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.

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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.

 

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Summer Intensive 2019 Bukal Life Care CPE Group with SIT Vo

 

 

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.

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.”