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Welcome to the CPSP 2024 Plenary event page! As we embark on this journey of professional growth and communal connection, we invite you to join us in embracing the spirit of collaboration and learning. This year, we gather in the vibrant city of Atlanta, offering an opportunity to engage, reflect, and grow together. Whether you are a returning member or a new face in our community, we’re thrilled to have you here and look forward to an enriching experience filled with insightful discussions and meaningful interactions.

Registration Deadline:

March 1, 2024

"Early Bird Pricing Ends:

January 31, 2024

Secure Your Spot at CPSP 2024 Plenary Event

Join the CPSP Plenary Event

Welcome to the CPSP 2024 Plenary Event registration section. To secure your participation in our upcoming event, please ensure you are registered on our site. This applies to both CPSP members and non-members. If you have already registered on our site, simply log in to proceed. For new users, please register first. After logging in or registering, select the appropriate option below to join the event. Registration includes access to all sessions, materials, and activities.

Please note that hotel reservations are handled separately from event registration.

Enhance Your Experience with Quality Accommodation

Comfortable Stay at Le Meridien Atlanta Perimeter

Immerse yourself in the convenience and comfort offered by Le Meridien Atlanta Perimeter, our chosen venue for the CPSP 2024 Plenary Event. Nestled in the heart of Atlanta, this hotel provides a serene and inviting atmosphere, perfect for relaxation after a day full of enriching sessions and activities. With spacious rooms featuring king-sized beds, modern amenities, and exceptional service, your stay is guaranteed to be both comfortable and memorable. The hotel’s strategic location also allows easy access to local attractions, making your experience at the event not just about learning and networking, but also about enjoying the vibrant city life.

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Room Sharing

If attendees wish to share to reduce cost, you are free to do so. Please make that arrangement among yourselves. If you do not have someone to share with, and are looking for a roommate, please email Angela or phone +1 (212) 246-6410 and we will try to connect you with someone who has registered a similar interest.

Stay Tuned for Exciting Program Details

Eminent Speakers at CPSP Plenary

The CPSP 2024 Plenary Event is set to be an inspiring journey, featuring dynamic speakers and a rich variety of activities. Our speakers, selected for their expertise, will cover topics crucial to pastoral care and psychotherapy, aiming to inspire, challenge, and engage. Alongside these sessions, bring a case study for our interactive working event, and be part of the CPSP Version of the Moth Radio Hour, a highlight since its debut in March 2023. As we finalize our exciting lineup, including more engaging activities, stay tuned for detailed announcements. We’re committed to delivering a program that educates, invigorates, and fosters growth in both professional and personal realms.

Reviving Natural Connections Post-Pandemic

Reconnecting through Small Groups

In the wake of the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, the CPSP 2024 Plenary Event marks a pivotal step towards rejuvenating natural relationships and interactions. Emphasizing small group sessions, the event provides an intimate platform for attendees to engage, share, and collaboratively explore various topics. These gatherings are not just about professional discourse; they’re a route to rebuilding the close-knit community spirit that has been deeply missed. This format fosters deeper understanding, support, and a sense of togetherness, crucial in our collective journey towards recovery and renewed connections.

Celebrating Outstanding Contributions

The Flanders Dunbar Award

The Flanders Dunbar Award, a prestigious honor within the CPSP community, recognizes exceptional contributions in the field of pastoral care and psychotherapy. This award, named after a pioneering figure in psychosomatic medicine, embodies our commitment to acknowledging those who have significantly influenced our profession and community. Recipients are celebrated for their innovative work, dedication, and impact. Details about this year’s award, including the honoree, will be announced soon, highlighting the continued excellence and evolution in our field.

The Irreplaceable Value of In-Person Connections

The Power of In-Person Community

Since 2020’s Coronavirus outbreak, our CPSP Community has faced challenges, primarily due to our reliance on in-person interactions for community bonding. While tools like phone, mail, and Zoom have been helpful, they are limited compared to the richness of face-to-face communication. True interpersonal connection involves more than just words; it includes our eyes, body language, and presence in three dimensions. Despite the value of virtual meetings, they cannot fully replace the experience of being physically present together. Our community eagerly anticipates the day we can meet in person again, as there’s no substitute for the depth and authenticity of face-to-face interactions.

Guiding the CPSP 2024 Event to Success

Meet Rita: Our CPSP Chair of Plenary

Rita Bakr, serving as the Chair of Plenary for the CPSP 2024 Plenary Event, is at the forefront of orchestrating this significant gathering. Her role is pivotal in ensuring the seamless organization of the event, especially as we navigate the path to reconnection post-pandemic. With meticulous attention to detail, Rita is actively coordinating all aspects of the event to provide a rewarding experience for all attendees. We are continuously working to finalize the details and will regularly update you on the latest developments. Should you have any questions or need further information, feel free to reach out to Rita. Her dedication and expertise are instrumental in making this event a memorable and enriching journey for everyone involved.