Congratulations to Ptr. Phanuel Buac for passing his certification board for “Clinically Trained Minister” (CTM) with CPSP-PI. His board was in Baguio City, May 15, 2015. Primary board members were Dr. Sim Dang-Awan (SIT program), Jehny Pedazo (SIT program), and Cori Mariano (CC/PC).
1. Baguio. Four CPE groups are currently active.
- Bukal Life Care. Group 1. Celia Supervising. 4 for full unit. 1 for half unit. Started March 16.
- PBTS. Group 1. Doc Paul Supervising. 4 for full unit. Started March 16
- Bukal Life Care. Group 2. Jehny Supervising. 3 for half unit. Started April 8
- Bukal Life Care. Group 3. Celia Supervising. 4 for half unit. Started April 9
<Next group will be June 23rd. Saturday half unit, 9 weeks long.>
2. Vis-Min. Graduate Training Seminars. Led by Rev. Cal Sodoy.
- MARCH 23 TO MAY 1 CPE Graduate Training Seminar at Capiz Emmanuel Hospital, Roxas City
- JUNE 1 TO JULY 10 CPE Graduate Training Seminar at Brokenshire Mem. Hospital, Davao City
3. Manila (Mary Johnston Hospital). Led by Dr. Sim Dang-Awan, with Chaplain Victor Layug.
- Group started April 6.
- A Saturday Extended CPE will start July 4th.
4. No updates as of yet for CPE schedule at PCMC (Quezon City), PARC (Baguio City), and Love C Center (Ansan City, South Korea).
CPE is in full swing in several locations.
Baguio. 8 are presently training at the Bukal Center and 4 at the PBTS center.
Mary Johnston. 6 will be starting at Mary Johnston Hospital this April.
Clinical Pastoral and Spiritual Care Training Center. Several simultaneous groups are starting in various hospitals this Summer. The one in Roxas City has already started. Hope to have more info soon.
Partnership between Bukal Life Care Training Center and PBTS. An intensive course in Disaster Response for Ministers will take place at Philippine Baptist Theological Seminary. May 13 pm, all day 14th and 15th, and ending 16th am. The primary instructor will be Mr. Dean Miller from Virginia Baptist Disaster Response, as well as disaster response chaplains from Bukal Life Care. The course can be taken for credit at PBTS. It can also be taken in credit and professional training for CPSP certification. Cost is P2500 for those residing on campus. For those not in need of lodging, it is P1500. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
June 23rd will start Saturday Half Unit CPE at Bukal Life Care.
Friday, March 20, starting 9AM will be the SIT Peer Support Group for Northern Philippines Region of CPSP-PI. The purpose is for professional development, and personal growth, for those involved in supervisory work in Clinical Pastoral Education.
It will be held at the office of Bukal LIfe Care, on the grounds of Philippine Baptist Theological Seminary (Baguio City).
Expected attendees are SITs from Baguio, Manila, and Korea.
CPSP-Philippines is a regionally partnered organization of the College of Pastoral Supervision and Psychotherapy. CPSP-PI provides certification and accreditation services for chaplains and pastoral care workers, as well as Clinical Pastoral Education programs.
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1. Visayas and Mindanao. CPE Supervisor Calixto Sodoy is overseeing three CPE training centers: Visayas, Mindanao, and Southern Tagalog. He is working with Supervisors-in-Training, Cris Sian and Mary Grace Labis. It is great to be working with them and are excited at the possibility of expanding pastoral care and clinical chaplaincy in these regions. They will be busy this Summer with CPE trainees. Additionally. another member is working to establish a chapter, and initiating clinical pastoral care, in Zamboanga.
2. Metro Manila. Dr. Sim Dang-Awan and Dr. Victor Layug will be leading a CPE training at Mary Johnston Hospital. This will be handled residentially at the hospital. The unit will start on April 6 and continue to July 4.
