CPSP-Philippines Meeting

We held a meeting of CPSP-Philippines planning meeting on July 6, 2019 at Bukal Life Care. We had representatives from the following CPE Centers:

Bukal Life Care

Glocal Community

New Heights

Hesed

We had a productive meeting, and updates will be made in the next few weeks based on this meeting. Below is picture of the group (minus the registrar who was behind the camera) at lunch after the meeting.

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December Updates

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CPE Group at Bukal Life Care (Baguio City)

  • 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.

Upcoming Board Meeting

The board of trustees of CPSP-Philippines will have its annual meeting on January 20th starting at 9am at Philippine Baptist Theological Seminary (Baguio City).

An additional note: Dr. Doug Dickens will be returning to PBTS in May. He is a Diplomate with CPSP, and will assist the pastoral care program of PBTS, along with our work with 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.

 

Annual Board Meeting 2017

CPSP-Philippines had its annual Board of Trustees meeting on January 14, 2017, at the Munsons residence with 9 in attendance, inclusive of 4 out of the 5 trustees. A few major items from the meeting:

  • Dr. Simplicio Dang-Awan Jr., joined as the newest board member. Officers stay the same with Dr. Paul Tabon as President, Ms. Jehny Pedazo as Vice President, and Mrs. Celia Munson as Secretary-Treasurer.
  • The 2017 Standards of CPSP-Philippines will include (1) standards for accreditation and certification of CPO, clinical pastoral orientation, programs, and (2) changes to the Supervisor-in-Training program to contextualize it to the present situation in the Philippines.
  • Plans to expand fraternal connections with other CPE certifiers, seminaries, and other potential partners in clinical pastoral care, both in the Philippines and Southeast Asia.
  • Make plans for CPSP Plenary, and CPSP-Philippines meeting in Baguio in April, as well as certification boards.
  • Plan for recognition of our new Diplomates, as well as having membership cards for members.
  • 2017 membership drive, and possible new chapters and training centers established this year.

Other items will be listed as they are acted upon. We are thankful for those that joined and all of the productive discussion. Looking forward to gathering again in April.

 

CPSP-Philippines Board of Trustees

Held meeting of CPSP-Phlippines Board of Trustees at the Munson House on January 6th, 2016. Attendees were

Dr. Paul Tabon

Celia Munson

Jehny Pedazo

Dr. Ryan Clark (via Skype)

Sr. Sofia Natama could not attend. Bob Munson attended as interim registrar, although not on the board.

It was a very profitable meeting, and the next post will list the pertinent decisions made. If you have any questions about CPSP-Philippines, please email the registrar at bob2046@yahoo.com

Training in Baguio and MOA

CPSP-Philippines welcomed Dr. Raymond Lawrence and Charlie Spruell to Baguio City. Doc Raymond is the General Secretary of CPSP. He has joined us several times before, and this was Charlie’s second visit. We had three days of fairly intense training. The focus was on Case Studies. All who attended the training received a copy of Dr. Lawrence’s new book. “Nine Cases: The Soul of Pastoral Care and Counseling.” Trainees and members alike provided different cases. Doc Raymond said that the cases provided were “quite stimulating clinical data that made the seminars much fun for me.” The three day seminar was jointly hosted by Bukal Life Care and Philippine Baptist Theological Seminary.

We also had a Thanksgiving Dinner (on Tuesday rather than Thursday due to schedule). During the dinner we had the signing of the Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) that formally establishes the relationship between CPSP and CPSP-Philippines. It was signed by Raymond, as well as Dr. Paul Tabon, the President o the Board of Trustees of CPSP-Philippines. A copy of the signed MOA is available in the Documents section of this webside.