Clinical Pastoral Education Programs in the Philippines

CPE has been in the Philippines for over 4 decades. However, often people struggle to find CPE programs in the Philippines. Sometimes it is due to lack of promotion or a small “footprint” on-line. Here are some major certifiers or accredited programs in the Philippines.

  1. CPSP-Philippines.  Centered in Baguio City, we have programs in Baguio, Manila, and Iloilo, with new programs being started in Zamboanga and Bulacan. We have been around since 2011, and formally partnered with CPSP in the US since 2015. www.cpspp.org.
  2. Asia Association for Clinical Pastoral Education (AACPE). This is the oldest program in the Philippines, formerly known as PCF (Pastoral Care Foundation). It has programs in Manila, Davao, Cebu, and Baguio.  They have a nice updated website:  https://www.aacpe.asia/
  3. Philippine Association of Clinical Pastoral Education and Practice (PACPEP).  It has ties with Siliman University, through its School of Clinical Pastoral Education. It appears that it has training centers in Negros, Iloilo, and Cebu. Perhaps other locations as well. The only website I have for them is an FB Group. There may be a better website somewhere.  https://www.facebook.com/Pacpep-Filipinas-711476479198539/
  4. Vanderpol Center for Leadership and Pastoral Formation.  This group is based in Metro Manila, and is connected ministerially to Philippine Children’s Medical Center. It is linked to the Center for Spiritual Care and Pastoral Formation (CSCPF) based in the US. Their website is https://vanderpolcenter.wordpress.com/

 

There are other groups that do CPE that do it without necessarily a direct form of certification. One group that we work with as a Community-based CPE program tied to ATESEA and ACTS (Aglipay Central Theological Seminary) in Urdaneta, Pangasinan. It supports the principles and skillset associated with traditional CPE, but with a different training structure. There are other groups as well. You are welcome to look around, and we would welcome information that will help us better be updated on the CPE landscape of the Philippines, so we can be better compentent to partner, and refer.

Schedule of Supervisor Cal Sodoy

Supervisor Cal Sodoy, head of Clinical Pastoral and Spiritual Care Training Center, has given his schedule for the rest of the year.

  • April 23 – May 18. CPE for graduate students at CPU School of Theology (Jaro, Iloilo City)
  • July 2 – Aug 31.  CPE with post-grad students in Davao City
  • Sept 3 – 30. Teaching Pastoral Theology at CPU School of Theology
  • Oct 8 – Nov 18. CPE graduate students. Capiz Emmanuel Hospital, Roxas City
  • Nov 22 – Dec 31.  Church-building project, Tablas Island, Romblon

April 2017 Updates

Dr. Raymond Lawrence, the General Secretary of CPSP is visiting the Philippines. Right now (March 27 – April 7, 2017) he is here leading CPE training with trainees at St. Andrews Theological Seminary.

Summer Intensive CPE has started up again with Bukal Life Care in Baguio City. 12 trainees at this time are now busy, supervised by SITs JM and Vo. CPE Summer Intensive will soon be starting at Mary Johnston Hospital (Manila) led by Dr. Sim, and at Pines Doctors Hospital (Baguio) led by Dr. Paul.

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SIT JM with a majority of the CPE trainees with Bukal Summer Intensive 2017.

In the next couple of days, Dr. Doug Dickens will be arriving in the Philippines. He is a Diplomate Supervisor of Clinical Pastoral Education/Training, with CPSP. He will be teaching a course in Crisis Care at Philippine Baptist Theological Seminary. He will also lead a 2-day seminar, also at PBTS, on Pastoral Diagnosis. This is on April 24-25. He will also be working with SITs and Supervisors of CPSP-Philippines.

 

Congratulations Chaplain Vic!!

Chaplain Victor Layug has been selected to be a part of the Governing Council of the College of Pastoral Supervision and Psychotherapy (CPSP ). He will serve as the representative for Region 6 (International Region).

Reverand Layug is presently doing his CPE Residency at Emory University, but will be returning to his normal ministry as head chaplain at Mary Johnston Hospital in Manila. He also is a CPE Supervisor-in-Training (SIT) with CPSP-Philippines. In the picture below, Victor is standing with Raymond Lawrence and William Scar, General Secretary and President of CPSP, respectively.

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CPSP-Philippines is a partnered organization with CPSP to establish and maintain standards, credentialing, and accrediting for pastoral counseling, clinical chaplaincy, and CPE training. We believe that having one of our members on the Governing Board with CPSP will aid in our pursuit of excellence.

 

“Pastoral and Spiritual Care Training Center” 2017 Schedule

The following is the 2017 schedule for half-unit CPE courses led by Dr. Cal Sodoy of the Pastoral and Spiritual Care Training Center.

