2015 Plenary - Gathering of the Community

  • 15 Mar 2015
  • 18 Mar 2015
  • Embassy Suites - Downtown, Chicago


  • You must be a member of CPSP and you must register by Feb. 28.
  • Sunday, March 15. This is for this meal only, and for attendees who are guest of members or are not registered for the full event.
  • For significant others and guests.

    This includes:
    Sun. -- Evening Banquet
    Mon. -- Presidential Luncheon
    Tues. -- Formal Dinner
    and other social events, entertainment, etc.
  • There is no deadline for registration, but registering ahead helps us to plan to accommodate you.
  • This is for members only, and registrations can be taken at the event, but we ask that you register to help us plan, accordingly.
  • Trainees, not otherwise employed, with a letter from their clinical supervisor.
    There is no deadline for this registration.
  • This is FREE, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. for non-membes of CPSP who wish to join us for BOISEN DAY.
  • This is for Tuesday Dinner only.
    Please note that this meal is included in the meals only registration and in the full registrations - this type of registration is intended for guests joining us for just this one special meal.

Persons attending the Plenary are requested to refrain from using perfume, cologne, and other fragrances for the comfort of other participants.
Registration is closed

2015 Plenary

Gathering of the Community


Still Learning From Boisen
50 Years After His Death

We cordially invite you to join us 
from March 15 – 18, in Chicago, IL. 
We will meet for informative speakers, 
dynamic group process, 
and to celebrate our successes.

Embassy Suites Chicago - Downtown

Just steps from Magnificent Mile, and one block from the subway station, this newly renovated hotel has a dramatic 11-story atrium, filled with blooming foliage and a rushing waterfall. 

Every guest room is a two-room suite, with a separate living room and bedroom, equipped with a microwave, mini-refrigerator, coffeemaker, and two telephones. Complimentary cooked-to-order breakfast is available every morning. PURE allergy friendly rooms and non-smoking suites are available.

We have reserved a block of rooms at the special rate of $159 per night for the single rate (one king bed) and $159 for the double rate (two double beds), and the separate living room includes a queen-size sofa bed, so three guests can easily share one room. There is a charge of $30 per person/per night, for more than two in a room. This rate is good for the Saturday night before the event, and the Wednesday night that our event ends. 

600 North State Street, Chicago, IL 60654

Tel: 312.943.3800

Event Code: CPS

A Working Conference

As with all CPSP gatherings, 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. Each participant is expected to come prepared to share something from his or her life or work in a small group context. 

The Schedule - Highlights*

Sunday, March 15 – Thinking and Feeling Together About The Things That Matter Most - Anton Theophilus Boisen (1876-1965)
Workshops and gatherings will take place during the day.
The Presentation of the Helen Flanders Dunbar Award, by Robert C. Powell, M.D., Ph.D., and Address by the Keynote Speaker by Glenn Asquith, is scheduled for 6:00 p.m. that evening. 

This will be a very special day - please be sure to join us! 

Monday, March 16 –
Opening Session, Small Groups, and Presidential Luncheon.

Tuesday, March 17 –
Tavistock, Small Groups, Presentation of Certificates, and live entertainment. 

Wednesday, March 18 –
Governing Council Meeting, closing.

Please download the EVENT BROCHURE for more information.  

If you have any questions about the event, schedule, hotel, or registration, please contact Krista Argiropolis, Administrative Coordinator, at krista@cpsp.org. Thank you!