Growing Library

Books

CPSP-Philippines is committed to expanding books and other materials to assist in the areas of Pastoral Care and Chaplaincy, especially in the Philippines. At this time we have the books above:

Pastoral Care Response for Alcoholism in the Armed Forces of the Philippines, by Dr. Simplicio Dang-Awan, Jr. He is the Diplomate Supervisor at Jethro Guidance Center.

Recovery of the Soul:  A History and Memoir of the Clinical Pastoral Movement, by Dr. Raymond Lawrence. He is the General Secretary of CPSP, and Mentor of CPSP-Philippines.

The Art of Pastoral Care, by Dr. Robert and Celia Munson.  They are the co-founders of Bukal Life Care, and Celia is the Diplomate Supervisor at Bukal.

Dynamics in Pastoral Counseling and Training, by Robert and Celia Munson

Another book is in the works and should be done soon by Erlinda Senturias.

The above four books are all available online at Amazon, and many other online vendors. Three of the four books are available at the main office of CPSP-Philippines (which is shared by Bukal Life Care in Baguio City, Philippines). The fourth book, by Raymond Lawrence should be available at our main office in the near future.

 

Interpersonal Relationship Group Seminar

ATTENTION

SEMINAR IN METRO MANILA AREA FOR INTERPERSONAL RELATIONSHIP GROUP (IPR): ENRICHMENT OF HUMAN RELATIONSHIPS

FOR

PASTORS/CHURCH OFFICERS, PROFESSORS/INSTRUCTORS, ALLIED HEALTH CARE
(MD, RN, MSW) AND MARRIED COUPLES.

The Pastoral and Spiritual Care Training Center offers 3 days training seminar October 21, 22,23 from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm for ministers, church officers professors, instructors, staff of Colleges and Universities and married couples to enhance human relationships where anger, hurt, intimacy, love, care and warmth for each other are openly identified, affirmed, recognized and celebrated in an attempt to find out their valued meanings.

DAILY SCHEDULE:

  • OCTOBER 21, INTRAPERSONAL (SELF AWARENESS AND SPIRITUALITY).
  • OCTOBER 22, INTERPERSONAL (SELF AND OTHERS AND SPIRITUALITY.
  • OCTOBER 23, MORNING SESSION: LECTURE ON HUMAN SEXUALLITY EXPLORING ITS CONTEMPORARY MEANINGS. AFTERNOON SESSION (OPEN FORUM) ON HUMAN RELATIONSHIPS. LIVED PRESENTATIONS OF REAL LIFE EXPERIENCES-PROCESSING FEELINGS, ACCEPTING THE UNACCEPTABLE, MENDING AND ENHANCING HUMAN RELATIONSHIPS, THERAPEUTIC LISTENING.

TRAINING GOALS: Three competencies are to be developed: (1) intrapersonal (self) awareness, (2) interpersonal (self and others) awareness, (3) spiritual (formation and nurture) awareness.

The goal is to be transparent and authentic to oneself in relationship with others. 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 teachers in the academic campus or members of faith community are made possible. Therefore, the sustaining presence of living together as fellow workers, church members and married couples in genuine, loving, caring, and transparent relationships are affirmed and celebrated.

Training Fee: Two hundred fifty pesos (250) per person per 1 day session. This fee can be waived in lieu of “love gift offerings” from participants and sponsoring agency.
Proceeds will go towards tuition scholarship for doctoral students in the College of Theology, CPU.

ADMISSION:                            OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. REGISTRATION REQUIRED.
FOOD AND LODGING:          PARTICIPANTS WILL BE RESPONSIBLE
DATES OF TRAINING:           October 21,22,23                                                                                VENUE:                                 Ellinwood Malate UCCP Church, Metro Manila. The Sessions begin at 9:00 AM and ends at 3:00 PM.  The Sponsor of the Seminar will prepare the place of meeting
CALL:                 REV. DR. SIM DANG AWAN, Incharge. Cell #: 09205451574.
REV. DR. CALIXTO CASTRO SODOY, D.MIN. , Visiting Professor and CPE     Supervisor, College of Theology, Central Philippine University, Jaro, Iloilo City 5000
EMAIL: pastorcalsodoy@hotmail.com , Cell Ph: 09212288462

*Nurturing your faith through interpersonal and spiritual awareness will help you stay away from the “sickly faith” syndrome. This training seminar has a pedagogical (skill building) and therapeutic (healing) effects in a person’s life).
“SELF-AWARNESS PLUS SPIRITUAL CARE EQUALS HEALTHY FAITH”

New Book Released

A third book has been released for CPSP-Philippines. Front Art 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.

