Our Mission

The mission of the Catholic Psychotherapy Association is to support mental health practitioners by promoting the development of psychological theory and mental health practice which encompasses a full understanding of the human person, family, and society in fidelity to the Magisterium of the Catholic Church.

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Seeking Applicants for Executive Director Position

The Catholic Psychotherapy Association seeks a highly-motivated, talented leader to serve as the organization’s first full-time employee and Executive Director. For more information about the position and how to apply visit this page

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UNITE IN PRAYER WITH THE CPA & Catholic Mental Health in the News

May Papal Prayer Intentions

The World of Finance

We pray that those in charge of finance will work with governments to regulate the financial sphere and protect the citizens from its dangers. 

Catholic Mental Health in the News

Bishop James Conley, recently spoke candidly to Catholic psychologist Dr. James Link of Bismarck, ND about his journey in overcoming anxiety/depression in his own life. We at the Catholic Psychotherapy Association share "There Will Be Light.” with those close to you who may benefit from Bishop Conley's insight.

Despite better mental health among weekly or more often going to Mass or other religious services, AngelusNews.com reports rising mental health needs among most Americans.

More on this article available HERE

Can I use my mental health struggles on the way to sainthood? The truth is that mental illness isn’t a sign of spiritual weakness: the church has saints who lived with mental illness. 

More on this article available HERE

Bishop-Elect Gary Janak Speaks About His Upcoming Ordination and His Insights as a Catholic Therapist. Dr. Chiara Simeone-DiFrancesco interviews Bishop Elect Gary Janak about his upcoming ordination and his views on the importance of training priests in psychotherapy, and how Catholic therapists can serve the Church in their respective dioceses.

Watch the video interview HERE

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