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.
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.
The Wednesday after Easter, Bob and Celia led training “Conflict in the Field” with Asia Vision-Short Term Missions. This is part of their prefield training before their two month mission trip into Asia.
Thursday was the first day of our CPE (Clinical Pastoral Education). CPE lasts for 10-11 weeks. We have 8 trainees this time. So far, it looks like it is going to be a great, but busy, Summer. We meet as a group Thursdays and Fridays for 11 weeks.
May 2nd. Monthly “Minister Heartlink” Planning meeting.
July 4-15. Minster Heartlink CPO Intensive. training.
September. CPE Extended
October 4-10. Heartlink Project in Mindanao
We recently completed half units of CPE led by Dr. Paul Tabon and Celia Munson. There will be follow-on CPE work for a number of trainees.
On the 27th, we celebrated Pastoral Care Week with a pastoral care presentation. After that we joined together for food and fellowship.
November 5 we will have our annual board meeting.
November 23 we will have training led by Dr. Raymond Lawrence, General Secretary of CPSP. The training will be in Case Study and Reflection.
November 24-26 we will have other activities associated with CPSP-Philippines and Bukal with Dr. Lawrence. More info on this to follow.
Below are a few pictures from the last few days.
Doc Paul’s CPE group will be coming back soon from HK. Four of the five were able to go. Welcome back!
Next week, Dr. Dickens (CPSP Diplomate and professor of Pastoral Counseling at Gardner-Webb University) will be with us for several days. He will be teaching Guided Readings in Pastoral Care at ABGTS. Bob, Celia, and Doc Paul, from our group, look forward to both the readings and the guidance.
CPE starts up again on the 15th for Celia’s group and the 20th for Doc Paul’s group. (contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions)
Oh yeah, and PBTS first term starts on the 16th.
August we will start our Lay Shepherding CPO in Bocaue, Bulacan (Lord willing).
Things are a busy busy..
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.
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.
The CPE done at Bukal Life Care is certified by the College of Pastoral Supervision & Psychotherapy (www.pastoralreport.com) and CPSP-Philippines (www.cpspp.org)
CPE is done in units.
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.
Trying to figure out how many have committed to do CPE this Summer starting March 16 (or April 8th for half unit). We are coming up with 10 for full unit and 8 for half unit. That is the largest number since 2011. But the number may still go up or down. They will be split between Celia Munson, Dr. Paul Tabon, and Jehny Pedazo.
Any questions, concerns, and such, contact at firstname.lastname@example.org, or email@example.com.
Also looking into having another unit starting, perhaps in June… maybe July. Looking into the possibiliy that this unit will focus more on palliative care, due to the growth of need in this area in the Baguio area. Will keep you update.