2022 Conference - Main Conference Sessions

What an exciting lineup of speakers and topics for the 2022 Conference of the Catholic Psychotherapy Association! We look forward to your participation.

Legend of notations:

  • (v) = pre-recorded sessions  in the virtual conference (not all will be aired live, but all will be accessible to registrants for the virtual conference).
  • *CE = exceptions to CEU approval apply to this session. Please visit this page for detailed information.

Friday Opening Plenary

8:45 - 10:15 am

Theology and Psychotherapy in Search of a Common Language *CE

- Msgr. Michael Magee, SSL, STD -

Friday Breakout Sessions

Breakout Session 1 - 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Transformational Training: Relational supervision from a Catholic worldview (v)

- Edward B. Rogers, PsyD & Kristi Stefani, PsyD -

Introduction to TEAM-CBT: Examining the compatibility of TEAM philosophy & methods with Catholic anthropology

- Bridget Hannahan, PhD -

Transformational Affect: An integrated understanding of emotions from Catholic anthropology and accelerated experiential dynamic psychotherapy (AEDP)

- Daniel McClure PsyD, LP & Paul Ruff, MA, LP -

Lunch - SIG meetings

Breakout Session 2 - 2:00 - 3:30 pm

Formation and Longevity of the Trauma-Focused Clinician: Allowing grace to transform our nature (v)

- Jennifer A. Madere, MA, LPC-S -

Words with a Purpose: Transforming childhood trauma with stories of grace

- Melissa Nichols, LMFT & Denise Lacher, MA, LP -

Psychotherapy of the Desert: Holy Fathers’ insights into the human condition and its potential for transformation (v)

- Donna Dobrowolsky, MD -

Breakout Session 3 - 4:00 - 5:30 pm

The Personalist Psychology of Pope Saint John Paul II: Anthropological foundations for clinical training and practice

- Keith A. Houde, PhD -

The Transformative Gift of Charity: Supporting families to achieve optimal development and lifespan flourishing (v)

- Sister Elena Marie Piteo, PhD -

Conversing with Grace: Using Catholic Social Teaching and therapeutic skill to transform difficult dialogues

- Edward B. Rogers, PsyD & Deacon Omar Gutierrez -

Saturday Breakout Sessions

Breakout Session 4 - 8:45 - 10:15 am

Formation of the Catholic Psychotherapist: Jesus' parables as models of competent praxis (v)

- Dcn. Raymond Biersbach, PhD -

Thomistic Anthropology & the Baars-Terruwe Model: Clinical use and interventions for Catholic psychotherapy (v)

- Suzanne Baars, PhD -

Introducing Integratus: The flagship journal of the Catholic Psychotherapy Association (v)

- Anthony Isacco, PhD, Jennifer Madere, MA, Fr. Martin Burnham, PhD, Brigette Erwin, PhD, Matthew Breuninger, PhD, Robert Kugelmann, PhD, Jesse Fox, PhD -

Breakout Session 5 - 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Spiritual Formation of the Catholic Clinician – Establishing a Theoretical Approach and Practical Applications

- Gerry Crete, PhD & Peter Martin, PsyD -

Catholic Evidence-Based Practices Promote Imitation of Our Lady Who is the Perfection of Nature Transformed by Grace

- Brigette Erwin, PhD -

Understanding Trauma and Epigenetic Infuence Through the Catholic Lens

- Larry G. Freeney, MA  & Laura Aguirre MA, LPC-

Lunch - Membership Meeting (v)

Breakout Session 6 - 1:30 - 3:00 pm

Psychotherapist, Heal Thyself! Tailoring Practical Human Formation Plans for Catholic Therapists Now (v)

- Peter Malinoski, PhD -

It Never Turns Off: Anxiety in prayer *CE

- Fr. Fred Cabras, OFM Capuchin, MDiv, LCSW

Where's the Data? A proposal for clinician based research in the CPA (v)

- Daniel Roberson, MA, MBA Anthony Isacco, PhD Peter Martin, PsyD, Jeff Vance, PhD -

Closing Plenary

Integrating Body and Soul: Principles for a Catholic approach to gender dysphoria (v)

- Susan Canty Selner-Wright, PhD & Andrew Sodergren, MTS, PsyD -

The presenters and materials presented today do not necessarily represent the views or recommendations of the Catholic Psychotherapy Association or its directors or officers. 

Each attendee/participant is responsible for the ethical interpretation and application of materials presented according to their clinical practice and governing/licensing statutes.

There is no conflict of interest or commercial support for these programs. 

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