Mid-May News CPSP-Philippines

<Starting in the North and working our way South>

Baguio City. Bukal LIfe Care has two CPE groups active for Summer Intensive. One is led by Chaplain Vo Canoy. The other is led by Chaplain Lyn Montecastro. A Half Unit is expected to start the third week in June supervized by Chaplains Celia Munson and Vo Canoy.

Chaplain Vo’s CPE Group

Bocaue. The Chaplains Office, led by Chaplain Renato Eustaquio, has an active CPE group at Dr. Yanga’s Hospital. They are planning a Chaplain’s Retreat in Baguio the weekend of June 4. They are also developing a video series of trainings for counselors, missionaries, and pastors. And finally, they are planning to start a one-year program in July. We wish them well in this.

Manila. Jethro Guidance Center, is moving forward with their recent partnership with Union Theological Seminary with an ongoing CPE batch being held there. It is being supervised by Dr. Larry Gusto and Chaplain Ephraim Guerrero. Looking forward to seeing this effort expand.

Community-Based CPE at Union Theological Seminary

Iligan City. The Chaplain ministry at Iligan City Adventist Hospital, led by Dr. Victor Navarro, will be completing a CPE Batch June 9th. Dr. Cal Sodoy will be guest speaker for this event. CPSP-Philippines has not been long in Mindanao. We are thankful for the work of Dr. Sim Dang-Awan Jr. in promoting our work there, with it bearing fruit through local efforts of Chaplains Victor Navarro, Elvin Salarda, and Phanuel Buac. We look forward to more good things happening there.

Davao. And speaking of Minidanao, Dr. Cal Sodoy is leading a training at Davao Central College. This two week activity will hopefully happen in August and tentatively this will be done with Dr. Raymond Lawrence (General Secretary and founder) of CPSP joining face-to-face. Several of us are also hoping to join even if for a shorter time.

February 2020 Photos

Yes… things have been slow because of the pandemic for the last few months, but that does not mean that nothing has happened. Here are a few photos of some recent activities:

Webinar held in February on “Pastoral Care in Hospice and Palliative Settings” facilitated by Ptr (and Dr) Joshua Marcos. This event was sponsored by Jethro Guidance Center. Note that Jethro Center is also holding CPE presently in Manila.
CPE gathering online led by Chaplain Renato Eustaquio of “The Chaplain’s Office” in Bocaue, Bulacan
CPE Group led by Diplomate Vo Canoy with Bukal Life Care, in Baguio City, Philippines. This group is finishing up with two groups starting in mid-to-late March.

New Book Released

A third book has been released for CPSP-Philippines. Front Art The book is Dynamics in Pastoral Counseling and Training. It is the second book by the Munsons to support CPE training programs.

Pastoral counseling is a form of counseling that draws from the social sciences, but far more from pastoral theology, metaphor, symbols, and rituals. This book seeks to explore aspects of pastoral counseling with special emphasis on the dynamic processes associated with training, supervision, relationships, life stages, faith development, and theological reflection.

The book is presently available on Amazon at This Location.  Kindle version will follow, and paper copies will be available at the Bukal Life Care office (in Baguio City) in a few weeks.

Two other books are:

The Art of Pastoral Care   by Robert and Celia Munson

Pastoral Care Response to Alcoholism in the Armed Forces of the Philippines    by Simplicio Dang-Awan Jr.

 

August Updates

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Above is the CPE Commissioning held at Philippine Baptist Theological Seminary for Bukal Life Care and Counseling Center and the CPE Counseling Center at Saint Andrews Theological Seminary.  There were 9 trainees from Bukal and 7 trainees from SATS. Father Ivo Anselmi spoke on the topic of family at the event. Fr. Ivo is a CPE graduate under Nars Dumalagan of PCF.

August.  Bukal Life Care and New Heights expect start another unit of CPE.  Bukal plans to do a Saturday Extended unit led by Chaplain Lyn. Exact start is still being worked out. New Heights plans to start on August 5th at Ellinwood Malate Church in Manila.

Dr. Cal Sodoy is leading an Intensive CPE in Brokenshire Hospital in Davao at the moment, and Chaplain Renato is overseeing a unit of CPE at Hesed in Bocaue, Bulacan.

It is also worth noting that a few weeks ago Shalom, in Zamboanga, under Chaplain Elvin Salarda, completed a CPE, with Diplomate Sim Dang-Awan as guest at their graduation.

September.  Bukal Life Care plans to hold a CPE unit at Pines City Doctors Hospital. More details as they come available.

Also note that as a number of our members are advancing there is need for certification boards. We are working to accommodate them. More to follow on this as well.

 

Recent CPE Group Photos

Recent CPE Group Photos

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May 2019 CPE Graduation in Iloilo, supervised by Dr. Calixto Sodoy.

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Hew Heights CPE in Manila supervised by Dr. Simplicio Dang-Awan Jr.

 

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Bukal Life Care CPE Group, Led by Supervisor Celia Munson, and SIT Dr. Lyn Montecastro

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Supervisor Paul with SITs and Trainees at St. Andrews

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.

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.

Active Programs

We don’t always know what is going in on our training centers at all times. We welcome being updated. But here are some programs that are gong on at this time.

–Baguio City.   Supervisor’s in Training Vo and Lyn, under the oversight of Supervisor Celia, are holding full and half unit extended CPE, starting in mid-October. This is Lyn’s first time as SIT.

— Manila.  Supervisor Sim is supervising an extended CPE group at Cosmopolitan Church, Ermita, Manila. in Parish/Community-based chaplaincy.

–Bulacan.  SIT Renato is supervising a unique CPO (Clinical Pastoral Orientation) in Industrial (or Corporate) Chaplaincy. This is his first supervision.

–Zamboanga City. Chaplain Phanuel is supervising his fourth CPO group in hospital-based chaplaincy.