Events Calendar

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Upcoming events

    • 23 Mar 2019
    • 8:00 AM
    • 27 Mar 2019
    • 12:00 PM
    • San Antonio, TX

    The CPSP Plenary Planning Committee
    warmly invites
    to join us

    The 29th Plenary
    The College of Pastoral
    Supervision and Psychotherapy

    The Soul of
    Clinical Pastoral Work:
    Ministry as Therapy

    San Antonio, Texas
    March 24 - 27, 2019

    Workshops &
    Certification Review Panel

    March 23, 2019

    We will gather together at the Holiday Inn San Antonio Riverwalk.  Looking forward to sharing the warmth of Texas hospitality, and the richness of its culture. 

    Our event consultant is Dr. Roslyn A. Karaban. You can learn more about her on Pastoral Report.

    This year's program is hands-on and will provide an enriching, robust, experience. Hear what CPSP's General Secretary, Raymond J. Lawrence, has to say about this year's event: 


    We are excited to announce that we are using Whova for our event - a free app that allows you to view the schedule, provide feedback to the organizers, network with fellow attendees, share photos, and much more!

    You can also see the event schedule online HERE.


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    We will be meeting at the Holiday Inn San Antonio Riverwalk, located in the heart of downtown San Antonio, and near major attractions including The Alamo, Sea World, San Antonio Museum of Art, Six Flags, and the AT&T Center. 

    The hotel's amenities include free WiFi, on-site restaurants and lounges, a fitness center, hot tub and pool, as well as meeting rooms, a business centers, and other amenities will make for a wonderful stay for you at this 4-star hotel.

    The hotel also has convenient access to the local bus line VIA from the San Antonio International Airport, San Antonio Taxi, and Uber are some of the ground transportation options available. 

    We have a special rate for this event of 
    $139/per night - single rate or double rate. Check-in is at 4 PM and check-out is 12 PM. 

    These rates are available until Friday, March 1.
    For reservations, call:
    1-800-HOLIDAY (465-4329)

    and ask for the
    "CPSP Plenary 2019 Group"

    Holiday Inn San Antonio Riverwalk
    217 North St Mary's Street
    San Antonio, TX 78205

    Holiday Inn San Antonio Riverwalk
    217 North St Mary's Street
    San Antonio, TX, 78205

    Register early for special rates. Members will need to log-in to the website for the special member rates.

    Full refund available, minus the electronic fees, until Jan. 1.
    After Jan. 1, $150 non-refundable. After Mar. 1, no refunds. 

    • 28 Apr 2019
    • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Morristown, NJ

    We will be meeting near the retreat center
    in Morristown, NJ at the
    Archer Hotel Florham Park 
    130 Park Avenue
    Florham Park, NJ 07932

    Information for candidates

    • The deadline for fees, documents and forms is MARCH 14.   
    • The review panel schedule will be emailed to candidates around April 1.
    • After you have registered and sent in your documents, you will receive an invoice for the certification fees. 
    • Review panels begin around 8:00 AM and usually go no later than 4 PM. 
    • Plan on the review panel taking about an hour-and-a-half. The rest of the day is yours - there are no other meetings to attend. 
    • Candidates are responsible for their travel arrangements and expenses. The review panel fees do not cover travel expenses or event registration. 
    • Our meeting space is at the hotel, but not as an "event" - candidates are not expected to stay at the hotel and we do not have a special rate for this hotel. (The hotel is only 4 miles from the retreat center.) 
    • Candidates are encouraged to attend the NCTS-East event.
    • If a candidate needs overnight accommodations for Sun., and they are planning to attend the NCTS event, there is an "early arrival" option on the NCTS registration page (registration will be open soon). Please select that option when you register for NCTS
    • To register for the review panel, please login - you must be a member (in the Directory) of CPSP to login. 

    Information for volunteers
    • We are also accepting registration for volunteers who wish to serve on a review panel - we will be in touch right after the deadline on March 14 to discuss your availability.
    • If you haven't volunteered to serve on a review panel before, this is an excellent opportunity to learn more about the process and to bring your experience back to your Chapter.
    • To register to volunteer for the review panel, please login - you must be a member (in the Directory) of CPSP to login and already certified, to serve on the panel. 

