April 2017 Updates

Dr. Raymond Lawrence, the General Secretary of CPSP is visiting the Philippines. Right now (March 27 – April 7, 2017) he is here leading CPE training with trainees at St. Andrews Theological Seminary.

Summer Intensive CPE has started up again with Bukal Life Care in Baguio City. 12 trainees at this time are now busy, supervised by SITs JM and Vo. CPE Summer Intensive will soon be starting at Mary Johnston Hospital (Manila) led by Dr. Sim, and at Pines Doctors Hospital (Baguio) led by Dr. Paul.

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SIT JM with a majority of the CPE trainees with Bukal Summer Intensive 2017.

In the next couple of days, Dr. Doug Dickens will be arriving in the Philippines. He is a Diplomate Supervisor of Clinical Pastoral Education/Training, with CPSP. He will be teaching a course in Crisis Care at Philippine Baptist Theological Seminary. He will also lead a 2-day seminar, also at PBTS, on Pastoral Diagnosis. This is on April 24-25. He will also be working with SITs and Supervisors of CPSP-Philippines.

 

2017 CPE Batches

Mary Johnston Hospital.   Tondo, Manila.

  • Batch #1.  04 April – 23 May. Intensive.  Led by Supervisor Sim Dang-Awan.
  • Batch #2.  Starting in July.  Extended. Led by Supervisor Sim Dang-Awan and Chaplain Victor Layug.

Bukal Life Care. Baguio City

  • Batch #1.  27 March – 03 June (approximately). Intensive. Led by Supervisors Paul Tabon and Celia Munson.
  • Batch #2.  July (approximate start). Extended. Led by Supervisors Paul Tabon and Celia Munson.

Romblon Provincial Hospital. Tablas, Romblon. January 9 – February 10. Supervisor Cal Sodoy. 

Iloilo Mission Hospital. Iloilo City. March 27 – April 28. Supervisor Cal Sodoy.

Brent Hospital.  Zamboanga City. June 5 – July 7.  Supervisor Cal Sodoy.

Brokeshire Memorial Hospital. Davao City.  July 17 – August 25. Supervisor Cal Sodoy.

Capiz Emmanuel Hospital. Roxas City.  October 9 – November 17. Supervisor Cal Sodoy.

 

 

“Pastoral and Spiritual Care Training Center” 2017 Schedule

The following is the 2017 schedule for half-unit CPE courses led by Dr. Cal Sodoy of the Pastoral and Spiritual Care Training Center.

January 9 – February 10:   Romblon Provincial Hospital (Tablas Island)

March 27 – April 28:  Iloilo Mission Hospital (Iloilo City)

June 5 – July 7.  Brent Hospital (Zamboanga City)

 July 17 – August 25:  Brokeshire Memorial Hospital (Davao City)

October 9 – November 17:  Capiz Emmanuel Hospital (Roxas City)

<For more info, you may email:  pastorcalsodoy@hotmail.com

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July Updates

  1.  Dr. Cal Sodoy is presently holding advanced CPE training in Davao City. This program is especialy intense, being completed in a 5 week period.
  2. Best Wishes to Chaplain Victor Layug as he begins his 1 year residency in CPE at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta Georgia.
  3. Additional best wishes to Dr. Sim Dang-Awan as he assumes the duties of hospital chaplain at Mary Johnston Hospital (Manila) during the absence of Chaplain Victor.
  4. Congratulations to Phanuel Buac for the completion of the first Clinical Pastoral Orientation group (CPO) in Zamboanga, serving as facilitator. CPO is a preparatory practical training for those interested in chaplaincy or pastoral care ministry. It also serves as a way for those working towards SIT to gain some experience in facilitating training. We also wish him well as he will be doing an advanced unit of CPE with Dr. Cal.
  5. Bob and Celia Munson have completed a book “The Art of Pastoral Care.” The book is primarily for the use of Intro to Pastoral Care or CPO courses… especially in the Philippines.
  6. Two new CPE groups will begin in August in Baguio. One is led by Doc Paul and will start in mid-August with weekday meetings. The other is led by Chaplain Celia, and will be a half unit course, meeting the last Monday-Wednesday of each month, August through November.
  7. Dr. Raymond Lawrence will be with us in October… leading trainng at St. Andrews Theological Seminary in Quezon City. We are planning a CPSP-Philippines event during that time, Most likely it will occur during the 13th – 16th of October, in Manila.

