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College of Pastoral Supervision & Psychotherapy 2012 Plenary


A Gathering Together…

On behalf of the CPSP Plenary Organizing Committee, we warmly invite you to join us for the 2012 gathering of the CPSP Community.  We will meet March 24 through March 28, 2012 at the Doubletree Hotel & Suites, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Location…

The Doubletree Hotel & Suites is situated in a prime location, right in the middle of Pittsburgh’s vibrant downtown. A block of rooms have been reserved at a special rate of $119.00 per night. The rooms will be available until March 4, 2012 or until the room block is sold out. You can reserve your room online by clicking here or by calling (412)281-5800. The hotel has a courtesy shuttle service from Pittsburgh International Airport.

Speakers…

The 2012 Plenary speaker is Kimberly Garner, M.D., J.D., M.P.H., F.A.A.F.P. Dr. Garner will address the Current State of the Art of Assessing an Individual's Readiness to Discuss Advance Care Planning from a Palliative Care Perspective. Advances in medical care and technology can prolong an individual’s life expectancy and blur the boundaries between life and death, dramatically impacting how they may experience the end of their life. There is some evidence that the treatment people would want to receive when faced with the end of life is often different from the treatment they actually receive. To read more about Dr. Garner’s please click here. A full day of pre-conference workshops is scheduled for Sunday March 25, 2012 more details will follow.

Working Conference…

Please remember, as with all CPSP gatherings, that this is a working conference!

All registrants are requested to bring a paper or clinical case for presentation. The heart of the CPSP gathering is the mutual sharing of our work and our lives with each other. Thus, each participant is expected to come prepared to share something from his or her life or work in a small group context.

There are no ground rules about what particular individuals may decide to share. The small consultation groups have become a highly significant part of the community gathering.

The small consultation groups represent the CPSP community’s commitment to hearing and responding to each voice in the community. These small provide the context for both care and consultation to each other.

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CPSP CPE/PPS CENTERS LISTING UPDATED 11/08

ARKANSAS AR – Little Rock (CPE)  George Hankins-Hull,  M.Div   University Arkansas fo Medical Sciences Medical Center  Little Rock,  AR (501) 686-6888 
AR – Springdale (CPE)  C. J. Malone,  M.Div   Northwest Health System  Springdale,  AR72764  (479) 957-8782 

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DELWARE DE – Wilmington (CPE) Bryan Bass-Riley Nemours-Alfred I duPont Hospital for Children 1600 Rockland Road Wilmington, DE 19803 (302) 651-5063

MASSACHUSETTES MA – Boston (CPE/PPS)  William E. Alberts,  Ph.D.,   Boston Medical Center  Boston,  MA 02118  (617) 638-6850 

MARYLAND MD – Easton (CPE/PPS)  Benjamin P. Bogia,  Ph.D.   Shore Health System of Maryland  Easton,  MD21601  (410) 822-1000 
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TO MEMBERS AND FRIENDS OF CPSP

AND TO ALL MEMBERS OF THE CLINICAL PASTORAL COMMUNITY

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