Mid-May Updates for CPE

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.

Chaplain Vo with her CPE trainees

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.

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

Online CPE

Well, we have finally decided to try it out. We have done some CPE where some parts are done online. But we will attempt a full online CPE, starting in January (on or around the 18th of the month).

If you are interested, contact us at bukallife@gmail.com. Spaces are VERY LIMITED. So if there is no room, no worries. We will learn from the experience and should be doing more online CPE (and hopefully offline CPE as well) later this year.

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

CPE Commissioning

We held our Summer 2018 Commissioning Service for our Clinical Pastoral Education Trainees.  Our trainees are:  Christine, Kenino, Daniel,  Dorina, Esther, Chiqui, Christian, Michael, Eden, Joel, Matthew, Fredirick, and Edgar (Chara and Lyn could not join the service). The Supervisor is Celia, and the SITs (Supervisors-in-Training) are Vo and Edgar. Our trainees this Summer are from the four countries.

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CPE Graduation/Commissioning

On July 7 at Philippine Baptist Theological Seminary, we held the 2017 Graduation and Commissioning for our graduating trainees at Bukal Life Care. They are:

Mark Foli,  1st unit
Thomas Daniel Spaeth, 1st unit
Rebecca Ann S. Pesquera,  2nd unit
Honeylyn S. Badong,  1st unit
Celestina Botacion,  1st unit
Charlyn Joy Sagun,  1st unit
Merlita P. Montecastro,  2nd unit
Ed Michael J. Dizon,  1st unit
Joel M. Gatchalian,  1st unit
Rica Jane B. Ortega,  Half Unit
Ma. Rowena T. Oriente,  1st unit
Ma. Lourdes A. Nimo,  1st unit
Nathaniel A. Osorio,  1st unit
Alpha V. Sugano, 1st unit
Melanie C. Fangsilat,  1st unit
Joshua K. Antonio,  1st unit
Crystal Jade A. Macli-ing,  1st unit
Ruel T. Fernandez, 1st unit
Vengie A. Ibañez,  1st unit
Paul Austin A. Echavez,  1st  unit
Marlo B. Jabines, 1st unit
Charisse C. Condenuevo,  1st unit
Renato Eustaquio,  3rd unit
Mariz Eustaquio,  3rd unit

Additionally we honored Dr. Paul Tabon and Celia Munson for being promoted to Diplomate Supervisor of Clinical Pastoral Education/Training in January of this year. Further, we honored Violeta Canoy, John Mark Bagalan, and Edgar Chan as new members of the CPSP-Philippines SIT program.