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    • 14 Feb 2020
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    • 31 Dec 2025
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    • Previously Recorded Webinar
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    Presented by:  Presented by Andrew J. Sodergren, MTS, PsyD and Peter E. Martin, PsyD

    Who: Psychologists, Psychiatrists, Social Workers, MFTs, Counselors

    Cost: $30 for CPA Members, $60 for Non-members, $15 for Students/Clergy Members

    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.


    Continuing Education Credits (3): $20.00
    Post-test and CE certificate: 
    https://www.academeca.com/RCS/SeminarInfo.aspx?seminarId=800683


    Webinar Description: 

    Starting with Kirkpatrick & Shaver (1990), attachment theory has been explicitly applied to studying the psychology of religion including understanding God image, conversion, and prayer. However, attachment-based God image theory, research, and practice have almost exclusively focused on the individual’s experience of God as one, with little emphasis on his Personal plurality. In a word, the Trinitarian emphasis was generally lacking. This likely made for confounding effects in the data and restricted clinical application, especially when studying or with working Christians. For instance, one person might complete an attachment to God self-report questionnaire and focus on their experience of God the Father but not God the Son; another might have in mind God the Son but not God the Father, etc. Furthermore, little or no emphasis in attachment-based God image or general God image research concentrated on non-divine spiritual figures such as the Blessed Virgin Mary, angels, or saints.

    Through psychoeducational lecture and dialogue with the audience, this workshop will explore the theoretical grounds for the notion that people may possess distinct relationship styles with different spiritual entities based on underlying attachment working models that get activated in those specific relationships. Various methods of assessing such relational styles – including self-report and projective techniques – will be presented and the audience will be invited to engage in some of these tasks during the workshop to begin assessing their own spiritual relationships. Lastly, clinical strategies to work with these distinct relational styles in psychotherapy will be explored and demonstrated, allowing attendees to gain conceptual and experiential knowledge of how to work with their spiritually involved patients in sensitive and innovative ways.

    • 14 Feb 2020
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    • 31 Dec 2025
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    • Previously Recorded Webinar
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    Presented by:  Jennifer Madere, MA, LPC-S, EMDRIA AC

    Who: Psychologists, Psychiatrists, Social Workers, MFTs, Counselors, Substance Abuse Counselors, and Nurses.

    Cost: $30 for CPA Members, $60 for Non-members, $15 for Students/Clergy Members

    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.


    Continuing Education Credits (3): $20.00

    Post-test and CE certificate: https://www.academeca.com/RCS/SeminarInfo.aspx?seminarId=800735


    Webinar Description: 

    The Multidimensional Inventory of Dissociation (MID) has thus become a valuable assessment tool for trauma-focused clinicians--and EMDR practitioners in particular--both to determine the presence of pathological dissociation and to develop more fine-grained interventions for preparation and successful trauma accessing/reprocessing. The MID is a 218-item, self-administered instrument with 168 dissociation items and 50 validity items developed by Paul F. Dell, PhD (2006, 2011). The MID reliably differentiates and offers a diagnostic impression for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Otherwise Specified Dissociative Disorder, Dissociative Identity Disorder, Somatization Disorder and Borderline Personality Disorder.  

    Participants will be introduced to the MID in this ‘walk through,’ during which they will learn to administer and score the MID; navigate the MID Analysis to enter data, interpret results, and conduct a follow-up interview. Implications for how the MID results may direct treatment, comorbid psychological and spiritual conditions, indications for stabilization, and potential markers for readiness for trauma accessing in the therapy frame will be offered.

    MID documents are available without charge to mental health professionals and researchers at www.mid-assessment.com.

    • 14 Feb 2020
    • (EST)
    • 31 Dec 2025
    • (EST)
    • Previously Recorded Webinar
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    Presented by:  Shannon Mullen, PhD

    Who: Psychologists, Psychiatrists, Social Workers, MFTs, Counselors, Substance Abuse Counselors, and Nurses

    Cost: $30 for CPA Members, $60 for Non-members, $15 for Students/Clergy Members

    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.


    Continuing Education Credits: Coming soon


    Webinar Description: 

    Mental health professionals have a specific yet important role in assessing sexuality and sexual behavior in clergy and clergy candidate. Assessment tools and approaches vary depending on the type of referral and needs of the referral source. An adequate background in understanding the current research in sexuality and problematic sexual behavior is necessary. Additionally, knowledge of the various assessment instruments utilized in the field of sexual behavior and forensics will aid in a more useful and detailed assessment and subsequent recommendations.

    This workshop will review the assessment process from referral to instrument selection while discussing the most current findings in sexual behavior research and risk assessment.

    • 14 Feb 2020
    • (EST)
    • 31 Dec 2025
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    • Previously Recorded Webinar
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    Presented by:  Brigette Erwin, PhD

    Who: Psychologists, Psychiatrists, Social Workers, MFTs, Counselors, Substance Abuse Counselors, and Nurses

    Cost: $30 for CPA Members, $60 for Non-members, $15 for Students/Clergy Members

    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.


