The 2012 Helen Flanders Dunbar Award given annually by the College of Pastoral Supervision and Psychotherapy (CPSP) has been made to the Rev. Dr. Kenneth H. Pohly, Director Emeritus, Pohly Center for Supervision and Leadership Formation at United Theological Seminary. The award was announced at the March 2012 Plenary of the CPSP in Pittsburgh, PA. Annually CPSP honors one who has made significant contributions to clinical pastoral training, education and transformation.
Because Dr. Pohly can no longer travel, Dr. Robert Charles Powell of the CPSP traveled to Dayton on April 2, 2012, and presented the award to him in the presence of family, friends and colleagues. At the presentation, Dr. Powell noted Pohly’s seminal book, Pastoral Supervision: Inquiries into Pastoral Care, which was published 35 years ago and revised twice, had “greatly broadened and deepened our grasp of supervision – what it can be ... We need to revisit the appreciation he had of supervision as covenant, relationship, incarnation, plus an optimal amalgam of judgment and grace.”
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