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  • 21 Nov 2022 7:12 AM | Mary Hanys (Administrator)

    Catholic Psychotherapy Association Announces Hallow as Official Prayer and Meditation App.

    CPA members to have access to Hallow and the opportunity for content and research collaboration

    The Catholic Psychotherapy Association (CPA) has partnered with Hallow, a Catholic prayer and meditation app, to provide association members with a personal prayer resource; co-develop content on the intersection of spiritual and mental health; and research the behavioral effects of prayer. Launched in 2018, Hallow is the #1 Catholic app in the App Store and features audio-guided prayer, meditation, mental health, music, scripture, athletic, and sleep content. Hallow’s mission is to be an accessible tool for anyone to develop or deepen their personal relationship with God, regardless of where they are on their spiritual journey. The app has already been used to pray more than 100 million times in over 150 countries and is currently available in English, Spanish, Polish, and Portuguese, with additional language expansion planned for the future.

    “As we celebrate our 20th Anniversary, this partnership between the CPA and Hallow represents a tremendous opportunity for our members,” said Matt Moleski, Executive Director of the Catholic Psychotherapy Association. “The inclusion of Hallow Plus as a free member benefit underscores the importance of prayer in our daily lives as Catholic mental health professionals. Building upon that prayerful foundation,” he continued, “this partnership unlocks the ability for CPA members to actively engage in the advancement of our mission and meaningfully contribute their expertise to the development of content and research that can help address the mental health challenges facing millions of Catholics across the globe.”

    CPA members now have access to Hallow Plus, Hallow’s premium subscription service, and its selection of over 5,000 audio-guided prayers and meditations including:

    • Daily prayer content, including meditations and reflections on the daily Gospel, the Rosary, daily Examens, and the Divine Mercy Chaplet;
    • Talks and exercises on combating addictions led by Dr. Anthony Isacco, Journal Chair of the CPA’s Board of Directors and Director of Training of Chatham University’s School of Health Sciences PsyD Program;
    • Content focused on building healthy relationships between friends, family, yourself, and God with Dr. Gerry Crete, CPA Past-President and Clinical Director of Transfiguration Counseling.
    • Meditations and reflections on overcoming common emotional wounds by Dr. Bob Schuchts and Sr. Miriam James Heidland of the John Paul II Healing Center;
    • Sessions on understanding and overcoming stress and anxiety with Regina Boyd, LMHC, founder of Boyd Counseling Services;
    • Prayers and spiritual exercises for families, including family Mass prep, sacramental preparation content, profiles of different Saints, and age-specific formation content;
    • Traditional spiritual content including dozens of novenas and litanies;
    • Prayers and Bible Stories geared toward finding peace before going to sleep, led by familiar voices such as Mario Lopez, Mark Wahlberg, Sarah Swafford, Fr. Mike Schmitz, and Emily Wilson.

    As part of the newly-announced partnership, Hallow will be working with CPA experts in various fields to co-develop custom, faith-centric content on areas related to social and emotional health. This content will be exclusively available in the Hallow app and include a mix of educational and experiential content.

    “In a world that is increasingly dominated by stress, anxiety, and a general sense of chaos, we could not be more excited to partner with the CPA in their development and promotion of mental health practices centered on an authentically Christian conception of living a full and fulfilled life,” said Hallow co-founder, Alessandro DiSanto.”Christ encourages us, ‘Come to me, all you who labor and are burdened, and I will give you rest.’ (MT 11:28) Our hope with this partnership is to bring that message to as many people as possible, especially those currently suffering from mental health issues and those ministering to them.”

    In the coming year, Hallow will collaborate with the CPA on an RFP process among members for projects seeking to advance research into the behavioral effects of prayer and other spiritual practices on both mental and spiritual health. Resulting efforts will be reviewed for publication in Integratus, the Journal of the Catholic Psychotherapy Association.

    For questions regarding the Catholic Psychotherapy Association, please contact admin@catholicpsychotherapy.org.

    For questions regarding Hallow, please contact info@hallow.app.

    About the Catholic Psychotherapy Association

    Founded in 2002, the Catholic Psychotherapy Association is incorporated as a 501c3 in the State of Georgia and recognized as a Catholic organization in the Official Catholic (Kenedy) Directory. The mission of the Catholic Psychotherapy Association is to support mental health practitioners by promoting the development of psychological theory and mental health practice which encompasses a full understanding of the human person, family, and society in fidelity to the Magisterium of the Catholic Church.

    About Hallow

    Hallow helps people deepen their relationship with God through audio-guided prayers, sleep meditations, Bible readings, meditations, and music. The app has over 5,000 sessions including a daily Rosary, daily Gospel, daily saint, novenas, examens, Father Mike Schmitz’s Bible in a Year, The Chosen’s Jonathan Roumie’s audio Bible, Bishop Barron’s Sunday Sermons, peaceful Christian music, Gregorian chant, and so much more. Launched in December 2018, Hallow is now the #1 Catholic app in the world and has been used to pray over 100 million times across 150-plus countries.

