The Catholic Psychotherapy Association Conference is the foremost gathering of Catholic mental health professionals in the nation, meeting annually around the feast of our patroness, Our Lady of Good Counsel, on April 26th. Come and join this gathering of psychotherapists, clergy, and related professionals as we strive to be conduits of healing in our broken world. You will find many opportunities to network and fellowship with peers, students, and experts in the field, workshops and speakers supporting integration of our Faith in practice, and papers supporting the development of psychological theory and best practices which are consistent with the teachings of the Catholic Church.
Our 2019 conference theme is “Let not your hearts be troubled,” addressing the yearnings for interior peace and healing, especially in persons troubled by disruptions such as trauma, gender/sexual identity confusion, anxiety, relational/attachment wounds, and addictions.
Key features include:
• Pre-Conference Day of Reflection by Ken Kniepmann of JPII Healing Center, Fr. Sean Kilcawley of the Diocese of Lincoln, and Amy Roza, LMHC\
• Thursday evening Welcome & Networking Reception
• Friday plenary session by Greg Popcak, PhD, on Unworried: A Life Without Anxiety
• Friday banquet featuring Adam and Eve go to Marriage Counseling, by Theater of the Word, Inc.
• Saturday plenary session by Mark Yarhouse, PsyD, on Treating Gender Dysphoria
• Saturday Luncheon featuring updates from your CPA Board of Directors
• Saturday closing Mass with Most Reverend Bernard E. Shlesinger, Auxiliary Bishop of Atlanta
More than 15 breakout sessions and poster presentations, 25+ exhibitors and sponsors, daily Mass and Confession times, and ample break times for networking and fellowship will make the 2019 CPA conference more than worth your while. We look forward to seeing you there!
Jennifer Madere, CPA Board, 2019 Conference Chair
Maribel Laguna, CPA Board, Incoming Conference Chair
Justin McManus, CPA Board, Outgoing Conference Chair
Gerry Crete, CPA Board, President