Congratulations Baguio Summer 2016

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Congratulations to the 14 trainees who completed CPE during the Summer of 2014 in Baguio. All were done through the partnership between Bukal Life Care and Philippine Baptist Theological Seminary. Some did it as part of the PBTS Summer Intership or PBTS SEE.

The picture above from left to right:

Bob Munson:  (Administrator, Bukal Life Care),  Jehny Pedazo (SIT), Celia Munson (SIT), Sesano Neikha (CPE in progress), Violeta Canoy (CPE graduate— completing her 4th unit), German Ramboyong Jr (CPE graduate— completing his 3rd unit), Edgar Chan (CPE graduate— completing his 3rd unit), Marcelina Maslian (CPE graduate— completing her 3rd unit), Rosemarie Estipular (with apo, CPE graduate— completing her 3rd unit), Winter Langpaoen (CPE graduate— completing his 2nd unit, Zam Tunglut (CPE graduate— completing his 2nd unit), Joel Munson (CPE graduate, completing his 2nd unit), Roberto Sables (CPE graduate), Dexter Bugalin (CPE graduate), Jhon Carlo Balajadia (CPE graduate), Naw Sayra Lwe Min (CPE graduate), Naw Mu Htoo Paw (CPE graduate), Paul Tabon (SIT)

All graduates have completed 400 hours of didactic training, group work relations, individual supervision, case studies, and practical ministry. The training meets the standards of the College of Pastoral Supervision & Psychotherapy (CPSP), as well as CPSP-Philippines.

The next training is Baguio will start in August.  Doc Paul’s group will start in mid-August, while Chaplain Celia’s will start at the end of August.

 

 

 

 

Upcoming Schedule 2016

There is a lot more going on… but here is what we have at the moment for you:

Baguio City:

–Crisis Counseling, PBTS. Starts January 26. Dr. Paul Tabon

–Clinical Pastoral Orientation, Bukal Life Care. Starts Feb 1. Bob/Celia Munson

—CPE at Bukal Life Care/PBTS.  Starts March 28. (Celia Munson/Paul Tabon)

Romblon Provincial Hospital (Odiongan).  Dr. Cal Soday

—CPE Jan 4-Feb 5

Iloilo City.  Dr. Cal Sodoy

—CPU Doctor Student supervision, Feb 15-Mar 11. (Dr. Cal Sodoy)

—CPE, Iloilo Mission Hosptial/Western Medical Center. May 9 – Jun 17.

—CPU Doctoral Student supervision, Sep 1 – Oct 31.

Roxas City. Dr. Cal Sodoy

—CPE. Capiz Emmanuel Hospital.  Mar 21 – April 29

Davao City. Dr. Cal Sodoy.

—Brokenshire Memorial Hospital.  Jul 11 – Aug 19.

 

Other trainings are going on. Will let you know as we learn them.

 

 

 

 

 

Up Coming Activities

We don’t always have everything that is going on. But as we learn them, always happy to pass them on here.

  • JULY 25        Start of CPE Batch (PBTS Training Center).  Dr. Paul Tabon
  • JULY 25        Start of CPE Batch (Mary Johnston Hospital). Dr. Sim Dang-Awan
  • AUGUST 3    Start of CPE Graduate Training Seminar at Medical City Iloilo and Western Visayas Regional Medical Center, Iloilo City. Dr. Cal Sodoy
  • SEPTEMBER ____   Start of CPE Batch (Bukal Life Care Training Center). Celia Munson
  • NOVEMBER 2   Start of CPE Graduate Training Seminar, Romblon Provincial Hospital, Odiongan, Romblon (Tablas Island, Philippines).   Dr. Cal Sodoy
  • NOVEMBER 15  Visit from Dr. Raymond Lawrence, General Secretary of CPSP (Intl)

Trainings planned for November (2015) and January (2016), as well as Certification boards. Exact days will be give more information as we learn them.

