2022 CPA Conference: Grace Transforms Nature 

The 2022 Catholic Psychotherapy Conference will revisit the foundations of our understanding of the human person according to Catholic anthropology. It is time for the Catholic Psychotherapy Association to be a more visible pioneer and leader in the remarriage of truth and sound psychological practice.  The year 2022 marks 20 years of the Catholic Psychotherapy Association engaging in this work as a community of mental health professionals. 

Conference presentations will answer the question “what is Catholic psychology and psychotherapy?” from a multidisciplinary perspective. Particular attention will be given to topics related to ethics and the education, supervision, and continued formation of mental health professionals.

As we celebrate, we will renew focus on the Eucharist as the center of our faith and the living representation of how God takes something so ordinary - bread - and  transforms it and elevates it. If He can do this with bread, imagine what He can do with the work of the Catholic Psychotherapy Association? He can take the ordinary work of our profession, transform it and elevate it to be a living, working mission of healing and restoration of the mental health professions.

Archbishop Bernard A. Hebda welcomes the Catholic Psychotherapy Association conference to the Twin Cities and offers his prayerful support. Saint Thomas Aquinas, pray for us! Saint Paul, pray for us!

The 2022 conference master schedule is available here.

The 2022 conference session handouts are available here

Day of Reflection

Thursday, April 28, 2022

(No CEUs)

"Pierced By Beauty: The Art of Healing Through Contemplative Listening"

 Fr. John Horn, SJ - St. Vincent de Paul Seminary

Opening Mass @ 4 pm

Basilica of Saint Mary

Main Conference - Friday

Friday, April 29, 2022

(up to 6.0 CEUs)

“Theology and Psychotherapy in Search of a Common Language”

Msgr. Michael Magee - St. Charles Borromeo Seminary

Breakout session options: click here

SIG Meetings over lunch

Friday Banquet Dinner

Rome Beneath the Surface

Dcn. Omar Gutierrez - Evangelium Institute

Main Conference - Saturday

Saturday, April 30, 2022

(up to 6.0 CEUs)

"Integrating Body and Soul: Principles for a Catholic Approach to Gender Dysphoria"

Susan Selner-Wright PhD - Person and Identity Project

Andrew Sodergren PsyD- Ruah Woods

Breakout session options: click here

Membership Meeting over lunch

Vigil Mass

Registration Tips

To register at the member rate, please log in to this website or via the Wild Apricot-Member app. The following registration options are available to in-person attendees:

  1. Thursday Day of Reflection only (In-person). Invite your spouse or friend to join you for this enriching mini-retreat with Fr. John Horn, SJ!
  2. Main Conference only (Friday and Saturday).
  3. Bundle - attend all 3 days! (includes 1 banquet ticket and 15% discount)
  4. One-day registration (Friday or Saturday).
  5. Book a room using the discounted CPA 2022 Conference Room block rate at the Hilton Minneapolis, by clicking HERE. Staying at the conference hotel supports the CPA by reducing our overall costs related to the conference. Attendees also find that this maximizes opportunities for networking!
  6. Banquet ticket. Bring a guest (or the whole family!) and enjoy an inspiring presentation by Deacon Omar Gutierrez while we celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Catholic Psychotherapy Association. Purchase individual banquet tickets HERE.

Frequently Asked Questions & CEUs

Continuing education units are available for participants on Friday and Saturday (up to 6.0 hrs per day / 12.0 hrs total). Clinical and Academic registrants are eligible for CEUs as approved by R. Cassidy Seminars.

More information regarding CEUs and other FAQs can be found here HERE.

Special Events 

On Friday evening, join us for the CPA Banquet and 20th Anniversary celebration of the Catholic Psychotherapy Association. Deacon Omar Gutierrez will share a dynamic presentation on Rome Beneath the Surface. All conference attendees and their family members and friends are welcome to attend. Tickets include admission and dinner, and may be purchased HERE.

In-person attendance

Join us for one or all of the following IN-PERSON education and formation events within the 2022 CPA conference: To register at the member rate, please log in to this website or via the Wild Apricot-Member app

  • Thursday Day of Reflection - with Fr. John Horn, SJ. Register HERE.
  • Main Conference (Friday and Saturday) - plenary sessions, your choice of breakout sessions, daily Mass, Confession, Rosary, SIG meetings and networking breaks. Register HERE

Virtual attendance

By request, a VIRTUAL option is available in 2022 for the Main Conference (Friday and Saturday only). One pre-recorded option per session will be facilitated with live discussion. Live prayer and networking with fellow virtual participants will be available via Zoom. Register HERE. Clinical and Academic registrants are eligible for CEUs as approved by the CEU provider. (CEU information HERE). To register at the member rate, please log in to this website or via the Wild Apricot-Member app. 



All Premium Sponsor packages include the exhibitor benefits and the option to provide CPA with a a 30-60 second video ad that will be run on social media monthly three months leading up to conference.


This sponsorship is designed with the particular year’s conference theme in mind. Your sponsorship supports attention to particular aspects of the conference theme by speakers with expertise in that area. Recognition at the conference banquet along with chance to speak briefly to your organization’s support and connection with the CPA mission in pre-conference promotion.


Support a conference speaker selected by the CPA Speakers and Conference Committees


Recognition of your company name on signage


Co-sponsorship Option







$400 Non-Profit  |  $500 Corporate Businesses

Register as an Exhibitor/Sponsor Here


Please review the below PDF regarding the 2022 Conference theme and submission guidelines. Share this invitation with colleagues via the PDF below!

  • Proposals to present general and breakout sessions are due by July 4, 2021.
  • Submissions for poster presentations are due by December 1, 2021.

The following types of presentations are desired:

  1. Individual or Co-Presentation (1-2 participants) (90 minutes)
  2. Thematic Panel Presentation (3+ participants) (90 minutes)
  3. Applied Workshop Presentation (180 minutes)
  4. In-depth learning and practical application of a particular
    skill, technique, approach, or area of practice.
  5. In-depth Didactic Presentation (120 minutes)
  6. Poster Presentation

Call for Proposals PDF

Learn how to write Learning Objectives

Questions? Please contact mhanys@catholicpsychotherapy.org
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