2019 Standards Update

The 2019 Standards for CPSP-Philippines is now under review. Changes include:

  • Combining Clinical Chaplain and Pastoral Counselor into a single certification (in line with changes done by CPSP).
  • Adding a 2nd sub-specialty:  Corporate Chaplain. (The first is Hospice and Palliative Care)
  • Fleshing out some details in the Clinical Pastoral Orientation program
  • Minor corrections and formatting changes.

Hopefully, the final version will be out in a month or two.

New Training Center

On February 6th, 2019, was the formal opening of the CPE Center at St. Andrews Theological Seminary (SATS). It had opened over a year earlier as a pilot project of CPSP and CPSP-Philippines with Dr. Raymond Lawrence (General Secretary of CPSP) as the supervisor. With the successful completion of that pilot project, SATS officially has an accredited center under CPSP-Philippines (and by Memorandum of Agreement with CPSP). At the ceremony, Dr. Paul Tabon, president of CPSP-Philippines, presided. Dr. Sim Dang-Awan Jr., a diplomate supervisor of CPSP-Philippines also joined, as did Dr. Raymond Lawrence, General Secretary of CPSP.

Memorandum of Agreement

On February 2nd, 2019, CPSP-Philippines and CPSP signed an updated Memorandum of Agreement to maintain standards for equivalency and reciprocity of certifications, among other things. Signing this document was Dr. Raymond Lawrence, General Secretary of the CPSP, and Dr. Paul Tabon, President of the Board of Trustees of CPSP-Philippines. The signing was held at Philippine Baptist Theological Seminary, in Baguio City, Philippines.

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