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!
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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
Recognition of your company name on signage
NETWORKING & REFRESHMENT BREAKS
FRIDAY NIGHT BANQUET UNDERWRITING
FRIDAY NIGHT BANQUET TABLE
SATURDAY LUNCHEON & ANNUAL MEETING
CONFERENCE TOTE BAGS
NAME BADGES & LANYARDS
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:
- Individual or Co-Presentation (1-3 participants) (90 minutes)
- Thematic Panel Presentation (3+ participants) (90 minutes)
- 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
- Poster Presentation