Thank you for your interest in the Catholic Psychotherapy Association! We are an interdisciplinary group of over 500 clinical, academic, clergy, religious, student and affiliate members with a common interest in promoting the integration of evidence based mental health practice with the Catholic anthropology of the human person.
Professionals join the CPA because it feels like home to it’s members, addressing a need for networking and education that revitalizes the professional and his or her work. The meaning of our work requires study and prayer. The CPA brings these two together, challenging its members to grow deeper and deeper in their professions as a vocation.
In the face of the pandemic, opportunities for growth in your vocation have been conveniently re-designed to be accessible to you, in the comfort of your home.
Many opportunities to learn, network and grow together are available throughout the year.
In 2021, we will be virtual! The conference will take place April 21-24, 2021. I hope to see you in our virtual presentation hall, networking meeting rooms, virtual exhibit hall, or prayer room.
offer platforms for discussion, sharing of resources, and specialized projects and trainings in the areas of Seminary Assessment, Infant Mental Health, Students and Emerging Professionals, Deliverance and Exorcism Ministry, and Catholic School, and Parish Based Counseling.
Realizing the need for CPA to reach, support, and network with other groups and organizations we are offering the following opportunities:
On behalf of the Board of the Catholic Psychotherapy Association, I welcome you and encourage you to introduce yourself via the CPA Listserve and any of the aforementioned events. I would like to reiterate prayer with the CPA mission and in the year of St. Joseph, as declared by our Holy Father, Pope Francis, reflection on the meaning and importance of work.
The importance of work in human life demands that its meaning be known and assimilated in order to "help all people to come closer to God, the Creator and Redeemer, to participate in his salvific plan for man and the world, and to deepen...friendship with Christ in their lives, by accepting, through faith, a living participation in his threefold mission as Priest, Prophet and King." (Apostolic Exhortation, Redemptoris Custos of the Supreme Pontiff John Paul II On the Person and Mission of Saint Joseph In the Life of Christ and of the Church)
Our Mother of Good Counsel, Pray for us!
Maribel Laguna, MA, LPC-S