3. Baguio. The Bukal Life and PBTS Training Centers will be holding joint CPE trainings on the campus of PBTS, in conjunction with Baguio General Hospital. The SITs in charge are Celia Munson and Jehny Pedazo of the Bukal Life Training Center, and Dr. Paul Tabon of the PBTS Training Center. The full unit starts March 16th and continues for 11 weeks. The half unit starts April 8 and continues 6-7 weeks.
4. Korea. Dr. Y. Lee will be starting CPE in the Ansan City area in the next few weeks. More info as it becomes available.
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.
Revision A of the CPSP-Philippines Standards for 2015 is complete and ready for review and comment. The Document covers the following:
- Accreditation Standards of CPSP-PI Training Centers
- Certification Standards of CPSP-PI Members
- Standards for Chapters (and Members of Chapters)
- Covenant and Ethical Standards for Members
It may be downloaded by CLICKING HERE
Comments are welcome.
It is time (in 2015) for renewal of memberships as well as time to welcome new members. Please CLICK HERE to download the form. Then, send it to emails noted on the form.
Note 1: An important feature of CPSP-PI is that membership is tied to chapters for mutual support and accountability. If you are not presently part of a chapter (or are part of an inactive chapter) please let us know and we will do our best to fix that problem.
Note 2: 2014 members should send in this form, as well as make payment no later than March 31, 2015. Also note that chapters are expected to recertify members.
The Board of Trustees of CPSP-Philippines met. While a full report will be coming, for now, here are a few highlights.
1. The membership for CPSP-Philippines is up for renewal for all members, and future members. The annual membership fees are as follows:
- Non-certified Member: P300
- Certified Member: P600
- Accredited Training Center: P1900 (unchanged)
- Accredited Hospital Training Center: P3200 (unchanged)
Membership drive time will be between now and March 31st. However, the coverage will only be through December, as we move to be a membership schedule in line with CPSP.
2. Based on consultation with CPSP, the former system of National Coordinator to aid proper partnership between CPSP-PI and CPSP, is replaced by a Standards Committee. The committee will establish and enforce standards for certification and accreditation. At this time, the 1st draft of the CPSP-PI standards is completed and is now going through a 2nd level of review. Upon approval, the standards will be maintained to ensure that CPSP-PI is maintaining equivalent standards with processes contextualized to the Philippines. This will ensure equivalency of CPE Units in the Philippines with international standards, as well as reciprocity of certifications.
We are still in discussion with various parties how to best organize our structure as far as roles, responsibiltiies, and checks and balances regarding BOT, Governing Council, and Standards Committee. Members of the Standards Committee are being reviewed. They will be announced when finalized.
3. We congratulate individuals who have recently passed certification boards in the last five months, These were then confirmed at the case reviews with the General Secretary of CPSP this December. These include:
- Dr. Paul Tabon S.I.T.
- Dr. Yohan Lee S.I.T.
- Fr. German Ledesma S.I.T.
- Jehny Pedazo S.I.T. (and recommend for Palliative Care)
- Cori Mariano CC/PC (and recommend for Palliative Care)
- Alexis Mendoz CC/PC
4. As noted in an earlier post, the Board has agreed to start the process to change the name to Collegium of Clinical Pastoral Supervision Philippines. or C-CPSP.
5. CPE will begin at the Bukal Life Care Training Center and the PBTS Training Centers on March 16. the Bukal Center will be supervised by S.I.T. Celia Munson. The PBTS Center will be supervised by Dr. Paul Tabon. The PCMC Training Center in QC is planning to begin another CPE but the exact start date has not be set, as of last check. The PCMC Training Center is overseen by Tootsie Escandor-Sobremisana.
6. The BOT has agreed regarding the importance in promoting the profession of chaplaincy in the Philippines. In line with this is the intention of establishing profitable communication with ACCPE, as well as move forward for formal recognitions of chaplaincy and chaplaincy standards.