Mid-May News CPSP-Philippines

<Starting in the North and working our way South>

Baguio City. Bukal LIfe Care has two CPE groups active for Summer Intensive. One is led by Chaplain Vo Canoy. The other is led by Chaplain Lyn Montecastro. A Half Unit is expected to start the third week in June supervized by Chaplains Celia Munson and Vo Canoy.

Chaplain Vo’s CPE Group

Bocaue. The Chaplains Office, led by Chaplain Renato Eustaquio, has an active CPE group at Dr. Yanga’s Hospital. They are planning a Chaplain’s Retreat in Baguio the weekend of June 4. They are also developing a video series of trainings for counselors, missionaries, and pastors. And finally, they are planning to start a one-year program in July. We wish them well in this.

Manila. Jethro Guidance Center, is moving forward with their recent partnership with Union Theological Seminary with an ongoing CPE batch being held there. It is being supervised by Dr. Larry Gusto and Chaplain Ephraim Guerrero. Looking forward to seeing this effort expand.

Community-Based CPE at Union Theological Seminary

Iligan City. The Chaplain ministry at Iligan City Adventist Hospital, led by Dr. Victor Navarro, will be completing a CPE Batch June 9th. Dr. Cal Sodoy will be guest speaker for this event. CPSP-Philippines has not been long in Mindanao. We are thankful for the work of Dr. Sim Dang-Awan Jr. in promoting our work there, with it bearing fruit through local efforts of Chaplains Victor Navarro, Elvin Salarda, and Phanuel Buac. We look forward to more good things happening there.

Davao. And speaking of Minidanao, Dr. Cal Sodoy is leading a training at Davao Central College. This two week activity will hopefully happen in August and tentatively this will be done with Dr. Raymond Lawrence (General Secretary and founder) of CPSP joining face-to-face. Several of us are also hoping to join even if for a shorter time.

February 2020 Photos

Yes… things have been slow because of the pandemic for the last few months, but that does not mean that nothing has happened. Here are a few photos of some recent activities:

Webinar held in February on “Pastoral Care in Hospice and Palliative Settings” facilitated by Ptr (and Dr) Joshua Marcos. This event was sponsored by Jethro Guidance Center. Note that Jethro Center is also holding CPE presently in Manila.
CPE gathering online led by Chaplain Renato Eustaquio of “The Chaplain’s Office” in Bocaue, Bulacan
CPE Group led by Diplomate Vo Canoy with Bukal Life Care, in Baguio City, Philippines. This group is finishing up with two groups starting in mid-to-late March.

December 2021 News

Things are slowly getting more active with several training centers operating with active CPR groups. Bukal Life is gearing up for staring two groups in the next few weeks. Both Heard and Jethro have active CPE groups ongoing.

Jethro Guidance Center had the privilege of having Dr. Raymond Lawrence join their online chapter group recently. Dr. Lawrence is the General Secretary of CPSP. Online group is shown above.

We are preparing to have another certification board. Members can talk to their supervisors or chapters if they feel they are ready to go for a higher certification level.

October Updates to all Members

Happy September 27th to everyone.

A. August and September was supposed to be the months for collecting annual dues. Some have paid, but some have not been able to. Because of the pandemic, and the limited ability of CPSP-Philippines to provide services during this time, annual fees for 2020 are not required. Annual fees will be counted for 12 months starting January 1st, 2021. Anyone who has already paid for 2020, their payments are good for now through all of 2021. (Those who have not paid by January 31, 2021 will be considered Inactive Members.)

B. In 2021, we plan to have our first Diplomate Board. It will be for “Diplomate Supervisor in Clinical Pastoral Education/Training.” The standards for this board are located at https://cpspphilippines.files.wordpress.com/2020/07/diplomate-board-standards-2020.pdf. Those SITs (Supervisors in Training) who think they may qualify for this board, talk to their Supervisors. Only those SITs recommended by a Supervisor in good standing with CPSP-Philippines will be considered.

