Events & Continuing Education Opportunities

The Catholic Psychotherapy Association is proud to offer live and on-demand opportunities for continuing education that reflect the Mission of the CPA and meet the identified educational needs of our members.

Live events include our annual conference and webinars scheduled approximately 6 times annually. We strive to offer topics of importance and relevance to your practice today.

Past webinars and conference recordings are available to support ongoing education. Be sure to take advantage of these virtual and convenient sessions for your CEU hour requirements by browsing the "Past Webinar" page.

Upcoming events

    • 28 May 2021
    • (CDT)
    • 30 Apr 2022
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    • 29 May 2021
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    • 1 Dec 2021
    • (CST)

    Call for Posters

    Please review the below PDF regarding the 2022 Conference theme and poster submission guidelines. Share this invitation with colleagues via the PDF below! 

    • Submissions for poster presentations are due by December 1, 2021

      Call for Proposals PDF

      • 6 Aug 2021
      • 9:00 AM - 12:15 PM (CDT)
      • Zoom Webinar
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      Presented by:  Kate Walsh Soucheray, Ed.D., M.A.T., M.A., LMFT, Emeritus 

      When:  Friday, August 6th: 9:00AM - 12:15pm Central Daylight Time  (US and Canada)

      • 9:00 - 9:10AM: Introduction 
      • 9:10am - 10:45am: Lecture 
      • 10:45 - 11:00am: Break 
      • 11:00 - 12:00pm: Lecture 
      • 12:00 - 12:15pm: Q&A 

      What: Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder in Adolescents Due to COVID-19 

      Cost: $90 for CPA Members, $180 for Non-members, $45 for Students/Clergy Members

      Not a Member? Sign up HERE today and take advantage of our Discount!

      CE Credit: 3.0 CE hours for $20 are available HERE. This will be a separate purchase. Certificates will be available after the completion of this presentation. More information on this can be found HERE

      Webinar Description: 

      Adolescents were more susceptible than adults to the trauma created by COVID-19, due to brain development, lack of life experience, and the limitations imposed on them by the pandemic. COVID-19 produced a significant amount of trauma for adolescents as these young people navigated the lack of social interactions with peers, the lack of a predictable daily schedule, and the ever-present uncertainty that persisted without an end in sight. While the pandemic was difficult for everyone, adolescents were affected in a way that may create a lasting impact throughout their lifetime.

      Join us for this live webinar and learn tools to guide you in your work with adolescents to help them understand and address the unacknowledged and unprocessed trauma caused by the pandemic. Help these young clients, patients, and members of your church or organization regain confidence and resiliency as you provide an opportunity for them to talk through their thoughts, feelings, and reactions to all that transpired over the 14 months of this abnormal situation created by COVID-19. You will also learn about Post-Traumatic Growth and how adolescents can regain stability and move forward in life with greater confidence.

      Learning Objectives:

      • Identify characteristics of adolescent brain development and how it was affected by the pandemic;
      • Examine helpful strategies to address the trauma experienced by adolescents, especially that which was created during the pandemic;
      • Describe various mental health tools to assist clinicians to help adolescent clients, patients, or members of their group, to manage the symptoms of anxiety, depression, Obsessive/Compulsive Disorder, Eating Disorders, Self-Harm, or Suicidal Ideation;
      • Evaluate the many ways faith, as well as a strong prayer life, are significantly helpful to adolescents who are processing traumatic events of the pandemic.

      Target Audience: 

      Psychologists, Psychiatrists, Social Workers, MFTs, Counselors, Substance Abuse Counselors, Missionaries, Evangelists, Pastoral Counselors, Coaches, Spiritual Directors


      Kate Walsh Soucheray, Ed.D., M.A.T., M.A., LMFT, Emeritus

      Kate is a licensed marriage and family therapist and works at Christian Heart Counseling in Stillwater. Kate attended St. Catherine University in the mid-1970s and earned a bachelor’s degree in elementary education and taught middle school social studies for seven years, until beginning her at-home time with children for 18 years. In the 1990s, Kate attended the St. Paul Seminary of the University of St. Thomas and earned a master’s degree in theology and received a certificate to teach high school. She then taught middle school and high school Religion. During that time, Kate earned a second master’s degree from Saint Mary's University in marriage and family therapy and has been a therapist since 2011. In 2014, Kate went back to school for her doctorate in Educational Leadership, again at Saint Mary’s University, and graduated in October, 2019. Her dissertation topic was "Christian Counselors and Their Therapeutic Work with Multicultural Clients." In addition to her therapy practice, Kate writes a monthly column for the Catholic Spirit, the Archdiocesan newspaper of Minneapolis and St. Paul. She also blogs for Catholic counselors and teachers, speaks to women's groups, and leads retreats for women, couples, and families.

