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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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

April Papal Prayer Intentions


Fundamental Rights


We pray for those who risk their life while fighting got fundamental rights under dictatorships, authoritarian regimes, and even democracies in crisis.

Catholic Mental Health in the News

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

Difficulties are part of our human condition. Pope Francis’ story of a psychiatrist helping him build resilience in turbulant times speaks to knowing when, how, and to whom to reach out for help.

More on this article available HERE.


Someone next to you in the pew may be one of 56.8 million persons who saw their physician this year for mental, behavioral or neurodevelopmental disorders. Sharing about his daughter’s death by suicide, Deacon Ed Schoner writes from his heart about the pain of watching others’ mental health struggles. 

This article is available HERE

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