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 are currently working on our online journal, Journal of Family & Pastoral Counseling and we invite you to submit a research study or a scholarly article for possible inclusion in the journal. With the theme "Family Counseling: Issues and Concerns in a Changing Environment", here are the guidelines in submitting your research or article:
  • Typeface 11pt Times New Roman
  • Double spaced on letter sized paper (8.5" x 11")
  • Margins are 1 inch on all sides.
  • Include a page header or running head at the top of every page. To create a page header/running head, insert page numbers flush right. Then type the title of your paper in the header flush left using all capital letters. Page numbers should be shown starting from the title page.
  • To create the title page type your title in upper and lower case letters, centered on the upper half of the page (a maximum of 12 words). Beneath the title, type the author's name: first name, middle initial, last name. Please refrain from using a title (Dr./Prof.) or a degree (PhD/MA). Beneath the author's name type the institutional affiliation (university) or the professional organization.
  • Paper should have 4 parts: title, abstract, main body and references.
  • Abstract should be a single paragraph, double spaced with 150 to 250 words.
  • Papers submitted will be peer-refereed.

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
  • Counselling Cafe
  • Agape on Wheels Program
  • Learning Hub
  • Consultancy
  • Workshops
  • Counselling (by appointment)
  • Internship Program

Community Service

Events and Happenings

  • Learning Hub in Pampanga The first out of town Learning Hub entitled "Illuminating Families in a Digital World" will be held on May 17 from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM at the ...
    Posted Mar 27, 2016, 7:34 AM by Pastoral Counseling
  • Fely K. Claviolo passed away at 73 FPCAP announced with sadness the untimely demise of Fely K. Claviolo on July 18, 2015. A very dear friend of everyone, ever proactive as a student, highly passionate in serving ...
    Posted Jul 22, 2015, 12:47 AM by Pastoral Counseling
  • 9th Counseling Cafe Rock and Roll in Katipunan With the topic "Counselor Wellness in Focus," the 9th Counseling Cafe had a resounding success with the biggest participation of counselors from nearby institutions held last June 27, 2015. The ...
    Posted Oct 30, 2015, 8:00 PM by Pastoral Counseling
  • Seminar Workshop in October Learning Hub presents a one day seminar-workshop on "Illuminating Families in a Digital World" this October 23, 2015 at the Benitez Memorial Alumni Center, Ylanan Street, U.P. Campus ...
    Posted Oct 30, 2015, 7:28 PM by Pastoral Counseling
  • 9th Counseling Cafe FPCAP announces its forthcoming 9th Counseling Cafe at the Cafe Sweet Inspirations, Katipunan Avenue, Quezon City this June 27, 2015, 2:00-5:00 PM. "Counselor, Love Thyself" is the ...
    Posted Oct 30, 2015, 7:29 PM by Pastoral Counseling
  • 8th Counseling Cafe The Counseling Cafe is back! With the topic Mercy and Compassion counselors attended the forum last January 24, 2015 at Cafe Breton, The Hub, Greenfield District, Shaw Boulevard, Mandaluyong City ...
    Posted Mar 19, 2015, 5:58 AM by Pastoral Counseling
  • FPCAP 4th National Convention With this year’s theme “Family Counseling: Towards Resiliency, Empowerment and Transformation”, the Family & Pastoral Counselling Association of the Philippines is pleased to announce its 4th Annual Convention on ...
    Posted Jul 20, 2015, 1:16 AM by Pastoral Counseling
  • People Helpers Counseling Skills Program FPCAP developed a module on People Helpers Basic Counseling Skills Program for the Family Life Ministry of the Diocese of Kalookan. From July to September thirty participants from the various ...
    Posted Oct 16, 2012, 2:59 PM by Pastoral Counseling
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