Events Calendar

Upcoming events

    • 24 Oct 2019
    • 7:00 PM
    • Online - Zoom app/website
    Join waitlist

    This is not a sequel to the first two events (Sept. 30 and Oct. 7) - this is a third event held to accommodate all CPSP members interested in attending this online training and didn't register for previous events. If you are on the waiting list for the Oct. 7 event, you have already been registered for this (Oct. 24) event. 

    If you haven't attended an earlier event, please feel to register. If you've already attended an event, please don't register, so we can accommodate everyone who is interested in attending one of these training events. Thank you!

    The CPSP Accreditation Manual (3-27-2019) states:
    "Oversight of training programs conducted by chapter members (both diplomates and supervisors-in-training) is the primary responsibility of the chapter. This includes authorizing the establishment of a training program, oversight of the self-study, participation in the program review, and ongoing supervision." 

    Chapters are the lifeblood of our CPSP organization. The chapters are in a position to shape and forge the future of this wonderful organization. This is the significance of our chapters in the age of accreditation.

    By attending this training event, you will: 

    • Learn more about the role of the chapter in the oversight and support of training centers
    • Determine whether the necessary conditions for an effective training program exist
    • Find out more about site visits and preparing for one
    • Be available to participate in a question and answer session 

    All Conveners and Chapter Members are strongly encouraged to attend.

    This event is for members of CPSP and it is free to register. 

    This is for members who were unable
    to register for the Sept. 30 or Oct. 7 events
    due to the overwhelming response.

    After you register, the Zoom link will be emailed out
    the day before the event.

    Zoom is a free video-teleconferencing website that also supports apps for tablets and smartphones. If you're not familiar with Zoom, you can learn more about it here:  

    If you have any questions about this training, please contact your Chapter of Chapters Region Representative

    We look forward to seeing you soon!

    • 03 Nov 2019
    • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Archer Hotel Florham Park, 130 Park Ave., Florham Park, NJ 07932
    Registration is closed

    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 SEPTEMBER 6. 
    • The review panel schedule will be emailed to candidates around Sept. 15.
    • 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 Sept. 6 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 (

    • 04 Nov 2019
    • 8:00 AM
    • 05 Nov 2019
    • 2:00 PM
    • Loyola Retreat Center, Morristown, NJ
    • 0
    Join waitlist


    Pastoral Aesthetics:
    Ministry as Subversive Imagination
    in the
    Age of the Overwhelm

    at the
    National Clinical Training Seminars (NCTS) Conference - East

    College of Pastoral Supervision and Psychotherapy
    Loyola Retreat House, Morristown, NJ
    November 4–5, 2019

    Meet Our Guest Speaker

    Robert C. Dykstra is the Charlotte W. Newcombe Professor of Pastoral Theology at Princeton Theological Seminary, where he has served since 1997. He earned his Ph.D. and M.Div. from Princeton Theological Seminary, and his B.A. from Whitworth University in Spokane, Washington. Before coming to Princeton, he taught at the University of Dubuque Theological Seminary as assistant and then associate professor of pastoral theology and congregational care. Dykstra’s academic interests include pastoral care and counseling, psychoanalytic theory, developmental psychology, contemporary issues impacting children and adolescents, human sexuality, pastoral preaching, and the integration of biblical and theological precepts with research in the human sciences. He is on the editorial boards of Pastoral Psychology and the Journal of Childhood and Religion and is co-founder of the annual scholarly conference “Group for New Directions in Pastoral Theology.”

    A native of Minnesota, Dykstra is a lifelong member of the Presbyterian Church (USA) and an ordained Presbyterian minister. He served for a number of years as a minister, youth minister, hospital chaplain, and pastoral counselor. His books include Finding Ourselves Lost: Ministry in the Age of Overwhelm (Cascade Books, 2018); The Faith and Friendships of Teenage Boys (Westminster John Knox Press, 2012), with Allan Hugh Cole Jr. and Donald Capps; Losers, Loners, and Rebels: The Spiritual Struggles of Boys, also co-authored with Cole and Capps (Westminster John Knox Press, 2007); Images of Pastoral Care: Classic Readings (Chalice Press, 2005); Discovering a Sermon: Personal Pastoral Preaching (Chalice Press, 2001); and Counseling Troubled Youth (Westminster John Knox Press, 1997). He is married to the Rev. Marguerite (Molly) Dykstra, also a Presbyterian minister. They have two daughters, Eleanor, 20, and Annie, 16, and live in Princeton, New Jersey.

    The Schedule is now available: 2019-Nov. NCTS-East 

    The Loyola Retreat House is at
    161 James Street, Morristown, NJ 07960,
    and can be reached by calling (973) 539-0740. 

    Registration deadline is 25-October 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, 3-November after 3 PM. 

    There is a $50 non-fundable deposit for cancellations. 


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

    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