New Heights has reorganized as “Jethro Guidance Center.” It is headed by Rev. Dr. Simplicio Dang-Awan Jr., who is a Diplomate Supervisor of Clinical Pastoral Education/Training with CPSP-Philippines. They have recently started a new unit of CPE. Jethro Guidance Center presently meets at Ellinwood Malate Church (Malate, Manila).
Based on discussion with the General Secretary of the College of Pastoral Supervision & Psychotherapy (CPSP) at the business meeting of CPSP-Philippines on October 15, 2016 in Baguio City, the following individuals are now certified as “Diplomate in CPE/CPT Supervision” with CPSP-Philippines:
Dr. Calixto C. Sodoy. Clinical Pastoral and Spiritual Care Training Center
Dr. Simplicio Dang-Awan Jr. New Heights/Mary Johnston Hospital
Dr. Esio (Paul) C. Tabon. PBTS Training Center
Mrs. Celia P. Munson. Bukal Life Care
Each will serve as supervisors over their respective training centers and those training within their programs.
CPSP-Philippines maintains a Memorandum of Agreement with CPSP, to maintain equivalency and reciprocity of certifications up to and including Clinical Chaplain and Pastoral Counselor. The Supervisor in Training (SIT) and Supervisor programs are done under the oversight of CPSP. The above listed are the first from CPSP-Philippines who have been approved as Supervisors. CPSP recognizes them as able to oversee their respective programs in the Philippines, and supervise their respective SIT programs. Of course, CPSP maintains a mentoring role with our program in the Philippines. Additionally, based on our Memorandum of Agreement, those in the SIT program or Supervisors seeking to serve in a region not overseen by CPSP-Philippines would need to be evaluated separately by CPSP.
We congratulate our new supervisors, and are excited to see our programs expand into the future.