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September Updates

SEP 24. New CPE group starts (Celia’s) Doc Paul’s group ongoing.

OCT 25-31. Pastoral Care Week

OCT 27. Pastoral Care Seminar, led by Mr. Edgar Chan.  PBTS.

OCT 28. Bukal Life Care BOT Meeting (tentative)

NOV 21-27. Visit from Dr. Raymond Lawrence, CPSP Gen. Sec.

NOV 23. Case Study Seminar (AM) Case Study Practice (PM)

NOV 24. CPE Supervisor in Training Meeting

NOV 26. Thanksgiving and MOA signing.

What’s New in Summer and Beyond

<For the most part, this is a repeat of a post on the CPSP-Philippines website: http://www.cpspp.org&gt;

A few updates. As Summer is beginning here (Summer starts in March in the Philippines) a number of things are happening.

1.  Clinical Pastoral Care.  CPO (“Clinical Pastoral Orientation”), a shortened-form of CPE intended for professionals and Bible school students, is finishing up in Baguio. CPO has requirements that are approximately 1/4th of a Full Unit of CPE (and according to my calculations, that is 1/2 of the requirements of a Half Unit). It provides a taste of the philosophy and training structure of CPE for those who are curious… and can be taken for school credit in some places.

Additionally, our Foundations of Clinical Pastoral Care book in development has just pased the 100 page mark (finally). It is almost a year and a half in development… but it is rolling now. It seeks to integrate the methodology and insights of the modern CPE and pastoral care movements, with the insights and theological grounding of the historical pastoral care movement. Prayerfully, the first draft should ready by June. This will provide the text basis for CPO/CPC training.

CPO will start again, hopefully, in June or July, but this time in Bulacan. Will keep you updated. <Note: While CPE is certified certified by CPSP-PI in conjunction with the standards of CPSP, CPO is not. It is a training program under the standards of Bukal Life Care… following methodology and quality standards of the CPSP-PI CPE program.>

2.  Clinical Pastoral Education. CPE always seems to be a fluid thing since it is small groups driven by need and opportunity. However, it LOOKS like CPE will be held this Summer at:

  • Three locations in Manila
  • One location in Baguio  (Full unit starts March 16. Half unit starts 2nd week of April)
  • One location in Korea

3.  D.Min. in “Pastoral Counseling and Clinical Pastoral Supervision.”  This program is held in Central Philippines University, in partnership with CPSP and CPSP-PI. The program is new but on-going. We are excited by its potential.

4.  Disaster Response Chaplaincy. CPSP-PI, Bukal Life Care, and Philippines Baptist Theological Seminary, will be holding a 3-day intensive training in Disaster Response Chaplaincy May 13-16 (yes, it looks like 4 days… but the ends are cut off). One of the goals of CPSP-Philippines is to add a sub-specialty for Clinical Chaplains of Disaster Response Chaplain.

5.  CPSP-PI Standards and MOA. CPSP-Philippinesstandards have been disseminated for utilization by chapters, training centers, and CPE programs. They closely follow the standards set by CPSP. The Memorandum of Agreement between CPSP and CPSP-Philippines has been written up and is presently being reviewed by both parties. Hopefully, the final version will be done soon for signing. The MOA will ensure equivalency of programs and reciprocity of certifications between the organizations.

September/October Activities

–Staff meeting.Thursday, September 11. 11am. Review of visioning
meeting and plans of action.
-CPSP planning meeting. September 17, 1pm
–Baguio Chapter (CPSP). September 18-19. 8am and onward.
-Video and Discussion, “Healing the Shame that Binds You.” Thursday,
September 18, 6:30pm.
-Korea trip and training. October 4-13
-Parents Congress. Saturday, October 11..
-Pastoral Care Conference (Pasig City). October 17-19.

CPE Graduation, May 2014

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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 info@bukallife.org.

 

November 2013 Updates… Updated

1.  Keep those in the Visayas in prayer who are in the process of weathering the Supertyphoon Yolanda. Some in this area have also had been through a major earthquake recently.

2.  Thanks to Sr. Angie in leading a dental/optical mission to Bagulin, La Union. Thanks also to Ptr. Mateo for hosting our team. Thanks for resource assistance from Aquashine and Dr. Alex Alcantara. And thanks to all of the team volunteers for the sacrifice of time and skill.

3.  BOT meeting is planned for November 15th 11am to 1:30pm. Tentative location is Cafe Will in Baguio City.

4.  Mid-November… Half unit of CPE anticipated led by Joyce Gray.

5.  Mid-January… Half unit of CPE anticipated led by Celia Munson.

6.  Mid-January… CPO will begin at PBTS led by Joyce Gray.

7.  Mid March… CPSP Annual meeting in the US. At least two expected to attend from our group. Maybe more.

8.  Late March… CPE Summer intensive (full unit) expected to start.

9. Also note: We have been asked to do crisis care in multiple locations. Please pray with us in how or if we can help in these place.

September 2013 Updates

1.  Clinical Pastoral Education.  Batch 3 completed in mid-August, with 3 graduates. Batch 4 started on September 9th with 6 trainees. One is working on first unit, the others are working on 2nd or 3rd. Batch 5 (the final batch for 2013 is expected to start November or December.

2.  BOT meeting. October will be our annual board meeting. Actual date TBD.

3.  Farrell Symposium. The Annual Farrell Symposium is tentatively scheduled for October 25th at Philippine Children Medical Center in Quezon City. Speakers are expected to be Dr. Cesar Espineda and Chaplain Barbara McGuire.

4.  CPSP. Congratulations to Padi Pinit Caytap as the convener of the newest CPSP Chapter— Resurrection. That brings the number of chapters in the Philippines to 5. A 6th is in the process of being formed in Manila.

5.  Sunflower Children Center. In August we had a nice visit with Fr. Acosta and staff at Sunflower Children Center. They do a wonderful job in helping children in greater Baguio. 6 of our team were able to join a training on DSM-5 as it pertains to children. It was hosted by Sunflower. We look forward to continued opportunities to support each other.

That’s enough for now. But keep checking!

 

 

August 2013 Updates

Some Updates:
-Aug 13. “Growth Groups” class starts at PBTS, 8 weeks duration. Taught by Joyce.
-Aug 17. Start of Batch 2013-4 Half unit led by Celia.
-Aug 19. Final Unit Evals for CPE 2013-3
-Aug 19. North Central Luzon ( NCL) CPSP Chapter Meeting.
-Aug 27. Benguet CPSP Chapter Meeting
-Aug 29. CPSP BOT and Conveners Meeting.
-Sep 5. Baguio CPSP Chapter Meeting

Upcoming CPE Batches

Mid-June. Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) batch led by Joyce Gray. This will probably be a mixed group… some doing Intensive and some Extended (this depends somewhat on the negotiation between the trainees and training supervisor).

Mid-July. Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) batgch led by Celia Munson.
This will be an Extended, 18-week class. This will be a bit of an experiment for us, with all group work done on Saturdays. This is especially for those who work 5-days a week.

CPE Batch 1 2013

CPE Batch 1 2013

In all cases, full units are still 400 hours (300 hours ministry, 100 hours of group work and formal training). Training and ministry is done in Baguio City (Philippines) with various local hospitals and jails.

Contact us at info@bukallife.org if you are interested and wish to be given an application. You can also download an application at http://www.bukallife.org (under Forms).

Training is done certified by the College of Pastoral Supervision & Psychotherapy.

It is advisable to apply early. Each batch is limited in size.