2021 CPA Conference: Preparing a Welcoming Table - Unity and Diversity in the Church

The 2021 Catholic Psychotherapy Conference will strategically address ways to foster healing and restoration in today’s diverse Church by addressing the psychological effects of discrimination based on race, ethnicity, culture, and faith. The conference will outline common factors that contribute to these various issues and propose evidence-based therapeutic interventions and other means of collaboration within the Church.  

We ask for the intercession of St. Martin de Porres, patron of mixed-race people, public health workers, and all those seeking racial harmony to pray for us and our world: 

“St Martin, teach us to be generous with the gifts that God has given us. Make us sympathetic toward those who are suffering and afflicted. Pray to our Redeemer and to Our Lady of Mercy that we may always be kind and generous to our neighbors because they are the children of our heavenly Father. O St Martin, we need strong faith in God and His holy Church, especially in these days when religion is often considered unimportant. Bring all people to a knowledge and love of the true Church, that they may find the way of salvation and happiness. Ask Christ and Our Mother of Good Counsel to make us faithful disciples of Jesus Christ in life and in death. Amen.”

Preconference Days

Wednesday, April 21, 2021

Preconference day hosted by the Seminary Asssessment Special Interest Group. Up to 6 CEUs available (pending approval). View event page here.

Thursday, April 22, 2021

Opening Address by Archbishop Nelson Perez. Preconference Day of Reflection presented by Deacon Harold Burke-Sivers, MTS. No CEUs. View event page here.

Main Conference Days

Friday, April 23, 2021

Opening address by Bishop Shelton Fabre. Breakout sessions, poster presentation round-table, and Student & Emerging Professionals networking. Up to 5.5 CEUs available (pending approval). View event page here.

Saturday, April 24, 2021

Plenary address by Bishop John P. Dolan. Plenary session by William J. Nordling, Paul C. Vitz, and Craig Steven Titus. Breakout sessions. Up to 6 CEUs available (pending approval). View event page here.



All Premium Sponsor packages include  the exhibitor benefits and the option to provide CPA with a a 30-60 second video ad that will be run on social media monthly three months leading up to conference.


(3 Available; 1 per day)

A dynamic Catholic speaker promotes the vision of the Catholic Psychotherapy Association AND delivers an excellent presentation on the year’s theme. 

CONFERENCE 2 POCKET FOLDER—$5000 (2 Available)   

Want to have your information/brand in the hand of every conference attendee? Achieve success with this exclusive sponsorship by having your logo featured on the 2021 CPA Conference Folder


(2 Available)

This sponsorship has been especially designed for the 2021 conference theme. Your organization or name will be advertised at the beginning of every presentation that addresses issues of racial injustices, discrimination, pay speaker stipends who present on racial issues, help us recruit and partner with organizations within the Church that promote racial equality and fund other conference activities that celebrate and promote racial justice, and healing from the effects of racism


$400 Non-Profit  |  $500 Corporate Businesses

To secure your place, please complete an Exhibitor/Sponsor application found below or on the conference website and return to our office.

  • One (1) conference registration. Excluding any CEs
  • Virtual room set up for attendees to visit during our two scheduled 30 minutes breaks 
  • Recognition at the beginning, end and break of each presentation 
  • Inclusion of digital inserts inside conference app if we use one, we need to decide this before including 
  • One (1) printed page included in the conference folder 


Please review the below information regarding the 2021 Conference them and submission guidelines. Submit form here. This call for Poster Presentations will close on Dec 1st, so please be prompt in your submissions. Share this invitation with colleagues via the PDF below. Thank you for your consideration!  Please note, the Call for Proposals has closed. If you have any questions, please contact mhanys@catholicpsychotherapy.org.

Call for Poster Presentations PDF

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