Spiritual Formation of the Mental Health Professional: Open to the VASTness of God's Love

  • 2 Jun 2020
  • (EDT)
  • 31 Dec 2025
  • (EST)
  • 2020 CPA Virtual Conference



Presented by:  Fr. Keith Chylinski, MS, MA, MDiv

Cost: $10

Accessing the webinar: Once payment has been processed, a followup email will be sent with a private link to the webinar hosted on Vimeo. With the private link, you have the ability to access the webinar at any time. Please note this presentation has been split into two videos.

Webinar Description: 

Psychotherapy is a wholly interpersonal endeavor, which requires deep internal stamina from the mental health professional. This presentation will focus on particular ways that therapists may draw strength and support for their vital work through the spiritual practices of vulnerability and acceptance, so that they may flourish in their vocation to bring healing to others.

Learning Objectives:

  • Participants will be afforded an opportunity for personal reflection in regard to their own experience of their faith tradition and its relationship to self-care.
  • Participants will be able to deepen their integrative view of the person, addressing the mind-body problem through the lens of faith-based anthropology.
  • Participants will be able to identify the salient features of the interrelationship between vulnerability and acceptance within the context of their own spiritual practices.


Fr. Chylinski has been appointed to serve as Chaplain for the Association. He has been an active member of the CPA since November 2014. In his role as Chaplain, Fr. Chylinski will serves as an Advisory Member to the CPA Board and assists with identifying and responding to the spiritual needs of the organization and its membership in accord with the mission of the CPA. Fr. Chylinski is a priest of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. He was ordained in 2007 and in 2012, he was assigned by Archbishop Chaput to full time graduate studies at The Institute for the Psychological Sciences, in Arlington Virginia. After obtaining his Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology in 2014, he was appointed as faculty member and Director of Counseling Services at St. Charles Borromeo Seminary in Wynnewood, Pennsylvania. He is in his sixth year in this role. In addition to his work at the seminary, Fr. Chylinski has given many human formation conferences and workshops to seminarians throughout the country. Since 2016, he has been an adjunct faculty member at the Institute for Priestly Formation for the summer program for diocesan seminarians, held at Creighton University. Fr. Chylinski has had a strong devotion to Padre Pio since he began discerning a call to the priesthood during his undergraduate studies at Temple University. As a seminarian in 2002, he was blessed to attend the Canonization of St. Pio in Rome, and then made his first of many pilgrimages to Pietrelcina and San Giovanni Rotondo. St. Pio has been a spiritual father to him throughout his priesthood, and he loves to share his devotion with seminarians and parishioners alike.

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