We will begin Clinical Pastoral Orientation this February. It will be on Monday afternoons from 1pm until 4 or 5pm, for 7 weeks, starting on February 1st. It will be held at the Bukal Life Care office on the grounds of PBTS in Baguio City.
It can be taken for credit with Philippine Baptist Theological Seminary (2 units). However, it can also be taken as a stand-alone course.
Clinical Pastoral Orientation is an introduction to Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) and following the structure and methodology of training of CPE. In actual work, it constitutes about 25% of one full unit of CPE.
CPO is useful for those who seek the benefits of CPE but can’t commit to the time. It is also useful for those who are curious about CPE, but want to know more about it first. NOTE: CPE with Bukal Life Care is certified by both CPSP and CPSP-Philippines. However, CPO has not formal certification, except as tied to an accredited educational institution, such as PBTS.