DavidFranzenDavid M. Franzen,
M.Div., Th.M., D.Min.

David Franzen is a professor of Clinical Pastoral Supervision and serves as Registrar for IPPS, LLC.  He is in his forty-third year as an ordained pastor in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and served as a parish pastor for four years before entering a three-year residency in Clinical Pastoral Education at University of Virginia Medical Center.  In 1977 he joined the Pastoral Care staff at Duke University Medical Center and was certified as a CPE Supervisor (Acting Supervisor in 1978 and Full Supervisor in 1980).  In this capacity he supervised many groups of CPE Interns, Residents and Supervisors-in-Training.  While at Duke he also began training in Pastoral Counseling/Psychotherapy at the Pastoral Care and Counseling Institute.  He is certified as a Fellow in the American Association of Pastoral Counselors and as a Diplomate in Clinical Pastoral Supervision and Psychotherapy in the College of Pastoral Supervision and Psychotherapy.

In 1988 David left Duke Medical Center to join Counseling Services, Inc., an interdisciplinary psychotherapy practice in Durham where he did individual and couples therapy, as well as Supervisory CPE consultation until 1995 when he joined The Pastoral Care and Counseling Institute in Durham, NC.  In 1999 he became Director of CPE in the Pastoral Care and Counseling Department at Alamance Regional Medical Center in Burlington, NC.  Two years later he became its Director, and in this capacity he also developed a doctoral program in Pastoral Counseling conjunction with the Graduate Theological Foundation.  David retired from the Director position at Alamance Regional Medical Center in 2010 but continues to teach and supervise doctoral students.

In 2012 David joined his current faculty colleagues to develop another doctoral program in collaboration with the Graduate Theological Foundation and the College of Pastoral Supervision and Psychotherapy.  Our doctoral program in Clinical Pastoral Supervision launched its first cohort of students in a Summer Intensive Week of Studies at Codrington College in Barbados, West Indies in August of 2012.  In January, 2013 David and his colleague, Dr. H. Mac Wallace incorporated our new doctoral program as a separate corporation under the name, Institute for Psychodynamic Pastoral Supervision, LLC.

Other Professional Training

Pastoral Care and Counseling Institute, Durham, NC – Pastoral Counseling Training, 1978-1985

Presbyterian Samaritan Counseling Center, Charlotte, NC – Pastoral Counseling Training,1986-1991

Carolinas Institute for  Object Relations Theory and Psychotherapy, Cornelius, NC – Kleinian

Psychoanalytic Theory and Therapy, 1992-2004

Academic Credentials

Gustavus Adolphus College, BA in Philosophy, 1966

Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago, M.Div., 1970

The Divinity School, Duke University, Th.M. in Pastoral Psychology,1984

Graduate Theological Foundation, D.Min. in Pastoral Counseling, 1999


Diplomate in Clinical Pastoral Supervision, CPSP

Retired ACPE Supervisor

Fellow, American Association of Pastoral Counselors

NC Certified Practicing Pastoral Counselor

MacWallaceH. Mac Wallace, M.Div., D.Min., LMFT

Mac Wallace is a professor of Clinical Pastoral Supervision with the Institute of Psychodynamic Pastoral Supervision and serves as its treasurer. He is an ordained Baptist minister and has earned degrees from Mount Olive College, Duke University, and Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. He served 24 years in parish ministry as Senior Pastor, Interim Pastor, and Staff Minister with Baptist, Free Will Baptist, and Presbyterian churches. He has 35 years of experience as a supervisor of Clinical Pastoral Education with ACPE and CPSP, and he has 18 years experience as a supervisor of Marriage and Family Therapy with AAMFT. His counseling experience includes 40 years of Pastoral Counseling and Marriage and Family Therapy with AAPC and NCLMFT. Additionally, he was president, of NCAMFT from 2005 -2007.

In 1978 Mac joined the faculty of the School of Pastoral Care at NC Baptist Hospital in Winston Salem, NC and served 20 years as CPE Supervisor, Pastoral Counselor, and Marriage and Family Therapist. In 1991 he became the first director of the CareNet Counseling Center in Wilmington, NC, and in 1998 he left CareNet to establish a CPE program at Nash General Hospital in Rocky Mount, NC. In 2001 he and his wife, Emma began a private counseling and consulting practice and established SunDance Consultants, Inc. located in Sneads Ferry, NC. In 2004 he became a contract supervisor of CPE at WakeMed Hospital in Raleigh, NC, and in 2005 he became the Senior Professor of Pastoral Care at Campbell University Divinity School in Buies Creek, NC where he continues to teach courses in pastoral care and counseling, marriage and family counseling, and church and family systems. Most recently, he has been the consultant for two newly established CPSP Chapters in Eastern NC, and he is supervising two Supervisors-In-Training who have individual CPSP-CPE training programs.

Academic Degrees:

Mount Olive College, Mount Olive, NC; Associate in Arts, 1968

Duke University, Durham, NC; Bachelor of Arts, 1971

Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, Wake Forest, NC; Master of Divinity, 1975

Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary; Doctor of Ministry, 1986

Professional Credentials:

CPE Supervisor with ACPE and CPSP

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in North Carolina

Approved Supervisor with AAMFT

JoelHarveyJoel Harvey, M.A., Ph.D., Certificate in Theology

Joel Harvey is an Episcopal priest serving a congregation in Williamsburg, VA, the Episcopal Diocese of Southern Virginia, as a Pastoral Care coordinator.  In his career he has been a CPE supervisor, a hospital chaplain and served as V.P. of Pastoral Care and Education for a major Health Care system in the Episcopal Diocese of Long Island, NY.  His academic credentials include the following:

