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Charles R. Hicks Named CPSP's Administrator



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The College of Pastoral Supervision and Psychotherapy (CPSP) is delighted to announce the appointment of Charles R. Hicks as its new Administrator. 'Administrator' is equivalent of what would be referred to in the corporate world as Chief Operating Officer (COO). Charles will also continue serving as our Legal Counsel. He will oversee and work closely with Krista Argiropolis, our Administrative Coordinator.

Charles is an attorney and former Arkansas Department of Human Services Chief Counsel. He earned his LLM in Health Law from the University of Houston Law Center, his Doctor of Law (J.D.) from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, William H. Bowen School of Law. He is currently a partner in Health Law Associates, Little Rock, Arkansas. He will be taking leave from his law firm.
Charles has served CPSP for the past six years as attorney and advisor, for the most part on a pro bono basis. He believes strongly in the values and vision to which CPSP is committed. Charles has in many ways demonstrated his deep commitment to our commitment to our community
The occasion for bringing Charles onto the CPSP staff is the fact that our community has grown so large and diverse that volunteer staffing is inadequate for managing all our affairs. For the past quarter center we have employed only one person, Krista Argiropolis. Krista has served us well and plans to continue doing so.
I ask the CPSP community to welcome Charles aboard, and assist him in the many tasks facing him.

Raymond J. Lawrence, General Secretary
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Raymond J. Lawrence, General Secretary
The College of Pastoral Supervision and Psychotherapy is a theologically based International Accrediting and Certifying Covenant Community dedicated to Recovery of Soul. CPSP offers accreditation to Clinical Pastoral Education Training Programs, Pastoral Counseling Training Programs, and certification to individuals that meet standards of expertise in Pastoral Supervision, Pastoral Psychotherapy, Pastoral Counseling, and Clinical Chaplaincy. CPSP is committed to continuing accountability, standards of excellence, and diversity of opportunity. 

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TO MEMBERS AND FRIENDS OF CPSP

AND TO ALL MEMBERS OF THE CLINICAL PASTORAL COMMUNITY

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