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CPSP General Secretary Responds to the Religious Endorsing Bodies Open Letter


A MESSAGE TO THE CPSP COMMUNITY FROM RAYMOND J. LAWRENCE

We are heartened by this public expression of concern by the Religious Endorsing Body representatives (REBS) meeting in Nashville last fall. They have the interest in the wider religious and therapeutic community at heart in this call to reconciliation.



There is plenty of work to be done in the field of clinical pastoral supervision, chaplaincy, pastoral counseling and psychotherapy. No one organization can respond to the current public needs. The expenditure of time and money in efforts to undermine each other is wasteful and disgraceful.



We in CPSP hope that this letter from the REBS signals the end of hostility between the various clinical pastoral organizations, and the end of triumphalism on the part of any one organization or group of organizations.



Raymond J. Lawrence, CPSP General Secretary


This letter was published on the Pastoral Report the online Journal of the College of Pastoral Supervision & Psychotherapy

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