    Continuing Education Credits (2): $20.00

    Post-test and CE certificate: https://www.academeca.com/RCS/SeminarInfo.aspx?seminarId=800734


    Webinar Description: 

    The nature and treatment of anxiety disorders and OCD are consistent with tenets of Roman Catholic spiritual formation and human formation, making it possible to translate back and forth between what we know to be true from a spiritual perspective and what we know to be effective from the clinical psychology research literature.

    This workshop will present information regarding the nature of and the evidence-based treatment of anxiety disorders and OCD. Participants will take part in hands-on training in the implementation of evidence-based treatment of the anxiety disorders and OCD. This workshop will demonstrate that evidence-based treatment of the anxiety disorders and OCD is compatible with spiritual and human formation and can be used to facilitate such formation. Specific ways in which evidence-based treatment and spiritual and human formation can be integrated will be presented.

    • 14 Feb 2020
    • (EST)
    • 31 Dec 2025
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    • Previously Recorded Webinar
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    Presented by:  Anthony Isacco, PhD

    Who: Psychologists, Psychiatrists, Social Workers, MFTs, Counselors, Substance Abuse Counselors, and Nurses

    Cost: $30 for CPA Members, $60 for Non-members, $15 for Students/Clergy Members

    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.


    Continuing Education Credits (3): $20.00

    Post-test and CE certificate: https://www.academeca.com/RCS/SeminarInfo.aspx?seminarId=800739


    Webinar Description: 

    This webinar provides concrete, practical suggestions for mental health professionals. Drawing from decades of clinical experience working with men and interdisciplinary insights from psychology, sociology, religion, and more, the workshop will cover some of the most salient aspects of men’s mental and spiritual health.

    The workshop will focus on topics such as men’s relationships to religion and to masculinity, shame, and forgiveness, and concerns such as pornography use and drifting between religious affiliations. In addition to relevant theory and research, the workshop will include case studies and clear, science-informed strategies that can be incorporated into everyday practice in ways that improve men’s health and wellbeing.

    • 14 Feb 2020
    • (EST)
    • 31 Dec 2025
    • (EST)
    • Previously Recorded Webinar
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    Presented by:  Richard Kim, MD

    Who: Psychologists, Psychiatrists, Social Workers, MFTs, Counselors, Substance Abuse Counselors, Nurses, and Clergy

    Cost: $30 for CPA Members, $60 for Non-members, $15 for Students/Clergy Members

    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.

    Continuing Education Credits: Coming soon

    Webinar Description: This webinar will provide an introduction to the clinical psychopharmacology of anxiety disorders and PTSD. General principles of psychopathology and psychopharmacology relevant to an understanding of the treatment of anxiety disorders and PTSD will be reviewed. The classes of psychotropic medications will be explained, especially with regard to their mechanisms of action, indications for use, and side effects. Research studies and clinical guidelines will be reviewed to gain a better clinical appreciation of the uses and limitations of psychotropic medications. This webinar will be very practical in nature, and tailored to the clinical day-to-day needs of psychotherapists who work with patients on psychiatric medications. Finally, we will end with a discussion of spiritual and psychological factors that may impact psychopharmacological treatment.

    • 17 Mar 2020
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    • 31 Dec 2025
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    • Previously Recorded Webinar
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    Presented by:  Nissa Chadwick, MA, LMFT

    Who: Psychologists, Psychiatrists, Social Workers, MFTs, Counselors, Substance Abuse Counselors, Occupational Therapists, Nurses, Dentists, and Clergy

    Cost: $30 for CPA Members, $60 for Non-members, $15 for Students/Clergy Members

    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.

    Continuing Education Credits (3): $20.00
    Post-test and CE certificate: https://www.academeca.com/RCS/SeminarInfo.aspx?seminarId=800786

    Webinar Description: 

    Nissa Chadwick, MA, LMFT, begins this presentation with a discussion of what Emotionally Focused Therapy is. She includes a discussion of basic attachment, a sampling of the research that supports the efficacy of EFT, the objectives of EFT, and the basic methods or techniques of EFT. 

    
The second portion of her discussion addresses the Catholic view of marriage. Her discussion will include the origins of marriage in Genesis, including how this demonstrate the primacy of attachment, marriage as a sacrament, and a brief discussion of Theology of the Body.

    Third, she discusses how and why EFT and a Catholic view of marriage coincide so nicely. She addresses how and why the emotional intimacy that EFT promotes is also to be a reflection of the intimacy (and ultimately union) that God desires with us. As we learn to be vulnerable and naked with each other, our vulnerability and nakedness in front of God, in prayer, can also increase – and this is bidirectional too. This is how and why for the Catholic couple discussing their sacramental life, their prayer life, and even Discernment of Spirits can be helpful because as they get in right relationship with God this will help then get into right relationship with one another, and vice versa.

