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Catholic Psychotherapy Association to Hold National Conference in Austin, Texas, April 14-16, 2016: The Face of Mercy: The Healing Path of Catholic Psychotherapy
Contact: Sue Cyr, Catholic Psychotherapy Association, 214-685-1079

AUSTIN, Texas, Jan. 20, 2016 /Christian Newswire/ -- The Catholic Psychotherapy Association is holding their conference this year in Austin, Texas, April 14-16, 2016, with the conference theme: The Face of Mercy: The Healing Path of Catholic Psychotherapy. Registration at the Early Bird rate ends 1/31/16 at www.catholicpsychotherapy.org. Seminarians attend free!

All are invited to attend, especially psychologists, therapists, social workers, priests, religious, seminarians, and psychology students. This year's speakers include Fr. Timothy Gallagher, Dr. Pat Fagan, Fr. Paul Check, Dr. Gregory Popcak, Sue Baars, Allison Ricciardi and more! Topics include "Clinical Discernment: When Faith and Trauma Intersect," "The Healing Power of Affirmation," "Charity and Clarity: The Catholic Church, Therapists, and Individuals with Same-Sex Attraction," and "Forgiveness & Inner Healing: A Psychotherapy of New Beginnings."

Special Features Include:

Daily Mass, Rosary, and Confession
Opening Mass celebrated by Bishop Joe Vasquez, Bishop of Austin
Pre-Conference Day of Reflection - Reverend Timothy Gallagher, O.M.V.
Networking CPA Dinner - Keynote, Dr. Patrick Fagan, Heritage Foundation
CPA Conference Welcome Reception and Social
Luncheon – Reverend Paul Check & Dr. Michael Horne
Exceptional Speakers and Topics (See website for the schedule)
Student Panel Discussion, Continuing Education Credits (Pending), and Vendors

WHEN: April 14-16, 2016

WHERE: Austin Marriott North, 2600 La Frontera Blvd. Austin, TX 78681

REGISTRATION: www.catholicpsychotherapy.org

More Information or questions: infocatholicpsychotherapy@verizon.net

Testimonial about a past conference, LPC-Intern, Patricia Harris, EdD said: "I am so glad to be part of CPA now as a new member. This was my first conference experience and it's been a true blessing. I work in a private practice and I needed the support and a way to integrate my Catholic spirituality. I have found all the knowledge, support and prayer that I have needed in this conference and I will be back. I am so glad that God opened the door when I asked and He answered by showing me the CPA."

CPA Background: About ten years ago a few Catholic therapists started meeting together to mutually support each other living out their Catholic faith in their professional work. They delighted in finding other like-minded therapists who had a similar dream of finding, networking, and applying their Catholic faith to their profession. They then formed the Catholic Psychotherapy Association and currently have about 200 members. Members enjoy networking with other Catholic therapists, opportunities for conferences and continuing education units, and receiving prayer support and wisdom from other therapists.