We recently had a few small holiday events.
On December 12th, we had our Drug Surrenderer Christmas celebration at Lualhati barangay. We are presently meeting with the Lualhati group monthly, and with the Pacdal group weekly.
On December 15th, we had the last CPO (Clinical Pastoral Orientation) meeting of 2017. We did several case presentations, most of them done while having merienda at Noodle King.
On December 16th, we went to the La Trinidad District jail for counseling, and some gifts for all of the female inmates. Afterwards, our team went out to lunch at Future Diner. . This is our last ministry day until the holidays is over.
Some pictures from Huey on the jail ministry (can’t take pictures inside the jail)
December 19. We will have our last CPE (Clinical Pastoral Education) on this date. This is for one of our two groups. The other group is already off for the holiday and will return in 2018.
January 8. This is the start of three activities. One is the Lide-Walker Conference 2017. The focus will be on from the Grimes of The Relationship Warehouse. Second is a module course on Marriage Counseling, January 8-19, led by Dr. Chuck Henderson. Third is the SEE conference. All of these are at Philippine Baptist Theological Seminary.
January. We will be having the Annual Board Meeting of CPSP-Philippines. Details as they become known.
While there are those who specialize in Narrative Counseling, there are some basic aspects to it that can be of value to those who seek to do Pastoral Counseling.
November 7. Start of CPE Extended Unit. Supervisor is Celia Munson. This group meets from 6pm – 9pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays. (It is possible that there will be a second group that meets on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons.) Contact us at email@example.com if interested or have questions.
November 14. Drug Surrenderer Program Family Day.
January 8-10. Lide-Walker Conference. Guy and Roxanne Grimes from the Relationship Warehouse.
Other trainings upcoming.
And that is not actually all. For 2nd Semester, we also have two “regular” PC courses at PBTS.
-Intro to Pastoral Care and Counseling. Taught by Dr. Lyn Montecastro (Master’s level course)
-Interpersonal Relationships. Taught by Mrs. Celia Munson (Bachelor’s level course)
Regular courses start the week of October 9, although enrollment is the week before.
Several upcoming trainings from October through January. Information regarding these are at the following post.
With Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) along with other pastoral care programs that utilize cases, we expect trainees to include theological reflection. Some are good at this, while others struggle. However, doing this well, is not only good for self-growth, but also gaining pastoral identity, and ministerial competence.