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    • 31 Jan 2021
    • (CST)

    The 2021 CPA Virtual Annual Conference Early Bird Registration is now open

    The 2021 Catholic Psychotherapy Conference theme is Preparing a Welcome Table: Unity and Diversity in the Church and will strategically address ways to foster healing and restoration in today’s diverse Church by addressing the psychological effects of discrimination based on race, ethnicity, culture, and faith. The conference will outline common factors that contribute to these various issues and propose evidence-based therapeutic interventions and other means of collaboration within the Church.  

    Early Bird Registration will allow you to attend this timely and impactful conference at a discounted rate. With amazing topics, accomplished speakers and THREE Bishops lined up to present, this will be an event you won't want to miss. We are challenging all our members to join us for this confernce, and as we are dedicated to the healing of our nation, we have made attendance safe and easy by coming to you! Early Bird Registration is only available now through January 31st so sign up today, and join us as we Prepare a Welcome Table! 


    Sign Up For Early Bird Registration Here

    • 19 Feb 2021
    • 9:00 AM - 12:15 PM (CST)
    • Zoom Webinar
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    Presented by:  Peter T. Malinoski, Ph.D. 

    When:  February 19th 9:00 AM - 12:15pm Central Standard Time (US and Canada)

    What: Why Do I Avoid God? A Catholic, IFS-informed Approach to Parts’ Problematic God Images

    Cost: $90 for CPA Members, $180 for Non-members, $45 for Students/Clergy Members

    CE Credit: 3 CE hours are available for $20 available here. This is a separate purchase.

    CE Regulations for this Webinar 

    Webinar Description: 

    Richard Schwartz’ Internal Family Systems therapy argues that clinical experience, theory, research, neuroscience and personal reflection reveal that within each person are separate, identifiable and enduring constellations of thoughts, emotions, attitudes, impulses, desires, abilities, interests, relational styles, body sensations, and worldviews that are not just transient emotional states, but rather constitute discrete “parts,” subpersonalities or distinct modes of operating within the person’s larger internal system. The parts can be considered to be roughly analogous to St. Thomas Aquinas’ passions in significant ways.

    I argue that an important organizing component of the worldview of each part or subpersonality is how that part views God, its God image. Parts have distorted God images for three main reasons: 1) Parts learn via experience and the ways they interpret experience, especially in their spiritual inferences, can be markedly different than what God has revealed about Himself through the Catholic Church -- for example, a part whose role is to be dissociated from the rest of the system so as not to overwhelm the core self and other parts with its burden of interpersonal trauma may see God as distant, disconnected and uncaring, in a Deistic way; 2) Parts may be very afraid of, angry at, disappointed with or disinterested in God and therefore refuse to connect with Him, preventing them from having needed corrective relational experiences of a loving God; 3) Given their limited experience and lack of perspective, parts may need the experience of being loved and cared for by the core self before trusting the self to connect them to God.

    Through live group experiential exercises, workshop participants will have the opportunity to connect with some of their own parts in a deeper way and learn about how those parts understand God. Through either a live or recorded demonstration with another person, participants will observe how an IFS-based approach can help the core self connect with its parts, understand how the parts see God, and begin to connect the part to the love of God through the core self, where the intellect and will reside. These aspects make IFS-informed parts work focused on the “internal evangelization” (a term coined by psychologist Peter Martin) of parts makes this workshop relevant for Catholic clergy, spiritual directors, pastoral counselors, missionaries, evangelists and coaches in addition to psychotherapist and counselors.  

    Learning Objectives:

    1.    Explain the IFS model of the person (body + self + parts) to their clients, describing the 8 C’s of self.  

    2.    Identify and locate clients’ parts and focus on one particular part, supporting the client in opening a line of communication from the client’s self to the identified part of the client.  

    3.    Describe how to guide the client’s self to witness what the client’s identified part wants to share with the client’s self, and facilitate a relationship between the client’s self and part.  

    4.   Conduct a session in which the client’s "self" learns about the identified part’s image of God and how that God image came to be.

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    • 22 Apr 2021
    • (CDT)

    Join the Catholic Psychotherapy Association for our 2021 Virtual Conference. 

    Preparing a Welcome Table: Unity and Diversity in the Catholic Church. 


    The Thursday Pre-Conference Schedule is listed in Central Standard Time and as follows: 

    8:30 - 9:00am - Cultural Diversity in the Church

    Presented by Archbishop Nelson Perez of Philadelphia 

    9:00 - 10:30am - Building a Civilization of love: A Catholic Response to Racism. 

