Theories of Personality

Research Interest: Clinical, Industrial, Forensic Psychology


Name: Paola Katherina M. Gonzales, PhDc, RPsy, RPm 
Position: Faculty 
Email Address: pgonzales@feu.edu.ph
FEU Faculty Profile Link: Gonzales, Paola • Far Eastern University (feu.edu.ph)


Name: Sheila Marie G. Hocson, Ph.D., RPsy, RGC, RPm, LPT, CCOP, CASP 
Position: Faculty and Guidance Director
Email Address: smhocson@feu.edu.ph
FEU Faculty Profile Link: Hocson, Sheila Marie • Far Eastern University (feu.edu.ph)


Name of Faculty: Ana Nelia Lopez – Jumamil, PhD, LPT, RPsy, RPm
Position: Department Chair – Graduate Studies  
Email add: ajumamil@feu.edu.ph 
Educational Attainment:

PhD in Psychology (Clinical Psychology) 
University of Santo Tomas  Manila 
2011 

Master of Arts in Psychology
University of Santo Tomas
Bachelor of Science in Psychology

Adamson University
Philippine Normal University
Specialization in Preschool Education

Professional Licensure Exam

  • Registered Psychologist
  • Registered Psychometrician
  • Licensed Professional Teacher

Courses Taught: Counseling and Psychotherapy, Exceptional Psychology, Practicum (Industrial and Clinical Settings, General Psychology, Developmental Psychology  and courses in the Graduate Studies (Clinical and Industrial Psychology courses)

Research Interest: Family in Transition; Well – being of Adolescents and Children , Test Development, Program Development

Research Publication/ Presentations: 

Exploring the Effects of Experiences and Challenges of Young Adult Growing Up in Father Absent Families: Putting the Pieces Together, 55th PAP Convention, PICC September 20 – 22, 2018 

In the Eyes of the Child: The Experiences, Challenges , Coping Strategies and Aspirations of Adolescent Children of Incarcerated Mothers, 55th PAP Convention, PICC September 20 – 22, 2018 

The subjective well – being, self – esteem and self – efficacy of Filipino urban adolescent children of Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs), 55th PAP Convention, PICC September 20 – 22, 2018  (Poster Presentation) 

Executive functions behavior test for children (EFBTC): Development, validation and standardization. 4th ASEAN Regional Union of Psychological Societies Convention held last October 23 – 24, 2013 at Miriam College 

Jumamil, A.L.(2011). Executive functions behavior test for children (EFBTC): Development, validation and standardization. Ad Veritatem: Multi-disciplinary Research Journal of the UST Graduate School, 11, 281-282. 

Book Publications

Empowering Preschoolers in Language (N/K/P) , Math (N/K/P), Reading  (N/K/P) (Series), Innovative Educational Materials Inc. (IEMI)

Enriching Math (N,K,P, Language (N,K,P) Reading (N.K.P ) Experiences for Preschoolers (Series)  Innovative Educational Materials Inc. (IEMI)

Personal Development for Senior High School

Golden Cronica Publishing Inc.


Name:  Lulette U. Matammu
Position: GS Faculty
Email Address:  lmatammu@feu.edu.ph
FEU Faculty Profile Link: Matammu, Lulette • Far Eastern University (feu.edu.ph)


Name:  Eda Lou I. Ochangco
Position: RFT
Email Address:  eochangco@feu.edu.ph
FEU Faculty Profile Link: Ochangco, Eda Lou • Far Eastern University (feu.edu.ph)


Name: Luzelle Anne G.-L. Ormita, PhD, RPsy, RPm
Position: Director, Community Extension Services
Faculty Email Address: lormita@feu.edu.ph
Highest Educational Attainment: PhD Psychology, University of Santo Tomas Manila. 2015

Courses Taught: Practicum in Psychology, Research 1 & 2, Psychological Assessment, Experimental Psychology, Clinical Psychology, Industrial Psychology

Research Interests: Test Development, Community Development, Incarceration Studies, Industrial/Organizational Psychology

 Research  Publications/ Presentations :

