Alianan, Arsenio Jr. S.

Full Time
Administrative Position: 

Associate Professor, Department of Psychology

Contact No.: 
+63 (2) 426 5905
+63 (2) 421 2469

Biography and Education

  • PhD Clinical Psychology Ateneo de Manila University
  • MA Psychology (Counseling), Ateneo de Manila University
  • BA Psychology, University of the Philippines

Dr. Boboy Alianan completed his doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the Ateneo de Manila University.  He is a founding member of PsychConsult, Inc., a private mental health service provider in Quezon City, and currently does private practice there.  At various points, he had brief teaching stints with the Psychology Departments of the University of the Philippines in Diliman, the De La Salle University, and the National University of Singapore.  Yet another involvement for nearly a decade was in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine in the University of the Philippines-Philippine General Hospital.  His current research interests include:  psychological testing in the Philippines, particularly the assessment of basic aptitudes and abilities; effectiveness of counseling and psychotherapy; application and effectiveness of online counseling; the mental health impact of migration and diaspora of Filipinos. 


  • Co-Chair, Psychological Association of the Philippines, Clinical Division
  • Consultant, PsychConsult, Inc.
  • Associate Director for Clinical and Community Services, Jaime C. Bulatao, SJ Center for Psychology Services
  • Member, Discipline Committee 
Courses Taught: 

Psychological Testing
Cognitive Psychology
Introduction to Art Therapy 
Development of Psychological Thought
Advanced Psychological Assessment
Assessment of Children


Recent Publications

Hechanova, M. R., Alianan, Jr, A. S., Jocson, R. M., & Villasanta, A. P. (2021). Online resilience support groups during the COVID-19 pandemic: The Philippine experience. Mental Health and Social Inclusion.

Hechanova, M. R., Calleja, M., Alianan Jr, A., Melgar, I., Bautista, V. V., Padasas, I. O., Reyes, J. D. F., & Bunagan, K. (2020). Community-based drug recovery support in the Philippines: Implementing the Katatagan Kontra Droga sa Komunidad (KKDK). In F. C. Gutierrez (Ed.), Crime and punishment in the Philippines: Beyond politics and spectacle (pp. 181-206). The Philippine Social Science Council.

Teng-Calleja, M., Canoy, N. A., & Alianan Jr, A. S. (2019). Examining inter-organizational roles in Philippine post-disaster MHPSS delivery. Disaster Prevention and Management, 28(2), 258–271.

Hechanova, M. R., Alianan, A., Calleja, M., Acosta, A., & Yusay, C. (2019). Evaluation of the training and pilot implementation of Katatagan Kontra Droga sa Komunidad. Philippine Journal of Psychology, 52(1), 65–101.

Hechanova, M. R. M., Alianan, A. S., Calleja, M. T., Melgar, I. E., Acosta, A., Villasanta, A., Bunagan, K., Yusay, C., Ang, A., Flores, J., Canoy, N., Espina, E., Gomez, G. A., Hinckley, E. S., Tuliao, A. P., & Cue, M. P. (2018). The development of a community-based drug intervention for Filipino drug users. Journal of Pacific Rim Psychology, 12, e12.

Hechanova, M. R. M., Tuliao, A. P., Alianan, A. S., & Teh, L. (2015). Online counseling for migrant workers: Challenges and opportunities. In G. Riva, B. K. Wiederhold, & P. Cipresso (Eds.), The psychology of social networking (Vol. 1, pp. 30-40). De Gruyter Open Poland.

Hechanova, M. R. M., Waelde, L. C., Docena, P. S., Alampay, L. P., Alianan, A. S., Flores, M. J. B., & Melgar, M. I. E. (2015). The development and initial evaluation of Katatagan: a resilience intervention for Filipino disaster survivors. Philippine Journal of Psychology, 48(2), 105-131.