 

September/October Updates

  1.  Presently, CPE is being held at Bukal Life Care (2 groups), Hesed, and Jethro Guidance.  These three centers are located in Baguio City, Bocaue, and Manila, respectively.
  2.  Doc Cal Sodoy of Clinical Pastoral and Spiritual Care Training Center will be in Manila working with Jethro Guidance from October 19-27. The biggest single activity will be the Certification Board on Thursday October 24 when we will have a CPSP-Philippines Certification Board.  Tentative location will be Elinwood Malate Church in Manila (location subject to change).

 

Membership Updates

2019 is a transition year for CPSP-Philippines. We have been moving to a new format of handling members. In line with that, here are a few parameters to the new situation.

Initial Membership

There is a one-time charge of P1000 and application that must be filled out.  The application can be downloaded HERE. Once the form is filled out, email it as indicated on the form. Give a copy to the convener of the chapter you are joining. Additionally, payment may be made to the account indicated under FINANCIAL MATTERS.  (In some cases, finances can be done through the convener of the chapter.)

This form of membership is valid for the life of the member. Exceptions to this are the removal from membership at the request of the member, and violation of the Ethics and/or Covenant of CPSP-Philippines as identified by the members chapter, and confirmed after review by the Standards Committee.

Active versus Inactive Membership

There are two requirements for maintaining active status. First, yearly fee of P500 is to be made in one of the two ways indicated above. Second, one must maintain good standing with a CPSP-Philippines Chapter. The convener will yearly provide the registrar of the chapter membership. The payment of P500 is good for 12 months from the date that the payment was identified as received. 2 months of grace period at the 12 month point will be given before the member is moved to the inactive role.  <Note:  A member may choose to pay for two years rather than one. However, two years is the longest period accepted.

Return from Inactive Membership to Active Membership

The transition back to Active Membership from Inactive is quite simple. Payment of the Annual Fee, and a letter from the member’s chapter stating the return to active status.

Certifications

CPSP-Philippines only recognizes certifications of active members. However, the certification is not canceled. Upon resumption of Active status, the certification is again recognized.

Effectivity

These rules will be fully implemented January 1st, 2020.  However, in line with the 2 month grace period listed above, verification of payment of fees and activity within the chapter must be completed by February 29th, 2020.  Annual Fee payments that were done during 2019 will be valid for 12 months (and 2 month grace period).

August Updates

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Above is the CPE Commissioning held at Philippine Baptist Theological Seminary for Bukal Life Care and Counseling Center and the CPE Counseling Center at Saint Andrews Theological Seminary.  There were 9 trainees from Bukal and 7 trainees from SATS. Father Ivo Anselmi spoke on the topic of family at the event. Fr. Ivo is a CPE graduate under Nars Dumalagan of PCF.

August.  Bukal Life Care and New Heights expect start another unit of CPE.  Bukal plans to do a Saturday Extended unit led by Chaplain Lyn. Exact start is still being worked out. New Heights plans to start on August 5th at Ellinwood Malate Church in Manila.

Dr. Cal Sodoy is leading an Intensive CPE in Brokenshire Hospital in Davao at the moment, and Chaplain Renato is overseeing a unit of CPE at Hesed in Bocaue, Bulacan.

It is also worth noting that a few weeks ago Shalom, in Zamboanga, under Chaplain Elvin Salarda, completed a CPE, with Diplomate Sim Dang-Awan as guest at their graduation.

September.  Bukal Life Care plans to hold a CPE unit at Pines City Doctors Hospital. More details as they come available.

Also note that as a number of our members are advancing there is need for certification boards. We are working to accommodate them. More to follow on this as well.