    Presented by Deacon Harold Burke-Silvers

    10:30 - 11:00am - Break 

    11:00 - 11:30am - Rosary 

    11:30am - 12:00pmFrom Slave to Priest: The Life & Legacy of Fr. Augustine Tolto 

    Presented by Deacon Harold Burke-Silvers

    12:00 - 1:00pm - Lunch 

    1:00 - 2:00pmBehold Your Mother: The Marian Heart of Suffering - Followed by Q&A Session

    Presented by Deacon Harold Burke-Silvers


    2:30pm - Closing Prayer 


    Discounted Early Birds Registration is currently available from now through January 31st 2021. 


    Register Here

    • 23 Apr 2021
    • (CDT)

    Join the Catholic Psychotherapy Association for our 2021 Virtual Conference. 

    Preparing a Welcome Table: Unity and Diversity in the Catholic Church. 


    The Friday Schedule is listed in Central Standard Time and as follows: 

    8:00 - 8:30am - Rosary 


    8:30 - 9:00am - Opening Remarks 

     

    9:00 - 9:45am A Pastoral Perspective: Moving Forward with Racism 

    Presented by Bishop Shelton Fabre

    10:00 - 11:30am - Application of Culturally Informed Treatment of Hispanic Seminarians

    Presented by Jared Zeringue, MA and Maribel Laguna, MA


    Embracing Cultural Humility in Grief Experiences: A Family Resilience Perspective

    Presented by Jessica Barboza MA


    11:00am - 1:00pm - Lunch 

    1:00pm - 2:30pmUnity Starts from the Womb: How Early Connections Heal Families and Mitigate Intergenerational Trauma 

    Presented by Robin Treptow PhD, Marina Rutkowski PhD, and Graciela Nearning PhD

    A Practical Framework: Integrating Catholicism and Counseling for Healing a Post-Modern World

    Presented by Dave McClow Mdiv


    2:30 - 2:45pm - Break  

    2:45 - 4:15pmInterracial/Cultural Couples and Relationships in the Church 

    Presented by Regina Boyd MA 


    Psychotherapy: Healing the Soul, Wisdom of the Holy Fathers

    Presented by Donna Dobrowolsky MD


    4:30 - 5:00pm - Prayer and Reflection 

    Lead by Fr. Keith Chylinski


    5:00 - 6:00pm - Poster Session Roundtable


    Discounted Early Birds Registration is currently available from now through January 31st 2021. 


    Register Here

    • 23 Apr 2021
    • (CDT)

    Join the Catholic Psychotherapy Association for our 2021 Virtual Conference. 

    Preparing a Welcome Table: Unity and Diversity in the Catholic Church. 


    The Saturday Schedule is listed in Central Standard Time and as follows: 

    8:30 - 9:00am - Rosary 


    9:00 - 10:30amThe Application of the Catholic Christian Meta-Model of the Person: A Case Study. 

    Presented by William J. Nordling PhD, Paul Vitz PhD, and Craig Steven Titus STD PhD of Divine Mercy University 

     

    10:30 - 10:45 - Break 


    10:45 - 12:15am - Black and Native American Mission Office: Healing Trauma’s Narratives with Faith, Hope and Charity 

    Presented by Father Maurice Henry Sands and Robin Treptow PhD


    Networking to Inclusion: How Individuals, Agencies, and other Non-Profits Can Collaborate to Better Serve Minority, Immigrant and Underserved Communities

    Presented by Jessica Barboza MA and Lacy de la Garza MPsy


    Equal Opportunity Offender: How to Become Chaste Together

    Presented by Andrew Comiskey MDiv


    12:15 - 1:15pm - What does the Church need from Catholic Applications of Psychology? 

    Presented by Bishop John Dolan, Auxiliary Bishop of San Diego 


    1:15 - 1:30pm - Break


    1:30 - 3:00pm - Navigating Diversity and Finding Unity in God: Developing Relationships Through Love, Acceptance, and Forgiveness 

    Presented by Cristina Lima PhD and Beatriz Lima PhD 


    Values Grounded Parenting: Cultivating a Family Culture Rooted in Positive, Solid Values

    Presented by Michael J. Redivo PhD


    3:00 - 3:15pm - Break


    3:15 - 3:45pmUnifying the Diverse Gifts of the Body of Christ: Evidence-Based Treatment Promoting Forgivenes 

    Presented by Brigette Erwin PhD


    CPA and the Biblical Wisdom Tradition: Toward Understanding and Benefiting from Religious Experience: Theory and Practice

    Presented by Deacon Raymond Biersbach


    4:15 - 4:45pm - Closing Reflection 

    Lead by Fr. Keith Chylinski


    4:45 - 5:00pm - Closing Remarks

    Presented by CPA President Maribel Laguna MA and Conference Chair Jennifer Madere MA


    Discounted Early Birds Registration is currently available from now through January 31st 2021. 


    Register Here

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