Clinical Pastoral Orientation (CPO) Graduation

Clinical Pastoral Orientation (CPO) had its graduation on February 20, 2012. The Graduation ceremony was held at West Baguio Baptist Church. We had 17 graduates, 15 of them attending Philippine College of Ministry, and 2 attending International Christian Colleges. Dr. Sim Dang-Awan, the president of the Board of Trustees of Bukal Life Care & Counseling Center was the graduation speaker.

Afterwards, everyone went to Riverview Park, for picnic, swimming, and final evals. Great time had by all.

CPO (Clinical Pastoral Orientation) is a program of approximately 60 hours or training, supervision, and practical work, to prepare for CPE (Clinical Pastoral Education)


Itinerary for Visit of Dr. Raymond Lawrence

Itinerary for Dr. Raymond Lawrence, General Secretary of the CPSP, while in the Philippines:
WEDNESDAY, 29 February 2012:
2335 H (11:35pm) – arrival at NAIA from USA
Lodge at Horeb Hotel, St Lukes’ Compound
THURSDAY, 01 March 2012:
0900 H – pick – up at Horeb Hotel for Tagaytay via Brent School in Las Pinas
FRIDAY, 02 March 2012:
1100 H – 1300 H – symposium: Phil Children Medical Center [PCMC], Quezon City
1800 H – Special Event With Dr. Sim & Co
SATURDAY, 03 March 2012:
0830 H – 1500 H: Peer review at ECP National Cathedral, Quezon City
SUNDAY, 04 March 2012:
0900 H: Guest preacher at ECP National Cathedral, SLMC Compound, Quezon City
MONDAY, 05 March 2012:
Symposium: ECP National Cathedral
TUESDAY-WEDNESDAY, 06-07 March 2012:
Central Philippines University Engagement, Ilo-Ilo
THURSDAY, 08 March 2012:
Flight back to Manila
FRIDAY, 09 March 2012:
1915 H [7:15pm] Departure for USA

Seminar on March 5 in Manila with Dr. Raymond Lawrence

Know “The Relevance of CPE in your Church Ministry”

Guest Speaker: Raymond Lawrence, CPSP General Secretary,
Time Monday, March 5. 8:00 – 11:30 AM
at the Episcoplian Hall (Back of St. Lukes Hospital) E. Rodriguez, QC.

Raymond J. Lawrence Jr. is the founding father and the General Secretary of the College of Pastoral Supervision and Psychotherapy. He has been an Episcopal minister for almost half a century. Most of his career was spent training the next generation of ministers in the art and science of pastoral care and counseling. His most recent teaching position was as Director of Pastoral Care at New York Presbyterian Hospital, Columbia University, a position he held for fifteen years. Previously he held positions at St Luke’s Episcopal Hospital, Houston, St. Joseph’s Hospital, Houston, and New York Methodist Hospital. He has published widely in scholarly journals, and his opinion pieces on religion, ethics, and social values have appeared in most major newspapers in the U.S. His previous book, The Poisoning of Eros: Sexual Values in Conflict, was published in 1989, and was the winner of the 1990 Book Award at the World Congress on Sexuality in Caracas, Venezuela. In 2007 Praeger Press (Greenwood Publishing) published his Sexual Liberation: The Scandal of Christendom.

Feburary Updates

Things are getting back to normal after the Disaster Response trips to Cagayan de Oro. We are presently in the middle of 2011 CPE Batch 4A training. We have just started 2012 CPE Batch 1B training. We are also finishing CPO (Clinical Pastoral Orientation) training with PCM (Philippine College of Ministry).

Feb 17, BBEG Meeting hosted by Bukal
Feb 19-20 CPO-PCM final evals and graduation
Mar 1-4, Dr. Raymond Lawrence joins us during his Philippine Trip
Mar 12, Recollection service at Northridge School
March 19, CPE 2012 Batch 2A (Summer Intensive) starts.