• 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, which provides psychological resources grounded in a Catholic worldview.

    Listen to this podcast HERE


  • 3 May 2021 8:42 AM | Mary Hanys (Administrator)

    The Interior Therapist Community focuses on the human formation of the Catholic Therapist through experiential exercises and psychoeducation informed by Internal Family Systems approaches and grounded in a Catholic anthropology. Nearly all ITC members are CPA members as well, and we promote the CPA.

    The Interior Therapist Community at provides a relational, experiential training ground for forming Catholic clinicians.

    Peter Malinoski, Ph.D. is a psychologist specializing in the human formation of Catholic clinicians who seek interior integration and community.


  • 13 Apr 2021 12:00 PM | Mary Hanys (Administrator)

    Many CPA members regularly listen to the Interior Integration for Catholic Podcast, which promotes psychotherapy grounded in a Catholic anthropology. The Interior Integration for Catholics Podcast brings to you each week the best psychological information essential for your human formation. 

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

    Tune into this podcast HERE.


  • 5 Apr 2021 8:27 AM | Mary Hanys (Administrator)

    Values Grounded Parenting is a new book that provides a way for parents to reclaim the joy of parenthood. It provides a practical and unique framework for raising respectful, responsible and healthy children. The book outlines 4 Pillars: Pillar I – Vision, Values, and Family Culture; Pillar II – The 5 C’s to Effective Values Grounded Parenting; Pillar III –Boundaries and Discipline; and Pillar IV – Productive Conflict and Mistake Making. 68

    Discipline and boundary setting, one of the most difficult aspects to parenting, is addressed in detail. The focus is on providing clear, firm boundaries and consequences that are purposeful and teach values grounded lessons. This approach to discipline provides a meaningful experience of discipline that is protective and purposeful without being punitive and shame based. Each chapter contains real world examples and plenty of practical strategies. Also, there are experiential activities throughout that parents and children can participate to help grow their values grounded culture.

    Values Grounded Parenting is a book that supports mental health professionals who work with children, teens and families. It offers a conceptual framework that provides clear direction for parents who are seeking to raise healthy, well-adjusted children. Throughout each chapter, there are many practical tips and examples along with experiential activities for parents to apply this effective approach. The noble vision and 4 Anchor values are consistent with Catholic virtues - values designed to cultivate a solid, life giving family culture.

    Dr. Michael Redivo is clinical psychologist specializing in child / adolescent psychology. He has counseled parents and families for over 25 years. His career has been centered on empowering families to grow and thrive as well as organizations that serve children and families. Dr. Redivo launched a private day school for youth with significant emotional, developmental, and behavioral challenges. In addition to his work as a family / child psychologist, he supervises mental health professionals and teaches graduate psychology students.

    The most challenging and rewarding role he has served is being a values grounded father and husband. Despite various career accomplishments, Dr. Redivo understands one of the most important and meaningful life pursuits is that of a father and husband. His book, Values Grounded Parenting, not only includes best practices from parenting research, but also real world examples that reflect the grit and joy of parenthood.



  • 29 Mar 2021 9:10 AM | Mary Hanys (Administrator)

    Tune in as Gerry Crete, PhD, LPC, LMFT and Matt Fradd discussed the important mental health topics of addiction and trauma from a Catholic perspective on Pints with Aquinas.

    A link to this discussion can be found HERE

    Dr. Gerry Ken Crete is a marriage and family therapist and professional counselor specializing in the treatment of trauma and addictions, as well as marriage counseling and treatment of clergy and religious. Dr. Crete is the founder of Transfiguration Counseling ( which provides video counseling and has offices in downtown Cumming, at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church in Alpharetta, GA and at Epiphany of our Lord Byzantine Catholic Church in Roswell, GA. He is also the co-founder of Souls and Hearts ( which is an online platform providing mental health education to Catholics through courses, podcasts and blogs. Dr. Crete earned his doctorate from the University of Georgia. Dr. Crete has been married for 28 years, and he has three grown children.


    #trauma #addiction #catholic #soulsandhearts #catholicpsychology #psychology

  • 22 Mar 2021 8:15 AM | Mary Hanys (Administrator)

    This event highlights the CPA mission/vision by pinpointing how resilience and hope protect the inherent value of each person despite medical conditions or other life circumstances that might detract from their worth in the larger society.

    Join in for this podcast HERE.

    Dr. Robin Lynn Treptow is a Director of the CPA Board and founder of the CPA's Infant Mental Health SIG. In her role as Communications Chair, she gives voice to the CPA's mission/vision in the wider Catholic and non-Catholic world. Dr. Treptow is an Assistant Professor of Psychology at Divine Mercy University and member of the Catholic Medical Association; in these dual roles she helps facilitate collaboration between organizations for which she is a member and the CPA.


