A total of 105 participants attended the oath taking of the first batch of certified psychologists last November 28, 2009 at the Hotel Sofitel, Manila. Clinical psychology, assessment psychology and counseling psychology had the most number of certified psychologists followed by industrial/organizational psychologists, developmental psychologists, social psychologists and educational psychologists. The oath taking was led by PAP president, Dr. J. Enrique Saplala.
Dr. Rose Marie Salazar-Clemeña, certified counseling psychologist, outstanding Philippine psychologist and former PAP president, delivered an inspiring message on the role of psychologists in the Philippines. She stressed the importance of what psychologists in the different fields can do to help improve the lives of our fellow Filipinos.
The event was also graced by the presence of former PAP presidents such as Drs. Natividad Munarriz, Natividad Dayan, Imelda Villar, Mary Lou Onglatco, Ana Miren Gonzalez-Intal and Lucy Bance. The simple ceremony was moderated by certified educational psychologist and former PAP president, Dr. Allan B.I. Bernardo.