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  • 14 Sep 2020 6:37 AM | Mary Hanys (Administrator)

    One amazing benefit of being a CPA member is the resources available within this community. As we have grown to almost 500 members worldwide, we continue to share our message in many ways. If you are ever interested in works from our various members look here for some of their many accomplished resources. 

    The Way: Stations of the Cross for Survivors of Abuse, a book by member Sue Stubbs MS, NCC is the way Jesus took to overcome dread, confusion, deep hurt, betrayal and anger not only for his experience of abuse – which culminated in his death on the cross and new life in the Resurrection – but for your abuse as well. You can choose to walk The Way with him, learn his ways, transform your pain and suffering into a new life, the life God has always wanted for you, but that the sins of another acted upon you has disfigured in countless ways. The Way of the Cross - also known as Stations of the Cross - is a spiritual devotion to the Passion of Jesus. 

    Values Grounded Parenting is a new book by member Michael Redivo, PHD that helps parents create a strong family culture that is rooted in positive values – values that are essential for raising well – behaved children, ready for the real world. Inside these pages, you will gain an effective framework for how to handle various challenging behaviors, such as back talk, disrespect, conflict and entitlement. You will learn how this framework keeps you and your children grounded in positive values and liberates you from unnecessary drama and power struggles. Learn more about Dr. Redivo's work and Values Grounded here

    A benefit for members of the CPA is the sharing of resources for discussion and reflection which may or may not reflect an endorsement of the parent organization .

  • 13 Aug 2020 7:30 PM | Mary Hanys (Administrator)

    This free 5-part webinar series is open to anyone, so you are welcome to spread the Good News and invite friends and family to here! We know that the impact of the current pandemic is putting marriages to the test. So, Rejoice Counseling Apostolate wants to give you inspiration and strength for the journey. 

  • 7 Jun 2020 11:37 AM | Mary Hanys (Administrator)

    With disturbing and frightening news dominating the headlines in recent weeks, a psychologist and a priest suggested that Catholics take care to guard their psychological and spiritual health. Read the full article here

  • 7 Mar 2020 9:12 PM | Anonymous

    The Austin Institute will host this interdisciplinary summer program - see austin-institute.org/austria-2020 to apply by March 15, 2020. The Catholic Psychotherapy Association, Franciscan University, and Templeton Religion Trust have collaborated with the Austin Institute to launch this program.

  • 27 Feb 2020 7:08 PM | Susan Ozowski (Administrator)

    “Priests are no different from the rest of us."


    Denver, Colo., Feb 15, 2020 / 04:00 am (CNA).- After the suicide of a Missouri priest last month, psychologists talked with CNA about the issues priests can face when they need help with caring for their mental heatlh.

    Fr. Evan Harkins of Kansas City took his own life in late January, leaving parishioners and friends across the country mourning the beloved priest.

    Shortly after Harkin's death, Bishop Vann Johnston of Kansas City-St. Joseph said the priest had a “sunny” personality, but had begun to struggle with anxiety and his physical health.

    https://www.catholicnewsagency.com/news/no-different-from-the-rest-of-us--priests-and-mental-health-care-29239

  • 10 Nov 2019 4:35 PM | Anonymous

    Students, researchers, and others wishing to present their work and ideas at the 2020 CPA conference may submit a proposal for a poster presentation here.

  • 18 Jul 2019 1:59 PM | Susan Ozowski (Administrator)

    Effective immediately.  The Catholic Psychotherapy Association contact phone number has changed.  Please make note of the new contact number:  904-420-0536. 

    You may always reach us at admin@catholicpsychotherapy.org .


  • 3 Dec 2018 1:13 PM | Anonymous

    We are excited to announce our first CPA Webinar! It will be held on December 14th from 9:00 am - 12:00 pm via Zoom webinar. Dr. Shannon Mullen will be presenting on the topic of Assessing Sexuality and Sexual Behavior in Clergy and Clergy Candidates.

    This webinar will be free to current CPA members and you can purchase 2.75 CE credits separately for $20. Visit the webinar page to get more information and register for this event.

  • 3 Dec 2018 12:06 PM | Jennifer Madere (Administrator)

    Emerging Leaders Program

    Dear Educators,

    The Catholic Psychotherapy Association (CPA) is an interdisciplinary association of mental health professionals and those in allied fields including psychiatrists, psychiatric nurses, psychologists, professional counselors, social workers, marriage and family therapists, pastoral counselors, and academicians committed to restoring the dignity of the human person and strengthening Christian families.  We strive to effectively and ethically integrate Catholic spirituality with empirically based mental health treatments.

    We are sponsoring an Emerging Leaders program designed to identify and support Catholic students in the mental health field. We are asking for Department Chairs and Professors to nominate a Catholic student who has demonstrated both academic achievement and a commitment to Catholic values.

    Please submit the name and contact information of your student with a short description of how the student lives out their Catholic faith while striving for the highest standards of academic achievement. Nominations will be accepted through January 15th, 2019. Students who are chosen will receive:

    •  Free registration to the 2019 CPA annual conference in Atlanta, GA
    •  Invitation to our networking events which will include the opportunity to connect with leading Catholic clinicians and academicians
    •  Recognition at our Luncheon
    •  Pairing with a mentor who will be available to discuss opportunities and challenges of working in private practice/agencies/universities/hospitals as a Catholic mental health professional
    To nominate a student or for more information, please contact:

    Gerry Crete, PhD

    President, Catholic Psychotherapy Association

    gcrete@catholicpsychotherapy.org
  • 8 Oct 2018 8:48 PM | Jennifer Madere (Administrator)

    Please visit the CPA table at the upcoming Truth & Love Conference (October 22nd - October 24th) at St. Thomas Seminary in Connecticut! This conference is hosted by Courage and EnCourage International specifically for mental and medical health professionals, clergy, religious, and lay faithful to offer support and education concerning the Catholic Church's teachings on same-sex attractions and sexual identity confusion. Register for the conference at www.truthandlove.com today!

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