Alianan, Arsenio Jr. Sze

Full Time
Administrative Position: 

Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology
Associate Director for Clinical Services, The Fr. Jaime C. Bulatao, SJ Center for 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 

Published Works and Journals

Teh, L., Acosta, A., Hechanova, M.R., Garabiles, M., & Alianan, A. (2014). Attitudes of Psychology Graduate Students towards Online Counseling. Philippine Journal of Psychology 47(2), 65-97.

Hechanova MR, Tuliao AP, Teh LA, Alianan AS, Acosta A., "Problem severity, technology adoption, and intent to seek online counseling among overseas Filipino workers", Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking, 16 (2013), 613-617.

Ebrada, S. C. & Alianan, Jr. A. S. (2007).  Abnormal Psychology.  In L. Teh & M. E. J. Macapagal (Eds.)  General psychology.  RP:  Ateneo de Manila University Press. 
Ebrada, E. C. & Alianan, Jr. A. S.  (1999).  Abnormal Psychology. In L. Teh & M. E. J. Macapagal (Eds.)  General psychology textbook and manual.  Unpublished work commisioned by the Commision on Higher Education (Philippines). 
Liwag, Maria Emma Concepcion (ed.).  Psyche:  The Filipino Family.  Arsenio Sze Alianan, Jr.  “Shifts in Parenting Styles”.  Manila:  Ateneo de Manila University Press.  (forthcoming)

Courses Taught: 

Psychological Testing
Cognitive Psychology
Introduction to Art Therapy