We had a valuable visit with Dr. Raymond Lawrence, the General Secretary of the College of Pastoral Supervision and Psychotherapy, December 11-13, 2014. We were able to have 4 case presentations, along with discussion about SITs. Further, we looked at how CPSP-Philippines can be an independent entity from CPSP, while still maintaining contextually appropriate standards and procedures, so as to maintain equivalency and reciprocity.
Further, we were able to start moving towards a Steering Committee to replace the now defunct “Coordinator” office.
A first draft of the CPSP-PI standards, relying heavily on the standards of CPSP, has been completed and has now just started its reviews and editing.
This is, I am sure, not a complete list for March 2013. I am just reporting updates as I know them. Will happily add more as they come in.
1. CPSP just completed their Annual Plenary (March 17-20) in Los Vegas. Joyce Gray, the National Coordinator for CPSP-PI attended representing us. We are looking forward to updates from this important event.
2. March 16, the 2nd half of a CPE batch in Manila resumes. It is being led by SIT Tootsie Escandor-Sobremisana, in Ortigas. (SIT stands for Supervisor-in-Training)
3. March 18, Summer Intensive CPE Orientation began in Baguio City. The initial batch in Baguio is being led by SIT Celia Munson. A follow-up batch (or perhaps two batches) will start in April led by SIT Joyce Gray. These groups are being held at Philippine Baptist Theological Seminary, in Baguio City.
4. April 2, the Benguet Chapter of CPSP-PI will have a certification board for the professional development and certification of CPE and pastoral care providers.