The Psychology and Spirituality of Institutional Leadership: Leadership Development within Professional Associations

  • 7 Oct 2022
  • 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM


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Presented by: Maribel Rodriguez Laguna, MA, LPC-S, Jennifer Madere, MA, LPC-S, Mandy Mullen, MSW, LCSW

When:  Friday October 7th: 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM  Central Time  (US and Canada)

  • 9:00 - 10:05 AM - Introduction 
  • 10:05 - 10:25 AM - Lecture + Q&A
  • 10:25 - 10:30 AM - Closing 

What: The Psychology and Spirituality of Institutional Leadership: Leadership Development within Professional Associations

Cost: This is a free event to all CPA members. 

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The presentation The Psychology and Spirituality of Institutional Leadership: Leadership Development within Professional Associations will aim to address the importance of committed involvement in professional organizations as an ethical imperative that protects from professional stagnation and “burnout.” Additionally, the presentation will discuss professional leadership as an ethical obligation to furthering the professions of psychology, counseling and social work. Professional leadership tailored to an individual’s personality and spirituality will be proposed and discussed. While leadership is often encouraged, there is little discussion of how it is to be done ethically. The presentation will review ethical standards within a leadership role in addition to suggesting a process of gradualism, where professionals graduate into tiers of involvement as their leadership skills improve. Finally, the spirituality of leadership will be emphasized as a professional “calling” to support the furthering of a professional association’s mission.

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe involvement in professional associations as an ethical imperative. 
  • Explain the leadership styles of various personality types. 
  • Define ethical leadership by identifying ethical standards and mishaps. 
  • Design a process for gradual tiered involvement in professional organizations as a model for leadership formation. 
  • Describe the spirituality of leadership.

Target Audience: 

Psychologists, Psychiatrists, Social Workers, MFTs, Counselors, Substance Abuse Counselors, Occupational Therapists, Missionaries, Evangelists, Pastoral Counselors, Coaches, Spiritual Director 

Level of Content: Intermediate





Jennifer Madere, MA, LPC-S

Jennifer Madere is a Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor and EMDRIA Approved Consultant in private practice, and founding partner of Intuitus Group in Cedar Park, Texas.  Jennifer earned her BA in Psychology from Benedictine College, and MA in Counseling Psychology from the University of Denver. She has accompanied child and adult survivors of trauma on their journey of healing since 2003, and joined CPA as a clinical member in 2011. 

Prior to joining the CPA Board, Jennifer served her fellow CPA members by organizing a pre-conference day for private practitioners in 2013, launching the eNewsletter and serving as Editor for 2 years, and serving as Emcee for the 2018 CPA conference in Orlando, FL. After being appointed to the CPA Board to fill the remainder of a vacated term, she served as the Conference Chair for the 2019 CPA Conference.

In addition to serving her clients, Jennifer supervises new clinicians, and consults and conducts training for fellow clinicians on treatment of complex trauma and pathological dissociation. Jennifer has presented internationally on the research, assessment and treatment of Complex Trauma and Dissociative Disorders since 2014.

Maribel Rodriguez Laguna, MA, LPC-S 

Maribel Rodriguez Laguna is a Licensed Professional Counselor and the Assistant Clinical Director at In His Image Counseling Center, PLLC. The clinicians at IHICC bring to their work a Catholic understanding of the human person as well as training in evidence-based mental health treatment. In 2007, Ms. Laguna graduated from the University of North Texas with a Masters degree in Counseling Psychology and a specialization in Marriage and Family Therapy. In 2004, she received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology from the University of Dallas. 

She has worked as a counselor in a variety of settings including the Dallas County Juvenile Detention Center, Genesis Women’s Shelter, and DISD Youth and Family Centers. Ms. Laguna specializes in pre-marital preparation, marital counseling, vocational discernment, as well as with the Baars/Terruwe Model of therapy. She has been an active member of the Catholic Psychotherapy Association since 2012.

Mandy Mullen, LCSW 

Mandy B. Mullen is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in both Georgia and Florida. Ms. Mullen received a B.S. in Human Services and has a Masters of Social Work from Florida Gulf Coast University in Fort Myers, Florida. Her current professional specialities are play therapy, trauma counseling, child and adolescent behavioral problems as well as marital therapy and relationship counseling. She is certified in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) and E.M.D.R. Ms. Mullen is also the System of Care Director and is responsible for ensuring the best patient experience for receiving services at Mosaic Psychological Services LLC. Georgia License CSW004523 & Florida License SW10187


Cancellation Policy: 

Refunds will not be offered for this event, however every registrant will receive a copy of the recorded presentation and the opportunity to complete the home study and receive CE credits at a later date. Any questions or concerns, please feel free to reach out to Mary Hanys at for more details. 

There is no conflict of interest or commercial support for this program. 

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