      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 CEU 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. 

      • 27 Apr 2022
      • (CDT)
      • 30 Apr 2022
      • (CDT)

      Conference Overview: 

      The 2022 Catholic Psychotherapy Conference will revisit the foundations of our understanding of the human person according to Catholic anthropology. It is time for the Catholic Psychotherapy Association to be a more visible pioneer in the remarriage of truth and sound psychological practice.  The year 2022 marks 20 years of the Catholic Psychotherapy Association engaging in this work as a community of mental health professionals.

      Conference presentations will answer the question “what is Catholic psychology and psychotherapy?” from a multidisciplinary perspectives. Particular attention will be given to topics related to ethics and the education, supervision, and continued formation of mental health professionals.

      As we celebrate, we will renew focus on the Eucharist as the center of our faith and the living representation of how God takes something so ordinary - bread - and  transforms it and elevates it. If He can do this with bread, imagine what He can do with the work of the Catholic Psychotherapy Association? He can take the ordinary work of our profession, transform it and elevate it to be a living, working mission of healing and restoration of the mental health profession.

      Inspiration Verse: Romans 12:2

      “Do not be conformed to this world but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that you may prove what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.”

      Patron: St. Thomas Aquinas 

      Patron Saint of students, universities, Pray for us!

      "Since therefore grace does not destroy nature but perfects it, natural reason should minister to faith as the natural bent of the will ministers to charity."

      — Thomas Aquinas, Summa Theologica, Part 1, Question 1, Article 8, Response to Objection 2.

      Interested in becoming a CPA Sponsor or Conference Exhibitor? Click the link below to learn more about the options available to you. 

      Sponsor and Exhibitor Opportunities 

      Prayer for the Intersession of St. Thomas Aquinas

      Grant me, O Lord my God,

      a mind to know you,

      a heart to seek you,

      wisdom to find you,

      conduct pleasing to you,

      faithful perseverance in waiting for you,

      and a hope of finally embracing you.

      • 27 Apr 2022
      • (CDT)
      • 30 Apr 2022
      • (CDT)
      • Minneapolis, MN

    Past events

    28 May 2021 Healing After Abortion: A Cry for Mercy
    22 May 2021 2022 Call for Proposals Open Through July 4, 2021
    24 Apr 2021 CPA Annual Conference Main Conference: Saturday
    23 Apr 2021 CPA Annual Conference: Main Conference, Friday
    22 Apr 2021 CPA Annual Conference: Thursday Pre-Conference
    21 Apr 2021 CPA Annual Conference: Wednesday SIG Pre-Conference
    28 Mar 2021 That They May Be One: The Journey from Babel to Pentecost
    26 Mar 2021 Spiritual Development Throughout the Lifespan
    19 Feb 2021 Why Do I Avoid God? A Catholic, IFS-informed Approach to Parts’ Problematic God Images
    31 Jan 2021 CPA 2021 Virtual Annual Conference Early Bird Registration Ends January 31st
    15 Jan 2021 2021 CPA Awards Nominations and Applications Due January 15th
    10 Jan 2021 Scholarship Applications to Attend the 2021 CPA Conference Due January 10th
    4 Dec 2020 Church Scandals And Prodigal Fathers
    23 Oct 2020 Psychological Evaluations of Seminary Applicants: Moving from Common to Best Practices
    21 Aug 2020 Assessment Strategies and Treatment Planning for Problematic Sexual Behavior in the Seminarian and Clergy Populations
    3 Jul 2020 Call for Proposals
    27 Apr 2020 2020 Truth & Love Conference “Be Not Afraid: Affirming the Truth and Sex and Identity”
    1 Jun 2019 Dr. Brigette Erwin, PhD and Sue Stubbs MS, NCC
    25 Apr 2019 Catholic Psychotherapy Association Annual Conference
    26 Apr 2018 Healing Divided Hearts in Our World
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