Events Calendar

Upcoming events

    • 29 Oct 2018
    • 30 Oct 2018
    • Atlanta, GA


    National Clinical Training Seminar
    29 - 30 October, 2018
    Atlanta, GA

    Registration will open soon!
    Please check back for schedule information
    and other exciting news!

    • 11 Nov 2018
    • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Morristown, NJ
    Registration is closed


    A certification review panel will be held on Sunday, November 11, 2018 at the Hyatt House, 194 Park Avenue, Morristown, NJ 07960.

    Information for candidates

    • The deadline for fees, documents and forms is now SEPTEMBER 13.   This is a 30-day extension from the first announced deadline of Aug. 13. 
    • The review panel schedule will be emailed to candidates around Sept. 30. 
    • 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.
    • Candidates are encouraged to attend the NCTS-East event.
    • If a candidate needs overnight accommodations for Sat., Nov. 10, the Hyatt House in Morristown has given us a rate of $119/night for a single-bed suite or $169/night for a two-bed suite - and that is one option - if you wish to book a room, please contact the hotel. There are no rooms available at Loyola on Saturday night. 
    • If a candidate needs overnight accommodations for Sun., Nov. 11, and they are planning to attend the NCTS event, there is an "early arrival" option on the NCTS registration page. The cost is $65 without supper or $75 with supper. Please select that option when you register for NCTS
    • For more information about the certification process or to view our videos about certification, please visit our webpage: Certification Manual
    • 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 Sept. 13 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 (krista@cpsp.org)


    • 12 Nov 2018
    • 8:00 AM
    • 13 Nov 2018
    • 1:30 PM
    • Loyola Retreat Center, Morristown, NJ
    Register


    ~REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!~

    Authority, Leadership and Spirituality
    In A Culture of Exclusion

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

    College of Pastoral Supervision and Psychotherapy
    Loyola Retreat Center
    Morristown, New Jersey
    November 12—13, 2018

    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. 

    STAFF 

    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. 




    LOYOLA RETREAT CENTER


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


    REGISTRATION

    The registration deadline is November 2, 2018. 


    CPSP Members must login to the website to register at the member rate. 

    Payment is due immediately upon registration - if you need extra time because you are paying by check, please contact Krista Argiropolis, Administrative Coordinator, at krista@cpsp.org.

    We do not accept cash payments at events. 

    Early Arrival Option
    If you need to arrive early at Loyola (Nov. 11), you may register for an extra night. Early arrivals have the option of having meals at Loyola or opting out of meals on Nov. 11. See the registration page on this website for details. 

    There is a non-refundable $50 fee for cancellations. 

    • 23 Mar 2019
    • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Holiday Inn San Antonio Riverwalk, 217 N St Mary's St, San Antonio, TX 78205
    Register


    A certification review panels will be held on Saturday, March 23, and Sunday, March 24, 2019 (to accommodate candidates who cannot attend on Saturday because of their faith). The review panels will be held at The Holiday Inn San Antonio Riverwalk, 217 N St Mary's St, San Antonio, TX 78205.
    The registration deadline is January 25, 2019. 


    Information for candidates

    • The deadline for fees, documents and forms is January 25. 
    • The review panel schedule will be emailed to candidates around Feb. 7. 
    • The review panel held on Saturday will begin around 8:00 AM and usually go no later than 4 PM. 
    • The review panel held on Sunday will begin around 8:00 AM and go no later than noon, so attendees will not miss out on the opening of the Plenary event. 
    • Plan on the review panel taking about an hour-and-a-half. The rest of the day is yours - there will be workshops, sight-seeing and social events available. 
    • Candidates are responsible for their travel arrangements and expenses. The review panel fees do not cover travel expenses or event (workshops) registration.
    • For more information about the certification process or to view our videos about certification, please visit the Certification pages of our website.
    • 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 in January 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 (krista@cpsp.org)


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

      The CPSP Plenary Planning Committee warmly invites you to join us for

      The 29th Plenary
      of
      The College of Pastoral Supervision
      and Psychotherapy

      in
      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. 

      We are working on the schedule for this event, so check back here soon for more information. 

      • Sat., 23 March - Workshops & Certification Review Panel
      • Sun., 24 March - Opening of the 29th Plenary - day #1
      • Mon., 25 March - Plenary day #2 
      • Tues., 26 March - Plenary day #3, with the recognition of our newly certified members, banquet dinner, entertainment and event closing.
      • Wed. 27 March - CPSP Governing Council meeting 


      HOTEL
      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"
      or GROUP BLOCK CODE "XER"

      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

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

      Please note that payment is due at registration. If you need an invoice for your employer to pay your registration, please register and contact Krista Argiropolis, Plenary Registrar, at krista@cpsp.org, so that your registration will be held open.

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