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
    • 30 Apr 2022

    • 29 May 2021
    • 1 Dec 2021

    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

      • 22 Oct 2021
      • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

      Please Join us for a 90 minute discussion with our panelists. Jessica Barboza, MA, LMFT, Fr. Keith Chylinski, MA, MS, MDiv. and Carrie Milhous, LPC for a discussion on Grief and Loss.  

      Our panelist will be talking about multiple aspects of grief including:  Spiritual Grief, COVID related grief, caregiver and family support, understanding the stages of grief.   Answering questions on How do we collaborate with priests and the church?  How do we support our clients and help to provide closure?

      This is a free event available to all levels of membership. Not yet a member? Click HERE to become one today! 

      • 27 Apr 2022
      • 30 Apr 2022
      • Minneapolis, MN
      • 28 Apr 2022
      • 30 Apr 2022
      • Minneapolis, MN

      In-person attendance:

      Join us for one or all of the following IN-PERSON education and formation events within the 2022 CPA conference:

      • Thursday Preconference day of reflection by Fr. John Horn, SJ
      • Main Conference (Friday and Saturday) - plenary sessions, your choice of breakout sessions, daily Mass, Confession, and Rosary, and networking breaks.

      Please note that each of these is a separate registration item (if you plan to attend all 4 days of the conference, please complete registration for each of the above). Clinical and Academic registrants are eligible for CEUs as approved by the CEU provider (CEU information HERE).

      On Friday evening, join us for the CPA Banquet and celebration of the 20th Anniversary of the Catholic Psychotherapy Association. Deacon Omar Gutierrez will share a dynamic presentation on Rome Beneath the Surface. All conference attendees, and their family members and friends are welcome to attend. Tickets include admission and dinner, and may be purchased HERE.

      Virtual attendance:

      By request, a VIRTUAL option is available in 2022 for the Main Conference (Friday and Saturday only). One option per session will be facilitated with live discussion (some sessions will be pre-recorded, as arranged with presenters). Live prayer and networking times will be available. Clinical and Academic registrants are eligible for CEUs as approved by the CEU provider (CEU information HERE).

      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.

      • 29 Apr 2022
      Join us for the CPA Banquet and celebration of the 20th Anniversary of the Catholic Psychotherapy Association. Deacon Omar Gutierrez will share a dynamic presentation on Rome Beneath the Surface. All conference attendees, and their family members and friends are welcome to attend.

    Past events

    10 Sep 2021 Attachment Wounds and Healing: Exploring Accompaniment and Prayer
    6 Aug 2021 Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder in Adolescents Due to COVID-19
    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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