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.
The College of Pastoral Supervision and Psychotherapy (CPSP) is honored to have Robert Charles Powell, MD, PhD, the preeminent historian of the clinical pastoral care movement, as the principal presenter at the National Clinical Training Seminar–West (NCTS-West), October 8–9, 2012, at Serra Retreat Center in beautiful Malibu, California.
Dr. Powell has been studying and writing about Anton Boisen, the father of clinical pastoral care, and his collaborator, Dr. Helen Flanders Dunbar, for four decades.
A practicing psychiatrist as well as a historian, Dr. Powell’s own clinical work has been profoundly influenced by Boisen. For the first time at Malibu, he will present two clinically-focused General Sessions tentatively called “Learning from Boisen.”
The design of the NCTS also includes a small-group experience where all participants are expected to bring and share clinical material for consultation with their peers.
In addition, there will be a Tavistock group experience that will be of value both at the NCTS and as a take-away for participants' chapters.
The NCTS is open to clinical chaplains, pastoral counselors and psychotherapists, supervisors-in-training, clinical pastoral trainees, and training supervisors. Members of new CPSP chapters and especially those in the West are strongly encouraged to attend. Registration is strictly limited to 60 participants.
The cost for NCTS-West is $125 per person, double occupancy, and includes all meals (lunch Monday – lunch Tuesday). A limited number of single rooms are available at $160.
Some out-of-town participants and many supervisors-in-training (SITs) will want to arrive on Sunday, October 7 (after 2pm). A special SITs-only session will follow 6 pm dinner on Sunday evening.
For those arriving on Sunday the total cost is $210 per person, double occupancy or $270 single, and includes all meals (dinner Sunday – lunch Tuesday).
For those attending with spouses/partners, the one-night cost is $250, and for two-nights $420. There are no lodging rates without meals included.
Registration is through the new NCTS–WEST website: http://ncts-w.org/
NCTS West Coordinator
Posted by Perry Miller, Editor at July 9, 2012 6:25 PM