CPSP-Philippines Moving South and North

CPSP-Philippines was founded in Baguio City in 2011. The expansion has been slow, but it is speeding up both to the South and to the NoCPSP_PH_TestLogo(1)rth. Starting from the South and moving North.

1.  Visayas and Mindanao. CPE Supervisor  Calixto Sodoy is overseeing three CPE training centers: Visayas, Mindanao, and Southern Tagalog. He is working with Supervisors-in-Training, Cris Sian and Mary Grace Labis. It is great to be working with them and are excited at the possibility of expanding pastoral care and clinical chaplaincy in these regions. They will be busy this Summer with CPE trainees. Additionally. another member is working to establish a chapter, and initiating clinical pastoral care, in Zamboanga.

2.  Metro Manila.  Dr. Sim Dang-Awan and Dr. Victor Layug will be leading a CPE training at Mary Johnston Hospital. This will be handled residentially at the hospital. The unit will start on April 6 and continue to July 4.

3.  Baguio.  The Bukal Life and PBTS Training Centers will be holding joint CPE trainings on the campus of PBTS, in conjunction with Baguio General Hospital. The SITs in charge are Celia Munson and Jehny Pedazo of the Bukal Life Training Center, and Dr. Paul Tabon of the PBTS Training Center. The full unit starts March 16th and continues for 11 weeks. The half unit starts April 8 and continues 6-7 weeks.

4.  Korea. Dr. Y. Lee will be starting CPE in the Ansan City area in the next few weeks. More info as it becomes available.

 

 

 

CPE, CPC, and More in 2015

A few updates. As Summer is beginning here (Summer starts in March in the Philippines) a number of things are happening.

1.  Clinical Pastoral Care.  CPO (“Clinical Pastoral Orientation”), a shortened-form of CPE intended for professionals and Bible school students, is finishing up in Baguio. CPO has requirements that are approximately 1/4th of a Full Unit of CPE (and according to my calculations, that is 1/2 of the requirements of a Half Unit). It provides a taste of the philosophy and training structure of CPE for those who are curious… and can be taken for school credit in some places.

Additionally, our Foundations of Clinical Pastoral Care book in development has just pased the 100 page mark (finally). It is almost a year and a half in development… but it is rolling now. It seeks to integrate the methodology and insights of the modern CPE and pastoral care movements, with the insights and theological grounding of the historical pastoral care movement. Prayerfully, the first draft should ready by June. This will provide the text basis for CPO/CPC training.

CPO will start again, hopefully, in June or July, but this time in Bulacan. Will keep you updated. <Note: While CPE is certified certified by CPSP-PI in conjunction with the standards of CPSP, CPO is not. It is a training program under the standards of Bukal Life Care… following methodology and quality standards of the CPSP-PI CPE program.>

2.  Clinical Pastoral Education. CPE always seems to be a fluid thing since it is small groups driven by need and opportunity. However, it LOOKS like CPE will be held this Summer at:

  • Three locations in Manila
  • One location in Baguio
  • One location in Korea

3.  D.Min. in “Pastoral Counseling and Clinical Pastoral Supervision.”  This program is held in Central Philippines University, in partnership with CPSP and CPSP-PI. The program is new but on-going. We are excited by its potential.

4.  Disaster Response Chaplaincy. CPSP-PI, Bukal Life Care, and Philippines Baptist Theological Seminary, will be holding a 3-day intensive training in Disaster Response Chaplaincy May 13-16 (yes, it looks like 4 days… but the ends are cut off). One of the goals of CPSP-Philippines is to add a sub-specialty for Clinical Chaplains of Disaster Response Chaplain.

5.  CPSP-PI Standards and MOA. CPSP-Philippinesstandards have been disseminated for utilization by chapters, training centers, and CPE programs. They closely follow the standards set by CPSP. The Memorandum of Agreement between CPSP and CPSP-Philippines has been written up and is presently being reviewed by both parties. Hopefully, the final version will be done soon for signing. The MOA will ensure equivalency of programs and reciprocity of certifications between the organizations.