January 9 – February 10:   Romblon Provincial Hospital (Tablas Island)

March 27 – April 28:  Iloilo Mission Hospital (Iloilo City)

June 5 – July 7.  Brent Hospital (Zamboanga City)

 July 17 – August 25:  Brokeshire Memorial Hospital (Davao City)

October 9 – November 17:  Capiz Emmanuel Hospital (Roxas City)

<For more info, you may email:  pastorcalsodoy@hotmail.com

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Congratulations Baguio Summer 2016

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Congratulations to the 14 trainees who completed CPE during the Summer of 2014 in Baguio. All were done through the partnership between Bukal Life Care and Philippine Baptist Theological Seminary. Some did it as part of the PBTS Summer Intership or PBTS SEE.

The picture above from left to right:

Bob Munson:  (Administrator, Bukal Life Care),  Jehny Pedazo (SIT), Celia Munson (SIT), Sesano Neikha (CPE in progress), Violeta Canoy (CPE graduate— completing her 4th unit), German Ramboyong Jr (CPE graduate— completing his 3rd unit), Edgar Chan (CPE graduate— completing his 3rd unit), Marcelina Maslian (CPE graduate— completing her 3rd unit), Rosemarie Estipular (with apo, CPE graduate— completing her 3rd unit), Winter Langpaoen (CPE graduate— completing his 2nd unit, Zam Tunglut (CPE graduate— completing his 2nd unit), Joel Munson (CPE graduate, completing his 2nd unit), Roberto Sables (CPE graduate), Dexter Bugalin (CPE graduate), Jhon Carlo Balajadia (CPE graduate), Naw Sayra Lwe Min (CPE graduate), Naw Mu Htoo Paw (CPE graduate), Paul Tabon (SIT)

All graduates have completed 400 hours of didactic training, group work relations, individual supervision, case studies, and practical ministry. The training meets the standards of the College of Pastoral Supervision & Psychotherapy (CPSP), as well as CPSP-Philippines.

The next training is Baguio will start in August.  Doc Paul’s group will start in mid-August, while Chaplain Celia’s will start at the end of August.

 

 

 

 

Congratulations

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On March 22nd, a certification board was held at the Bukal Life Care office. We are happy to report that two received positive results recommending increased certification. Chaplain Victor Layug, head chaplain at Mary Johnston Hospital, is recommended for Clinical Chaplain and Pastoral Counselor. Mr. Edgar Chan, a lay minister, and volunteer with Bukal Life Care, is recommended for Associate Clinical Chaplain and Associate Pastoral Counselor.

Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) is expected to be held at Mary Johnston Hospital starting April 4th.  CPE will be held at Bukal Life Care starting March 30th.

 

 

 

Upcoming Schedule 2016

There is a lot more going on… but here is what we have at the moment for you:

Baguio City:

–Crisis Counseling, PBTS. Starts January 26. Dr. Paul Tabon

–Clinical Pastoral Orientation, Bukal Life Care. Starts Feb 1. Bob/Celia Munson

—CPE at Bukal Life Care/PBTS.  Starts March 28. (Celia Munson/Paul Tabon)

Romblon Provincial Hospital (Odiongan).  Dr. Cal Soday

—CPE Jan 4-Feb 5

Iloilo City.  Dr. Cal Sodoy

—CPU Doctor Student supervision, Feb 15-Mar 11. (Dr. Cal Sodoy)

—CPE, Iloilo Mission Hosptial/Western Medical Center. May 9 – Jun 17.

—CPU Doctoral Student supervision, Sep 1 – Oct 31.

Roxas City. Dr. Cal Sodoy

—CPE. Capiz Emmanuel Hospital.  Mar 21 – April 29

Davao City. Dr. Cal Sodoy.

—Brokenshire Memorial Hospital.  Jul 11 – Aug 19.

 

Other trainings are going on. Will let you know as we learn them.

 

 

 

 

 

Up Coming Activities

We don’t always have everything that is going on. But as we learn them, always happy to pass them on here.

  • JULY 25        Start of CPE Batch (PBTS Training Center).  Dr. Paul Tabon
  • JULY 25        Start of CPE Batch (Mary Johnston Hospital). Dr. Sim Dang-Awan
  • AUGUST 3    Start of CPE Graduate Training Seminar at Medical City Iloilo and Western Visayas Regional Medical Center, Iloilo City. Dr. Cal Sodoy
  • SEPTEMBER ____   Start of CPE Batch (Bukal Life Care Training Center). Celia Munson
  • NOVEMBER 2   Start of CPE Graduate Training Seminar, Romblon Provincial Hospital, Odiongan, Romblon (Tablas Island, Philippines).   Dr. Cal Sodoy
  • NOVEMBER 15  Visit from Dr. Raymond Lawrence, General Secretary of CPSP (Intl)

Trainings planned for November (2015) and January (2016), as well as Certification boards. Exact days will be give more information as we learn them.