CPA Annual Conference 2014 - Arlington, VA


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October 23-25, 2014

Hilton Crystal City
at Washington Reagan National Airport

2399 Jefferson Davis Highway,

Arlington, VA 22202

*Hilton Crystal City has a limited number of rooms available with a check-out date of Saturday, 10/25.

The Radisson Hotel Reagan National Airport (a short walk to the Hilton) has graciously reserved a block of rooms for the CPA Annual Conference.  You may secure rooms by going to their website or calling (703) 842-1630.


Help support the Catholic Psychotherapy Association by sponsoring a table (10), at our Fundraising Banquet on Friday, October 24, 2014.
Keynote by Mr. George Weigel: “Witness to Hope: Pope St. John Paul II in Perspective”

Our Mother of Good Counsel - $1500
St. John XXIII - $2300
St. John Paul II - $5000

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Register IPS

News Anchor to MC at CPA Fundraising Dinner on Friday, October 24.

andrea RoaneAndrea Roane has been with Gannett-owned WUSA 9 since 1981, and has anchored every news program from morning to afternoon, and late night. She currently co-anchors WUSA 9 News from 4:25 AM to 7:00 AM. WUSA 9 is the CBS affiliate station that serves the DC, Maryland and Virginia region.

A multi-EMMY and GRACIE Award winner, Andrea has covered a wealth of hard news stories, from politics, the arts, education, religion, and sports to women's health and empowerment issues. She has interviewed newsmakers, entertainers, and politicians including Former First Ladies Laura Bush, Hillary Rodham Clinton and Rosalynn Carter

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CPA Recognition of a Paper Submitted by Greg Bottaro, PsyD

“A Case Study of Complex Trauma in a Catholic Model”

DrGregory rgbCPA would like to recognize a very fine paper submitted to the Conference, by Dr. Greg Bottaro. He is a recent graduate of the Institute for the Psychological Sciences. Kudos to Greg and IPS!

The paper will be available on our website and we urge members to take the time to read it. Consistent with our Conferences, it is a fine example of how the theoretical/profound, can help guide the practical and concrete task of serving our clients.

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About the Catholic Psychotherapy Association

Invitation letter from Bishop Loverde for CPA 2014 Conference

Dear Attendees of the Catholic Psychotherapy Association 2013 Conference:

As Bishop of the Diocese of Arlington, I am truly privileged to invite you to the 2014 annual Catholic Psychotherapy Association Conference, which will be held in October 2014, in Arlington, Virginia.

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CPA Conference Participants Testimonials

Testimonial 2903Sr. Mary Patrice Ahearn, RSM, PsyD, City, State
"I really enjoyed all the presentations and connecting with some of my classmates, professors, and also meeting other colleagues that I can consult with and I think it is really important that we all come together as Catholic clinicians to support each other in our work."

Testimonial 2905Student, Calgary, Canada

"I love coming to the conference and actually surpassed my expectations, I came from Calgary Canada and was hoping to just explore the world of Catholic Psychology. I am looking to do my graduate studies and definitely had lots of questions answered for people in the field. The speakers were all amazing and it just reaffirmed my passion for going into counseling psychology and been a therapist one day myself."


Testimonial 2907Barbara McGuigan, City, State

"I had been so blessed by attending this incredible conference. I am so excited to be able to share the information that I learned. I love how the CPA brings the Catholic faith into healing. How can you heal without the divine healer? and they all realize the importance if this. I am not a psychotherapist, I am a lay person and it is always exciting to learn more things and I encourage everyone to come to the next conference."


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