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CPSP Clinical Fellow in Hospice & Palliative Care Certification for Board Certified Chaplains

TheCollege of Pastoral Supervision & Psychotherapy (CPSP) now offers a clinical fellow in hospice and palliative care. This is a sub-specialty credential for those already credentialed as Board Certified Clinical Chaplains / Board Certified Pastoral Counselors.

CPSP's newly developed credential "Clinical Fellow in Hospice & Palliative Care" has generated lots of interest within the CPSP community and beyond.

A Frequently Asked Question:

I am a certified chaplain by another pastoral care cognate group. How can I apply for the certification as Clinical Fellow in Hospice & Palliative Care?

Answer: For those who are credentialed at the “board certified” level by one of the other pastoral care cognate groups, CPSP offers reciprocity of credentials at the Board Certified Clinical Chaplain level.

Example: Board Certified Chaplains with APC/BCCI are eligible for reciprocity of their credentials to become a Board Certified Clinical Chaplain with CPSP. Candidates from other cognate groups wishing to apply for the Clinical Fellow in Hospice & Palliative Care, must first have their credentials from the other cognate group reciprocated through a local CPSP chapter and gain the CPSP credential of Board Certified Clinical Chaplain through the reciprocity.

The first step in this process is to contact a convener of a CPSP chapter and express interest in joining CPSP and having their credentials reciprocated. Once that process has been completed, the candidate can then begin the process of pursuing certification as a Clinical Fellow in Hospice & Palliative Care.

CPSP chapters and chapter conveners are listed in the CPSP Membership Directory found on the CPSP website:

Links to the Directory can be found at

Please be aware that those members of others cognate groups becoming members of CPSP through the process of reciprocity are free to keep their memberships and credentials with the other organization(s) along with their new CPSP credentials.

For More Information Visit the CPSP Pastoral Report

George Hankins Hull
CPSP Diplomate in Clinical Pastoral Supervision

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