Board Meeting was held in Baguio on October 26 for Bukal Life Care. The board has two Diplomates of CPSP-Philippines (Chaplain Celia and Dr. Sim), and four SITs (Chaplains Jehny, Renato, Lyn and Vo). The registrar of CPSP-Philippines (Dr. Bob) was also present as the administrator of Bukal. When Diplomate Dr. Cal decided to join Dr. Sim on his trip to Baguio, we ended up having a sizable gathering of CPSP-Philippines leadership, from four training centers.
As such, we moved into a number of CPSP-Philippines matters. Most clearly among them is the CPSP-Philippines Plenary. It is scheduled for May 2020 with the POSSIBLE dates of May 12 and 13, with probable venue being Philippine Baptist Theological Seminary in Baguio City. Like speakers will be Doc Sim and Doc Cal, with hopefully at least one Diplomate from CPSP (US) joining as plenary speaker.
More to follow.
On October 24, a Certification Board was held at Ellinwood Malate Church in Manila. It was hosted by the Malate Chapter and Jethro Guidance Center. The board was chaired by Diplomate Dr. Calixto Sodoy, with other boardmembers Diplomate Dr. Simplicio Dang-Awan Jr. (non-voting), Diplomate Dr. Paul Tabon, and SIT Dr. Merlita Montecastro.
Three were approved as certified Pastoral Counseling and Clinical Chaplain. They are:
Dr. Larry Paul Gusto
Rev. Ephraim Guerrero
Dr. Elvin Salarda
Congratulations to all three. They will be serving as Supervisors-in-Training under Dr. Sim.
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.
SEMINAR IN METRO MANILA AREA FOR INTERPERSONAL RELATIONSHIP GROUP (IPR): ENRICHMENT OF HUMAN RELATIONSHIPS
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.
- 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: firstname.lastname@example.org , 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”
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.
- 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.
- 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).