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.
May 29, 2015, we had our CPE graduation at Philippine Baptist Theological Seminary
CPE Trainees Summer 2015
Dennis P. Alida
John Mark M. Bagalan
Arturo C. Balagot
Dionelle John B. Cornate
Sr. Rufina Dubao
Meriam G. Dulay
Mariz S. Eustaquio
A. R. Fabiala
Lalaine C. Mirasol
Rebecca Ann S. Pesquera
German B. Ramboyong Jr
Celia P. Munson
Dr. Paul C. Tabon
Jehny M. Pedazo
Ptr. Renato Eustaquio, a 2007 CPE graduation and senior pastor at Vineyard Christian Church in Bocaue, Bulacan, was our guest speaker. Each trainee also gave their theological integration from the CPE term. Dr. Paul Tabon gave the commissioning at the end of the main service.
This was also the first time that Dr. Paul Tabon and Ms. Jehny Pedazo served as CPE Supervisors (SITs) under CPSP-Philippines. Good job!!
Afterwards, we moved a few feet from Chapel B to the Bukal Life Care office for lunch fellowship. It was a great day. Congratulations to all who have stayed true to finish the course. We are excited to see what God has for each in the future.
Clinical Pastoral Education is provided by Bukal Life Care, in parnership with the College of Pastoral Supervision & Psychotherapy (CPSP) and CPSP-Philippines. Our next CPE groups start in mid-June. Contact us at 0933-302-0373 or email@example.com if you have any questions.
Congratulations to Keishon, Lalaine, Tess, and German in completing Clinical Pastoral Orientation. They are seated here on their final meeting with Celia (their instructor in the middle). CPO is a mini-CPE (about 1/4 of a full unit). It provides the structure and educational philosophy of CPE while set up to be more compatible with a Bible School or Seminary quarterly or tri-mestral program. For some, the program is enough to provide insight into pastoral care and into self, while for others, it provides a stepping stone to the regular Clinical Pastoral Education program.
Three of them will be starting Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) on March 16.
Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) is a program of pastoral care training that was developed in the 1920s and has become popular worldwide. It develops individuals to integrate their role as pastoral care persons (whether as clergy or laity) that combines standard small group lecture with group process, individual supervision, and practical (“hands-on”) ministry. The venue for practical ministry is typically in hospitals (serving as a chaplain intern), but may also be done in jails, hospices, churches, and other settings.
Each unit consists of 400 hours, and takes (typically) about 11 weeks. The 400 hours consists of 300 hours of practical ministry and reflections, and 100 hours of formal training, group work and individual supervision.
A half unit consists of approximately 200 hours and takes (typically) about 6 weeks. The 200 hours is divided in a similar manner between practical ministry and other training modes.
Many religious and health institutions require, or at least recommend, that their workers have completed either half of a unit, or one full unit.
Supervisory Fee** 10,000 Php
Administrative Fee** 2,000 Php
Ministerial Support** 2,000 Php
Total: 14,000 Php
Supervisory Fee** 5,000 Php
Administrative Fee** 1,500 Php
Ministerial Support** 1,000 Php
Total: 7,500 Php
**Supervisory Fee covers the tuition and supervision cost for the trainees individual trainer/supervisor. Administrative fee covers cost of records, certificates, ID, snacks during training, and testing. Ministerial Support covers costs for onsite ministerial coverage, and outside trainers as needed.
NOTE 1: The amount charged does not cover transportation, food, or lodging of individuals
NOTE 2: Scholarship arrangements are sometimes available on a case by case basis. Need is the primary, but not only, criteria.
We have been very busy with many guests coming by for various reasons. Exciting times, but it is now time to get back into leading training.
1. Regular Summer CPE starts March 16th. It will be supervised by Celia Munson (myself), as well as Dr. Paul Tabon. 11 weeks long
2. Half Unit Summer CPE will start in April (exact date to be determined). It will be supervised by Jehny Pedazo. It will be approximately 6 weeks..
3. CPO (Introduction to CPE). Starts this Monday (1pm-6pm) at Bukal Life Care Office. Lasts 6 weeks.
All of these program plan to have palliative care and disaster response sub-specialties incorporated into them. Both Intensive and half unit CPE are certified by CPSP-PHilippines (and CPSP).
4. Disaster Response 4-day intensive. May 13-16. This is a partnership between PBTS, Bukal Life Care, and Virginia Baptist Disaster Response.
If you have any questions, text 0933-302-0373 or 0916-557-9549.
Updates: —January 5-7. Lide-Walker Conference. We will have our booth there… and we will have our grand open house of our new office. Hope to see you there.
—January 26. First day of Clinical Pastoral Orientation. Meets on Mondays for 6 weeks. 100 hours of practical ministry, formal didactic, group life interaction, and individual supervision. (May be taken by PBTS students for credit).
—March 23. First day of Clinical Pastoral Education (Summer Intensive). 11 weeks long. 400 hours for one full unit of CPE, 200 hours for half unit of CPE. Certified by CPSP and CPSP-Philippines. (May be taken by PBTS students for credit).
—May 13-16. Disaster Response Chaplaincy. 3 day intensive in principles of crisis response and team development for disaster. (May be taken for credit with PBTS).
If you have any questions, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org... or call us at 0933-302-0373 or 0916-557-9549 or (074) 445-6344.
The CPE (Clinical Pastoral Education) Summer 2014 team. They completed 1/2-unit from late March to early May 2014. The team is from left to right: JM (on first unit), Alexis (advanced unit), Sr. Annette (on first unit), Celia (supervisor), Sr. Isabella (on first unit), Cori (advanced unit), and Rob (on first unit). Also thanks to Becky and Jehny in assisting the training.
Bukal Life Care is a CPSP-certified training center for Clinical Pastoral Education. Our next training starts on June 2nd, 2014. If you have any questions, contact us at 0933-302-0373, or email us at email@example.com.