The aim of this blogsite is to create and establish network among registered and licensed guidance and counseling practitioners, to have a common venue for sharing information, to open avenues where practitioners can get in touch with each other, and to encourage practitioners to participate in the growth of the counseling profession in the Philippines.
The Guidance Counselor is a natural person who has been registered and issued a valid Certificate of Registration and a valid Professional Identification Card by the Professional Regulatory Board of Guidance and Counseling (PRB-GC) and Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) in accordance with R.A. No. 9258 and who, by virtue of specialized training, perform for a fee, salary, or other forms of compensation the functions of guidance and counseling.
Guidance and Counseling is the profession that involves the use of an integrated approach to the development of a well-functioning individual primarily by helping him/her to utilize his/her potentials to the fullest and plan his/her present and future in accordance with his/her abilities, interests, and needs.
It includes functions such as counseling, psychological testing, (i.e. personality, career, interest, aptitude, mental ability, achievement), learning and study orientation, research, placement, referral and group processes. It includes the teaching of guidance and counseling subjects, particularly those covered in the Licensure Examinations and necessary in other human development services.
In keeping with the development in the profession, the term, "counseling", to the layman, is considered synonymous to, and interchangeable with, guidance and counseling, but to professional counselors, it is a face-to-face helping relationship. It is a mission of service.