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.

 

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With the General Secretary of CPSP

Dr. Raymond Lawrence, General Secretary of CPSP, joined us at the headquarters of CPSP-Philippines, at Bukal Life Care, in Baguio City, October 13-16. On the 14th and 15th, we held our Annual Case Conference. We had approximately 25 people attend, mostly from Baguio, but we were blessed with some attendees from Manila and Bulacan. We had 8 cases presented to the group for review as well as two mini-lectures (one on the history of clinical pastoral care, and the other on the differences between religious pastoral care, and clinical pastoral care).

On the last night, we were able to have a meeting of CPSP-Philippines with Doc Raymond and Charlie Spruell. We have good news from that meeting, but we will save that for another post.

Much thanks to Philippine Baptist Theological Seminary, for providing the Conference Room for our use. Also thanks to a donor who graciously took care of Raymond and Charlie at the Baguio Country Club, as well as the CPSP-Philippines meeting.  Such as nice way to start Pastoral Care Week  (October 16-22)

 

Annual Case Conference, October 15, 2017

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The Annual Case Conference will be held on the 15th of October, starting 8am, at Philippine Baptist Theological Seminary (PBTS). It is facilitated by Dr. Raymond Lawrence.  The charge is P500. Lunch and snacks provided. Attendees should a clinical case with them to present.

It will be held in the Conference Room of PBTS.

Dr. Lawrence is the General Secreatry of the raymond2025th20plenaryCollege of Pastoral Supervision and Psychotherapy.  He is a Certified Clinical Pastoral Supervisor with the Association of Clinical Pastoral Education (ACPE) since 1970, and Certified Diplomate in Pastoral Supervision and Psychotherapy with the College of Pastoral Supervision and Psychotherapy since 1990.

Go to the Contact Us page on our site to get more information.

 

General Secretary of CPSP is With Us

Dr. Raymond Lawrence has arrived in the Philippines on November 21. He will be with us for several days.

Starting on Monday, November 23, 9am, at Philippine Baptist Theological Seminary, he will be providing training on Case Studies, based on his new book.

 

Over the next couple of days, he will be giving feedback on case presentations. He also will be signing a Memorandum of Agreement between CPSP and CPSP-Philippines at our Thanksgiving dinner on Tuesday.

 

CPSP-PI Meeting in Baguio with Dr. Lawrence

DSC04511 DSC04513We 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.

November (2014) Updates

CPSP-PI members and friends had a great time at the Pastoral Care Symposium sponsored by Philippine Children’s Medical Center, Oct 17-19. Approximately 35 attended.

December. During the first two weeks, Dr. Raymond Lawrence will be teaching at Central Philippines University on Pastoral Supervision. The Doctor of Ministry program is a joint effort between CPSP and CPU.

December 13-15. Dr. Lawrence will be in Baguio, hosted by Bukal Life Care, and will be working with the three CPSP-PI chapters in Baguio (Baguio chapter, Benguet chapter, and Easter Road chapter).

January. Annual BOT meeting for CPSP-PI.