Interpersonal Relationship Group Seminar

This announcement is from Dr. Cal Sodoy, Diplomate Supervisor of Clinical Pastoral Education/Training.

The Pastoral and Spiritual Care Training Center offers a two week (3-days per week, MWF) Interpersonal Relationship Group Seminar for congregations to enhance personal relationships among its members where anger, hurt, intimacy, love, care, and warmth for each other are openly identified, affirmed and recognized in an attempt to find out their valued meaning.

Three competencies are to be developed:

  • Personal awareness
  • Interpersonal awareness
  • Spiritual awareness

The goal is to be transparent and authentic to oneself in relationship with each other. This experience will lead to a deeper awareness of oneself in discovering our common humanity with each other. Thus, the forming of genuine and authentic relationships with fellow believers in the faith community are made possible. Therefore the sustaining presence of living together in the faith based on a loving, caring and transparent relationships will be affirmed and celebrated.

Fee:  P1000 per hour for group work.

Food and lodging:  Sonsor of teh seminar will be in charge.

Training location:  College of Theology, Central Philippine University (Iloilo City). Alternatively, the sponsor may arrange for a meeting area of their choice.

Dates of training:  Open and negotiable

For more information:  Inquire of Dr. Cal Castro Sodoy


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CPE in Baguio

This Summer there are 22 CPE trainees in the two CPSP-Philippines training centers in Baguio City. Supervisor Paul Tabon, working with Pines City Doctors Hospital, has 7 trainees. Supervisor Celia Munson, of Bukal Life Care, has 6 trainees. Additionally at Bukal Life Care, there are two SITs active. Vo Canoy has 5 trainees, and Edgar Chan has 4 trainees.

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Supervisor Paul with his CPE trainees

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CPE trainees with Bukal Life Care team on Quirino Province Mission Trip— Training of local pastors and layleaders in Pastoral Counseling.

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CPE Training via Skype with Chaplain Salvador Delmundo, APC certified, serving as head chaplain at the famed Menninger Clinic.


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CPE Commissioning for Bukal Life Care 2018 Summer Intensive


Interpersonal Relationship Group Seminar (IPRG)

Rev. Dr. Cal Castro Sodoy, of Clinical Pastoral and Spiritual Care Training Center, will be holding several week-long seminars for couples of all types. The dates and locations are as follows:

January 1-7, 2018                  Tablas Island, Romblon

June 4-10, 2018                       Central Philippine University (CPU), Iloilo City

October 15-21, 2018               Capiz Emmanuel Hospital, Roxas City  (or CPU)

For information regarding cost, contact information, and the nature of the program is available, please CLICK HERE.


Trainings October and Beyond

A few trainings coming up.

  1.  Dr. Raymond Lawrence, General Secretary of CPSP, will be in Manila. Several leaders of CPSP-Philippines will meet with him on October 1st. The 2nd to the 6th of October, Dr. Lawrence will be leading training at St. Andrews Theological Seminary.
  2. Dr. Doug Dickens, a CPSP Diplomate will be in Baguio City October 16-27. He will be teaching a course in Pastoral Theology at Philippine Baptist Theological Seminary
  3. Guy and Roxanna Grimes, of The Relationship Warehouse, will be leading training at the Lide-Walker Conference at Philippine Baptist Theological Seminary January 8-10.



Annual Case Conference, October 15, 2017


The Annual Case Conference will be held on the 15th of October, starting 8am, at Philippine Baptist Theological Seminary (PBTS). It is facilitated by Dr. Raymond Lawrence.  The charge is P500. Lunch and snacks provided. Attendees should a clinical case with them to present.

It will be held in the Conference Room of PBTS.

Dr. Lawrence is the General Secreatry of the raymond2025th20plenaryCollege of Pastoral Supervision and Psychotherapy.  He is a Certified Clinical Pastoral Supervisor with the Association of Clinical Pastoral Education (ACPE) since 1970, and Certified Diplomate in Pastoral Supervision and Psychotherapy with the College of Pastoral Supervision and Psychotherapy since 1990.

Go to the Contact Us page on our site to get more information.


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.