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CPA President’s Welcome

The Board of Directors of the Catholic Psychotherapy Association and I welcome you to this website and to our organization. The CPA was founded in 2007 out of a desire by a group of therapists to assist Catholic mental health professionals to bring the Faith into their practice, whether in the clinician’s office or academic work. Over the past eight years, we have grown in number due in large part to the thirst for Catholic psychological and spiritual integration. Watch our promotional video.

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Our History

A Brief History of the CPA
By Ann Howe, Ph.D.

HistoryThe Catholic Psychotherapy Association (CPA) began as a guild of the Catholic Medical Association in Atlanta, Georgia.

Under the title Therapists of Our Mother of Good Counsel, several Atlanta clinicians from diverse backgrounds but with a common bond of faith and willingness to serve began to hold monthly meetings at the home of Sandra McKay, who for many years had cherished the hope of bringing together clinicians who loved their faith. These meetings included prayer, study and clinical case review.

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We invite you to become a Member of the CPA. Below are some of the current benefits of being a member. CPA provides regular opportunities for professional development and continuing education through annual conferences, teleconferences, and podcasts. CPA provides...