The new (2018) edition of The Standards of the College of Pastoral Supervision and Psychotherapy marks the third stage in the evolution of our basic documents since our adopting Bylaws that set out a new form of CPSP governance in 2014.Read More
The Nautilus Pacific Chapter in Print
The Nautilus Pacific Chapter in Print
No one who is seeking to become a board certified clinical chaplain (BCCC) should meet a certification panel and leave disappointed. This is my firm conviction and has been the commitment of the Nautilus Pacific Chapter since it was founded. We have always held that there is simply no good reason for a candidate to meet the panel and walk away unsuccessful.Read More
During this holiday season, don't forget to give yourself the gift of attending the 2018 CPSP Plenary!
This will be a CPSP gathering unlike any before! AND we have just extended the special, low Early Bird and Justice Initiative rates one more week so you can take advantage of these savings.
Here are just 10 reasons to attend:Read More
An experiential group relations conference with René Molenkamp, MDiv, PhD, as director is scheduled for August 11-13 at the Christ the King Retreat Center in Citrus Heights, CA, outside Sacramento.Read More
Dear Friends and Colleagues -
I am pleased to say that we, the CPSP, are truly progressing. And this is not "fake news"! At a time when truth is at a premium in so many areas of life, we are actively addressing the factors that affect true quality of care for the many children of God, the living human documents, we encounter every day.
What are our responsibilities regarding the world that corrupts and wounds the people we serve? Despite our embracing differences and human rights, there was a bit of a hubbub (so archaic but so fitting...) when the CPSP expressed its support of the LGBTQ concerns.Read More
The Governing Council is truly growing into its responsibilities according to our new governance," stated CPSP President Bill Scar, a week after the close of the bi-annual meeting.Read More
As the Standards Committee Chair, Ed Luckett, presented his report and a list of recommended amendments to the CPSP Standards, the Governing Council deliberated over the proposed changes to the CPSP Standards that were presented, and discussed the version of the CPSP Standards that were approved at the Governing Council meeting last March in Salt Lake City.Read More
PSP Publishing House was announced, for the publishing of books, and David Roth has been named Editor-in-Chief of the CPSP Publishing House.Read More
A member of our CPSP family achieved an extraordinary accomplishment this past Saturday. Asha Allen successfully swam across the English Channel. This she did in thirteen hours, 3 minutes, in Force 5 conditions!Read More
In his recent piece here, our dear colleague Belen Gonzalez y Perez offers a truism: “All politically charged circumstances have a historical antecedent.”Read More
Today, October 1st, 2015, is the 50th anniversary of the death of Anton T. Boisen (1876-1965), founder of the clinical pastoral movement.
Join us for this year’s NCTS-West at Christ the King Retreat Center in Sacramento, California.
Chaplain Joanne S. Martindale, a CPSP Diplomate CPE Supervisor, member of the Nautilus Pacific Chapter, and Veterans Administration chaplain at David Grant Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, CA, was recently promoted to the rank of Colonel in the US Army Reserve.Read More
Whenever I talk with fellow members of CPSP, recurring themes emerge. Among the most common are struggles with pastoral identity, how the chaplain should use and work with authority, our roles on interdisciplinary teams, how to manage boundaries in our work, and the forms pastoral leadership might take when we work with groups.Read More
CPSP’s chapter conveners and diplomates have nearly completed the process of selecting representatives to the new Governing Council.Read More
Every Plenary is special but this is CPSP’s 25th anniversary. It’s going to be a gathering unlike any before. If you’re still undecided about going, or simply haven’t made your plans, here are five more reasons to come to Chicago besides what brings us to the Plenary year after year.Read More
The Governing Council met last November in Chicago and adopted a framework for a new chapter-based form of governance of CPSP. By consensus, forty-five of our leaders, most of them conveners representing their chapters, accepted the proposed bylaws that were developed by my colleague David Baker and me at the request of the Governing Council when it met in Virginia Beach in March 2014.Read More