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The College of Pastoral Supervision & Psychotherapy is a theologically based covenant community, dedicated to "recovery of the soul" and promoting competency in the clinical pastoral field.

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August 25, 2013

The Institute for Psychodynamic Pastoral Supervision (IPPS) Second Annual Summer Intensive By H. Mac Wallace


Pictured from left to right: Patricia DeHart, Mac Wallace, Marcelle Brathwaite, David Franzen, Matthew Rhodes, Maria Sobremisana, Cesar Espineda, Emma Wallace, Joan Alevras, Emeka Nwigwe, Phillip Pinckard, Joel Harvey, and Robert Griffin.

The Institute for Psychodynamic Pastoral Supervision ) met for its second annual Summer Intensive week of study at Avila Retreat Center in Durham, NC. Present were the four faculty members: David Franzen, Joel Harvey, Cesar Espineda, and Mac Wallace, four doctoral student in the first cohort, and five doctoral students in the second cohort. These students are enrolled in the Doctor of Psychology or Doctor of Ministry degree program in pastoral supervision offered by IPPS and the Graduate Theological Foundation (GTF).

The first cohort of doctoral students focused on cultural understandings and misunderstandings that are inevitable working with international and intercultural students. The second cohort focused on understanding and using Tavistock methods of group leadership. Additionally, the daily Group Relations Seminars involved both cohorts and the faculty members. These were rich and intense sessions that provided the participants an opportunity to work with some intimate, interpersonal dynamics along with consultation from the faculty.

Following this Summer Intensive Week of Studies, each cohort will meet weekly for 2-hour videoconferences for 16 weeks in the fall semester and 16 weeks in the spring semester. These classes will use classical texts and case studies to study psychoanalytical theories of human development, theory and practice of psychodynamic supervision, theological integration, and will emphasize the integration of theory and practice.

The first cohort will complete its coursework with IPPS in May of 2014. Then they will take a prescribed course of studies with GTF and complete their doctoral project with materials they will use to present for certification as a Diplomate in CPE/T supervision. The second cohort will have its second Summer Intensive week of study in August of 2014 along with a group of new students to be selected for the next (third) cohort. Applications are currently being received for the third cohort, and the deadline for these applications is June 1, 2014.

The IPPS and GTF doctoral degree program began as a dream of David Franzen, the late John Edgerton. The Chapel Hill chapter and provides doctoral students a constant source of support and consultation. After several years of planning, it has become a reality, and the chapter continues to provide consultation for the faculty around student selection and curriculum development along with assistance with review of applications for admission. Interested applicants to IPPS should contact Dr. David Franzen, 12 Winthrop Court, Durham, NC 27707; phone, 919-493-7177; email,
H. Mac Wallace, D. Min.
CPSP Diplomate
Board Certified Marriage and Family Therapist and Clinical Supervisor

Posted by Perry Miller, Editor at 6:17 PM

August 16, 2013

Frederick Memorial Hospital's CPE Day by Kay Myers, PhD

Frederick Memorial Hospital, the Reverend Kay Myers, PhD, certified CPE supervisor,
the Hebrew Home of Greater Washington, DC, Rabbi Jim Michaels, D.Min., certified CPE supervisor,
Hospice of the Panhandle, satellite site of Meritus Medical Center, Martinsburg, WV,
Hospice of Washington County, Inc., satellite site of Meritus Medical Center,
Meritus Medical Center, Hagerstown, the Rev. David C. Baker, PhD, certified CPE supervisor,
Washington Adventist Hospital (WAH), the Rev. C. K. Sim, D. Min.,certified CPE supervisor.

On June 20, 2013 Frederick Memorial Hospital and the Pastoral Care Department hosted
Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) day, sponsored by the Baltimore Chapter, College of Pastoral Supervision and Psychotherapy. Approximately thirty six participates attended from four accredited CPE sites and two satellite centers attended. They are:

Also participating was a 50 hour Clinical Pastoral Orientation program at Western Maryland Hospital Center led by the Rev. Richard Bower.

The morning presentation was Responding When the Family Wants a Miracle, Presenter: Phil Pinckard, Chaplain, Meritus Medical Center, Hagerstown, MD . The afternoon presentation was The Ethics Committee as a Venue for Pastoral Care, Presenter: James Michaels, Director of Pastoral Care, Hebrew Home of Greater Washington, DC . The morning and afternoon presentations were followed by 90-minute small groups of students, diplomates and supervisors-in-training in which students presented case presentations.

Kay Myers, PhD
Director, Pastoral Care Services
Frederick Memorial Hospital

Posted by Perry Miller, Editor at 3:33 PM

August 8, 2013

National Clinical Seminar-East Dates Announced

Francine Hernandez, NCTS-East Coordinator, announced that the
National Clinical Training Seminar-East will meet Nov. 11-12, 2013
at San Alfonso Retreat Center, Long Branch, New Jersey. She
encourages all to mark these dates on your calendar and plan to attend.

Check back with the Pastoral Report for further information
as it becomes available.

For additional information, contact Francine Hernandez, NCTS-East Coordinator.

Posted by Perry Miller, Editor at 10:07 PM

August 5, 2013

Register now! JACK LAMPL and CHARLA HAYDEN coming to NCTS-WEST, September 8-10


NCTS-West is just a month away. We are pleased to announce that Jack Lampl and Charla Hayden, international leaders in group relations theory and practice from the A.K. Rice Institute, will be presenting and consulting to the September 8-10 seminar in Citrus Heights, California, just outside Sacramento.

Those who attended the 2013 CPSP Plenary in Las Vegas have already met Jack and Charla. Jack is the president of the A.K. Rice Institute. Charla is co-author of the foundational introduction to group relations process, The Tavistock Primer.

This NCTS will be especially valuable to new Chapters and those looking to improve their chapter life, as well as to those involved in offering training such as CPE supervisors and SITs.

Registration is limited. Register at:

-David Roth


For more Information:
-David Roth

Posted by Perry Miller, Editor at 9:39 PM