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.
- November 29th we held a planning meeting in Baguio. Updates coming on some of the matters covered.
- January. Two CPE groups will be starting in Baguio. At Global Community Center, Supervisor Paul Tabon will start a unit. At Bukal Life Care, a half unit of CPE will commence.
- January 31 to early February. Dr. Raymond Lawrence, Secretary General of CPSP will be visiting us. He will be teaching at meeting with CPSP-Philippines members at St. Andrews Theological Seminary and at Philippine Baptist Theological Seminary.
- April. We have set up a working team for our 2019 CPSP-Philippine Plenary. The plan is for it to be held on the grounds of Philippine Baptist Theological Seminary in April. More details when we get them.
We have put the Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) between CPSP and CPSP-Philippines on our DOCUMENTS page. (Go to ABOUT US and then DOCUMENTS). Two documents are there under Memorandum of Agreement between CPSP and CPSP-Philippines. One is a PDF of the agreement, and the other is a scan of the agreement signed back in 2013 by the General Secretary of CPSP, and the President of the Board of Trustees of CPSP-Philippines.
NOTE: CPSP-Philippines started out as an outreach project of the College of Pastoral Supervision & Psychotherapy (CPSP). In 2011, CPSP-Philippines (The Collegium of Pastoral Supervision & Psychotherapy-Philippines) was incorporated in the Philippines. In 2015 the MOA was signed by both parties recognizing the independence of CPSP-Philippines while establishing the criteria for Equivalency of Standards and Reciprocity of Certifications.
You can look at the MOA directly by clicking HERE.
Dr. Doug Dickens, Diplomate Supervisor of Clinical Pastoral Education/Training, will be in Baguio in April. He will be teaching a 2-week (3-unit) course in Grief and Loss at Philippine Baptist Theological Seminary. We also hope to get together with him for some guidance of Supervisors and Supervisors-in-Training of CPSP-Philippines. Updates to come.
The brochure may be downloaded: cpsp-philippines-brochure-2016
Dr. Raymond Lawrence, General Secretary of CPSP, joined us at the headquarters of CPSP-Philippines, at Bukal Life Care, in Baguio City, October 13-16. On the 14th and 15th, we held our Annual Case Conference. We had approximately 25 people attend, mostly from Baguio, but we were blessed with some attendees from Manila and Bulacan. We had 8 cases presented to the group for review as well as two mini-lectures (one on the history of clinical pastoral care, and the other on the differences between religious pastoral care, and clinical pastoral care).
On the last night, we were able to have a meeting of CPSP-Philippines with Doc Raymond and Charlie Spruell. We have good news from that meeting, but we will save that for another post.
Much thanks to Philippine Baptist Theological Seminary, for providing the Conference Room for our use. Also thanks to a donor who graciously took care of Raymond and Charlie at the Baguio Country Club, as well as the CPSP-Philippines meeting. Such as nice way to start Pastoral Care Week (October 16-22)
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.
<From Left to Right: Chaplain Victor Layug, Dr. Sim Dang-Awan, Dr. Paul Tabon, Mr. Edgar Chan, Ms. Celia Munson>La
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.