BA degree, Brooklyn College in Speech Pathology and Audiology, 1968

Fellow in Drama, Bennington College Drama, 1966-67

MA degree, Adelphi University, Speech, 1969

Ph.D. Florida State University, Theatre, 1980

Certificate, George Mercer Jr. School of Theology, Christian Education, 1984

Certificate, George Mercer Jr. School of Theology, Theology, 1984

Dr. Harvey completed post-Doctoral training in Counseling at St. Mary’s Hosptal for Children while serving as Chaplain and CPE supervisor.  He has worked in numerous counseling centers in New York and Southern Virginia.  His primary interests are Pastoral Care, training and supervision, pastoral counseling and parish ministry.  His clinical education credentials include:

CPE Internship, Lutheran Medical Center, NY, NY, 1986

CPE Internship, HCI, New York, NY, 1991

Supervisory CPE, Metropolitan Chapter, College of Pastoral Supervision & Psychotherapy, 1995-1997

CPSP Diplomate Certification, 1997

CesarEspinedaCesar G. Espineda, MPhil, PhD, APD, MA, STM, BA

Dr. Espineda is Director of Pastoral Care and Clinical Pastoral Supervisor at Nemours Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children in Wilmington, DE.  He brings a wealth of cross-cultural experience, local and global perspective, robust educational learning, and dynamic multi-faith awareness to his work as a pastoral theologian, clinical supervisor, and educator.

His graduate studies and clinical training, pastoral ministry, and missionary endeavors have taken him to New York City, Melbourne, Australia, Wellington, New Zealand, Western and American Samoa, Nagoya, Japan, and the Philippines, where he was raised as the middle child of five children.  His parents were the first in their families to have college education.  Cesar directs and has founded supervisory and clinical pastoral education and training (CPET) programs in New York City, Connecticut, Delaware, California, and the Philippines.  In January 2005, he began training the first group of Orthodox rabbinic students from New York’s Yeshiva University.  Today, he trains rabbis at Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center in Brooklyn, NY, from the Orthodox communities of Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens, Westchester County, NY, and New Jersey.

Cesar was Vice President for Counseling Services and Ethics Program at Continuum Hospice Care (CHC), one of the largest not-for-profit hospice programs in New York City.  As VP, he provided administrative leadership and clinical oversight to the Department of Bereavement, Pastoral Care, and Social Work Services.  He was CHC’s ethics consultant to partner hospital institutions and contacted nursing home facilities.  He founded and directed the Hospice and Palliative Care Clinical Pastoral Education and Training Program at CHC, the only training program of its kind in New York City in 2003, committed to training lay and ordained persons and students of all faiths in end-of-life care, ethics, interfaith and cross-cultural counseling and ministry.  His trained professional counselors, clergy, chaplains, and health care professionals have provided hospice and palliative specialist-level pastoral care interventions to hundreds of homebound and hospital patients in the Boroughs of Brooklyn, Bronx, Manhattan, and Queens.  Cesar began his first hospice work in 1989, as a volunteer pastoral caregiver, with Te Omaga (The Refuge) Hospice in Wellington, New Zealand.

Cesar received his post doctoral degree (Master of Philosophy in Ecumenical Studies) from Union Theological Seminary (UTS) in New York City.  He earned three degrees (Doctor of Philosophy in Administration, Supervision, and Policy, Advance Professional Diploma in Religion and Religious Studies, and Master of Arts in Pastoral Care and Counseling) from Fordham University.  He earned his Master of Theology and Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy from Divine Word, Philippines.  After he completed his master’s degree in counseling, he was invited to lecture on special issues in counseling at Fordham University’s Graduate School of Religion and Religious Education.  While pursuing his post doctoral degree at UTS, he was appointed as Teaching Assistant to Professor Kosuke Koyama, The John D. Rockefeller Professor Emeritus in Ecumenical Studies.  In 2007, Dr. Espineda completed a master class in group supervision and psychotherapy at the Campus for Modern Psychoanalytic Studies (CMPS) under the supervision and tutelage of Dr. Leslie Rosenthal, founding member, dean, and professor emeritus of the Center.

Cesar is a Clinical Fellow in Hospice and Palliative Care, Diplomate-Board Certified Training Supervisor in CPET, Board Certified Clinical Chaplain, and Pastoral Counselor in the College of Pastoral Supervision and Psychotherapy.  He is Diplomate-Board Certified Expert in Traumatic Stress, a trained group facilitator and consultant in the Tavistock method of group work.   For this specialized training, he attended the A. K. Rice Institute at the World Gallup Headquarters in Washington, D.C. in 2002, and New York University in 2003.

Cesar is the Chair of the Accreditation Committee of the CPSP community, a volunteer position he held since 2008.  He is a member of the American Psychoanalytic Association, Asia-Pacific Palliative Care Network, College of Pastoral Supervision and Psychotherapy, Kappa Delta Pi International Honor Society in Education, and the National Center for Crisis Managemement.

Cesar’s research has focused on clinical pastoral care and education in the 21st century, organizational leadership and change, end-of-life care, and ethics.  His articles have appeared in Vision, the journal of the National Association of Catholic Chaplains (NACC) and CPSP website (cpsp.org).  His qualitative research, Leading Patients: Emerging Paradigms of Pastoral Leadership in Multi-Faith Health Care Facilities was nominated for Outstanding Dissertation Award at Fordham University’s Executive Leadership Program, Graduate School of Education.  It was published by UMI/Bell and Howell Company, Ann Arbor, Michigan, and is available in hard copy and digital format.  He has presented many didactics and seminars at CHC and these materials are catalogued in his “Index of Presentations,” a list of various topics covering bio-ethical, -psychosocial, -spiritual, and practical considerations in health care ministry and end-of-life issues.