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