Introducing Integratus: The flagship Journal of the Catholic Psychotherapy Association

  • 30 Apr 2022
  • 8:45 AM - 10:15 AM

Introducing Integratus: The flagship Journal of the Catholic Psychotherapy Association

Presented by Anthony Isacco, PhD, Jennifer Madere, MA, Fr. Martin Burnham, PhD, Brigette Erwin, PhD, Matthew Breuninger, PhD, Robert Kugelmann, PhD, & Jesse Fox, PhD 

Saturday, April 30th 8:45 - 10:15am: Lecture and Q&A 

1.5 CEUs

This presentation will introduce Integratus as the official flagship journal of the Catholic Psychotherapy Association. An overview of the journal taskforce, incoming editors, editorial board members and the journal’s mission, aim, and scope will be provided. The presentation will identify areas of integration between the Catholic faith and mental health sciences that are sought after for published scholarship in the journal. Presenters will gain a good understanding of the peer-review process and how to support the launching of Integratus. Panelists welcome robust discussion and invite all questions for answers.

Target Audience: All of CPA Membership

Course Content Level: Beginner

Learning Objectives: 

  • Describe the historical relationship of Catholicism and psychology in the United States and how 2022 is a hallmark year to launch Integratus.
  • Identify key areas of professional scholarship that integrate the Catholic faith and mental health sciences.
  • Explain the mission, aim, and scope of Integratus, including details of the peer review process such as how to submit manuscripts to the journal and to provide peer reviews to submitted manuscripts.



Jennifer Madere, MA, LPC-S, is an EMDRIA Approved Consultant and Trainer and founding partner of Intuitus Group in Cedar Park, Texas. Jennifer serves on the EMDRIA Council of Scholars and co-teaches the EMDR therapy training offered by the International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation. She has published, presented, and consulted internationally on topics related to complex trauma and pathological dissociation since 2013, and collaborates with D. Michael Coy and Paul Dell, PhD to update the Interpretive Manual and associated documents for the Multidimensional Inventory of Dissociation (MID).

Fr. Martin Burnham, P.S.S., a priest from the Archdiocese of Baltimore holds a Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision from the Pastoral Counseling and Spiritual Care Department of Loyola University Maryland. My dissertation, Conceptualizing and Measuring Clericalism in Roman Catholic Priests, was successfully defended in March 2019. 

He belong to the Society of St. Sulpice, priests who serve the initial and ongoing formation of diocesan priests. He is on the formation faculty of the US Bishop’s national seminary, Theological College, in Washington, D.C. He also has a clinical counseling practice and engages in spiritual direction

Dr. Brigette Erwin, psychologist, speaker, and author, founded and directs The Anxiety and OCD Center, a leading Philadelphia-area provider of evidence-based treatment of the anxiety and related disorders. Through Dr. Erwin Consulting, she provides evidence-based consulting to corporate clients. Dr. Erwin received her PhD from Temple University, completed a NIH postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania, and completed a pre-doctoral internship at the Medical University of South Carolina. Dr. Erwin is Clinical Associate Professor of Psychology at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Public Relations Chair of the Philadelphia Behavior Therapy Association, and Consultant to Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary.

Dr. Matthew Breuninger is an associate professor of psychology at Franciscan University of Steubenville. He earned an MA in Theology from Ave Maria University and a doctoral degree in clinical psychology from Baylor University. Dr. Breuninger is a licensed clinical psychologist in the state of Ohio. Clinically, his interests concern anxiety, depression, trauma, and substance abuse. His research and publications revolve around topics at the intersection of faith and psychology: God attachment and mental health outcomes, religious/spiritual struggles, virtue formation etc. 

Robert Kuglemann has recently retired from teaching psychology at the University of Dallas. His areas of research include the history of psychology in relation to the Catholic Church and critical health psychology. Publications include Psychology and Catholicism: Contested Boundaries (Cambridge University Press, 2011) and  "The theory and practice of Thomas Verner Moore’s Catholic psychiatry and psychotherapy." History of Psychology, 22(2), 186-204, 2019.

Jesse Fox, PhD, earned his doctorate from the University of Central Florida and spent several years on the faculty at Loyola University Maryland in the Department of Pastoral Counseling before joining Stetson in 2017. He has experience working with a range of clinical populations including college counseling, outpatient addiction treatment, community mental health and private practice. He is a project leader for the Spiritual and Religious Competency Project, a $5.1 million grant funded by the John Templeton Foundation. Since 2020, Dr, Fox has served the Executive Director of the Episcopal Counseling Center, a non-profit counseling center serving the DeLand Community since 1987.

More information about this conference, including cost, cancellation policy, how to register and obtain CEUs is available through the link below. 

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