The Ever-Present Others: Applying Group Relations Learning to improve Clinical Pastoral Care – NCTS-West
The Ever-Present Others:
Applying Group Relations Learning
to improve Clinical Pastoral Care
NATIONAL CLINICAL TRAINING SEMINAR – WEST
San Damiano Retreat Center
14—16 October 2018
The meeting of a chaplain and a patient or client traditionally has been viewed as a one-on-one encounter. In this seminar we will see the work of chaplains in a larger frame – in the group context where clinical pastoral care actually take place. Groups include, for example, family members and loved ones of patients or clients (who may be physically present or absent) and various others (for example, other staff members such as doctors, nurses, and social workers).
This seminar will include presentations and exercises by group relations leaders from Grex, the West Coast affiliate of the AK Rice Institute for the Study of Social Systems. Participants are encouraged to bring cases as is the custom at NCTS. Some of these cases will be reviewed in small groups from a group relations perspective.
JACK LAMPL is past president of the AK Rice Institute for the Study of Social Systems and a frequent director, administrator, and consultant in group relations conference work. Jack has been working closely with chaplains since 2011. He co-led the 2013 National Clinical Training Seminar-West, was principal co-presenter/facilitator of the 2013 CPSP Plenary with Charla Hayden, and was director of CPSP’s 2015 "Roles, Boundaries, and Vulnerability in Care-Providing Institutions" conference.
CHARLA HAYDEN is a prominent figure in the group relations field with a long career and extensive experience in healthcare including Kaiser Permanente's Northwest Region. She is the co-author of The Tavistock Primer and Tavistock Primer II. With Jack Lampl, Charla co-led the 2013 National Clinical Training Seminar-West and principal co-presenter/facilitator of the 2013 CPSP Plenary.
MOJGAN JAHAN is a clinical psychologist with three decades of experience. Her areas of specialization include trauma (PTSD), anxiety and depression, and chronic medical problems. Dr. Jahan is an experienced consultant in group relations conference work and was on the staff of the 2015 CPSP-sponsored conference "Roles, Boundaries, and Vulnerability in Care-Providing Institutions" in Citrus Heights.
LEONARD LEVIS is a clinical psychologist and organizational consultant in private practice in Berkeley, CA, and senior clinical supervisor, Westcoast Children's Clinic in Oakland. Dr. Levis is an experienced group relations conference director and consultant and active in Grex and the AK Rice Institute. He recently directed the “The Shadow of the Institution” conference at UCLA.
Registration 2:00—3:30 p.m.
Welcome and Introduction of Staff 3:30 p.m.—3:45 p.m.
Presentations/Exercises (to-be-decided by Grex) 3:30—6 p.m., 7—8:30 p.m.
with dinner 6—6:45 p.m.
Latecomers Registration 8:30—9 a.m.
breakfast 8—8:45 a.m.
Presentations/Exercises (to-be-decided by Grex) 9 a.m.—12 p.m.
lunch 12—12:45 p.m.
Presentations/Exercises (to-be-decided by Grex) 1—6 p.m.
dinner 6—6:45 p.m.
Evening free OR...(to-be-decided by Grex)?
Tuesday, 10/16/18 (Actual content to-be-decided by Grex)
breakfast 8—8:45 a.m.
Large “Here and Now” Group 9—10 a.m.
Application Groups 10:15—11:30 a.m.
Application Group Sharing with Large Group 11:30 a.m.—12 p.m.
lunch 12—12:45 p.m.
Payment must be made when you register for this event.
If you need extra time to pay because your company is processing the invoice, please contact Krista Argiropolis, Administrative Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org for an extension.
Attendees are not considered registered for events until the event registration invoice is paid.
CPSP Certification Review Panel
Saturday, October 13, 2018
DEADLINE HAS BEEN EXTENDED TO 8/16
The CPSP Certification Committee will conduct reviews for members seeking certification on Saturday, October 13, 2018.
The deadline for submitting forms and documents is
Monday, July 16, 2018.
7/19/18: The deadline has for submitting forms and documents for certification has been extended by 30 days.
Candidates are encouraged to register for the review panel on this page, after they have submitted their form and supporting documents.
Certified member of CPSP who are local to the Oakland area or who are planning to attend the NCTS-West event, and who are interested in volunteering to serve on the review panel, are also encouraged to sign up.
After the deadline on July 16, candidates will be notified with their a scheduled appointment with the review panel. Reviews take about 90 minutes, total - the rest of the day is the candidate's to do as they please. The cost of the review panel is $250 per candidate, along with the fees for the certificate(s) the candidate is seeking - a list of the costs are on our Dues page.
The address for the review panel will be announced soon - we will be at a hotel near the Oakland International Airport.
The certification process is outlined in the CPSP Certification Manual. Candidates are asked to work closely with their Chapter in the process.
if you have any questions about this event, please contact email@example.com.
Registration is open for certification candidates only.
