Meet Dr. Roslyn A. Karaban at the 29th CPSP Plenary

04 Feb 2019 7:22 PM | Perry Miller, Editor (Administrator)

The theme of the 29th CPSP Plenary, "The Soul of Clinical Pastoral Work: The Clinical Chaplain as Therapist". This year's event will feature a consultant with an impressive background and extensive experience to journey with us as we gather together in San Antonio next month. 


Author, professor, instructor, and therapist are just some of the titles that our event consultant, Dr. Roslyn A. Karaban, has has been recognized for in her professional work: An American ministry studies educator and pastoral counselor, Dr. Karaban is also a Claretian Social Justice grantee, Mexico-American Cultural Center, San Antonio (1980); a member of the American Association of University Women, Society for Pastoral Theology, Theological Commission Diocese Rochester; and the Rochester Women's Ordination Conference among many other recognitions  

Dr. Karaban received her bachelor summa cum laude, Stonehill College, 1975; Master of Divinity, Harvard Divinity School, 1978; Doctor of Philosophy, Graduate Theological Union, 1984. 

The author of numerous publications, including articles, sermons, bibliographies that include:  Responding to God's Call: A Survival Guide; Complicated Losses, Difficult Deaths: A Practical Guide for Ministering to the Grieving; and Crisis Caring. She is also the editor and contributor to Extraordinary Preaching: 20 Homilies by Roman Catholic Women. 

This year's event will be a different format than previous years' events, as attendees are invited to freely explore, learn, and reflect on the many issues facing today's clinical pastoral chaplain, in various settings, groups, and forums. Working together, the group will share insights, thoughts, feelings, while identifying solutions and empowering themselves and their colleagues through their experience. 

This Plenary represents a significant opportunity for  Clinical Chaplains, CPE Supervisors, Supervisors-in-Training and Parish Pastors committed to a clinical approach to ministry. 

A reminder: The 29th CPSP Plenary will be held March 24 – 27 at and registration includes the workshops, in English and in Spanish, offered on Saturday, March 23.

Some of the workshops that will be offered include:

  • Addiction and Spirituality
  • Attaining Intercultural Competencies in Pastoral Care (English and Spanish)
  • CAPPT/CPSP Accreditation
  • Change and Grief
  • Chapter Life
  • CPSP Standards
  • Managing a Pastoral Care Department
  • RedCross CPR (Spanish only)
  • Spiritual Evaluation (Spanish only)
  • Two Kinds of Splitting: Transference and Counter-Transference

Event registration includes meals offered during the event (Sunday luncheon, Monday breakfast, Tuesday breakfast and banquet with entertainment) and the workshops on Saturday. There are special rates for early birds ($350) and a justice initiative rate ($225) for members making under $60K a year and whose travel is not paid for by their employer

Register today!