Pastoral Report Archives:

March, 2005

February, 2005

January, 2005

December, 2004

November, 2004

October, 2004

September, 2004

August, 2004

July, 2004

June, 2004

The College of Pastoral Supervision & Psychotherapy is a theologically based covenant community, dedicated to "recovery of the soul" and promoting competency in the clinical pastoral field.

« Ratification Review Committee Update and Review Deadline for Candidates | Main | New Health Privacy Regulations: How HIPPA Rules & Regulations Impact Pastoral Visitors by George Hankins-Hull »

September 14, 2004


Richard Liew led a group that included John deVelder and me to Singapore
following the August International Congress on Pastoral Care and
Counseling in India. The purpose of the Singapore visit was to meet with
the Anglican Bishop of Singapore, The Rt Rev John Chew and a gathering
of clergy of his diocese.

Bishop Chew has sponsored six of his clerics to train as clinical
pastoral supervisors under Richards supervision, with a view toward
creating an indigenous southeast Asian clinical pastoral community.
Richard has designed a two-year program that brings the trainees to New
York for three extended periods of time over the next two years. The
remainder of their training will take place by internet and mail.

Bishop Chew wanted the clergy of his diocese to hear of the progress of
this program and to see the actors face-to-face. He seemed to be happy
with the results and the direction of the program thus far.

In decades past, Singapore was introduced to clinical pastoral
supervision by Al Dalton and Keith Keidel. However, the training ceased
when these men left for home. The program designed by Richard Liew and
Bishop Chew intends to remedy the dependence on Western resources.
Richard clearly has the ear of the Bishop, and the Anglican Church is a
major player in Singaporean society. The four clerics who were appointed
to this training are clearly persons of substance and obvious leadership

Richard Liews vision and capacity to innovate deserves our hearty

Posted by Perry Miller, Editor at September 14, 2004 12:57 PM

Email this article to a friend

Email this entry to:

Your email address:

Message (optional):

Print this entry