April 2021 Updates

Things have been slow due to the pandemic… but several including Jethro, Hesed, and Bukal have been active with doing CPE training in the first quarter of this year.

As other centers let us know their plans, we will put them here. Here are a couple of updates that may be of value to you.

  1. Tentative Schedule for CPE (school year 2021) with Dr. Cal Sodoy.

DATES PLACE VENUE SUPERVISORS

SUMMER CPE

June 1-June 25 (4 weeks) Zamboanga, Sibugay Dr. Elvin Salarda, D.Min

Dr. Cal Sodoy, D.Min.

July 5- July 30 (4 weeks) CPU, Iloilo City Dr. Cal Sodoy, D.Min.

Rev. Romel Marcelino, M.Div.

August 9-Sept. 3(4 weeks) Davao Central College Rev. Phanuel Buac, M.Div,

Toril, Davao City Rev. Cal Sodoy, D.Min.

<For more info, contact Dr. Sodoy at Email: pastorcalsodoy@hotmail.com>

2. Bukal LIfe Care is expecting to hold Summer CPE— Full Unit only, starting around late May or early June. We expect to have two groups. Both will be either online or mixed media (depending on circumstances). Questions can be directed to Email: bukallife@gmail.com

January 2021 Updates

Welcome to 2021!! A few activities are already coming up.

  1. Annual Board Meeting of the Trustees. This will be done online with the exact date in January to be determined.
  2. Diplomate Board, led by Pres. Sim Dang-Awan Jr. This will be held at the end of January.
  3. Several CPE programs are starting up in January. Of the ones we know about include in Baguio (online), Angeles City, and Bocaue.

Apologies that the announcements are a bit vague. But during the pandemic, we are adapting on a daily basis. If you have specific questions, please go to the Contact Us page and drop us a line.

December 2020 Updates

Item #1. December 6, 2020. Congratulations to “Center for Low Vision Care, Pastoral Clinical Training, and Member Care” led by Chaplain Renato Eustaquio, for completion of their CPE unit. Those who have completed are:

  • Agnes Barnedo (1st unit)
  • Mary Joy Pergis (1st unit)
  • Marilyn Martin (1st unit)
  • Gina Ventura (CPO)

This program is certified with CPSP-Philippines, and works in partnership with Dr. Yanga Hospital in Bocaue, Bulacan.

Item #2. January 2021. Bukal Life Care and Counseling Center is expecting to start a CPE unit. This will be their first online-only unit. Contact bukallife@gmail.com if you have any questions.

Item #3. January 2021. “Center for Low Vision Care, Pastoral Clinical Training, and Member Care” led by Chaplain Renato Eustaquio, will be holding its next CPE batch at Dr. Yanga Hospital in Bocaue, Bulacan. It is an extended course… spread over 10 months.

Guide to HIV/AIDS Pastoral Counselling

The AIDS Working Group of the World Council of Churches (WCC) has come out with a new document, “Guide to HIV/AIDS Pastoral Counselling.”

One of the contributors to this document is a member of CPSP-Philippines. Dr. Erlinda Senturias. She and her husband Ptr. Alvaro Senturias Jr., are members of CPSP-Philippines and involved with Jethro Guidance Center. They are also both CPE trainees under Diplomate Dr. Sim Dang-Awan Jr..

Online CPE

Due to the times we are in, we must learn to adapt.
Some of our training centers are experimenting with online CPE.

The first is Jethro Guidance Center. It presently is holding online CPE with 13 trainees, and two supervisors from all over the Philippines. They plan to finish the unit in October.

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Our first real Online CPE (Jethro Guidance Center)

Bukal Life Care is in the process of developing two possible CPE online programs— one for seminary students, and one for ministers. The exact start is to be determined, but could start as soon as mid-August.

Andrew Lester Quote

“We represent the God who is both with us and out in front of us calling us, inviting us, even challenging us, to move into the future. As Moltmann put it,

‘God is the one who accompanies us and beckons us to set out. And it is God who, so to speak, waits for us around the next corner…. Even on the false paths we take in life God continually opens up surprisingly new possibility to us.’

The living God does not beckon from behind us somewhere in history, but is pulling us toward the horizons of promise and fulfillment. Those hurting people with whom we sit are crying out for new horizon of hope. They need future stories that provide security, excitement and joy in the present moment. Pastoral caregivers enable despairing persons to gain the courage to lean into their future, to revision and reconstruct future stories that are connected to hope rather than despair. ”

 

-Andrew D. Lester “Hope in Pastoral Care and Counseling” Chapter 10

April 2020 Updates

Not much news right now at CPSP-Philippines. Here are a few items.

1.  Membership and Center fees are delayed until the second half of 2017. We have moved away from the calendar year, so when one pays one’s annual fee, it will be good for 12 months starting from time of payment.

2. Most training programs are on hold due to enhanced quarantine conditions. However Bukal Life Care is experimenting with online CPE. Hoping to learn from this.

3.  Speaking of online services, CPSP (US) is holding online support groups for member chaplains. It can be a valuable place on Zoom for helping the helpers.

4.  Bob and Celia Munson are working on a new book… Pastoral Counseling Case Workbook. Completion date? Unknown, but people are welcome to look at the books already done with CPSP Philippines (Check menu above).