Save the Date - 33rd CPSP Plenary-East Event - March 11-14

Posted on 10/27/2022
An invitation to the 33rd CPSP Plenary-East event, March 11-14 in Virginia Beach, VA (hybrid event). This will be a working conference with speakers, workshops, small groups and a focus that promotes the vision of Anton Boisen in the 21st Century...


Solms Neuropsychoanalysis Study Group Starts on October 25

Posted on 10/18/2022
A weekly online learning group leading up to Mark Solms’ joining us in person next March at the 2023 CPSP Plenary – West begins on Tuesday, October 25. There is no cost to participate. Professor Solms is the world-renowned psychoanalyst and neuro...


Report from NCTS-West, Sept. 18-20, 2022 - by Brad Calhoun

Posted on 10/5/2022
Against the backdrop of the beautiful Pacific Ocean and the Serra Retreat Center, Malibu, CA, the first live and “in-person” NCTS-West since October 2019 took place September 18-20, 2022. Being together again with colleagues...


The CPSP is proud to welcome two new programs

Posted on 9/28/2022
We are happy to report that two new CPE Training Programs have started Fall Unit at two Kaiser Permanente hospitals, Sunnyside Medical Center and Westside Medical Center, in Portland, OR. The units will run from September through December.


Book Release Announcement from CPSP Press: Clinical Pastoral Training, Education, and Transformation

Posted on 4/21/2022
Robert Charles Powell’s classic publication, Clinical Pastoral Education: Fifty Years of Learning through Supervised Encounter with 'Living Human Documents', is reprised and expanded in this first volume of his collected writings...


The Graduate Institute of CPSP by Raymond J. Lawrence, Dean

Posted on 4/18/2022
If you want to become a competent pastoral clinician, first get a significant grasp of the history and theory of pastoral psychotherapy and its related social science literature. Only then will a religious authority be prepared to engage...


Open Access to Robert C. Dykstra's Article, "Guardians of Childhood..." in Pastoral Psychology

Posted on 4/6/2022
Raymond Lawrence reminded me to look again at the keynote address by Dr. Robert Dykstra at our 2020 Plenary. I agree with him about the importance of every one of us experiencing that address again.


CPSP Welcomes New Co-Presidents

Posted on 4/2/2021
At the March 14, 2021 meeting of the CPSP Governing Council, General Secretary Raymond Lawrence introduced the new co-presidents to the community. Bryan Jones, Co-President (Diplomates), and M. Patty Berrón, Co-President (Clinicians)...


2021 Pastoral Care Week Theme Announced

Posted on 1/7/2021
COMISS logoThe Network on Ministry in Specialized Settings (COMISS) announces the theme and dates for the 2021 Pastoral Care Week.


2021 Certification Review Panel Dates Announced

Posted on 11/17/2020
The 2021 Certification Review Panel schedule announced, with quarterly meetings.


Pastoral Care Week, October 25-31, 2020

Posted on 10/13/2020
Pastoral Care Week, October 25-31, 2020 theme announced.


CPSP's COVID-19 Response

Posted on 3/16/2020
Over the past several weeks, members of CPSP have met in online gatherings, Supporting One Another.