Events Calendar

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Upcoming events

    • 28 Feb 2020
    • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • The Westin New York at Times Square
    Registration is closed


    We will be meeting at the
    The Westin New York at Times Square
    270 W 43rd St.
    New York, NY 10036
    on 
    Friday, February 28, 2020

    Information for candidates

    • The deadline for fees, documents and forms is DECEMBER 28, 2019. 
    • The review panel schedule will be emailed to candidates around Jan. 15.
    • The certification form and supporting documents should be one PDF, emailed to krista@cpsp.org by midnight on Dec. 28. 
    • 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 may be pre-Plenary workshops and activities planned - check the Plenary schedule on Whova (app) for more details. 
    • 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. Candidates are not expected to stay at the hotel however, we have an excellent rate for the 2020 CPSP Plenary
    • Candidates are encouraged to attend the 2020 CPSP Plenary event.
    • 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 Dec. 28, 2019 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 (krista@cpsp.org)


    • 28 Feb 2020
    • 8:01 AM
    • 03 Mar 2020
    • The Westin Times Square, New York
    Register


    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



    Robert C. Dykstra to Keynote
    and Lead Workshop at
    2020 Plenary in New York

    Mark Solms to be rescheduled 

    Due to a conflict with family events in South Africa, Mark Solms, the intended main speaker for the 2020 CPSP Plenary, is unable to join us in New York City for the 2020 CPSP Plenary. His participation will be rescheduled.

    We are excited to announce that Robert C. Dykstra, PhD, best known for his book Images of Pastoral Care: Classic Readings, will be speaking on the announced Plenary theme “20/20: Re-Visioning the Apparatus of the Soul” and also leading a Saturday workshop.

    The fourth recipient of CPSP’s coveted Helen Flanders Dunbar Award for Significant Contributions to Clinical Pastoral Training (2005), and presenter of the Dunbar Memorial Lecture at the CPSP Plenary in 2007, Dykstra is a longtime friend of CPSP. He recently spoke to a packed National Clinical Training Seminar-East (NCTS-East) in Morristown, New Jersey.

    During his 2005 CPSP Plenary address, Dykstra said: “Theology is not so much something to be imposed on or taught to a hospitalized patient by the minister, Boisen believed, as something to be discovered in and gleaned from that patient. This learning was then, and remains today, revolutionary.”

    Dykstra earned his PhD and MDiv from Princeton Theological Seminary, has been teaching there since 1997, and is its Charlotte W. Newcombe Professor of Pastoral Theology. His areas of expertise include pastoral care and counseling, psychoanalytic theory, developmental psychology, the integration of biblical and theological precepts with research in the human sciences, human sexuality, and contemporary issues impacting children and adolescents.

    The author or editor of a half-dozen books, his latest is Finding Ourselves Lost: Ministry in an Age of Overwhelm (Cascade Books, 2018).

    At NCTS-East, Craig Scott Brown said: “My experience listening to Robert Dykstra was transformational. I became intrigued about the value of transparency….  He makes the statement that in order to get into a place of transparency, a person has to struggle and wrestle with the uncovered truth about themselves and face guilt and shame. I am on that journey now.”

    Announcing guest speaker 
    Jennifer R. Harper, MDiv, DD, NCPsyA, LP, Director of the Interfaith Doctor of Ministry Program for Pastoral Care at the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute for Religion, NY Campus


    The HeART of Conversation, and Care 
    on Sunday, March 1
     

    Jennifer R. Harper, MDiv, DD, NCPsyA, LP, Director of the Interfaith Doctor of Ministry Program for Pastoral Care at the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute for Religion, NY Campus. She is a faculty member at the Blanton-Peale Institute for Training in Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy, and a former Dean of Training at the Westchester Institute for Training in Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy, a past-President of the National Association for the Advancement of Psychoanalysis, she is currently Chair of the American Board for Accreditation in Psychoanalysis. Ms. Harper received her Masters of Divinity from the Union Theological Seminary in NYC and her certificate in Psychoanalysis from the Westchester Institute. She is in private practice in NYC and Bergen County, NJ.

    Join Jennifer after her keynote to discuss integrated programs for training at the intersection of Religion and Psychoanalysis, along with:

    Michael G. Connolly, MPA, NCPsyA, LP,  
    President, The Harlem Family Institute

    --and--


    James M. Holmes, DrPH, NCPsyA, LP
    Director of Training, Blanton-Peale Institute 
    for Religion and Health

    Following their presentations (15 minutes),
    we will host conversation with the audience about 
    '
    'all things concerning, Care..."


    The 2020 CPSP Plenary is preceded on Friday, February 28 by certification review panels and workshops on Saturday the 29th, officially opens with breakfast on the morning of Sunday, March 1, and culminates with the closing dinner on the evening of Monday, March 2. On Tuesday, Mar. 3, the CPSP Governing Council will meet. The New York Plenary marks the 30th anniversary of the founding of CPSP.


     

    The Schedule

    The 2020 CPSP Plenary is preceded on Friday, February 28 by certification review panels and workshops on Saturday the 29th, officially opens with breakfast on the morning of Sunday, March 1, and culminates with the closing dinner on the evening of Monday, March 2. On Tuesday, Mar. 3, the CPSP Governing Council will meet. The New York Plenary marks the 30th anniversary of the founding of CPSP.

    The Journal

    This year, we will have an event journal available to our attendees, reflecting our 30-year history, and there is also ad space available for purchase. Ad space can be used to promote your CPE center, congratulate someone on their certification or completion of the doctoral program, or advertise your book, etc. More information is available on our website, Plenary Journal page. 




    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



    Donate today to the
    CPSP Plenary Scholarship Fund
    and be entered in our drawing to win
    two (2) tickets to see To Kill A Mockingbird,
    Sat., Feb. 29 at 8 PM at the Shubert Theater!
    (Just a three min. walk from the hotel.)


    One entry for every $10 donated. There will be one winner of two tickets to this show, balcony seating. No cash value, no exchanges - all rules of the theater apply. Drawing will be held on Feb. 6 at 5 PM (EST) on Facebook Live. You don't have to be registered for this event to win.

    REFUND POLICY:
    Full refund available, minus the electronic fees, until Jan. 1.
    After Jan. 1, $150 non-refundable. After Feb. 15, no refunds. 

    • 03 May 2020
    • 8:01 AM - 5:00 PM
    • The Archer at Florham Park, NJ
    Register


    We will be meeting at the
    Archer Hotel Florham Park
    130 Park Avenue
    Florham, NJ 03932
    on 
    Sunday, May 3, 2020

    Information for candidates

    • The deadline for fees, documents and forms is MARCH 3, 2020. 
    • The review panel schedule will be emailed to candidates around Mar. 20.
    • The certification form and supporting documents should be one PDF, emailed to krista@cpsp.org by midnight on Mar. 3. 
    • 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. 
    • 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. Candidates are not expected to stay at the hotel.
    • Candidates are encouraged to attend the NCTS-East event.
    • 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 March 3, 2020 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 (krista@cpsp.org)


    • 04 May 2020
    • 8:00 AM
    • 05 May 2020
    • 2:00 PM
    • Loyola Retreat Center, Morristown, NJ
    • 90


    NATIONAL CLINICAL TRAINING SEMINAR
    LOYOLA RETREAT CENTER
    MORRISTOWN, NJ

    MAY 4–5, 2020

    Registration will be open soon - check back for more details!