Welcome to the Family and Pastoral Counselling Association of the Philippines website!

FPCAP was established on March 12, 2008, registered under the Security and Exchange Commission (CR# CN200803931; TIN 006-0990-048). It is an association of both family and pastoral counsellors including counsellor educators/workers whose interest and concern is the welfare and development of professional practitioners in the helping services.

As FPCAP we hope to make reality Saint John Paul II's quest for strong Christian couples and families and their greater participation in the Church as enthusiastic and Spirit-filled lay people (Familiaris Consortio and Ecclesia) in Asia. In the same manner, through our counselling ministry, we zealously respond to Pope Francis' challenge of serving, protecting and strengthening families as the Holy Father gives emphasis that the family is the greatest treasure of any country in a message delivered to Filipino families (Mall of Asia, January 16, 2015).

We, as Family and Pastoral Counselors integrating psychotherapy and spiritua
lity, work to empower a Filipino society where families in right relationship among their members, with other families, and God, are highly functional and are effectively contributing to the growth and development of our nation.

  • To uphold a high ethical and professional standard in the practice of family and pastoral counseling.
  • To empower families to live by the values of faith, integrity, compassion, service-orientation.
  • To be a driving force for the continuing professional development of family and pastoral counselors.
  • To enrich the unique faith perspective in pastoral counseling in its distinctive role as a listening and companioning ministry.

FPCAP has the following objectives:
  • To improve the standards of the family and pastoral counseling work in the Philippine society;
  • To promote and stimulate the exchange of professional experience at local, regional, national as well as international meetings;
  • To conduct, support and promote research and other professional activities that will contribute to the improvement of family and pastoral counseling practice and education;
  • To disseminate pertinent and valuable professional information and research studies through publications; and lastly,
  • To bring together and unite in action all family and pastoral counselors for a better understanding and acceptance of the principles, practices and professional standards of family and pastoral counseling.

  • Enrichment Seminars
  • Counseling Cafe
  • Agape on Wheels Program
  • Learning Hub
  • Consultancy
  • Workshops
  • Counseling (by appointment)
  • Internship Program

Community Service

Events and Happenings

  • Free Online Counseling Service SourceA free online counseling service has been launched by the Family and Pastoral Counselling Association of the Philippines last September. Its aim is to reach out to those who ...
    Posted Oct 23, 2018, 5:27 AM by Pastoral Counseling
  • Second Batch of Mental Health Initial Responders The second batch of mental health initial responders training was successfully held last September 27 to 28 at the F. Benitez Alumni Center at the U.P. Diliman campus in ...
    Posted Oct 23, 2018, 5:18 AM by Pastoral Counseling
  • Training on Mental Health Response Last June 21 to 22 the Family and Pastoral Counselling Association of the Philippines conducted the Training on Mental Health Response to raise advocacy on mental health issues in the ...
    Posted Oct 23, 2018, 5:07 AM by Pastoral Counseling
  • Basic Counseling Skills Program for Lay Workers The Diocese of Imus through the Family Life Ministry invited the FPCAP to train lay workers of different parishes for a Basic Counseling Skills Program. This was held for 3 ...
    Posted Oct 23, 2018, 5:33 AM by Pastoral Counseling
  • Team Building and Planning Workshop at Tali Beach The FPCAP Board bonded for a team building and planning workshop last November 13 to 14, 2017 at the Tali Beach, Nasugbu, Batangas. Mrs. Margot Ripoll and her husband Jun ...
    Posted Feb 24, 2018, 5:59 AM by Pastoral Counseling
  • Applause for the 1st Learning Hub International Seminar Workshop Dr. Ric P. Ascano, a visiting professor from the University of North Dakota was the resource speaker for the very first Learning Hub International Seminar Workshop on "Gaining an Edge ...
    Posted Jun 13, 2017, 7:19 PM by Pastoral Counseling
  • First Learning Hub International Seminar Workshop FPCAP has invited a Minnesota practicing clinical psychologist, Dr. Ric P. Ascano, to give a seminar workshop entitled "Gaining an Edge in Disaster Mental Health Response". This will be held ...
    Posted Mar 2, 2017, 1:55 AM by Pastoral Counseling
  • Pre-Valentine Learning Hub The Family and Pastoral Counselling Association of the Philippines recently held "The Family: Communicating in Love" in a pre-Valentine Learning Hub last February 9, 2017. This was held at ...
    Posted Feb 14, 2017, 3:34 AM by Pastoral Counseling
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