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.
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.
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.
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.
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Held meeting of CPSP-Phlippines Board of Trustees at the Munson House on January 6th, 2016. Attendees were
Dr. Paul Tabon
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
After considerable discussion both inside and outside the board, it was decided by the BOT to begin the process of changing our name formally to “Collegium of Clinical Pastoral Supervision-Philippines, Inc.” (now with the initials CCPSP.) The former name was “Collegium of Clnical Pastoral Supervision and Psychotherapy-Philippines, Inc.” The primary reason is the issue of the use of the term “psychotherapy.” R.A. 10029 places considerable limits on the use of a number of terms including “psychotherapy” in the Philippines. To avoid appearing to be in conflict with Philippine Law, and to encourage our members not use this term, we will be formally changing our name in the next few months.
Our focus is on providing spiritual/pastoral care that integrates sound psychological and theological principles within the context of a faith community. As such, we focus on terms and descriptions associated with: “pastoral care,” “pastoral counseling,” “spiritual care,” “spiritual counseling,” “crisis care,” “member care,” and “clinical chaplaincy.”