Grants & Awards
2008-2009 "Transforming Providence Theological Seminary as a Multicultural Organization: Beginning Conversations and Planning." Wabash Center for Teaching and Learning. $5,000.00
2007-2008. "The Contemplative Healer: Revisioning the Identity and Practice of Pastoral Counselors." Lilly Theological Scholars Grant. $12,000.00.
2006-2007. "The Classroom as a Global Village: Issues and Strategies." Colloquy on Nurturing Effective Teaching and Learning in Racially and Cultural Diverse Classrooms. Wabash Center for Teaching and Learning in Theology and Religion. US$3,000.00 plus travel and accommodations.
1994-1955. Brown Scholar. Fuller Theological Seminary.
1988. Cum Laude. University of the Philippines.
1988. Academic Excellence. University of the Philippines.
1987-1988. University Scholar. University of the Philippines.
1985-1987. College Scholar. University of the Philippines
Compassionate Presence: A Radical Response to Human Suffering. Wipf & Stock: October 2016
The Contemplative Counselor: A Way of Being (2010) Fortress Press:MN
Theological Reflection: The Process and Movement Didaskalia. MB: Prov Press Spring 2001
The Changing Landscape of Cross-Cultural Counseling Didaskalia. MB:Prov Press Fall 2004
"Grey Matters: The Neuroscience of Psychotherapy" Canadian Counseling and Psychotherapy Association (Webinar) November 17, 2011.
"Mindfulness and the Workplace." Health Sciences Center Spiritual Care Department. Winnipeg, Manitoba. October 7, 2011.
"Integrative Psychotherapy: Theory, Therapy, and Transcendence." Providence University College and Theological Seminary (Reimer Learning Center). Otterburne, Manitoba October 6, 2011.
"Mindfulness and Addictions: Clinical Considerations." Addictions Foundation of Manitoba. Winnipeg, Manitoba. October 5, 2011.
"The Art of Spiritual Direction." National Association of Filipino American United Methodist Biennial Convocation. July 5-7, 2011, Silicon Valley, CA.
"Contemplative - Mindfulness Therapy for Depression." Canadian Counseling and Psychotherapy Association. May 18, 2011, Ottawa, ON.
“Spiritually-Based Mindfulness Therapy for Depression.” Canadian Psychological Association 70th Annual Convention. June 11-13, 2009, Montreal, Quebec.
“Listening to Multiple Voices: Therapy in Hermeneutical Mode.” Society for Christian Psychology. September 18-20, 2008. Chicago:IL
“The Contemplative Therapist.” 4th International Multidisciplinary Conference on Spirituality and Health: Interweaving Science, Wisdom, and Compassion. November 9-11, 2006. Vancouver BC
“Contemplative Spirituality and Psychotherapy: Insights from Merton, Nouwen, and Winnicott.” Society for Christian Psychology. October 26-28,2006. Chattanooga TN.
Fellow, Colloquy on Fostering Effective Teaching and Learning in Racially and Culturally Diverse Classrooms. July 18-24, 2006; February 8-11 & July 9-14, 2007. Wabash Center, Crawfordsville, IN.
Chosen by the seminary to participate in the “Educating the Clergy Conference 2006” Wabash Center for Teaching and Learning. March 9-10, 2006.
“Contemplative Life: Descent and Ascent to Intersubjectivity.” Providence Theological Seminary Colloquium, March 2006.
“Lectio Divina: A Hermeneutical Challenge.” Providence Theological Seminary Colloquium, December 2005.
“Imaging and Imagining God in Eucharist.” Society for the Scientific Study of Religion. November 4-6, 2005. Rochester, New York.
“The Changing Landscape of Cross-Cultural Counseling” Didaskalia. MB:Prov Press Fall 2004
“Christian Spirituality: Reclaiming our Spiritual Roots; Waiting Upon God: Practicing Silence and Stillness; Creating a Sacred Space: Spiritual Accompaniment through Small Groups.” Workshop Track: Practice of Christian Spirituality. Southeastern Manitoba Christian Education Convention. October 15-16, 2004. Otterburne Manitoba.
“Encountering the Other: Cross-cultural counseling in a Post-Modern World” Professional Association of Canadian Christian Counselors May 8, 2004 Otterburne:MB
“Multi-Cultural Counseling in a Post-Modern World” AACC 2003 World Conference September 24-27, 2003 Nashville, TN
“Theological Reflection: The Process and Movement.” Didaskalia. MB: Prov Press. Spring 2001.
“Strategic Pastoral Counseling.” Total Church Leadership Conference, Pentecostal Assemblies of Canada. Winnipeg, Manitoba, October 28, 2000.
The Eucharist: A Compelling Illusion. Read at the American Academy of Religion - Western Region/Pacific Coast Region Conference, Azusa Pacific University, Azusa CA USA, April 16-18, 2000.
Pastoral Counseling and Psychotherapy: From Clinical Care to Communal and Soul Care. Institute Workshop, Canadian Association of Pastoral Practice and Education (CAPPE) 2000 Conference, Toronto, Ontario, January 19, 2000.
Implications of Hans-Georg Gadamer's Philosophical Hermeneutics for the Theory and Practice of Pastoral Care. Read at the Christian Scholarship in the Light of Scripture: Hermeneutical Issues 1999 Conference, Redeemer College, Ancaster, Ontario, July 7-10, 1999.
Strategic Pastoral Counseling. A Workshop Delivered at the Total Church Leadership Conference, Pentecostal Assemblies of Canada. Winnipeg, Manitoba, October 28, 2000.