  • 1 Oct 2022 12:38 PM | Mary Hanys (Administrator)

    APA's Office of Continuing Education Sponsor Approval (CESA) has systematically reviewed CPA's application to become an APA-approved CE sponsor. CPA was granted APA Sponsor status!  We will now be able to review and endorse CPA educational content for APA CE eligibility and grant CE credit for those programs that meet the criteria outlined in APA's standards.  

    This is a big step forward in supporting Catholic clinicians in completing CE education for licensure that reflects the interests and values of our members and the organization's mission.  In the application process, APA accepted the full mission of CPA as articulated in our Mission Statement. The Board of CPA and the CE Reviewers/Committee are now better positioned to support members' licensure needs and promote the educational content generated by the membership.  

    CE offerings meeting APA Standard Criteria will contain the following language and one of the two icons:

     

    “The Catholic Psychotherapy Association is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Catholic Psychotherapy Association maintains responsibility for this program and its content.”

  • 14 Sep 2022 12:00 PM | Mary Hanys (Administrator)


  • 28 Jun 2021 9:24 AM | Mary Hanys (Administrator)

    The Way for Men is based on the full understanding of the human person and allows survivors of trauma with an experiential program to help them begin, continue, or further their healing journey. For more information on this retreat, and to sign up, click HERE

    Sue Stubbs MS, NCC, CCTP-II is a Masters level, Nationally Certified Counselor and Complex Trauma Professional with over 20 years of experience helping trauma survivors on their healing journey.



  • 21 Jun 2021 7:32 AM | Mary Hanys (Administrator)

    The third talk is the one of the 3 to listen to first about Anxiety and Depression. The first talk entitled “Adoration” addresses healing Anxiety using Eucharistic Adoration in a specific way. The middle talk address how to help teens who struggle with pornography from a Catholic perspective. These talks can be found HERE

    Bryan Kelso LMFT is a Private practice Catholic therapist who seeks to unburden clients from psychological impediments to sacramental graces.


  • 14 Jun 2021 8:54 AM | Mary Hanys (Administrator)

    The Way for Women is based on the full understanding of the human person and allows survivors of trauma with and experiential program that helps them begin, move forward or further their journey toward healing. Click HERE for the latest dates of upcoming retreats 

    Sue Stubbs MS, NCC, CCTP-II is a Masters level, Nationally Certified Counselor and Complex Trauma Professional with over 20 years of experience helping trauma survivors on their healing journey.




     


  • 7 Jun 2021 8:34 AM | Mary Hanys (Administrator)

    The TRG foundation is based on the full understanding of the human person and allows survivors of trauma with practical tools to support them as they heal in order to engage more fully with their families and society. 

    The goal of the 9-week Trauma Recovery Group is to help survivors improve their day-to-day functioning. This group focuses on helping survivors to live effectively in the present moment, stabilize by identifying conflicts and unlearning specific distortions related to the effects of the trauma. This group is based on Dr. Colin Ross’s Trauma Model, an internationally recognized and research-based model for effective therapy with survivors of trauma. See HERE for the upcoming date of the group. Additional information about this group, and how to register can be found HERE

    Sue Stubbs MS, NCC, CCTP-II is a Masters level, Nationally Certified Counselor and Complex Trauma Professional with over 20 years of experience helping trauma survivors on their healing journey. 




  • 1 Jun 2021 8:57 AM | Mary Hanys (Administrator)

    The Way: Stations of the Cross for Survivors of Abuse 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. This book is in line with the CPA in that it encompasses a full understanding of the human person in how they heal from abuse. The Way: Stations of the Cross for Survivors of Abuse can be found HERE

    Sue Stubbs MS, NCC, CCTP-II is a Master's level, Nationally Certified Counselor and Certified Complex Trauma Professional with over 20 years experience helping survivors of abuse on their healing journey. 


  • 17 May 2021 8:55 AM | Mary Hanys (Administrator)

    Scrupulosity is a very common source of distress for many of CPA members' clients and this podcast provides a very different take on the underlying, unconscious root causes of scrupulosity and how to treat it.

    This episode describes how scrupulosity as a symptom of a deeper issue and discusses how to find and resolve its root underlying causes.

    Peter Malinoski is a psychologist and co-founder of soulsandhearts.com, which provides psychological resources grounded in a Catholic worldview.

      

  • 10 May 2021 9:23 AM | Mary Hanys (Administrator)

    This Doctor Doctor podcast episode dives in to how physical symptoms can express psychological and emotional distress in Catholics, a topic most relevant to CPA members.

    We dive into the mind-body link and common causes, treatments, and practices you can use to relieve the distress that underlies physical symptoms.

    Peter Malinoski is a psychologist and co-founder of soulsandhearts.com, which provides psychological resources grounded in a Catholic worldview.

    Listen to this podcast HERE

       


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