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August 24, 2011

Foy Richey

Some of you are aware that shortly after Foy Richey returned from the CPSP Plenary in VA Beach this past spring, he was diagnosed with cancer of the pancreas. Those persons close to him have been aware of his struggle for survival.

About two weeks ago, Foy, and his family determined that quality of life with limited longevity was more desirable than longevity with no quality. Consequently, Foy and his family chose to cease chemotherapy. Foy has now entered a hospice center where Lorrie, his wife, says he is very comfortable in a beautiful setting and is surrounded by his family.

His nuclear family wanted this update provided to Foy's CPSP family. They recognize many would like to call or email but he is not able to receive such messages. The best way to be in communication with Foy and his family is through CareBridge.


-Perry Miller, Editor

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Posted by Perry Miller, Editor at 8:59 AM

Liew Elected ICPCC Treasurer

Rotorua, New Zealand, August 25

Past President Richard Liew was elected Treasurer of the International Council of Pastoral Care and Counseling at its quadrennial meeting this week in Rotorua, New Zealand. At its Council meeting he was nominated by Raymond Lawrence, who was CPSP representative, and elected in the Council by unanimous vote.

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Posted by Perry Miller, Editor at 7:23 AM

August 22, 2011

CPSP PEOPLE IN THE NEWS: Esteban Montilla, CPSP President and Mark Allison, CPSP Diplomate

The College of Pastoral Supervision and Psychotherapy (CPSP) VA CPE training program in
Salt Lake VA Medical Center in Utah under the direction of Mark Allison was highlighted in the Friday, July 29, 2011 edition of of the Deseret News and the August 19, 2011 edition of the InterMountain Catholic.

During the recent graduation service held in the chapel there was the following story shared to highlight the human value of the clinical pastoral services that are provided by those participating in the Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) training program in Utah:

"A letter arrived at the chaplain's office at the Veterans Affairs hospital addressed from Martin Wilson, a distressed veteran in the county jail on March 2010.

Wayne Hull, then a new student of the Utah Clinical Pastoral Education program, answered the call and immediate made his way to the jail.

The prisoner wept when Hull arrived.

"You came," Wilson said as he wept.

Wilson is one of many troubled veterans aided by the recent graduates of the Clinical Pastoral Education program".

CPSP President, The Rev. Dr. Esteban Montilla, PhD, the keynote speaker underscored the pastoral ministry provided by the CPSP CPE graduates when he declared:

"...the biblical story of Lazarus and described the burial process during that time. When Lazarus came from his tomb, his bandages had to be removed by Christ's disciples. He explained that the job of a chaplain is loosing figurative bandages that restrain veterans. ..."

When Mark Allison, the Director of the program, was interviewed he cited some impressive statistics regarding the value of the CPSP accredited CPE training center:

"...Unlike the other 33 programs in the country, the CPE in Utah has saved the government more than $1 million over the past four years because their chaplains are volunteers. The trained chaplains out of the program have had approximately 40,000 ministry encounters with patients, which adds up to about 36,000 ministry hours "all at no cost to the government..."

Read the complete article by clicking here.

-Perry Miller, Editor

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Posted by Perry Miller, Editor at 7:25 AM

August 17, 2011

NOTICE


The CPSP community mourns the death of Barbara Dalberg, who died on August 12 after a long illness. Barbara was a diplomate who was very influential in the Colorado area. Her leadership will be greatly missed. A Service of Remembrance will be held at The Cameron Church, 1600 S. Pearl Street, Denver 80210, at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, August 19. We hope many in the CPSP community will be able to attend.

To read more about Barbara's journey you may go to her Caring Bridge site at http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/barbaradalberg

-Raymond Lawrence

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Posted by Perry Miller, Editor at 6:35 PM

August 16, 2011

UPDATE ON THE ACPE-CPSP MEDIATION PROCESS By Raymond J. Lawrence, CPSP General Secretary


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CPSP continues to be in conversation with the ACPE as both sides continue to work together to implement the Joint Mediation agreement reached on November 30th, 2010. The mediation agreement stipulates that each organization will refrain from misrepresentations or disparagements of the other.

The CPSP Mediation Committee consists of Perry Miller, George Hull, Jim Gebhart, and Raymond Lawrence. Jim Gebhart was appointed chair of a mediation team to meet on a continuing basis with its ACPE counterparts in an effort to implement the Mediation Agreement. Annari Griesel and John deVelder are members of that team. The implementation team has been in dialogue with its ACPE correspondents during the past several months. They have processed six complaints about violations of the agreement by ACPE persons. The complaints have been processed or are in process currently.

There have been no identified complaints about CPSP behavior. We urge all members of the CPSP community to continue to abide by the terms of the Mediation Agreement and to refrain from any disparagement or misrepresentation of ACPE programs. At the same time, we urge persons in both communities to report without delay to the Mediation Team any incidents that may represent disparagement or misrepresentation of either organization. We anticipate that such reporting will eventually result in mutual respect between ACPE and CPSP.

DOWNLOAD ACPE/CPSP MEDIATION AGREEMENT

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Email Raymond Lawrence, CPSP General Secretary

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Posted by Perry Miller, Editor at 4:17 PM

August 14, 2011

Hotel Reservations for 2012 CPSP Plenary at the Doubletree Hotel & Suites Pittsburgh City Center

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The 2012 CPSP Plenary March 25th-March 28th 2012

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

The 2012 CPSP Plenary gathering will take place at Doubletree Hotel & Suites Pittsburgh City Center. The hotel is situated in a prime location, which is right in the middle of Pittsburgh’s vibrant downtown.

A block of rooms have been reserved March 24, 2012-March 28, 2012. The special room rate, $119.00, will be available until March 4th or until the room block is sold out. You can reserve your room by clicking here.

We look forward to seeing you in Pittsburg March 25th-March 28th 2012.

George Hankins Hull
CPSP Plenary Secretary

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Posted by Perry Miller, Editor at 9:55 PM

August 3, 2011

NATIONAL CLINICAL TRAINING SEMINAR MALIBU, CALIFORNIA SEPTEMBER 19-20, 2011

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The College of Pastoral Supervision and Psychotherapy’s distinctive professional development opportunity, the National Clinical Training Seminar (NCTS), is coming to the Serra Retreat Center, in beautiful Malibu, California, September 19 – 20, 2011.

The themes are fundamental ones: "The Use of Self: Transference and Counter-Transference in Pastoral Care" and "Chapter, Covenant and Community."  Teams of participant members will conduct sessions, and General Secretary Raymond J. Lawrence will be on-site and participating in the event.

There will also be a Tavistock Group Relations Seminar, which attendees will find value in, both at NCTS, and as a take-away when they return to their respective Chapters. As at our annual Plenary, participants are invited and expected to share their own clinical material in small groups in consultation with their peers.

NCTS-West is open to Clinical Chaplains, Pastoral Counselors, Psychotherapists, Clinical Pastoral Education trainees, Supervisors in Training, and training supervisors. Members of new CPSP Chapters and especially those in the West are especially encouraged to attend. Professional colleagues who are not members of CPSP are also invited to attend. NCTS-West is open to all CPSP Chapters participants, while providing a special opportunity for CPSP members in the West who would not ordinarily attend NCTS on the East Coast, to participate

The cost for NCTS-West is $125 per person, and includes four meals and one night's (overnight) accommodations, double occupancy.

Registration is strictly limited and closes August 17, 2011. You may REGISTER ONLINE NOW at: http://nctswest.wordpress.com/

If you have questions, email john.jeffery@kp.org

Posted by Perry Miller, Editor at 9:27 AM