Poem for Reflection


Christopher Morley

How many humble hearts have dipped
In you, and scrawled their manuscript!
Have shared their secrets, told their cares,
Their curious and quaint affairs!

Your pool of ink, your scratchy pen,
Have moved the lives of unborn men,
And watched young people, breathing hard,
Put Heaven on a postal card.


While this poem is supposed to be for a post office ink well (since it was written close to 1920), it seems to describe many of our lives as well as we are written into by others, and we, in turn, write into the lives other others. What do you think?


PSLC Life Coach Certification Training in Baguio

The PSLC Life Coach Certificate Training Program

Facilitator:  Randy Misael S. Dellosa, M.D., Psy.D.

Class Schedule:  4 days: March 14-17,  9am – 8 pm

Venue:  Heritage Mansion, Baguio City

Program Description:

The PSLC Life Coach Certificate Training Program equips participants with foundational principles, skills, and attitudes of helping others make positive changes in their lives. 

The teaching methods used in this training program include self-awareness exercises, lectures, discussions, skills-building activities, video analysis, home assignments, actual practice, and supervision.

The PSLC Life Coach Certificate Training Program is unique and superior to other programs because:

  • It is designed by a Filipino for Filipinos, making it consistent with the Filipino mindset, Filipino temperament, and Filipino ways of interaction;
  • It is strongly grounded in both psychological theory and research;
  • It focuses on developing the character/ personality of the Life Coach;
  • It emphasizes strong adherence to ethical guidelines;
  • It is highly interactive and highly experiential with plenty of skills-building activities; and
  • Participants receive feedback and supervision from Dr. Randy Dellosa himself, who is a long-time professional, competent, and experienced Life Coach. 

To become a Certified Life Coach, the participant must (1) complete the 4-day PSLC Life Coach Certificate Training Program, (2) attend 3 personal growth workshops facilitated by other institutions recommended by PSLC, and (3) attend 3 skills-building workshops facilitated by other institutions recommended by PSLC.

This program is designed for anyone who wants to be a Life Coach, whether it be in a professional, ministry or non-professional context.  This includes people who want to embark on a new career as a Life Coach, HR practitioners and managers who want to use life coaching skills in an organizational setting, and non-professionals who just want to enhance their relationships and interactions with friends and loved ones. 

Topic Coverage: 

  • Foundations of Life Coaching
    • The Definition of Life Coaching
    • The Business Roots of Coaching
    • The Psychological Roots of Life Coaching
    • The Thrust of Life Coaching
    • The Popularization of Life Coaching
    • Coaching in the Philippines
  • Understanding the Life Coach and Client
    • The Personhood of the Life Coach
    • The Psychology of the Client
  • Life Coaching and Filipino Psychology
    • Life Coaching and its Filipino Equivalent
    • Why Filipinos Seek Life Coaching
    • Sikolohiyang Pilipino and Filipino Core Values
    • The Life Coach as Di-Ibang Tao
  • The Process and Competencies of Life Coaching
    • The Consultation Room
    • Overview of the Life Coaching Process
    • Creating First Impressions and Building Rapport
    • Helping the Client Open Up
    • Exploring and Understanding the Client’s Problematic Situation
    • Focusing on an Issue or Topic
    • Identifying What the Client Wants to Achieve from the Sessions
    • Creating Strategies and Action Plans
    • Closing the Session
  • The Multiple Roles and Skills of a Life Coach
    • The Life Coach as Consultant
    • The Life Coach as Para-professional Counselor
    • The Life Coach as Mentor
    • The Life Coach as Trainor
    • The Life Coach as Facilitator
    • The Life Coach as Mediaton
  • The Tasks and Scope of Life Coaching
    • Common Life Problems
    • Life Skills for Personality Development
    • Themes for Personal Growth
  • Ethical Considerations in Life Coaching
    • Ethics in Coaching
    • The Do’s and Don’ts of Life Coaching
    • Working through Ethical Issues and Dilemma
    • Referring Clients to Other Professionals
    • Informed Consent Form
    • The Life Coach’s Referral Network
    • Professional Credentialing of Life Coaches
  • Establishing a Private Practice
    • Maintaining a Stable Income Base
    • The Professional Fee
    • Answering Phone, SMS, and Email inquiries
    • Being a Specialist
    • Implementing a Missed Appointment Policy
    • Implementing a Phone Consultation Policy
    • The Need for Self Promotion
    • Networking
    • Setting up Shop