C. One of the hallmarks of CPSP is the use of Chapter Life. Many have found it challenging to maintain their chapters, and it is even more difficult during quarantine. For those with online CPE groups, an equivalent of Chapter Life is possible, but this does not help those who are not currently trainees. A suggestion for these times is to establish Online Counselor Support Groups. These can meet online for 1 to 2 hours weekly or every other week. These are to provide case conferences, group work relations, and general supportive community for pastoral counselors and ministers during these times. It is our hope that all training centers (diplomates and SITs) will consider establishing these… especially with their former trainees.

April Updates

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.

CPE Graduation– Glocal Community Center

54727514_10219363965393733_3729234113576566784_n

Congratulations to the 4 CPE trainees at Glocal Community Center for competion of their first unit of Clinical Pastoral Education. Glocal Community Center is a CPSP-Philippines accredited center headed by Diplomate Supervisor Paul Tabon. It is based in Baguio City with Pines City Doctor’s Hospital as their primary training location. The graduation was hosted by Father Ivo Anselmi at the St. Camillus Novitiate in Baguio City.

CPSP-Philippine News. March 2019

This is not a complete list of news, but I am forwarding the news that I have:

  1.  Glocal Community.  March 19.  Supervisor Paul Tabon will hold the graduation of his latest batch of CPE trainees. Pictures to follow.
  2. Bukal Life Care.  March 12. Start of Summer Intensive. 7 trainees. Vo Canoy will serve as SIT working with Supervisor Celia Munson
  3. Bukal Life Corporate Chaplaincy. SIT Renato Eustaquio is continuing his program of corporate chaplaincy in Bulacan, and is in process of establishing a pastoral counseling office for hospital chaplaincy. More to follow when this is clarified.
  4. New Heights.  Supervisor Sim Dang-Awan Jr., is about to start a new unit of CPE. It will likely be held at Ellinwood Malate Church in Manila. Doc Sim will act as supervisor, assisted by Dr. Larry Gusto.
  5. Zamboanga.  Chaplain Phan Buac is completing his latest unit of CPE at Silliman under PACPE. Upon his return home he will be working to arrange his next CPO (clinical pastoral orientation) group.
  6. Clinical Pastoral and Spiritual Care Center. Dr. Cal Sodoy plans to hold CPE in Davao.  July 8 to August 10, 2019. Also the D.Min. in Pastoral Counseling and Supervision will start a new school year at Central Philippine University this coming June.
  7. Standards Changes:  Pastoral Counselor and Clinical Chaplain are now no longer considered to be separate certifications. They are now linked together. New sub-specialty for corporate chaplaincy is now added. This now makes two sub-specialties, the other being palliative and hospice care.
  8. Membership: It is time for membership renewals. The board is working out the details of some changes to the membership scheme. Once they are worked out, we will send you the information so you can update yourself with us.

 

Image may contain: 5 people, including Amm Hussain, people smiling, people sitting, table, indoor and food

Summer Intensive 2019 Bukal Life Care CPE Group with SIT Vo

 

 

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.

Image may contain: 8 people, including Crystal Jade Aquisan Macli-ing and Sesano Neikha, people smiling, people sitting, table, drink and indoor

Supervisor Paul with his CPE trainees

Image may contain: 8 people, including Merlita Paghubasan Montecastro, Christine Fodra, Celia Munson and Bob Munson, people smiling, people sitting and indoor

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

Image may contain: 1 person

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

 

Image may contain: 17 people, including Christine Fodra, Kenino Nakhro, Celia Munson, Servulo Christian Battung, Violeta Cristobal Canoy, Mike Dizon, Joel Gatchalian, Bob Munson and Edgar S. Chan, people smiling, people standing and indoor

CPE Commissioning for Bukal Life Care 2018 Summer Intensive

 

Holiday Gift

Greetings. Merry Christmas. Happy New Year. If you are afree_gift_blue present CPSP-Philippines member, or have been in the past, we have three PDFs of books that might be of value to you. At least one of them is really hard to get a hold of, at any price.  But if you email me at bukallife@gmail.com, I will send you the three PDFs for free.

Bob Munson, CPSP-Philippines registrar