Update on CPE Program

Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) is a program of pastoral care training that was developed in the 1920s and has become popular worldwide. It develops individuals to integrate their role as pastoral care persons (whether as clergy or laity) that combines standard small group lecture with group process, individual supervision, and practical (“hands-on”) ministry. The venue for practical ministry is typically in hospitals (serving as a chaplain intern), but may also be done in jails, hospices, churches, and other settings.

The CPE done at Bukal Life Care is certified by the College of Pastoral Supervision & Psychotherapy (www.pastoralreport.com) and CPSP-Philippines (www.cpspp.org)

CPE is done in units.

  • Each unit consists of 400 hours, and takes (typically) about 11 weeks. The 400 hours consists of 300 hours of practical ministry and reflections, and 100 hours of formal training, group work and individual supervision.

  • A half unit consists of approximately 200 hours and takes (typically) about 6 weeks. The 200 hours is divided in a similar manner between practical ministry and other training modes.

Many religious and health institutions require, or at least recommend, that their workers have completed either half of a unit, or one full unit.

Cost Breakdown

  • Full Unit.

    • Supervisory Fee**             10,000 Php

    • Administrative Fee**            2,000 Php

    • Ministerial Support**           2,000 Php

                                          Total: 14,000 Php

  • Half Unit.

    • Supervisory Fee**              5,000 Php

    • Administrative Fee**          1,500 Php

    • Ministerial Support**          1,000 Php

                                                      Total: 7,500 Php

**Supervisory Fee covers the tuition and supervision cost for the trainees individual trainer/supervisor. Administrative fee covers cost of records, certificates, ID, snacks during training, and testing. Ministerial Support covers costs for onsite ministerial coverage, and outside trainers as needed.

NOTE 1: The amount charged does not cover transportation, food, or lodging of individuals

NOTE 2: Scholarship arrangements are sometimes available on a case by case basis. Need is the primary, but not only, criteria.



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