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.

Pastoral Counseling Training at Central Philippines U

A new program is being started as a partnership between Central Philippines University (CPU), CPSP, and CPSP-PI. It is a doctor of ministry program in pastoral counseling and clinical pastoral supervision. The program is modular and done with instructors from both CPU and CPSP.

For more information, please see the Brochure at the following site:  BROCHURE

Upcoming Activities

September 18.  Baguio Chapter Meeting

September 28.  Baguio Chapter Certification Board

October 4-13.  CPSP-PI / Bukal Life Care Training Center, pastoral care training trip to Ansan City, South Korea

October 17-19.  Pastoral Care Conference, Linden Suites, Ortigas, Pasig City

 

<Note: For all Chapters, please gather your member data forms and send electronic versions to Tootsie. For individuals seeking to join a chapter or help establish a new chapter, please contact a chapter near you, or email Bob at bob2046@yahoo.com.>

 

Governing Council Meeting

Wednesday, September 18th, 2014 was the first official meeting of the Governing Council of CPSP-Philippines. The meeting was held in Baguio and hosted by Bukal Life Care. The governing council will be assuming the lead role in guiding CPSP-Philippines. It is made up of conveners from all of the chapters and a representative from the Board of Trustees. The council meeting was made up of the following:

  • Paul, Representative from the Board of Trustees
  • Celia, Convener for Baguio Chapter
  • Ronnel, Convener for Quezon City Chapter
  • Tootsie, Representing the newest chapter (yet to be named)
  • Rebekah, Convener for the Benguet Chapter
  • Cathy, Representing Marikina Chapter

Later, Alexis was able to join, representing Easter Road Chapter. Additionally, Bob and Jehny from Benguet Chapter, and Dr. Lee from Baguio Chapter also joined as interested observers.

In the meeting agreements were made as to leadership structure and roles. Additionally, a proposal for how certifications and memberships will be managed was set.

It was a nice and productive time and special thanks to Tootise, Kathy, and Ronnel for taking the long drive up from Manila to join the meeting.

Governing Council

Time for Transition

August 12, 2014, Joyce Gray stepped down as National Coordinator of CPSP-PI. Additionally, Dr. Cesar Espineda stepped down in his role of Oversight of CPSP-PI.

During their service, CPSP-PI grew and established several chapters in Northern Luzon and NCR.

We are presently working with CPSP to establish guidelines and individuals for coordination between the leadership in the US and the organization here in the Philippines.

We look forward to what the futures holds for them as well as CPSP-Philippines.

Relief for the Philippines

This is a reprint of an article on the College of Pastoral Supervision & Psychotherapy (www.pastoralreport.com) website.

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Relief For The Philippines By Barbara A. McGuire

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UPDATE: Hundreds of survivors were moved to Manila, where the local churches are now overwhelmed. They quietly lament “we have lost everything”. There was a report of a woman whose family members survived Haiyan, the worst typhoon on record; but then later died from starvation. The little island they lived on was completely devastated and no help arrived in time to bring them food or water.

Our CPSP colleagues have been training chaplains in Baguio to be ready to go to Manila to provide support. The needs are endless.

Many generous donations have been coming in and we thank those who have already donated but we need additional support. Please consider sending a donation today. Any amount you can afford will make a BIG difference.

The New Amsterdam Chapter, New York with the Philippines team is committed to bringing help and healing to our typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) survivors.
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Relief For The Philippines
The stories coming out of the Philippines are unimaginable. Rushing water and wind tearing children away from their parents’ arms.
Haiyan was one of the most intense typhoons on record. This storm left catastrophic and unimaginable destruction behind.
Emergency Support

The New Amsterdam Chapter is organizing a relief effort along side our CPSP Philippines colleagues. The CPSP Philippines will distribute funds collected along with non-perishable items to the places where they are most needed.

The New Amsterdam CPSP Chapter requests your assistance by donating canned goods, clothing, toiletry items (shampoo, medical supplies, etc.), along with cleaning supplies, learning materials for children, or monetary donations.

Please bring or mail clothing, and non perishable items to:

Barbara A. McGuire
3207 William Street
Wantagh, NY 11793

Question call: Barbara at:
516-316-5629

All checks need to be made out to:
CPSP (Philippines Relief Fund)

Mail checks to:

Barbara McGuire
C/O CPSP – Philippines Relief Fund
3207 William Street
Wantagh, NY 11793

All donations are greatly appreciated and will go directly to the people via our CPSP Philippines colleagues.

Thank you!

The New Amsterdam Chapter:
Barbara A. McGuire, Cesar Espineda, John Jeffery, Geof Tio, Susan McDougall, Sergio Manna

Barbara A. McGuire
barbara.a.mcguire@gmail.com