The Review Panel schedule for the day will be emailed to the candidates - it will not be posted online.
Candidates will need to have all of their materials submitted for review to their Dropbox folder
by August 20, 2016.
A GROUP RELATIONS CONFERENCE
OCTOBER 18–20, 2015
Join us for this year’s National Clinical Training Seminar-West at Christ the King Retreat Center in Sacramento, California.
REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!
This will be an intensive, experiential, residential conference intended to expand your clinical awareness and deepen your capacity to provide pastoral care. Over three days we will create a temporary learning organization offering an opportunity to notice how we function in groups and the institutions in which we work—without the pressures and politics of the actual workplace. In this unique environment, insights can be developed that help increase our influence and effectiveness.
This is the first CPSP Group Relations Conference co-hosted with Grex, the West Coast affiliate of the A K Rice Institute, offering CPSP the opportunity to work with highly experienced Group Relations practitioners in a focused and reflective environment.
Due to the unique goals of this training model, the number of participants at this conference will be strictly limited. Registrants will pay a significantly reduced cost for this all-inclusive event.
For a more in-depth presentation of the purpose, structure, and preliminary schedule of this conference, see the A K Rice Institute website at: www.akriceinstitute.org/grex/2041-2.
SOME OF THE LIKELY TOPICS FOR REFLECTION
What is the relationship between my personal and pastoral identities and my professional role?
How in my role do I affect the individuals, groups, organizations, and institutions that I work in, and how do they, in turn, impact me and my ability to stay in role?
Where do I get the authority to do my work?
What is my experience of leading and following?
What does my training help me to see, and what might my training cause me to miss seeing?
How are the human needs to belong and connect manifest in the complex environments in which we work?
While group-relations conference learning is a very individual matter, there are common outcomes for CPSP members that could include:
Increasing appreciation of the power of the group unconscious, for example, in CPE and your CPSP chapter.
Enhancing awareness of self in relation to the group dynamics present with patients and families we serve.
Noticing the group dynamics within interdisciplinary care teams and learning how to work in them effectively.
The conference will help you understand Boundaries, Authority, Role, and Task (BART) as they are applied. In addition, each participant will be part of an Application Group and receive individualized consultation on their unique work situation. After the conference, a staff-hosted online Video Post-Conference will offer the opportunity to continue to integrate the experience and apply the learning at work.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
Participation in an experiential group-relations conference is a requirement for all CPSP Supervisors-in-Training (SITs) prior to being certified as Diplomates. It is also an invaluable clinical learning experience for all Clinical Chaplains and Pastoral Counselors committed to excellence. For those certified as CPSP Diplomates in Pastoral Supervision and Psychotherapy, it goes without saying that a thorough understanding of group relations is absolutely essential.
THE DIRECTOR AND STAFF
Jack Lampl, Director, is the past-president and current board member of the A K Rice Institute for the Study of Social Systems and of Grex. He has been collaborating with CPSP for the past three years to enhance the quality of clinical training and broaden the exposure to group relations concepts. He is a regular staff member at group-relations conferences at the Leadership Institute of the University of San Diego.
Micki Seligson, Associate Director, is a Jungian Analyst, former board member of the A K Rice Institute, Senior Research Associate, Project Director, Founder, The National Institute on Out of School Time, Wellesley College Centers for Women, Wellesley MA (ret.)
David Roth, Administrator, is a Diplomate CPE supervisor and director of spiritual care at Kaiser Permanente in Northern California, co-founder of NCTS-West, general editor of the Boisen Books Project, and a member of the board of directors of Grex.
Ed Luckett, Jr., Associate Administrator, holds an M.Div. degree, is Hospice and Palliative Care Chaplain for Kaiser Permanente, and Teaching Elder in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.).
Kate Regan holds a doctorate in Organizational Psychology from the Wright Institute in Berkeley, CA, as well as a Master’s degree in Religion from Fordham University, in New York. She has over 30 years of experience working with public, private, and not-for-profit organizations as both an internal and an external consultant.
Tom Butler holds an M.Div. degree and is in private practice. He is a former board member of the A K Rice Institute.
Mojgan Jahan is a clinical psychologist with over 30 years of clinical experience.In addition to treating individuals with chronic medical conditions, traumas, anxiety, depression, and relationship concerns, she conducts workshops and trains other medical providers.
Isabelle Reiniger, LCSW, is in private practice in Chicago and Evanston, IL; previously Group Psychotherapist at the Chicago Institute for Psychoanalysis.
ABOUT THE CONFERENCE
This conference is designed as an integrated experience and requires participants to attend all events from the start to the finish. For a more in-depth presentation of the purpose, structure, and preliminary schedule of this conference, see the A K Rice Institute website at www.akriceinstitute.org/grex/2041-2.
The conference begins at 10:00 a.m. sharp on Sunday, October 18, and ends after 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday, October 20. Some activities will continue into the evening after dinner.
