UST prof gets award for achievements in career dev’t and counseling

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A THOMASIAN professor has been given a lifetime achievement award by the Asia Pacific Career Development Association (APCDA) for her contributions to the field of career development and counseling in the country.

Lucila Bance, director of the UST Counseling and Career Center, was lauded during the APCDA conference at Ateneo de Manila last May 23.

Bance, a faculty member from the University’s Department of Psychology, received her bachelor’s degree in education from Laguna College in 1971, and master’s degree in counselor education or school counseling and guidance services from De La Salle University in 1982.

She obtained her doctorate degree in clinical psychology from the UST Graduate School in 1997.

She served as the college secretary of the College of Science for 12 years and was director of the Office for Student Admissions from 2006 to 2008.

Bance spearheaded the approval of Republic Act No. 10029 or the Philippine Psychology Act of 2009 that professionalized the practice of psychology in the Philippines.

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