About the CPA

Founded in 2002, the Catholic Psychotherapy Association (CPA) is an interdisciplinary group of clinical, academic, student, clergy, religious, and affiliate members from around the world, committed to restoring the dignity of the human person and strengthening Christian families.  All those interested in supporting the promotion and ethical integration of Catholic values in psychotherapy are welcome to join the CPA. 

CPA Membership

CPA Membership: Networking and more...

CPA membership offers networking opportunities to learn, encourage, support, and pray with each other via a members-only Listserv, Special Interest GroupsRegional Networks, and Local Chapters. Members are encouraged to contribute scholarly work and writing that is relevant to the mission of CPA through our Call for Programs (Continuing Education, Webinar, Conference) & our Integratus Call for Submissions (Peer-reviewed Journal).

Membership Criteria

(per CPA Bylaws)

  • Demonstrating on-going support of and fidelity to the teachings of the Catholic Church, especially her social and ethical teachings, and teachings on marriage and family life.
  • Support of the mission of the Association.
  • Successful completion of the application process established by the Board of Directors.

Individuals and organizations who are not members of the Catholic Church are welcome to join the Catholic Psychotherapy Association, so long as they support the above

CPA Membership Options

MEMBERSHIP YEAR: Begins when you join and renews on your anniversary date. 

Any person, organization or Diocese interested in supporting the promotion of our Mission are welcome to become members of the Catholic Psychotherapy Association. Three types of membership packages are available: Individual, Ecclesial and Organizational/Sponsor. Select the one that is best for you.

Individual Membership

Clinical and Academic Professionals, Clergy & Religious, Students and Seminarians

Ecclesial Membership

US & International Catholic Bishop/Diocese, Patriarch/Eparchy

Organizational/Sponsor Membership

Professional, Religious, Charitable, or Educational Organizations 

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