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.
Journal Committee members:
Co-editors of Integratus:
Jesse Fox, PhD, Stetson University
Robert Kugelmann, PhD, University of Dallas
Meet us at the 2022 CPA conference!
The Journal Committee and editors will give a special presentation on Saturday, April 30th. Learn more here.
Why is an academic journal important?
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 will be launching its flagship journal, Integratus: The Journal of the Catholic Psychotherapy Association, with its first issue published by Guilford Press in early 2023. Members are invited to submit papers for consideration for publication in the first issues.
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 will include a variety of types of articles related to the mission of the CPA:
Articles submitted for consideration should follow the style of the publication manual of the American Psychological Association (7th edition). All papers should focus on new and original work, i.e., the main part of the work should not have been published previously. Planning ahead, we suggest that the word count for accepted articles, including references, will be a maximum of about 8000 words.
Submissions should be emailed to: email@example.com