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.
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It’s official. CPSP and the Graduate Theological Foundation are proud to announce their collaboration to offer doctoral programs in Clinical Pastoral Supervision. After more than a year of work in dialogue and preparation, the first class is scheduled to begin their studies with a week-long intensive in-residence session on Monday, August 13 at Codrington College, an Anglican seminary in Barbados. The foci of studies for this inaugural week will be group theory, group process and intercultural relations theory. At the conclusion of this week of studies graduate students and faculty will have achieved a level of group formation sufficient to carry them through their first year of academic work on-line via conferencing software. Applications are being accepted through June 30, 2012.
Design of these doctoral programs is centered on a core body of knowledge and practice in clinical pastoral supervision. The applicant may opt to pursue either a Psy.D. or a D.Min. degree to be awarded by the Graduate Theological Foundation, depending upon the focus of one’s interest. Holding a doctoral degree in one’s field is often a key element for professionals seeking employment in medical centers and other institutions.
Some applicants have already earned a doctoral degree in a related field, but need a course of study to ground them in the theory and practice of clinical pastoral supervision. A third option for these persons is the Advanced Professional Diploma in Clinical Pastoral Supervision to be awarded by The College of Pastoral Supervision and Psychotherapy. In each option, the applicant engages the core body of knowledge and practice in clinical pastoral supervision.
About Affiliation with GTF
CPSP is proud to collaborate with the Graduate Theological Foundation in offering these doctoral programs. GTF is “an ecumenical and interreligious institution providing advanced educational opportunities to practicing ministry professionals.” Its educational philosophy is an excellent fit for CPSP members who desire to integrate theory, theology and practice at higher professional levels. GTF enjoys a special affiliation with the Oxford University Summer Programme in Theology, Oxford, England, and with the Centro Pro Unione Summer Course, Rome, Italy.
Here in the United States, our new affiliation with GTF makes CPSP a “P.R.I.M.E. Site” along with twelve other institutions through which ministry professionals can pursue a specialized graduate degree. Extensive information about GTF applications, programs, faculty, affiliations and a student handbook is available on their website at www.gtfeducation.org.
About CPSP Faculty and the Application Process
The CPSP faculty for these doctoral programs include Rev. Cesar Espineda, Ph.D., Rev. David M. Franzen, Th.M., D.Min., Rev. Joel Harvey, Ph.D. and Rev. H. Mac Wallace, D.Min. The specialty of these doctoral programs is clinical pastoral supervision. Accordingly, one prerequisite for acceptance into these doctoral programs is that the applicant must be enrolled in, or must have completed, a clinical pastoral supervision training relationship. De facto, one’s supervisory training supervisor becomes an adjunct faculty member in the doctoral program and grants credit for completion of Clinical Practica courses (Units of Supervisory Clinical Pastoral Training).
Applications for these specialized graduate degree programs must be made simultaneously to GTF and CPSP. For more information and CPSP application forms please contact:
Dr. David M. Franzen
CPSP Doctoral Admissions
12 Winthrop Court
Durham, NC 27707
Posted by Perry Miller, Editor at June 21, 2012 2:06 AM