The Journal of the Catholic Psychotherapy Association
The CPA Journal Committee has worked since 2020 toward forming a scholarly academic journal that will both serve as an avenue for growth and promotion of the work of members of the Catholic Psychotherapy Association and serve as a resource to clinicians, educators, ecclesial and lay persons. Integratus is among those areas supported by the Called to be Saints fundraising campaign. Click here to learn more about this effort and to offer your financial contribution in support of our mission.
A subscription to Integratus is included as a benefit to all CPA members as of November 2022!
Journal Committee members:
Jesse Fox, PhD, Stetson University
We presented at the 2022 CPA conference!
The Journal Committee and editors gave a special presentation on Saturday, April 30th. Learn more here.
Why is an academic journal important?
Accreditation of graduate and continuing education programs for mental health professionals requires instructors/presenters to reference recent literature that has been published in a peer-reviewed format such as a scholarly journal. Academic professionals, clinicians and students can likewise grow their career and contribute to the formation of fellow and future mental health professionals by submitting and reviewing work to be published in this journal. Thus, formation and publication of this journal is essential to the present and future existence and availability of solid Catholic mental health services.
Call for Submissions to Integratus
The Catholic Psychotherapy Association has launched its flagship journal, Integratus: The Journal of the Catholic Psychotherapy Association, with the first issue published by Guilford Press in early 2023. Members and affiliates are invited to submit papers for consideration for publication.
The mission of Integratus is to serve scholars and practitioners with professional, peer-reviewed scholarship that integrates mental health sciences and Catholic theology. Integratus strives to be a source for insightful and trustworthy information for Catholic clergy, pastoral ministers, lay ministers, and the broader public. Integratus will publish interdisciplinary scholarship from various mental health fields (e.g., psychology, counseling, social work, marriage and family therapy, counselor education, psychiatry) focused on integrating varying degrees of Catholic spirituality, anthropology, and human formation. The aim of this journal is to harvest the untapped, rich psychological resources of the Catholic spiritual tradition and offer them to the mental health fields to make novel contributions into psychological theory, research, and practice. Integratus provides scholarship that informs and is informed by clinical practice, with a commitment to the full breadth and depth of the Catholic tradition and to the Magisterium, the teaching authority of the Church.
Integratus includes a variety of types of articles related to the mission of the CPA:
Manuscript Formatting and Lengths
Submit a Manuscript
Visit the official Guilford page for more information and to submit a paper through the manuscript portal.