Fundamentals in Clinical Pastoral Training (F-CPT)

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.

Our Status During Quarantine (and CPE)

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 bukallife@gmail.com

If you are looking to do some reading during the hours, days, weeks, of quarantine, consider some of our resources below.

  1.  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

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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.

https://pbts.academia.edu/BMunson/Papers

4.  Slideshare.  We also put some presentations online as well… both in missions and in pastoral counseling.

https://www.slideshare.net/bmunson3/edit_my_uploads

https://www.slideshare.net/CeliaMunson/edit_my_uploads

 

Seminary Courses Coming Up

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.

Updates– Sep/Oct 2019

  1.  New Book.  We have just published our second bookFront Art 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.)
  2. 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.
  3. 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.

Pastoral Supervision in the Bible

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

CPE Commissioning July 26, 2019

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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 Updates

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 bukallife@gmail.com if you have questions.

CPE Schedule in 2019 (first half at least)

January     Finish of our two groups of CPE that started in October.

February     A well deserved break

March 11   Start of CPE Summer Full Unit Intensive

April  15    Start of CPE Summer Half Unit Intensive

May 20-ish    Completion of CPE Summer Intensive Units

May 27-ish   Beginning of CPE-Elder Care.  (Focus more on Elder and Palliative Care)

 

CPE Group Second Semester

CPE group 2018 NovemberThis is our CPE team during second semester here at Bukal. From left to right.

  • Aaron             CPE Trainee
  • Vo                    CPE Supervisor-in-Training
  • Celia                CPE Diplomate
  • Lyn                  CPE Supervisor-in-Training
  • Matthew         CPE Trainee
  • Mike                PC Thesis
  • Bhab                CPE Trainee
  • Medo               CPE Trainee
  • Xander            CPE Trainee
  • Crista               CPE Trainee