Learning Objectives (based on specific presentations attended):

  1. Understand the rationale and processes of the marriage tribunal.
  2. List many of the psychological contraindications to priestly formation as listed in the 2015 Guidelines for the Use of Psychology in Seminary Admissions.
  3. Understand the subjective experience of clients struggling with substance addiction.
  4. Integrate classic approaches to boundary-setting in the context of the Catholic understanding of “mutually self-donative” relationships.
  5. Explain how to integrate Mindfulness practice into a Catholic framework.
  6. Understand and clinically implement the 4-phase model of Forgiveness Therapy.
  7. List common psychological symptoms and disorders seen among infertile populations.
  8. Know how to access several assessments which may be used in clinical practice to detect trauma-related dissociation.
  9. Identify methods of intervention to assess clients with symptoms of emotional deprivation.
  10. Understand the 5 step PEACE model of family reconciliation.
  11. Identify factors that contribute to the development of personal identity.
  12. Understand how developing virtues (e.g., chastity) can increase a person’s sense of fulfillment in life.
  13. Explain the relationship between religious practice and the fullness of sexual enjoyment in marriage.
  14. Define therapeutic affirmation as presented in the Baars/Terruwe Model.