We are busy still with Clinical Pastoral Education. We have kept pretty active with CPE through the pandemic, but the lessening of the stranglehold of the malady has eased some of the challenges of late. Chaplains Vo and Lyn each are leading their groups.
The next CPE group is expected to be a 6-week Half Unit CPE. It is expected to start the 3rd week in June.
Bob and Celia are returning back to Baguio after a year in the US. They are excited to get back to work face-to-face.
Two or three of our staff are hoping to go to Davao in August to meet Drs. Raymond Lawrence and Cal Sodoy for a CPE supervisor training. Dr. Lawrence is the General Secretary and founder of CPSP in the United States.
We are still working on collecting papers for our Bukal Life Journal. Publishing date is To Be Determined.
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
Since 2011 we have been facilitating a course, Clinical Pastoral Orientation (CPO). It is essentailly a quarter unit of CPE and is done in a format that can be worked into a normal semester class at a Bible School or Seminary.
After some consideration, we have decided to change CPO to F-CPT, or “Fundamentals in Clinical Pastoral Training.” There are a couple of reasons for that.
First, and most importantly, when we hold CPE (Clinical Pastoral Education) on the first day we have Orientation. This is a 4-5 hour review of the course so that CPE trainees are ready. Having CPO (a semestral course with 100 hours of formal and practical time) sound so much like the Orientation time for CPE (4-5 hours) is confusing.
Second, “Fundamentals in Clinical Pastoral Training” sounds more like a course offering than “Clinical Pastoral Orientation.”
Note: We often have this course done in tandem with Philippine Baptist Theological Seminary. They call the course “Clinical Pastoral Orientation” (Course Code: CPE-0). We are not asking them to change the name.
Greetings to Everyone.
We are located in Baguio City, and it is going into Enhanced Lock-down—- meaning, in this case, no public transportation, and very limited open businesses, and limited ability to move around.
So what about us? We are abiding by the Quarantine, so our office will not be open for visitors during this period.
The exception is that we plan to start our Summer CPE on March 26. This is a small-group trainng. We will focus on didactic work during the quarantine period, and not have the trainees go to hospital and jail. Training and pastoral conversations will be handled creatively— parts online if necessary.
For emergencies, I would recommend emailing us at email@example.com
If you are looking to do some reading during the hours, days, weeks, of quarantine, consider some of our resources below.
- Published books. We have written several books that are published. Most of them are in either Missions or Pastoral Counseling. If you are interested, click on the following: https://www.amazon.com/Robert-H-Munson/e/B017DGJSEW%3Fref=dbs_a_mng_rwt_scns_share
2. Books in process. Bob is working on a book called “The Mission to Samaria.” The title may change a little, but not too much. 27 pages are done. Hopefully it will be finished in late 2020 or early 2021. Also we are working on our 2020 version of our CPE Handbook. Unlike the others, this won’t be available online. It is only available when taking Clinical Pastoral Education with us at Bukal Life Care
3. Articles. I don’t write articles very often… but a few are available on Academia.edu.
4. Slideshare. We also put some presentations online as well… both in missions and in pastoral counseling.
Bukal Life Care is working with Philippine Baptist Theological Seminary on some Pastoral Care courses starting mid-October
1. Intro to Pastoral Care and Counseling. This will be taught by Dr. Robert Munson on Tuesdays and Thursdays 10:30am to 12 noon. This is a master’s level course and available only to PBTS students.
2. Interpersonal Relationships. This will be taught by Chaplain Celia Munson on Wednesdays and Fridays 1-2:30pm. This is a Bachelor’s level course and available only to PBTS students.
3. Clinical Pastoral Orientation (CPO). This will be taught by Dr. Robert Munson on Tuesdays and Thursdays 2:30-4pm. One DOES NOT have to be a seminary student to participate.. If you are interested, you can message us.
4. Starting in mid to late march, chaplains Vo and Lyn will lead Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE). Again, one DOEZS NOT have to be a seminary student to participate.
Additionally, Dr. Robert Munson is anticipating leading a master’s level module on Pastoral Care and Counseling at Maranatha Theological Seminary, also in Baguio. This will most likely happen in January.
- New Book. We have just published our second book in pastoral ministry. It is called Dynamics in Pastoral Counseling and Training. It is primarily for CPE trainees, and especially for those in 2nd unit and beyond. It is the follow-on to our first book, The Art of Pastoral Care. Click on the titles to find where they are available online. We also have them at our office (the latest one will be available in our office in a few days.)
- This Saturday, September 23, Chaplain Vo will be going with a group to San Jacinto, Pangasinan to lead a seminar in the Basics of Pastoral Counseling.
- We presently have two groups of CPE. Chaplain Lyn is leading a group of 5. Chaplains Celia and Vo have a group of 7. Will be finishing both groups by November.
In our partner website “Adventures in Pastoral Theology,” we have an excerpt of our upcoming (within a couple of weeks, prayerfully) book, Dynamics in Pastoral Counseling. It looks at pastoral supervision as it relates to the a passage in the Bible. In this case, I Timothy 3.
You are welcome to see that article here: Pastoral Supervision in the Bible
July 26, 2019 we held CPE Commissioning for our 9 trainees at Bukal Life Care (with Diplomate Supervisor Celia Munson and Supervisor in Training Lyn Montecastro). We also welcomed 6 recent CPE trainees from Saint Andrews Theological Seminary (with Diplomate Supervisor Paul Tabon). The commissioning was held at Philippine Baptist Theological Seminary. Father Ivo Anselmi provided an inspirational message on family, and each of the trainees provided their ministerial metaphor to the group. Afterwards, all joined at the PBTS canteen for celebratory lunch.
Other photos of the event can be found at the Munson’s blogpage: https://bobandceliamunson.wordpress.com/2019/07/28/cpe-commissioning/
July 6. CPSP Meeting
July 24-26. Final Eval and Commissioning of CPE half unit.
August. We will have one or two CPE half units starting in August. One will meet on Saturdays. The second group may be on Saturdays, or at a different time depending on needs of the trainees. Contact us a firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions.