October Updates

CPE is still ongoing Chaplains Vo and Lyn each having a group. In addition, two classes are starting at PBTS led by members of Bukal Life Care starting October 19 and running for 15 weekly modules. They are:

Intro to Pastoral Care & Counseling— Instr. Fritz Melodi

Dialogue with Asian Faiths— Dr. Bob Munson

Both of them are being taught Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8am to 9:30am. Fritz’s course is being held both online and live at Philippine Baptist Theological Seminary. Doc Bob’s course is entirely online. If you are interested, go to www.pbts.net.ph.

Congratulations!!

Congratulations to Violeta C. Canoy, a Supervisor-in-Training with Bukal Life Care has recently passed her board for Diplomate Supervisor in Clinical Pastoral Education/Training from CPSP-Philippines! This is actually the second honor this year for her as earlier she earned her Master of Arts in Pastoral Counseling from Philippine Baptist Theological Seminary.

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.