Conference participants may arrive on Saturday or early on Sunday.Registration will take place Saturday afternoon and Sunday morning prior to the start of the conference.
REFRESHMENTS AND MEALS
For arrivals on Saturday, nine meals will be provided with your confirmed registration, from Saturday dinner to Tuesday lunch.
For arrivals on Sunday morning, seven meals will be provided with your confirmed registration, from Sunday lunch to Tuesday lunch.
Coffee, tea, and snacks will be available throughout the day during the conference.
Christ the King Retreat Center is located at 6520 Van Maren Lane, Citrus Heights, CA 95621.
Conference fee includes meals and accommodation in a single room with private bath. The registration fee is per individual and will remain the same if you prefer to share a room. Let us know if you would like to share a room.
There is shuttle or taxi service from the Sacramento International Airport (SMF). In addition, participants driving to the conference may be available to meet arrivals at the airport on the way to the Retreat Center. Let us know your arrival dates and times once you register.
Registrations will be accepted through October 10, after which time registrations will be accepted on a case‐by‐case basis based on availability.
If registration is withdrawn prior to Friday, October 1, the fee, minus a $25 processing fee, will be refunded.
Thereafter, no refunds will be made.
If you plan to arrive early, there are rooms available from Friday night with meals available with your reservation for breakfast, lunch, dinner. Contact the retreat center directly to make those arrangements on your own. Jane Oliver is managing our event; her number is 916-725-4720, ext 303.
**Update: Registration closed on 10/21/14 - this conference is full.**
The College of Pastoral Supervision and Psychotherapy (CPSP) is pleased to offer a clinical training this year at the beautiful Episcopal Church Center of Utah, a peaceful location and relaxing environment in Salt Lake City, which is nestled in a valley below the Wasatch Mountains.
NCTS–W 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 members in the West are strongly encouraged to attend.
The design of NCTS–W is based on the small-group experience where all participants are expected to bring and share clinical material for consultation with their peers under the care of CPSP diplomates and supervisors.
The fee for CPSP members is $150, the fee for CPE Trainees is $125, and the fee for non-members is $225.
Registration includes attendance at all training sessions plus five meals, from dinner on Sunday through breakfast on Tuesday. There will be a box lunch available for purchase on Tuesday to take with you to the last meeting of the day or on your travel home. The chef will personalize meals and snacks for gluten free, vegan, vegetarian, dairy free, and other needs.
All attendees will be responsible for their lodging reservations.
Registration fees will be refunded for cancellation notices received by CPSP prior to October 10, 2014.
Reserve your room at the retreat center using this link: ECCU Lodging Request
Rates for this event are $37.50 per night for a shared room and $75 per night for a single room.
In order to ensure adequate lodging for all guests, please make your reservation prior to October 10, 2014.
Refunds will be made by the retreat center in accordance with their Cancellation Policy included in the ECCU Lodging Request.
UTA TRAX is the Salt Lake City light rail system, and it’s the easiest, least expensive way to get to the meeting site. A standard, one-way TRAX fare currently is $2.50. Detailed information about train times and easy walking directions from the station to ECCU will be provided with each registration.
For drivers, parking is available on the premises at no charge based on availability; parking lot across the street is $1/hour or $8/day.
For information or clarification, contact Cynthia Olson, BCCC, CFHPC, at firstname.lastname@example.org or tel (916)712-9776.
The College of Pastoral Supervision and Psychotherapy (CPSP) is pleased to offer a clinical training this year near Sacramento, California, at the beautiful Passionist Retreat Center, a peaceful location with lush grounds and a relaxing environment.
NCTS–West 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. The design of the NCTS this year is based on the small-group experience where all participants are expected to bring and share clinical material for consultation with their peers under the care of CPSP diplomats and supervisors. In addition, there will be a Tavistock group experience that will be of value both at the training and as a take-away for participants' chapters. A special SITs-only session will follow dinner on Sunday evening.
The fee for the two-day training is $210 per person for a shared room and $270 for a single room. The price includes five meals from dinner Sunday through breakfast on Tuesday. There will be a box lunch available for purchase on Tuesday to take with you to the last meetings of the day or for your travel home.
We encourage all participants to arrive on Sunday afternoon between 1pm and 3pm. Depending on interest, we can assist with the arrangement of a shuttle. Please make your travel arrangements early, and we will do what we can to facilitate transportation logistics.
Use the link below to reserve your space at the training. Contact Cynthia Olson, email@example.com, with questions. Registration fees will be refunded, minus any electronic registration fees, for cancellation notices received prior to August 8, 2013.
National Clinical Training Seminar
Monday, October 8
Tuesday, October 9
with SITs only session & early arrival for
out-of-town attendees on
Sunday, October 7
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.
To register for this event, please visit the NCTS-West Registration web site.
NCTS-West Keynote Presenter
Robert Charles Powell, MD, PhD
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.
As 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.”