On behalf of the members of the Catholic Psychotherapy Association (CPA), we would like to welcome you to our website. The CPA was founded ten years ago by a group of therapists who envisioned a national association that would provide support to mental health professionals who desired to practice their profession in a way that is consistent with their Catholic faith.
This year’s theme, “Healing Divided Hearts in Our World”, addresses the disorder in today’s secular understanding of the human person while emphasizing healing offered through psychotherapy, the Catholic Church, and in particular, devotion to the Hearts of Jesus and...
A Brief History of the CPA
By Ann Howe, Ph.D.
The Catholic Psychotherapy Association (CPA) began as a guild of the Catholic Medical Association in Atlanta, Georgia.
Under the title Therapists of Our Mother of Good Counsel, several Atlanta clinicians from diverse backgrounds but with a common bond of faith and willingness to serve began to hold monthly meetings at the home of Sandra McKay, who for many years had cherished the hope of bringing together clinicians who loved their faith. These meetings included prayer, study and clinical case review.
We invite you to become a Member of the CPA. Below are some of the current benefits of being a member. CPA provides regular opportunities for professional development and continuing education through annual conferences, teleconferences, and podcasts. CPA provides...