A third book has been released for CPSP-Philippines. The book is Dynamics in Pastoral Counseling and Training. It is the second book by the Munsons to support CPE training programs.
Pastoral counseling is a form of counseling that draws from the social sciences, but far more from pastoral theology, metaphor, symbols, and rituals. This book seeks to explore aspects of pastoral counseling with special emphasis on the dynamic processes associated with training, supervision, relationships, life stages, faith development, and theological reflection.
The book is presently available on Amazon at This Location. Kindle version will follow, and paper copies will be available at the Bukal Life Care office (in Baguio City) in a few weeks.
Two other books are:
The Art of Pastoral Care by Robert and Celia Munson
Pastoral Care Response to Alcoholism in the Armed Forces of the Philippines by Simplicio Dang-Awan Jr.
–New Heights: They are in the middle of an extended full unit, led by Doc Sim, with assistance of Chaplain Larry.
–Bukal Life Care. They will start intensive unit June 10, led by Chaplains Celia and Lyn They will also have a half unit beginning in August, led by Chaplain Vo. Bukal Life Care plans to take a break from CPE from October to March 2019 (not including CPO)
–Glocal Community. Doc Paul plans to start a CPE this October.
–St. Andrews. They have 11 trainees starting this mid-May into July.
–CPSCTC. Doc Cal will start an intensive unit at CPU this mid-May for 5 weeks.
–Hesed. Chaplain Renato will supervise the first unit of CPE at Hesed . Orientation is on June 13.
Not many new things since the last update. However, there are a couple to share:
- Note from Chaplain Janice Serafica, chaplain at PCU. “I am happy to share with you that CPE is now included in the Bachelor of Ministry Program under Theological Education by Extension (TEE) of Union Theological Seminary (UTS) Cavite. 2 years ago, UTS asked me to help them review and revised the TEE Curriculum. I gave emphasis on the significance of CPE.”
- Dr. Ben B. Ngaya-an is launching his book on May 1st. It is titled “Marginality and Mission in the Twentieth Century: The Episcopal Church’s Experience in the Philippines.” Dr. Ngaya-an is a Supervisor-in-Training with St. Andrews Theological Seminary. While this book is not primarily a work of pastoral studies or chaplaincy, we certainly wish the endeavor every success.
- Dr. Bob and Chaplain Celia Munson are putting the finishing touches on “Dynamics in Pastoral Care.” It is a follow-on volume to their first joint work, “The Art of Pastoral Care.” The work considers dynamic processes as they may be relevant to chaplains or pastoral care workers. Much like the first volume, the goal is to start from a theological (in this case reflective theological) foundation first, over a psychological foundation. While the completion date does keep being delayed, June, or July at the latest, does appear to be a viable target.
(Photo above) Chaplains Larry, Roy, and Phan meeting up for meeting in Zamboanga in April. Mindanao does appear to have great potential for growth in CPE and chaplaincy.
New Heights: Doc Sim has started a new CPE group on April 1st. They are presently meeting at Ellinwood Malate Church (in Malate, Manila)
Bukal Life Care: Chap. Vo Canoy (with Diplomate Celia Munson) is in the middle of Summer Intensive. Mid-unit evals are going on April 26 with expected completion of unit in mid-May.
June 2018. There has been a lot of interest in CPE for June. Here are centers that are having CPE begining in June.
Based on our Board Meeting earlier this year, the following changes are here enacted.
Membership. For those who qualify, having completed at least a half unit of CPE, the fee to join as a member of CPSP-Philippines is P1000. This is a one-time fee. One would be considered a life-time member. There is no expiration on this status.
Active Member. An active member is one who is, of course, a member, but is also current on annual fees (P500 per year) and active in a CPSP-Philippines Chapter.
Inactive Member. As you might guess, if you are a member of CPSP-Philippines, but have not paid your annual fee and not active in a chapter, then you are inactive.
ID Card. The cost of the ID card for CPSP-Philippines is expected to be P400. This is subject to change but is expected to cover the card and shipping.
Note: Due to these changes, there is a grace period for membership payment. If payment of the annual fee is NOT paid by the end of July, then the member is considered inactive. (Also note that those who joined as initial members after June of 2018 are considered to have paid for 2019.)
The 2019 Standards for CPSP-Philippines is now under review. Changes include:
- Combining Clinical Chaplain and Pastoral Counselor into a single certification (in line with changes done by CPSP).
- Adding a 2nd sub-specialty: Corporate Chaplain. (The first is Hospice and Palliative Care)
- Fleshing out some details in the Clinical Pastoral Orientation program
- Minor corrections and formatting changes.
Hopefully, the final version will be out in a month or two.