August 2021 Updates

On July 24, we held a webinar on Basics of Pastoral Counseling. Twenty-four trainees joined with Chaplains Vo and Lyn in this online training. Because of the Pandemic, webinars have been a strategy to continue training. In this case, most of the trainees are living in a place where joining us face-to-face was never an option, so becoming comfortable with online training is a great gain.

Mid-August we plan to have two CPE groups beginning in Mid-August. There are still a couple of spots available. Let us know SOON if interested.

July 2021 Updates

We are on a bit of a break except for pastoral counseling. We hope to start doing CPE again in late August or early September.

Late June CPSP-PH had a board for advancement of some members, including at Bukal Life. Hope to have good news to report soon.

Related to good news… we were given an interesting article about new head chaplain of the US Air National Guard— Col. Leah Boling. We are a center for CPE to train clinical chaplains working in partnership with Philippine Baptist Theological Seminary. So we can’t help but give congratulations to Chaplain Leah as an alumnus of PBTS. You can click on the article HERE.

Spring 2021 Updates

We hope that everyone are beginning to wake up from the Pandemic Slumber. Here in Baguio City, Philippines, things are still a bit slow. Vaccine distribution has been rather delayed, and infection rates are pretty high right now. Despite this, some things are moving forward.

  1. We presently have three clinical pastoral groups active. All three are online. Group #1 (3 trainees with Supervisor Vo) are just finishing up their CPE unit. Group #2 (4 trainees with Supervisor Lyn) are well into their CPE unit. Group #3 (5 trainees with Supervisor Celia) are in the middle of their CPO course.
  2. It is still our plan to have one or two groups for CPE to begin in May or early June. The exact format of them are a bit unclear. Part of this is that there are still uncertainties about meeting face-to-face. The other is the seminary where our training center is based. The schedule of the school is being changed because of adjusting to the new post-pandemic environment. It may make it impossible for us to do Intensive units— we may be limited to Extended units only.
  3. Our office is almost finished. We had considerable refurbishment done. Truthfully, it could have been available for use back in February. However, because of the pandemic, we haven’t really rushed the finishing touches. Likely to be done in May.
  4. We have updated one of our training books on pastoral care. We updated our book, on Dynamics with new title, cover, and content updates as “Dynamics in Pastoral Care: Enhancing Transformative Soul Care.”
  1. We presently have three clinical pastoral groups active. All three are online. Group #1 (3 trainees with Supervisor Vo) are just finishing up their CPE unit. Group #2 (4 trainees with Supervisor Lyn) are well into their CPE unit. Group #3 (5 trainees with Supervisor Celia) are in the middle of their CPO course.
  2. It is still our plan to have one or two groups for CPE to begin in May or early June. The exact format of them are a bit unclear. Part of this is that there are still uncertainties about meeting face-to-face. The other is the seminary where our training center is based. The schedule of the school is being changed because of adjusting to the new post-pandemic environment. It may make it impossible for us to do Intensive units— we may be limited to Extended units only.
  3. We have updated one of our training books on pastoral care. We updated our book, on Dynamics with new title, cover, and content updates as “Dynamics in Pastoral Care: Enhancing Transformative Soul Care.” It is the follow-up to our first volume, “The Art of Pastoral Care.”
  4. https://www.amazon.com/Dynamics-Pastoral-Care-Enhancing-Transformative/dp/B092P6WJX5/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&qid=1618909705&refinements=p_27%3ACelia+Pangilinan+Munson&s=books&sr=1-1&text=Celia+Pangilinan+Munson

March Updates

We are presently holding three clinical pastoral groups now. 1 CPE group is being led online by Chaplain Vo. A second CPE group is being led online by Chaplain Lyn. A Foundations of Clinical Pastoral Training (aka CPO) started March 13 led online by Chaplain Celia. Also on the 13th, Chaplain Vo led a Love Languages seminar at Touch Christian Fellowship.

April, we will officially reopen our Office. We have been using the office occasionally… but in April, the renovation and redecoration will be done.

CPE Presentations

We will be having two CPE groups starting this January. One of them is online. The other is offline in Angeles City, Pampanga. Both, tentatively as always, will start around January 18.

With that in mind, here are a few presentations that we already have online that deal with a number of topics we have with CPE/T. Some presentations are not here yet… but this is a start.

There are others that we have not put online yet. But here are a few that are relevant.

#1. 13+ Reasons to feel good about taking Clinical Pastoral Education

#2. The Process of Learning Clinical Pastoral Care

#3. Background to Christian Counseling

#4. History and Foundations of Pastoral Care

#3. Categories of Pastoral Care and Counseling

#4. Healthy Boundaries and Healthy Relationships

#5. Pastoral Diagnosis

#6. Confidentiality and Ethics in Pastoral Care and Counseling

#7. Ministry to the Grieving

#8. Your Life Story

#9. Conflict and Confrontation

#10. Triangulation in Pastoral Counseling

#11. Models of Chaplaincy

#12. Theological Reflection

#13. Crisis Intervention and Defusing