    #Catholic #prolife #trisomy21 #resilience #priesthood #parenting

  • 15 Jan 2021 12:34 PM | Mary Hanys (Administrator)

    Interracial/Intercultural Couples and the Church
    Presented by Regina Boyd MA
    Friday, April 23rd, 2:45pm CST

    This interactive workshop will be a combination of direct instruction on theory and immersive roleplay/participant engagement. Goals to be accomplished include simulating the interracial relationship experience, practicing unique approaches and techniques for affirmation of divergent experiences of racism, expressing solidarity in suffering, and helping clients to establish one’s identity in the Imago Dei while navigating the fluid formation of racial identity. This presentation will draw upon current research regarding the dynamics and specific challenges interracial couples can face and incorporate interventions which can be utilized during treatment. Areas of practical application include traditional therapy settings as well as marriage preparation programs and the pastoral formation of clergy/religious.

    3 Objectives to be Learned During this Presentation

    1. Master knowledge/understanding of the needs and challenges of interracial couples

    2. Develop facility in clinical conceptualization and treatment interventions/approaches specific to interracial couples

    3. Create plan or pastoral application, as appropriate to participants profession/vocation/apostolate.

    Click Here to Watch a Preview Video of this Presentation

    Regina Boyd is the Founder of Boyd Counseling Services, a mental health practice that provides in-person and virtual therapy for couples, families, and teens. BCS integrates Catholic teaching with sound psychological principles in therapy, coaching, and custom workshops. The BCS mission is to renew the culture by helping families discover deep meaning, healing, and satisfaction in their relationships. Regina is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Licensed Mental Health Counselor. She is in an interracial marriage and is mother to a delightful daughter. She and her family live in Orlando, Florida.

  • 14 Jan 2021 11:26 AM | Mary Hanys (Administrator)

    A Pastoral Perspective: Moving Forward with Racism

    Presented by Bishop Shelton J. Fabre of Houma-Thibodaux
    Friday, April 23rd, 9:00 - 9:45am 

    Shelton J. Fabre was born  October 25, 1963 in New Roads, Louisiana. He is the fifth of six children. He was ordained a Deacon on December 10, 1988 by Archbishop Peter L. Gerety at St. Jan-de-Doperkerk in Leuven, Belgium. He was ordained a Priest on Saturday, August 5, 1989 by Bishop Stanley J. Ott at St. Joseph Cathedral in Baton Rouge, LA. He was appointed Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of New Orleans by Pope Benedict XVI on December 13, 2006. He was ordained an Auxiliary Bishop of New Orleans by Archbishop Alfred C. Hughes at The Cathedral-Basilica of St. Louis, King of France, in New Orleans, LA, on February 28, 2007. He was appointed Bishop of Houma-Thibodaux, September 23, 2013. He was installed Bishop of the Diocese of Houma-Thibodaux, Cathedral of St. Francis de Sales, Houma, LA, October 30, 2013
  • 14 Jan 2021 11:13 AM | Mary Hanys (Administrator)

    Cultural Diversity in the Church 
    Presented by Archbishop Nelson Perez of Philadelphia 
    Thursday, April 22nd, 8:30 - 9:00am 

    Archbishop Nelson Perez Biography. 

  • 14 Jan 2021 10:35 AM | Mary Hanys (Administrator)

    CPA Annual Conference: Thursday, Pre-Conference Day with Deacon Harold Burke-Sivers
    Thursday, April 22nd, 9:00am - 2:00pm CST 

    Building a Civilization of love: A Catholic Response to Racism. 9:00 - 10:30am 

    Deacon Harold cuts through the pejorative rhetoric, weaponized language, and virtue signaling of the culture to reveal the heart of a Catholic response to racism. This response is rooted  and finds its deepest meaning in the timeless principles of social justice and the Beatitudes. 

    From Slave to Priest: The Life & Legacy of Fr. Augustine Tolto. 11:30am - 12:00pm

    Born into a black Catholic slave family, Father Augustine Tolton (1854-1897) conquered almost insurmountable odds to become the first black priest in the United States. He left behind a shining legacy of holy service to God, the Church and his people. In this powerful presentation, Catholic speaker, evangelist and Father Tolton scholar Deacon Harold Burke-Sivers’ eloquent tribute to Father Tolton’s tremendous legacy and courage, in the face of incredible prejudice within the Church and society, will be a source of strength and inspiration for Catholics today.

    Behold Your Mother: The Marian Heart of Suffering - Followed by Q&A Session. 1:00 - 2:00pm

    Mary is the perfect disciple of the Lord who was filled with the Holy Spirit (Luke 1:35), and who always leads us to her Son. Deacon Harold will show that through prayer in the Holy Spirit during times of pain and suffering, we can unite our hearts to the pierced soul of the Blessed Mother thus uniting ourselves more closely to the crucified Christ.

    Click Here to Watch a Preview Video of these Talks Here


    Deacon Harold Burke-Sivers is an internationally renowned speaker, author, and preacher. He holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Economics and Business Administration from the University of Notre Dame, and a Master of Theological Studies Degree from the University of Dallas. He has appeared as a guest on numerous international Catholic radio and television programs, and is the host or co-host of several popular series on the Eternal Word Television Network. Deacon Harold, a Benedictine Oblate, is the author of the best-selling book, Behold the Man: A Catholic Vision of Male Spirituality, and has written the acclaimed work, Father Augustus Tolton: The Slave Who Became the First African American Priest. He is a member of the Fellowship of Catholic Scholars and the Confraternity of Catholic Clergy.

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