Clinical Pastoral Orientation

Clinical Pastoral Orientation (CPO) is a program designed for laypersons or ministers who don’t have time for CPE. It can also be done to get a taste for CPE. Additionally, it is set up to work more comfortably into a the normal (semester or quarter) schedule of a bible school or seminary.

In January, the BOT of CPSP-Philippines agreed to add CPO to the certification and accreditation standards. While this is still in progress, the following document provides  some insight into the standards being proposed.

CPO is presently being done at Zamboanga Peninsula Medical Center, and Bukal Life Care in Baguio City will have one starting on June 19.

Click here to view the Rough Draft of the Standards:  CPO Program




June 5-July 7.  Brent Hospital.  Zamboanga City.  CPE Intensive.  Supervisor Cal Sodoy.

June 19.  Start of Clinical Pastoral Orientation at PBTS in Baguio City. Duration 15 weeks, meeting on Mondays. (Another CPO group is presently underway in Zamboanga at the Zamboanga Peninsula Medical Center, led by Chaplain Buac.)

Mid-August. Mary Johnston Hospital. Tondo, Manila.  CPE Extended. Supervisor/SIT:  Dr. Sim Dang-Awan Jr., and Chaplain Victor Layug.

Mid-August.  Bukal Life Care. Baguio City. CPE Extended. Supervisor: TBD.

July 17-August 25.  Brokeshire Memorial Hospital. Davao City. CPE Intensive. Supervisor Cal Sodoy.

September 19-22.  Jakarta Indonesia.  2017 Asia Pacific Pastoral Care and Counseling Convention.

October 9-November 17. Capiz Emmanuel Hospital. Roxas City.  CPE Intensive. Supervisor Cal Sodoy.