June 2020

We have been mostly shutdown during the pandemic. The exception to this is Summer CPE that started in March and will be completing soon. It is being s

June 15. We will start a half unit intensive CPE led by Chaplain Vo. It will last. It will be 6 weeks long.

August 11 start PBTS courses. Three courses are tied to Pastoral Care and Counseling. All are 15 week courses.

  • Missionary Member Care. This will be taught online by Dr. Robert Munson.
  • Grief and Loss. This will be taught by Dr. Anne Windus Kelly
  • Abnormal Psychology. Also taught by Doc Anne

Regular pastoral counseling services and member care services should resume in July.

 

CPE during COVID

 

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Dr. Lyn is a little over halfway through Summer CPE. It has been challenging… But our trainees have found ways to minister, reflect, and share.

In June or July we are considering holding an online CPE. If this is of interest to you, let us know. We are still trying to figure things out.

By the way, we have been selling a larger number of books online during quarantine… Especially “The Art of Pastoral Care.” It, and the follow-on book, “Dynamics in Pastoral Counseling and Training” are good for principles regarding pastoral counseling and pastoral theology. They are available online for book purchase or ebook download. One can look at that in our books page in the menu above.

 

April 2020 Updates

Not much new, but will share what we have.

1.  CPE us ongoing. We are utilizing distance communication for both pastoral counseling and case conferences.

2. Our CPE half unit intensive us still planned to start in June. However, our government and the schedules of a couple of seminaries will guide our actual schedule so we will keep you updated.

3. We are working on a new book… “Pastoral Counseling Case Workbook.” But not sure when it will be done. For now, check our available resources and presentations that are listed in the menu above.

Keep safe during this pandemic.

 

Summer CPE 2020

A very unusual CPE is underway with us. We have a small group, 3 trainees and supervised by Dr. Lyn Montecastro. Due to the pandemic, most of the ministry time is online, and the case conferences are online as well. This is our first experience with online CPE. Prayerfully this experience will prepare us for future training online.

One of our trainees participating in CPE Case Conference online

Our Status During Quarantine (and CPE)

Greetings to Everyone.

We are located in Baguio City, and it is going into Enhanced Lock-down—- meaning, in this case, no public transportation, and very limited open businesses, and limited ability to move around.

So what about us?  We are abiding by the Quarantine, so our office will not be open for visitors during this period.

The exception is that we plan to start our Summer CPE on March 26. This is a small-group trainng. We will focus on didactic work during the quarantine period, and not have the trainees go to hospital and jail. Training and pastoral conversations will be handled creatively— parts online if necessary.

For emergencies, I would recommend emailing us at bukallife@gmail.com

If you are looking to do some reading during the hours, days, weeks, of quarantine, consider some of our resources below.

  1.  Published books. We have written several books that are published. Most of them are in either Missions or Pastoral Counseling.   If you are interested, click on the following:    https://www.amazon.com/Robert-H-Munson/e/B017DGJSEW%3Fref=dbs_a_mng_rwt_scns_share

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2.  Books in process. Bob is working on a book called “The Mission to Samaria.” The title may change a little, but not too much. 27 pages are done. Hopefully it will be finished in late 2020 or early 2021.  Also we are working on our 2020 version of our CPE Handbook. Unlike the others, this won’t be available online. It is only available when taking Clinical Pastoral Education with us at Bukal Life Care

3.  Articles. I don’t write articles very often… but a few are available on Academia.edu.

https://pbts.academia.edu/BMunson/Papers

4.  Slideshare.  We also put some presentations online as well… both in missions and in pastoral counseling.

https://www.slideshare.net/bmunson3/edit_my_uploads

https://www.slideshare.net/CeliaMunson/edit_my_uploads

 

March Updates

CPO (Clinical Pastoral Orientation) is finishing up this week (March 11).

March 23.  Start of CPE Summer Intensive. 10-11 weeks total.

April 24.  PMHA Seminar

June.  Start of new semester at PBTS.  Half Unit CPE will start then (and perhaps other courses).

August.  CPSP-Philippines Annual Plenary.

Seminary Training

We work with a number of students from different seminaries. Primary among these are seminarians from Philippine Baptist Theological Seminary, Asia Baptist Graduate Theological Seminary, and Lutheran Theological Seminary.

Below is a picture of a few of our seminarians from PBTS from 3 courses at the seminary (Interpersonal Relations, Clinical Pastoral Orientation, and Crisis Care) at La Trinidad District Jail with Chaplains Lyn Montecastro and Bob Munson on February 25th. Afterwards, two of the three groups went to Baguio General Hospital with Chaplain Celia. In both places they practiced pastoral counseling.

Clinical Pastoral Education (Summer Intensive) starts on March 23rd.

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Article on Disaster Response Chaplaincy

This was written several years ago, but some tiny changes were made to it as it was resubmitted to academia.edu, so decided to provide a link to it for those interested.

Snapshots of Faith, Hope, and Growth in Disaster Response Chaplaincy

February Updates

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We are presently nearing the end of Clinical Pastoral Orientation (CPO). It will finish in early March. Here are a few activities:

  • February 29.  Lower Lourdes Barangay. Activity with SK group.  Leading training on Love and Dating.
  • March 23.  Start of Summer Intensive CPE. Finishing at end of May.
  • June (Middle). Start of Half Unit Intensive CPE. May start CPO at same time.
  • August (TBD).  CPSP-Philippines plenary at St. Andrews Theological Seminary.