Special Interest Groups (SIGs)
SIGs provide valuable support and growth opportunities for CPA members, both at annual conferences, and throughout the year! SIG leaders are encouraged to facilitate meetings and discussions throughout the year, formally or informally, and be responsive to CPA members who contact them regarding questions and needs related to the focus of the group. SIG leaders (and ongoing members) must be current members of the CPA.
Groups of CPA members sharing a common professional interest or specialization may form a SIG to enjoy benefits such as:
SIG leaders will (at minimum):
A new SIG may be considered and formed by following the steps below.
SIG membership is open to all current CPA members who meet the listed criteria for the individual SIG. Reach out to the contact(s) below to learn more and join the SIG(s) that fit your interests, needs and areas of expertise.
Public resource page Members only resource page
Contact: Eric Gudan, PsyD. email@example.com
Contacts: Courtney Miller, PhD firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact: Robin Lynn Treptow, PhD, PhD. email@example.com
Catholicism and Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy - This Special Interest Group is formed to explore and develop the intersections between the Catholic theological and philosophical tradition and various schools of classical and contemporary psychoanalytic thinking. Its purpose is to enhance the knowledge and practice of psychoanalysis and depth psychology to grow the psychotherapist’s mind and heart by means of this exploration.
Criteria to join:
Our goals are to assist those we are privileged to serve, as we strive through grace to answer the call toward holiness for ourselves and others. Criteria for joining: All CPA members with an interest in CBT, ERP, ACT and Third Wave are invited to join. Clinicians may find this SIG most helpful, however the membership in the SIG is not limited to clinicians. To join email Dr. Constance Salhany: firstname.lastname@example.org
Forming and Leading a Special Interest Group (SIG)
Forming a New SIG
CPA members interested in forming a new SIG may take the following steps:
Further steps and activity of the SIG will be determined by the SIG leaders in cooperation with the Membership Committee Chair and CPA staff.
Each January, SIG leaders will be asked by the Membership Committee Chair to:
Coordinating SIG Activity
The SIG contact/leader will function as the point of contact for interested CPA Members, and communicate with the CPA Board via the Membership Committee Chair regarding the activities of the SIG. Activity of SIGs beyond the minimum requirements listed above may include: meetings of SIG members throughout the year (e.g. monthly, quarterly), assembling and posting a resource page addressing the topic/needs of the SIG, facilitating a SIG Listserv (via CPA admin), promoting scholarly work related to the SIG topic via CPA webinar/poster/conference presentations.