    Lastly, she presents a brief case study.

    • 3 Apr 2020
    • 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM (EDT)
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    Presented by:  Laura Haynes, Ph.D., Psychologist

    When: Apr 3, 2020 12:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

    Who: Psychologists, Psychiatrists, Social Workers, MFTs, Counselors, Substance Abuse Counselors, and Nurses

    Cost: $20 for CPA Members, $40 for Non-members, $10 for Students/Clergy Members

    Accessing the webinar: Once payment has been processed, a followup email will be sent with the Zoom link to the webinar. Please look for the link at the bottom of the confirmation email and save it for the day of the webinar.


    *Continuing Education Credits are NOT AVAILABLE for this webinar*


    Webinar Description: 

    What the American Psychological Association and rigorous research can tell therapists, about cause and change factors in same-sex attraction and gender identity, have gone well beyond the APA 2008 website statement on sexuality, are generally not well known, and arguably support a case for change through therapy. Meanwhile, activism to ban such therapy is debated in professional organizations including the APA, governments, and the United Nations. What do we know about these sexual and gender variations? What can therapists who are open to clients’ goals for change offer them? What is the current status of laws on change-allowing therapy in the U.S. and on court decisions about these laws?

    Learning Objectives:

    Therapists will gain knowledge they can use with clients about same sex attraction and behavior and gender-sex discordant identity in these areas:

    1. The influence of specific genes, hormones, sexual trauma, family factors, social factors, psychiatric disorders, and some choice on development of sexual or gender variations and potential for change.
    2. Rates and direction of natural change and factors that influence it that clients have a right to know.
    3. Harms of neglecting to evaluate for or treat potential underlying pathological causes with evidence-based treatments and well-established practices.
    4. Where APA-recommended affirmative therapy goes wrong for clients whose same-sex attraction or behavior conflicts with their desire to live according to their religious faith or to save an opposite sex marriage with family. What should be done instead?

    5. What the APA task force report (2009) really said about sexual attraction and behavior change-allowing therapy. Serious scientific flaws in its report. A different research review that is one of the most comprehensive (also in 2009) concluded that change allowing therapy, when it is done right, is safe and effective.

    6. Why even the APA and a number of other organizations caution against socially transitioning children to live as the opposite sex. What are the short and long term harms of the experimental, unscientific, physical procedures being used for simulating the appearance of the opposite sex?

    7. What professional organizations around the world support change-allowing psychotherapy and oppose sterilizing gender-sex discordant children? A professional organization consensus does not, in fact, exist.

    8. What is the status of laws that censor therapy conversations and clients’ goals in change-allowing therapy? What is happening in the United Nations about therapy that is open to a client’s goal of change?

    9. Resources for scientific updates on same sex sexuality, gender-sex discordance, and therapy that is open to a client’s goal of exploring options to these, and legislative updates on censoring therapy conversations


    Speaker Bio:

    Laura Haynes, Ph.D. reviews research, writes, and speaks internationally on sexuality and gender as they relate to therapy, law, and global policy. She has testified as an expert witness before legislative committee hearings in several states in the U.S., trained therapists from 25 nations, and addressed U.N. diplomats and high level government officials. Dr. Haynes is a General Board member of the International Federation for Therapeutic and Counseling Choice and is its Country Representative for the U.S.A. Organizations such as Family Watch International, Alliance Defending Freedom, and the American College of Pediatricians call on her as a research consultant. She retired from clinical psychology practice in 2018 after more than 40 years experience.

    • 27 Apr 2020
    • (EDT)
    • 29 Apr 2020
    • (EDT)
    • Sterling, Virginia



    The CPA has again been invited to participate again as an exhibitor/vendor at Courage’s upcoming Truth & Love Conference, April 27-29, 2020, in Sterling, Virginia. The Truth & Love Conferences offer practical and pastoral guidance on the topics of homosexuality and sexual identity for clergy, religious, pastoral ministers, and lay professionals. If you, as a CPA member, are planning to attend and/or present, please let others know we have a table and also make sure to stop by and say hello to our CPA representatives. Details on the conference are as follows:


    2020 Truth & Love Conference 

    “Be Not Afraid: Affirming the Truth and Sex and Identity”

    Join us as we mark the 100th birthday of Pope St. John Paul II 

    by naming him the official patron of Truth & Love


    Holiday Inn Washington-Dulles International Airport

    Sterling, Virginia

    April 27 - 29, 2020


    Schedule

    Brochure

     Learn more about Truth & Love

    Truth & Love website

    Truth & Love introductory video 


    • 30 Apr 2020
    • (EDT)
    • 2 May 2020
    • (EDT)
    • Hilton Phoenix/Mesa + Phoenix, Arizona


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