Call for Programs

CPA Call for Programs is now powered by Oxford Abstracts. This enhanced proposal process introduces a number of features that have been requested by CPA Members & presenters, including:

  • Edit & Save a Proposal in Progress
  • Receive Feedback Directly from Reviewers
  • Track the Status of a Proposal


NEW Call for Programs

We use an electronic application process powered by Oxford Abstracts. This enhanced experience now allows submitters to save & edit a proposal. A login with Oxford Abstracts will be required to make a submission.

Prior to starting your application, we recommend you review a PDF copy of this application.  You will need to upload multiple documents and this will help you to prepare what you need. 

Required Components

You should have the following required components available and ready prior to filling out the form and completing submission:

  • Full CV for all presenters. We strongly encourage applicants to refer to the APA Guidance for preparing a CV demonstrating expertise. This resource can be found here: Curriculum Vitae Guidance for Establishing Expertise
  • Headshots for all presenters.
  • Diversity Statement. We strongly encourage applicants to refer to the APA Guidance for understanding and addressing diversity, which can be found here: Understanding and Addressing Diversity. For CPA’s unique mission, the standards of Division 36 of APA on the Psychology of Religion and Spirituality may be considered.
  • Presenter Bios highlighting the expertise and training relevant to the presentation content.
  • Addresses for all presenters agreeing to accept a percentage of the honorarium should one be offered.
  • Workshop title, description (100 words), detailed schedule, length of the presentation
  • Number of CE hours (consistent with the length of the presentation minus breaks)
  • Learning Objectives. We request that you refer to APA Guidance for Writing Learning Objectives, which is available here .
  • Category of Education and Level of Workshop
  • Relationship to APA Ethics Code (for Ethics-related workshops) and/or ACA Ethics Code etc.
  • Minimum of five current APA-style references

*Poster presentations are not subject to the CE requirements*


    Program Categories

    Continuing Education Workshops: Accepting proposals for 1-6 hour continuing education workshops (Conference, Webinars, and Homestudy).

    Annual Conference: CPA accepts proposals for 90-minute and 180-minute sessions for the annual conference (held in April each year). 

    Poster Presentations: CPA accepts poster presentations that will be reviewed at the annual conference (held in April each year). 

    Webinars:  CPA accepts proposals for stand-alone webinars to be scheduled throughout the year. 


    1.  This is a peer-review process. The CPA Program Planning Committee and the CPA CE Committee will jointly review all submissions. Applicants may indicate their preference for either an Annual Conference session and/or a stand-alone workshop.

    2.  Presenters seeking APA CE endorsement must have a doctoral level degree (it does not have to be a Ph.D. in Psychology) or equivalent and be presenting in their area of training that is relevant to psychology. If presenting with a psychology trainee (i.e. doctoral candidate), or a non-doctoral level provider, 50% or more of the workshop must be presented by the doctoral level professional, and all presenters must demonstrate their expertise in the topic area regardless of degree. For help in preparing a vita demonstrating your expertise, see:  Curriculum Vitae Guidance for Establishing Expertise

    3. Presenters with a terminal master’s degree will be considered for CE endorsement for the appropriate sponsorship. The CV must also establish expertise in the area of presentation content.  

    4.  Questions? – Contact Continuing Education at 

    Continuing Education APA Sponsor Requirements:

    Catholic Psychotherapy Association is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Catholic Psychotherapy Association maintains responsibility for this program and its content..

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