April Updates

New Heights:  Doc Sim has started a new CPE group on April 1st. They are presently meeting at Ellinwood Malate Church (in Malate, Manila)

Bukal Life Care:  Chap. Vo Canoy (with Diplomate Celia Munson) is in the middle of Summer Intensive. Mid-unit evals are going on April 26 with expected completion of unit in mid-May.

June 2018.  There has been a lot of interest in CPE for June. Here are centers that are having CPE begining in June.

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Financial Changes

Based on our Board Meeting earlier this year, the following changes are here enacted.

Membership.  For those who qualify, having completed at least a half unit of CPE, the fee to join as a member of CPSP-Philippines is P1000. This is a one-time fee. One would be considered a life-time member. There is no expiration on this status.

Active Member. An active member is one who is, of course, a member, but is also current on annual fees (P500 per year) and active in a CPSP-Philippines Chapter.

Inactive Member. As you might guess, if you are a member of CPSP-Philippines, but have not paid your annual fee and not active in a chapter, then you are inactive.

ID Card.  The cost of the ID card for CPSP-Philippines is expected to be P400. This is subject to change but is expected to cover the card and shipping.

Note: Due to these changes, there is a grace period for membership payment. If payment of the annual fee is NOT paid by the end of July, then the member is considered inactive. (Also note that those who joined as initial members after June of 2018 are considered to have paid for 2019.)

CPE Graduation– Glocal Community Center

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Congratulations to the 4 CPE trainees at Glocal Community Center for competion of their first unit of Clinical Pastoral Education. Glocal Community Center is a CPSP-Philippines accredited center headed by Diplomate Supervisor Paul Tabon. It is based in Baguio City with Pines City Doctor’s Hospital as their primary training location. The graduation was hosted by Father Ivo Anselmi at the St. Camillus Novitiate in Baguio City.

CPSP-Philippine News. March 2019

This is not a complete list of news, but I am forwarding the news that I have:

  1.  Glocal Community.  March 19.  Supervisor Paul Tabon will hold the graduation of his latest batch of CPE trainees. Pictures to follow.
  2. Bukal Life Care.  March 12. Start of Summer Intensive. 7 trainees. Vo Canoy will serve as SIT working with Supervisor Celia Munson
  3. Bukal Life Corporate Chaplaincy. SIT Renato Eustaquio is continuing his program of corporate chaplaincy in Bulacan, and is in process of establishing a pastoral counseling office for hospital chaplaincy. More to follow when this is clarified.
  4. New Heights.  Supervisor Sim Dang-Awan Jr., is about to start a new unit of CPE. It will likely be held at Ellinwood Malate Church in Manila. Doc Sim will act as supervisor, assisted by Dr. Larry Gusto.
  5. Zamboanga.  Chaplain Phan Buac is completing his latest unit of CPE at Silliman under PACPE. Upon his return home he will be working to arrange his next CPO (clinical pastoral orientation) group.
  6. Clinical Pastoral and Spiritual Care Center. Dr. Cal Sodoy plans to hold CPE in Davao.  July 8 to August 10, 2019. Also the D.Min. in Pastoral Counseling and Supervision will start a new school year at Central Philippine University this coming June.
  7. Standards Changes:  Pastoral Counselor and Clinical Chaplain are now no longer considered to be separate certifications. They are now linked together. New sub-specialty for corporate chaplaincy is now added. This now makes two sub-specialties, the other being palliative and hospice care.
  8. Membership: It is time for membership renewals. The board is working out the details of some changes to the membership scheme. Once they are worked out, we will send you the information so you can update yourself with us.

 

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Summer Intensive 2019 Bukal Life Care CPE Group with SIT Vo

 

 

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.