–New Heights: They are in the middle of an extended full unit, led by Doc Sim, with assistance of Chaplain Larry.
–Bukal Life Care. They will start intensive unit June 10, led by Chaplains Celia and Lyn They will also have a half unit beginning in August, led by Chaplain Vo. Bukal Life Care plans to take a break from CPE from October to March 2019 (not including CPO)
–Glocal Community. Doc Paul plans to start a CPE this October.
–St. Andrews. They have 11 trainees starting this mid-May into July.
–CPSCTC. Doc Cal will start an intensive unit at CPU this mid-May for 5 weeks.
–Hesed. Chaplain Renato will supervise the first unit of CPE at Hesed . Orientation is on June 13.
Not many new things since the last update. However, there are a couple to share:
- Note from Chaplain Janice Serafica, chaplain at PCU. “I am happy to share with you that CPE is now included in the Bachelor of Ministry Program under Theological Education by Extension (TEE) of Union Theological Seminary (UTS) Cavite. 2 years ago, UTS asked me to help them review and revised the TEE Curriculum. I gave emphasis on the significance of CPE.”
- Dr. Ben B. Ngaya-an is launching his book on May 1st. It is titled “Marginality and Mission in the Twentieth Century: The Episcopal Church’s Experience in the Philippines.” Dr. Ngaya-an is a Supervisor-in-Training with St. Andrews Theological Seminary. While this book is not primarily a work of pastoral studies or chaplaincy, we certainly wish the endeavor every success.
- Dr. Bob and Chaplain Celia Munson are putting the finishing touches on “Dynamics in Pastoral Care.” It is a follow-on volume to their first joint work, “The Art of Pastoral Care.” The work considers dynamic processes as they may be relevant to chaplains or pastoral care workers. Much like the first volume, the goal is to start from a theological (in this case reflective theological) foundation first, over a psychological foundation. While the completion date does keep being delayed, June, or July at the latest, does appear to be a viable target.
(Photo above) Chaplains Larry, Roy, and Phan meeting up for meeting in Zamboanga in April. Mindanao does appear to have great potential for growth in CPE and chaplaincy.
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.
- Clinical Pastoral and Spiritual Care Training Center. 5-week Intensive half unit will begin at CPU in Iloilo in June.
- Bukal Life Care & Counseling Center. 6-week Intensive half unit will begin at PBTS in Baguio City in June. (Other formats may start then as well depending on interest).
- HESED Low Vision Care, Clinical Chaplaincy Training, and Pastoral Care Services. Extended CPE is expected to start at Dr. Yanga’s Hospital in Bocaue. More details as they are clarified.
- Others may be starting as well. We would welcome updates from other centers.
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.)
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.
This is not a complete list of news, but I am forwarding the news that I have:
- Glocal Community. March 19. Supervisor Paul Tabon will hold the graduation of his latest batch of CPE trainees. Pictures to follow.
- Bukal Life Care. March 12. Start of Summer Intensive. 7 trainees. Vo Canoy will serve as SIT working with Supervisor Celia Munson
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.