CPA Annual Conference: Wednesday SIG Pre-Conference

  • 21 Apr 2021

Join the Catholic Psychotherapy Association for our 2021 Virtual Conference

Preparing a Welcome Table: Unity and Diversity in the Catholic Church. 

Wednesday, April 21, 2021

The schedule is listed in Central Daylight Time and as follows: 

Pre-Conference Workshop: Integrating Psychosexual Development in Clergy Applicant Assessments

Workshop Presenters and Small Group Facilitators 

Drs. Anthony Isacco, Timothy Lock, Shannon Mullen, Eric Gudan, Mark Glafke, and Christina Lynch 

9:00 - 9:20am - Introduction and Orientation 

Presented by Anthony Isacco, PhD

9:20 - 9:45am - First small group: Collegial Introductions and Small Group Norms/Roles/Leaders 

9:45 - 11:45amIntentionality in Assessing Psychosexual Development in the Clinical Interview 

Presented by Shannon Mullen, PhD

10:30 - 10:45am - Break 

11:45 - 12:00pm - Q&A Session

Presented by Shannon Mullen, PhD

12:00 - 1:00pm - Lunch 

1:00 - 1:45pmSmall groups breakout. Case presentation, discussion, and guided questions.  

1:45 - 2:30pmLarge group report out, discussion, integration, and synthesis  

2:30 - 2:45pm - Break 

2:45 - 3:45pm - Turning Psychosexual Test Data into Recommendations on the Report 

Presented by Mark Glafke, PhD

3:45 - 4:30pmSmall groups breakout: Case presentation, discussion, and guided questions 

4:30 - 5:00pm - Panel Discussion, Q & A, Take Home Points

With Drs. Anthony Isacco, Timothy Lock, Shannon Mullen, Eric Gudan, Mark Glafke and Christina Lynch 

Discounted Early Bird Registration available through January 31, 2021. 

Register Here

A Note from Workshop Presenters: We are excited to offer this advanced intermediate-level workshop!  The workshop's primary audience is psychologists that conduct psychological evaluations of clergy applicants and clergy in the Catholic Church. Students, clergy, and masters-level mental health professionals are also welcome and would benefit from the workshop. When considering registering, please keep in mind that this workshop will have an interactive, hands-on format to thinking through how to construct effective clinical interviews and reports that pay particular attention to identifying and addressing limitations in psychosexual maturity. In order to foster a rich learning environment, participants should be aware they will be talking in small groups to review assessment data from de-identified cases to practice crafting practical recommendations. On camera participation is strongly encouraged to maximize small group cohesion, processing, and interpersonal comfort. This workshop will be dealing with sensitive information regarding psychosexual material in a clinical context, which may be surprising or triggering for some participants and may require discretion. 

The material in this day-long training builds upon the 2018 webinar, Assessing Sexuality and Sexual Behavior in Clergy and Clergy Candidates, by Dr. Shannon Mullen, Ph.D CSAT( We recommend participants to view this on-demand workshop before starting this intermediate-level workshop. In addition, participants may also find the introductory-level workshop by this group of presenters to be helpful in their clinical development:  Psychological Evaluations of Seminary Applicants: Moving from Common to Best Practices

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