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.


In Case You Were Wondering…

We have had a few questions recently regarding CPE (Clinical Pastoral Education) in Manila. Over a year ago, we expanded CPE out of Baguio City to Manila… particularly, Quezon City.

This continued into 2012. However, in 2012, CPSP-PI (the Philippine branch of the College of Pastoral Supervision and Psychotherapy) was formed. With the organization of CPSP-PI chapters in October, we made a major change. Certification for training centers would not only be based on organization but on region. Rather than dealing with overseeing separately certified training centers in different parts of the country, we decided to spin off the Manila CPE centers.

We are still connected with the CPE centers in Manila, but via CPSP-PI. However, since October 2012, we are not connected organizationally.

So… we are carrying out CPE training in Baguio City and La Trinidad. For those interested in CPSP-certified CPE training in Manila or other parts of the Philippines, please check with CPSP-Philippines (www.cpspp.org)

CPE Introduction

<div style=”margin-bottom:5px”> <strong> <a href=”http://www.slideshare.net/bmunson3/clinical-pastoral-education-at-bukal-life-care&#8221; title=”Clinical Pastoral Education at Bukal Life Care” target=”_blank”>Clinical Pastoral Education at Bukal Life Care</a> </strong> from <strong><a href=”http://www.slideshare.net/bmunson3&#8243; target=”_blank”>Bob Munson</a></strong> </div>

Bukal Life Journal 2012

The 2012 Edition of Bukal Life Journal is completed, and ready for printing. Some print copies will be available for purchase (price to be determined). Others will be available in electronic form for seminar ticket holders this October. The main articles are:

“BUD-LIFE!!!” by Dr. Cesar G. Espineda. Dr. Espineda is a Diplomate with the College of Pastoral Supervision and Psychotharapy and is working Bukal Life and CPSP-Philippines in developing its Clinical.

“The Vicissitudes of Spirituality” by Dr. Raymond J. Lawrence. Dr. Lawrence is the General Secretary of the College of Pastoral Supervision and Psychotherapy.

“God and Human Suffering” by Sr. Patricia Martinez. Sister Pat is a member of the Congregation of the Missionary Sisters of the Immaculate Heart of Mary (ICM). She is also on the Board of Trustees of Bukal Life.

“Divine Intervention: The Flight of Elijah in the Context of Crisis Care” by Dr. Robert H. Munson. Dr. Munson is the Administrator of Bukal Life.

“A Psycho-Spiritual Journey” by Jehny M. Pedazo.
Jehny is the Counseling Coordinator of Bukal Life.

“Where I am Now: A Personal Reflection in Clinical Pastoral Education” by B.D.
B.D. is a 4-unit graduate of the CPE program at Bukal LIfe.

Additionally there are some shorter testimonies and photos.

Announcement from CPSP-Philippines


Ms. Joyce Gray, a CPSP Supervisor-in-Training, has been named as the CPSP Philippines Interim National Coordinator, effective immediately. In this position, she will work closely with Cesar G. Espineda, Director, CPSP Philippines.

Ms. Gray is a staff member of Bukal Life Care & Counseling Center, based in Baguio City, Philippines. She has received her Master of Divinity from Philippine Baptist Theological Seminary, and is presently working on her Doctor of Theology from Asia Baptist Graduate Theological Senminary.

The College of Pastoral Supervision & Psychotherapy is a theologically based covenant community, dedicated to “Recovery of Soul.” CPSP offers accredited training and credentialing for Pastoral Psychotherapy, Pastoral Supervision, Pastoral Counseling, and Clinical Chaplaincy.

Her website is: http://www.cpspjoycegray.webs.com/
CPSP’s website is: www.pastoralreport.com

CPE Graduation in Manila

CPE-Manila. Closing ceremony on Thursday, 17 May 2012, 3;30 PM at Conference room, of Bishop’s Office, ECP at St Lukes Hospital Compound, E. Rodriguez Avenue, Quezon CIty. Six will graduate, two finishing Unit I, and four finishing Unit II.

Those in Manila interested in the next batch in Manila (or Baguio or Cagayan de Oro) please contact us at info@bukallife.org.