WI Region CPA Therapists' Listserv

"Called to be Jesus-Witnesses"


for Licensed Psychotherapists & Collaborative Diocesan Ministerial Departments and other Pastoral & Evangelizing Ministries under the  membership categories of the CPA

​(Individual, Ecclesial & Organizational)




What's it all about?

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This listserv is part of our mission to  promote Christian witness (including Pro-Life endeavors)  by connecting those who are working in the trenches, providing psychotherapy and other transformative and evangelizing services.  Supporting each other and providing connections and sharing resources are primary goals.   The listserv also facilitates the development of mentoring for the newer clinicians and pastoral providers.


What a listserv does is create one group-email address that every member of that group can write emails to, and it immediately goes out to whomever has joined that group.  
Can you imagine the potential of these connections that  can start, deepen or develop?  

Share insights and a Word from the Lord, encourage, connect, deepen relationships, and share resources to help each other.  Need to shoot out an urgent prayer request or have a job to post?
Perhaps one wishes to spread the praise of the Lord by  testimony of how He is working!
Do you have the resource you need to address your situation at hand in guiding your ministry or addressing a seekers' issue? Need a trainer or speaker?

These are all ways to use our professional listserv.  One can ignore  a listserv email or respond, as one wishes, and one can also easily unsubscribe.
 

Who is it for?


This is a Wisconsin region primarily Catholic, but also ecumenical committed Christian group for members of the Catholic Psychotherapy Association.  From now till October 2020, it is open to those who would like to test it out before making a decision to join CPA when it's membership year begins.  It is open to those active in evangelizing and spreading the love and Good News of Jesus Christ, to help others come to know, love and serve Him through their psychotherapy or other active Christian ministry.  We believe in the Apostles Creed, and that the Trinity: our Father, Jesus our Lord and Brother, and the Holy Spirit, our breath of life and inspirational strength are alive and interventional in our lives.   Included are also ecclesial, pastoral and ministerial active persons involved in pastoral care, evangelization as well as persons who work for pro-life in the name of Jesus.

​What are the terms and conditions with joining?


When you join this listserv you are consenting to the following ground rules.

I understand this listserv is loosely moderated,  meaning persons breaking the ground rules will be dismissed from it and blocked from further participation.  This ensures it is kept positive and respectful. 

I understand that neither the moderator nor the ministries of Jesus-Centered Institute, LLC and Dialog International Press, LLC are responsible for the content of emails or the results or effects of them.  As such, participants are solely responsible for accepting any risks associated with participating in this listserv, including but not limited to provided contacts, connections, information and its accuracy. 

Any content, recommendations or opinions  do not necessarily represent the views of Jesus-Centered Institute, LLC or Dialog International Press, LLC, nor of the Catholic Psychotherapy Association. 

Views which encompass inaccuracies in theology and philosophy, or Church teaching are assumed to be possible in the posts of members, as members are not necessarily trained in these subjects to a high degree of competency.  Everyone is expected to do their best.  If the moderator notices something not in line with Church teaching, she may choose to point out a teaching bullet on the issue for educational purposes.  Because this is not closely moderated that also may be overlooked.  Expect it.

The listserv is a "closed" group.  This means it is not publicly available for anyone to join, and what you post is not open to the public. Ordinarily, the emails can only be read by other members of the group.  Email lists however, even though private, are not immune to being hacked where emails exchanged or  information  from them could potentially be made public as anyone can hack into anything.  There are no guarantees about privacy/confidentiality.   

To join, you will need to fill out the registration form by clicking the button above, and once approved for joining you will be able to receive and send emails from the listserv.  The completion of the registration form  requires agreement with the above ground rules.  

It also requires:

--a copy of your current psychotherapy or mental health license in good standing, or proper identification of the ministry you are involved with, or loosely constructed entities of one's own endeavors;

--together with a letter (or scanned letter sent via email) from one's pastor or parish priest  via the email address to be provided when you fill out your registration form, or via post to:

P.O. Box 434, Oshkosh, WI  54903-0434


When writing us and the listserv, please sign all emails with your full name, title, and ministry name, so we can get to know you and identify your mission or ministry.  As we grow, this will have more importance, so use your judgment here.

When you apply to be added to our listserv, you agree to the following:

--I am a practicing Catholic or ecumenical Christian individual involved in ministry as stated above.

--I agree to take the risk that my emails are not guaranteed to remain private.  I agree that it is important to be discreet and not identify any particular person with whom I or others are ministering to.  I agree to never reveal identifying client information.

--Further, I  agree to not post anything that would make others vulnerable by deliberately de-identifying (no names or specific places that would identify a particular person) any private (non-public) information that would do so.  

--I understand the risks of participation and agree to being discreet in protecting myself and others from the misuse of information. 

--I agree to be courteous, respectful and polite.

--I agree to address persons with proper salutations, and to the best of my awareness, using a gentle style that is sensitive to others.

--I agree to refrain from negative identifying information or criticism of fellow members in the listserv. 

--I understand that I am able to speak clearly and straightforwardly about issues in public life, the human church, or current affairs, even if not complimentary to the individuals involved, for the sole purpose of informing my colleagues about dangers with true factual information in a world of lies and deceit.  We will do so as in such a manner that we may arm ourselves with the truth as laid out by the Gospels and attempt to bring situations and public life  back to the Lord. 

--I endeavor to assist others as a witness to the Lord when guiding others.  If I address issues in the human church, I agree to not judge the persons morally, rather discuss the behaviors and attitudes observed in a straight forward factual manner with speech that reflects this.


Please fill out the  signup form that provides you space to  provide the name and that of your ministry with a simple description, and the web address if you have one.  We ask that you would provide a letter from your parish priest or pastor that indicates acknowledgment of you being in good standing with your church, and that you are endeavoring to work in some sort of healing and evangelizing effort and ministry, no matter how large or small.  Your ministry does not have to be at the point of being formally approved by your church.

We retain the right to terminate this listserv for any reason we believe would best serve the interests of this ministry or the Church without explanation.




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