Masangkay, F. R., Milanez, G. D., Ormita, Luzelle Anne GL, Alvarez, A.V. Quinto, M.P., Lanestosa, L.F., Diaz, L. C., Johnson, P., Karanis, P. Water Quality as a Priority Area of Community Needs Assessment: Community Extension Service with the Indigenous Tribe of Hanunuo Mangyan in the Philippines. Asian Journal of Biological and Life Science, 9(2), 220-226

Milanez, G.D, Lacorte, L.H., Gabon, T., Ahmad, I., Hagosojos, B., Alvarez, A., Quinto, M., & Ormita,

L.A.G (2020). Random stool screening for soil-transmitted helminth infection (STHI) as monitoring tool for community public health status. Asian Journal of Biological and Life Science, 9(1), 107- 110

Dungca, A.L., Sergio, R.P., Ormita, L.A., & Gonzales, J.O. (2015). Emotional Competence on Work- Family Conflict: A Cross-Cultural Study. Advances in Management, Economics and Social Science. 2(1), 1-5.

Sergio, R.P., Dungca, A.L., Ormita, L.A., & Gonzales, J.O. (2015). Emotional Intelligence, Work- Family Conflict, and Work Values among Customer Service Representatives: Basis for Organizational Support, Journal of Eastern European and Central Asian Research, 2(1), 55-63. DOI:https://doi.org/10.15549/jeecar.v2i1.86

Sergio, R.P., Dungca, A.L., Ormita, L.A., & Opulencia, M.J.C. (2015). What is the Value of Soft Skills? Emotional Intelligence and Work Values in Global Work Environment. Advances in Business and Economic Development Journal, 18(1), 218-224.

Sergio, R.P., Ormita, L.A., & Dungca, A.L. (2015). The Demographic Variables and Emotional Intelligence as Correlates of Work Attitudes towards Organizational Development. Journal of Economics and Business Management, 6(2), 45-64.

Ormita, L.A., Perez, H.M. (2012). The Psychological Profile of Incarcerated Women under the FEU – Project HOPE: A Multiple Case Study. International Review of Social Sciences and Humanities, 2(2), 30-37

Paper presentation: “Towards Empowering Persons Deprived of Liberty: An Impact Assessment of Project HOPE” at the 6th University-Community Engagement Conference (UCEC) 2019, November 5, 2019,

Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam

Poster presentation: “Siksikan sa Piitan: Impact of Prison Overcrowding, Perception of Human Dignity and the Concept of Human Dignity among Female Offenders” at the 56th Annual Psychological Association of the Philippines (PAP) Convention, September 19, 2019, Davao City, Philippines

Paper Presentation: “Exploring the Needs and Challenges of Detainees: A Basis for a Sustainable Project HOPE” at the 4th Asiaengage Regional Conference, Chiang Mai, Thailand


Name:  Angelo Carlo D. Pilapil  
Position: GS Faculty
Email Address:  apilapil@feu.edu.ph
FEU Faculty Profile Link: Pilapil, Angelo • Far Eastern University (feu.edu.ph)


Name:  Herc B. Sabas. PhD, RPsy, RGC, RPm
Position: Faculty FEU-GS part-time, Psychologist II National Center for Mental Health (Full-time)
Email Address:  herc1820@yahoo.com, hsabas@feu.edu.ph
FEU Faculty Profile Link: Sabas, Herc • Far Eastern University (feu.edu.ph)



For  Ph. D.  students a  total of 1,620 hours of course work , 500 hours of field work of internship, dissertation writing  and research publication. They also must have a grade of 85% or a letter grade of B to earn credits for every enrolled course.



Commission on Higher Education (CHED) memorandum order (CMO) no. 39 , series of 2010
Commission on Higher Education (CHED) memorandum order (CMO) no. 15 , series of 2019




Ana Nelia Lopez – Jumamil, PhD, RPsy, Rpm
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ajumamil@feu.edu.ph

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Office Staff
lpahutan@feu.edu.ph

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Office Staff
sapinoso@feu.edu.ph


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