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


Community Service

Events and Happenings

  • 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 Feb 24, 2018, 6:15 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
  • Learning Hub in February 2017 Love springs from the family. What a best way to celebrate the Month of Love with our forthcoming Learning Hub seminar-workshop entitled The Family: Communicating in Love. This event ...
    Posted Jan 2, 2017, 3:53 PM by Pastoral Counseling
  • Opening Door for Overseas Counseling Services The Family and Pastoral Counselling Association of the Philippines has opened its doors for Overseas Counseling Services for expat communities. The services include individual therapy, couple/marital counseling and family ...
    Posted Dec 20, 2016, 12:15 AM by Pastoral Counseling
  • Basic Counseling Skills Training in Pastoral Setting The Vicariate of Bontoc and Lagawe gathered several of its Family and Life Core Teams for its Basic Counseling Skills training held last May 24 to 28, 2016. The said ...
    Posted Dec 20, 2016, 12:00 AM by Pastoral Counseling
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