Events Calendar

For more information about an event, please click on the title of the event. 

Upcoming events

    • 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 (krista@cpsp.org)


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



    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.

    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.

    DOWNLOAD THE SCHEDULE


    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. 


    • 15 Sep 2019
    • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Atlanta, GA
    Register

    The exact location will be announced

    September 15, 2019
    Atlanta, Georgia

    Information for candidates

    • The deadline for fees, documents and forms is JULY 15.  
    • The review panel schedule will be emailed to candidates around August 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. 
    • There is no NCTS event following this review panel. 
    • The exact location will be announced before July 1.
    • 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 July 15 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)


    • 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


    • 28 Feb 2020
    • 03 Mar 2020
    • The Westin Times Square, New York
    Register


    2020 CPSP Plenary
    "20/20: Re-visioning
    the Apparatus of the Soul"

    The 30th Anniversary
    Fri. 28-Feb – Tues. 3-Mar.
    The Westin Times Square, New York


    Meet Mark Solms
    Keynote Speaker and Workshop Leader
    Mark Solms, PhD, is the preeminent pioneer in neuropsychoanalysis, the cutting edge field that integrates modern neuroscience and psychoanalysis.

    He is the authorized translator and editor of the forthcoming Revised Standard Edition of the Complete Psychological Works of Sigmund Freud (24 vols), and the Complete Neuroscientific Works of Sigmund Freud (4 vols). An engaging teacher and lecturer, Dr. Solms has trained students in workshops and seminars all around the world. His free online course “What Is A Mind?” has been attended by more than 10,000 students including members of CPSP.

    In New York, Dr. Solms will help us to look in new ways at what Freud described as “the apparatus of the soul” in ways that will better our work as clinical chaplains and pastoral psychotherapists.

    Professor Solms is chair of Neuropsychology at the University of Cape Town in South Africa, the founder of the International Neuropsychoanalysis Society (2000), and founding editor of the journal  Neuropsychoanalysis (1999).  

    The recipient of many awards, he has published over 300 articles and six books, including The Brain and the Inner World and The Feeling Brain


     

    The Schedule
    The schedule is in progress – check back for more information. 




    New York, NY!

    The city that never sleeps, a city unlike any other. With breathtaking views from atop the Empire State Building, art at the Metropolitan Museum and the Museum of Modern Art, world-class performances at Lincoln Center and on- and off-Broadway, the beauty of Central Park and much more, NYC offers something very special for everyone!



     

    The Westin New York Times Square
    A coveted Midtown Manhattan location, situated steps from NYC's finest attractions, including Broadway, Grand Central Terminal, Central Park and more, our landmark hotel places you in the center of it all. Room rates at $159/night for single or double, and $209/night for suites. These rates are good until 6-Feb. at 5 PM

    Reservations: 888-625-4988 /or / 212-201-2700
    Online Reservations: CLICK HERE
    Identify yourself as part of the CPSP Group
    to get the special event rates.

    The Westin New York Times Square
    270 West 43rd Street
    New York, NY 10036