December Updates

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CPE Group at Bukal Life Care (Baguio City)

  • November 29th we held a planning meeting in Baguio. Updates coming on some of the matters covered.

 

  • January.  Two CPE groups will be starting in Baguio. At Global Community Center, Supervisor Paul Tabon will start a unit. At Bukal Life Care, a half unit of CPE will commence.

 

  • January 31 to early February. Dr. Raymond Lawrence, Secretary General of CPSP will be visiting us. He will be teaching at meeting with CPSP-Philippines members at St. Andrews Theological Seminary and at Philippine Baptist Theological Seminary.

 

  • April.  We have set up a working team for our 2019 CPSP-Philippine Plenary. The plan is for it to be held on the grounds of Philippine Baptist Theological Seminary in April. More details when we get them.
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Annual Board Meeting 2017

CPSP-Philippines had its annual Board of Trustees meeting on January 14, 2017, at the Munsons residence with 9 in attendance, inclusive of 4 out of the 5 trustees. A few major items from the meeting:

  • Dr. Simplicio Dang-Awan Jr., joined as the newest board member. Officers stay the same with Dr. Paul Tabon as President, Ms. Jehny Pedazo as Vice President, and Mrs. Celia Munson as Secretary-Treasurer.
  • The 2017 Standards of CPSP-Philippines will include (1) standards for accreditation and certification of CPO, clinical pastoral orientation, programs, and (2) changes to the Supervisor-in-Training program to contextualize it to the present situation in the Philippines.
  • Plans to expand fraternal connections with other CPE certifiers, seminaries, and other potential partners in clinical pastoral care, both in the Philippines and Southeast Asia.
  • Make plans for CPSP Plenary, and CPSP-Philippines meeting in Baguio in April, as well as certification boards.
  • Plan for recognition of our new Diplomates, as well as having membership cards for members.
  • 2017 membership drive, and possible new chapters and training centers established this year.

Other items will be listed as they are acted upon. We are thankful for those that joined and all of the productive discussion. Looking forward to gathering again in April.

 

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.

Name Change

After considerable discussion both inside and outside the board, it was decided by the BOT to begin the process of changing our name formally to “Collegium of Clinical Pastoral Supervision-Philippines, Inc.” (now with the initials CCPSP.) The former name was “Collegium of Clnical Pastoral Supervision and Psychotherapy-Philippines, Inc.” The primary reason is the issue of the use of the term “psychotherapy.” R.A. 10029 places considerable limits on the use of a number of terms including “psychotherapy” in the Philippines. To avoid appearing to be in conflict with Philippine Law, and to encourage our members not use this term, we will be formally changing our name in the next few months.

Our focus is on providing spiritual/pastoral care that integrates sound psychological and theological principles within the context of a faith community. As such, we focus on terms and descriptions associated with:  “pastoral care,” “pastoral counseling,” “spiritual care,” “spiritual counseling,” “crisis care,” “member care,” and “clinical chaplaincy.”

August 2013 Updates

Some Updates:
-Aug 17. Start of Batch 2013-4 Half unit led by Celia
-Aug 19. Final Unit Evals for CPE 2013-3 led by Joyce
-Aug 19. North Central Luzon ( NCL) CPSP Chapter Meeting.
-Aug 27. Benguet CPSP Chapter Meeting
-Aug 29. CPSP BOT and Conveners Meeting.
-Sep 5. Baguio CPSP Chapter Meeting

All of these activities are in Baguio City. Activities in Manila and and Iloilo will be added later.

August 2013 Updates

1.  CPSP Chapter Meetings.. Baguio Chapter scheduled for August 2. Benguet Chapter scheduled (tentatively) for August 26.

2.  CPE. One CPE group is ongoing in Baguio, and one in Manila (PCMC). Another Baguio group is scheduled to start August 17.

3.  Working on plans for major CPSP activities in Iloilo and Manila in September or October. Will update as things get worked out.