    If you have any questions please contact Krista Argiropolis, Administrative Coordinator (

    • 29 Apr 2019
    • 8:00 AM
    • 30 Apr 2019
    • 2:00 PM
    • Loyola Retreat Center, Morristown, NJ

    Authority, Leadership and Spirituality

    In A Culture of Nationalism

    A Group Relations Program
    at the
    National Clinical Training Seminars (NCTS) Conference

    College of Pastoral Supervision and Psychotherapy
    Loyola Retreat House, Morristown, NJ
    April 29-30, 2019

    This program provides members with opportunities to experience and study the nature of authority and the interpersonal and intergroup problems encountered in its exercise. The ability of individuals to work effectively in groups and organizations is influenced by the way in which authority is vested, and how responsibilities for leadership and followership are assumed. The forces which influence this process can best be understood when they are seen in actual operation. Therefore, this program offers the opportunity to study what happens in and among groups at the same time it is happening. Consequently, the learning which takes place occurs from the direct experience of the individual. The aim is to bring together experience and thought, emotion and intellect, without neglecting one for the other.

    Since the exercise of authority is dependent upon the presence of others, the program’s focus of study is upon groups rather than individual personalities. Although the individual is important, it is our experience that the complexities of group life are best examined and understood when the attention shifts from the narrower perspectives of the individual to the group as a whole. This broadened perspective, shifting the emphasis from the individual to the group, distinguishes this program from sensitivity training or encounter groups.

    The program is open-ended in that that there is no attempt to prescribe what anyone shall learn. The intent, rather, is to provide an institutional structure within which program participants can experience and examine the many dimensions and aspects of authority in a variety of contexts. Participants will have opportunities to:

    • Examine the nature of leadership, authority and spirituality in diverse groups and organizations;
    • Explore the development of collective dynamics, overt and covert, in group settings, and examine the influence of such dynamics on the life of the group-as-a-whole and on individual group members;
    • Explore questions about leadership, authority and spirituality, membership and participation, sub-group formation, issues of social identity, as they emerge; and 
    • Examine the concepts of boundary, authority, role and task as they relate to the work of diverse groups and organizations.

    Program Events

    Program Opening:  As the initial event of the program, the Opening involves all members and staff.  The Program Director will introduce the task, provide a brief theoretical framework for our work, and review the events. 

    The Large Group: All members and staff of the program will comprise the Large Group in a here and now format. The task of the Large Group is to study the group’s behavior as it occurs, with the assistance of the Program Director. While the Large Group also provides opportunities to explore both the overt and covert factors influencing behavior in groups and how members take up personal authority, it highlights dynamics that may occur in large assemblies or in crowds or mobs, where face-to-face interactions are limited. The formation includes a spiral of participants in the center of the room who will actively participate as they are encircled by an outer ring of participants who will serve as silent observers. All members will take up both roles. In these dual roles members and staff will have the opportunity to experience and examine aspects of the system as they occur in the “here-and-now.”

    Program Discussion: Following the fourth Large Group which is the last “here-and-now” event, this event provides an opportunity for everyone to speak and reflect on the program experience together.


    Kimberley A. Turner, PhD, M. Div., Consultant.  Associate Minister, Metropolitan Baptist Church, Washington, DC; Program Manager, D.C. Health Department; Past President, the Washington-Baltimore Center for the Study of Group Relations, and Associate, A.K. Rice Institute.


    The Loyola Retreat House is at
    161 James Street, Morristown, NJ 07960,
    and can be reached by calling (973) 539-0740. 

    Registration deadline is 20-April 2019. 

    Please read the registration options carefully - if you need to arrive the night before the conference, there is an option for early arrivals on Sunday, 29-April after 3 PM. 

    There is a $50 non-fundable deposit for cancellations. 

    • 13 Oct 2019
    • 15 Oct 2019
    • Serra Retreat Center, 3401 Serra Road, Malibu, CA 90265

    Registration will be available soon!
    Save the date!

    National Clinical Training Seminar – West
    October 13 – 15, 2019
    Serra Retreat Center
    Malibu, CA