  • On-site Registration Fee (March 14, 2013): P35,000 per participant 
  • Early Bird Registration Fee (on or before March 8, 2013): P30,000 per participant
  • Early Bird Group Registration Fee (3 or more participants): P28,000 per participant.
  • For Bukal Participants and Pastors: SPECIAL RATE: P8,000 per participant
  • Account Name:  PSLC/ Philippine Society of Life Coaches; BDO Account No. 4700074011
  • Fee includes hand-outs, lunch and snacks, and a PSLC Life Coach Training Program Certificate of Attendance. 
  • A Life Coach Practitioner Certificate is awarded to the participant after completing all 3 requirements.

For Pre-Registration and Inquiries: 

  • For Baguio Participants, pls call Ms. Gina Pacis (PSLC Board Officer) @09228008929
  • For Luzon and MM Participants pls call May (PSLC Secretariat)  at (632) 415-6529 or (632) 415-7964.

Facilitator Profile: 

  • Randy Misael S. Dellosa is not only a Life Coach but a psychotherapist, clinical psychologist, psychiatrist, and holistic physician as well. 
  • In facilitating the PSLC Life Coach Certificate Training Program, he integrates his academic knowledge, clinical insights, and life learnings to help the participants become the best people-helpers they can become.
  • He is co-founder and current president of the Philippine Society of Life Coaches.

We have been asked more recently in the area of Missionary Member Care. Mission work is stressful at times and chaotic almost all of the time. Here is quick little article on this.

MMM -- Mission Musings

I am scheduled to teach a two-week course at Philippine Baptist Theological Seminary (www.pbts.net.ph) this April as part of its Summer Institute. Basically, it is an 8-week course shoved into two weeks. I am not sure that “Pastoral Care and the Missionary” is the name the course will finally settle on, but I like it. There is a course at PBTS that deals with “Missionary Member Care” but traditionally it has focused more on logistical issues and relational issues (relationships with supporters, mission board, hosts, etc.).  This is all good, but as someone involved in missions, and one who serves as the administrator of Bukal Life Care & Counseling Center (www.bukallife.org), I wanted to focus more on the psychological, emotional, and spiritual aspects of missions.

But let’s ask an obvious question. Why have a question that focuses on pastoral care for one profession? I used to be a mechanical…

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Clinical Pastoral Education Q&A

We have been getting lots of questions regarding Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE). Part of this is because we probably haven’t done as good of a job as we should in explaining things. Another reason is that we have changed a number of things in the last year. So here we go.

1.  What forms of CPE does Bukal Life Care offer?  We have basically three programs for CPE.

A.  CPE Intensive. This is a 10-12 week program, 400 hours of didactic, group process, individual supervision and clinical work.

B.  CPE Extended. This is essentially the same as CPE Intensive but spread over 16 to 26 weeks.

C.  CPE  Half-unit. This is half of a normal unit.  200 hours instead of 400 hours.

D.  CPO. Clinical Pastoral Orientation is a 60 hour course (half in classroom and half out) that serves as a bible school bridge between “Intro to Pastoral Care” and CPE.

2.  Is CPE certified?   Yes. Bukal Life Care is certified as a training center for CPE by the College of Pastoral Supervision and Psychotherapy (www.cpsp.org). Our CPE supervisors are certified as Supervisors-in-Training also by CPSP, and are members in good standing with CPSP-Philippines.

3.  Where is our CPE training held? It is held in Baguio City, Philippines. We work with local hospitals. We have and can work with other entities such as local jail and detention centers.

