Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Catholic Psychotherapy Association (CPA) Conference, and why should I attend?

The annual CPA Conference is a gathering of mental health professionals and speakers from related areas of professional work and ministry, centered around psychological theory and mental health practice in accord with the Magesterium of the Catholic Church. The CPA Conference has always been high-quality, timely, and informative. This year's virtual conference will have the same benefits and will allow attendees to participate from the comfort of their home on their computers or mobile devices. The solid line-up of speakers and presentations will help you grow spiritually and increase your professional expertise as Catholic mental health practitioners and affiliates. The conference will consist of live streaming as well as video uploads, guided spiritual reflection, real-time Q & A sessions, and opportunities to engage with your colleagues through live chats, meeting rooms, and discussion boards.

The 2021 CPA virtual conference will take place on April 21-24, 2021. Recordings of all sessions will be available to registrants for delayed viewing until May 31, 2021, at no extra cost.

How do I register?

Visit this page to register. Please note that the Wednesday Pre-conference, Thursday Pre-conference, and Main Conference (Friday + Saturday) are three separate registration items.

What are the dates and times?
The conference will operate in Central Daylight Time (UTC-5).

What if I am not able to attend all or part of the conference when it is live? May I register and participate at a later time?

All registrants will have access to delayed viewing of the days/sessions included in their registration. CPA has arranged for delayed viewing to be available through May 31, 2021. NOTE: registrants must participate in the live session in order to be eligible for CEUs. This is governed by our CEU provider and tracked through the webinar hosting platform.

How to log onto the online platform?

The conference will take place using the online platform WebEx. Detailed instructions on how to use this platform will be provided to all registrants approximately three days before the conference.

Will I be able to obtain CEUs?

CEUs are available for an additional fee (TBD upon final approval). This program is co-sponsored by the Catholic Psychotherapy Association and R. Cassidy Seminars. The 2021 CPA conference offers a total of 17.5 contact hours (Wednesday 6.0 hrs; Friday 5.5 hrs; Saturday 6.0 hrs - pending final approval). Credit is awarded on a session-by-session basis, with full attendance required for the sessions attended.

To learn more about these credits and which presentations are not credited visit the Continuing Education page.

What is the cancellation policy?  

We hope that the delayed viewing option will allow you to benefit from the 2021 CPA conference even if you experience a change to your health or plans. If you must cancel, please email to receive a refund (less a $75 processing fee) at least 30 days prior to the conference (March 21, 2021). Please allow up to 2 weeks for the processing of your request.

No refunds will be given after March 21, 2021. If you wish to convert your registration fee into a tax-deductible donation, you may do so while also forfeiting access to delayed-viewing of conference sessions.

If you have any additional questions or concerns regarding these FAQs, please contact

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