In the Beginning…

Etiology, Treatment and Healing of Human Sexuality


The 2023 Catholic Psychotherapy Association Conference will feature educational sessions based upon our understanding of the human person according to Catholic anthropology. Particular focus will be given to ways in which human brokenness is made manifest within relationships and vocation. Current issues affecting all vocations in areas related to human sexuality will be discussed, and definitions of healthy human sexuality as created and intended by God with fidelity to the Magisterium will be explored. 

Catholic mental health and affiliated professionals must be formed, informed, and equipped to address these concerns in ways that are ethically sound, empirically supported, faithful to Catholic anthropology, and practically feasible. This conference will address etiology and treatment of a wide array of wounds affecting the sexuality of persons in all vocations in areas including moral development, fidelity and fruitfulness. Specific attention will be given to topics related to etiology (medical, psychological, social, and spiritual), evidence-based treatment and legal protection for the Catholic therapist. 

Embodiment of and witnessing to the Catholic understanding of the human person takes many forms, most of which require a great deal of grace and courage. As the Catholic Church at large embraces the synodal process, the Catholic Psychotherapy Association aims to serve the Church by addressing issues of human sexuality to help individuals restore communion and participation in the Church and discover their mission. 

Saint John Paul II, pray for us! Saint Teresa Benedicta of the Cross (Edith Stein), pray for us!

Registration Tips

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

  1. Thursday Day of Reflection. Invite your spouse or friend to join you for this enriching mini-retreat with Fr. Philip Bochanski!
  2. Main Conference only (Friday and Saturday). 
  3. Bundle - attend all 3 days! 
  4. One-day registration (Friday or Saturday).
  5. Book a room using the discounted CPA 2023 Conference Room block rate at the Hilton DoubleTree Mission Valley, 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! 

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SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

PREMIUM SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

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.


OUR MOTHER OF GOOD COUNCIL PACKAGE

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.

PLENARY SPEAKER SPONSORSHIP (2 AVAILABLE)  

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


WELCOME RECEPTION

Recognition of your company name on signage


NETWORKING & REFRESHMENT BREAKS

Co-sponsorship Option


FRIDAY NIGHT BANQUET UNDERWRITING


FRIDAY NIGHT BANQUET TABLE


SATURDAY LUNCHEON & ANNUAL MEETING


CONFERENCE TOTE BAGS


NAME BADGES & LANYARDS


CALL FOR PROPOSALS


Please review the below PDF regarding the 2023 Conference theme and submission guidelines. Share this invitation with colleagues via the PDF below!

  • The deadline to submit proposals to present general and breakout sessions is past.
  • Submissions for poster presentations are due by December 1, 2022.

The following types of presentations are desired:

  1. Individual or Co-Presentation (1-3 participants) (90 minutes)
  2. Thematic Panel Presentation (3+ participants) (90 minutes)
  3. Applied Workshop Presentation (180 minutes) - Longer workshops involving more in-depth learning and practical application of a particular skill, technique, approach, or area of practice
  4. Poster Presentation

Submit a Proposal

Call for Proposals PDF

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Questions? Please contact education@catholicpsychotherapy.org
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