Theology and Psychotherapy in Search of a Common Language

  • 29 Apr 2022
  • 8:45 AM - 10:15 AM
Theology and Psychotherapy in Search of a Common Language
Presented by Msgr. Magee SSL, STD
Friday April 29th, 8:45 - 10:15am
1.5 CEUs 
NOT APA Approved



For the sake of facilitating communication between the fields of theology and psychotherapy, this talk will highlight terms that may seem to signal common ground between the disciplines, even though the disciples may use them in divergent and even contradictory ways; for example, person, will, conscience, love, transcendence, and grace.

Target Audience: All catholic mental health professionals

Course Content Level: Beginner

Learning Objectives: 

  • Find understanding of the perspective that Catholic philosophy and theology has brought to some of the same dimensions of the human person that are the focus of psychotherapy.
  • Identify a critical awareness of the way in which the same terms may sometimes be used quite differently, and with different anthropological and ontological presuppositions.

  • Identify knowledge that may assist them to engage in as well as to facilitate fruitful dialogue between the disciplines of theology and psychology.

Monsignor Michael Magee is a priest of the Archdiocese ordained in 1991. He has a Licentiate in Sacred Scripture from the Pontifical Biblical Institute and a Doctorate in Sacred Theology from the Pontifical Gregorian University, both in Rome, and teaches courses in Sacred Scripture and Theology as well as heading a program offering continuing catechesis and education for the Catholic faithful. He has published articles and delivered presentations and papers on various themes in Priestly spirituality and formation, Sacred Liturgy, Ecclesiology, the Gospel of John and other aspects of biblical studies.
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