After considerable discussion both inside and outside the board, it was decided by the BOT to begin the process of changing our name formally to “Collegium of Clinical Pastoral Supervision-Philippines, Inc.” (now with the initials CCPSP.) The former name was “Collegium of Clnical Pastoral Supervision and Psychotherapy-Philippines, Inc.” The primary reason is the issue of the use of the term “psychotherapy.” R.A. 10029 places considerable limits on the use of a number of terms including “psychotherapy” in the Philippines. To avoid appearing to be in conflict with Philippine Law, and to encourage our members not use this term, we will be formally changing our name in the next few months.
Our focus is on providing spiritual/pastoral care that integrates sound psychological and theological principles within the context of a faith community. As such, we focus on terms and descriptions associated with: “pastoral care,” “pastoral counseling,” “spiritual care,” “spiritual counseling,” “crisis care,” “member care,” and “clinical chaplaincy.”