4.  Are there other places in the Philippines where CPSP-certified CPE is done?  Yes. There are certified training centers and supervisors-in-training in Manila. These are at this time done at St. Lukes Hospital (both QC and GC branches), and Philippine Children’s Medical Center. You can go to www.cpspp.org for more information about CPSP in the Philippines.

5.  Are there other CPE programs available in the Philippines that are not CPSP-certified?  Absolutely. There are many such programs, and these vary greatly. Instead of trying to list them… a simple websearch should be helpful. One of these organizations is CPECF at http://cpephils.wordpress.com.

6.  What is the cost for CPE with Bukal Life Care?  The basic cost is P11,000. This covers tuition, administration fee, and supervisory fee. Additionally, trainees should have approximately P2000 to P3000 on hand for material costs and retreats. Transportation, lodging, and food are worked out by the trainee.  The above cost is for one unit of CPE. For a half-unit, the cost is P6500.

7  Are there scholarships available?  Generally… No. We used to charge P15,000 but then provided a number of scholarships. We chose to reduce the cost to something more affordable, but then get rid of most scholarships. There is an institution or two that we partner with in which special arrangements are made, however.

8.  When is CPE happening in 2013?  We presently have a batch finishing in February. The next batch is in March, starting the 18th and continuing for 10 weeks. This is our “Summer Intensive.” A few trainees are expecting to be doing half units or extended during this time as well. The follow-on batch will start in July. Most likely the final batch for 2013 will begin in October.

9.  How many CPE Supervisors-in-Training do you have? We have two. They are Ms. Celia Munson and Ms. Joyce Gray. We have 3 or 4 more that we hope to get certified within the next few months.

10.  How can I apply for CPE?  Send us an email at info@bukallife.org. We will send you an application. Return the application along with a personal autobiography.  We will review and get back to you.

11.  What is the process for progress within the CPE and CPSP certification system?  Each unit of CPE (400 hours) moves one forward in clinical pastoral development. We generally focus on a 4 unit system. Completion of Unit 1 of CPE opens up the opportunity to join a chapter of CPSP-Philippines. Once in a chapter, one can work towards the first level certification “Clinically-trained Minister” (CTM). Completing Unit 2 of CPE provides the background needed to work towards the next certification levels ACC and APC (Associate Clinical Chaplain and Associate Pastoral Counselor). Completion of four unites of CPE provides the background needed to work towards the certifications CC and PC (Clinical Chaplain and Pastoral Counselor). Beyond Unit 4, one can work towards being accepted into the Supervisor-in-Training program. NOTE: completing units of CPE does not give you the certifications but helps meet minimum requirements for these certifications.

12.  When are the different units held (unit 1 versus 2, 3, and 4)? Various units are held simultaneously. CPE trainees are put into groups of 4-7 members under a supervisor. Commonly, these groups will have individuals doing different units. The supervisor holds different trainees to different standards depending on what unit they are working on, and must do different readings and requirements based on what unit they are working on.

13.  Can’t CPE be used as a form of psychotherapy?  It really should not be. First, that is not the purpose of CPE, although the supervision does provide a level of therapeutic care. Second, because individuals are brought together into groups, people who come for reasons other than ministerial can be disruptive to group process.

Serving Neighbors Network Training Seminar

We finished day one of a two day seminar at Serving Neighbors Network. SNN is a ministry that helps marginalized and needy individuals in ALS (alternative learning) in the Baguio area. We are helping with areas of communication and coping with stress and confrontation. Today we finished work especially in Effective Communication and Integrative Steps of Learning. Tomorrow on Stress and Coping and Dealing with Confrontation.
<div style=”margin-bottom:5px;”> <strong> <a href=”http://www.slideshare.net/bmunson3/integrative-steps-of-learning&#8221; title=”Integrative Steps of Learning” target=”_blank”>Integrative Steps of Learning</a> </strong> from <strong><a href=”http://www.slideshare.net/bmunson3&#8243; target=”_blank”>Bob Munson</a></strong> </div>