The Conference of Catholic Psychologists of India will explore the role of psychology in the contemporary technological world at its annual meeting starting on September 21, 2018. The three-day meet at Pillar Institute of Lay Leadership, Animation and Research, Madurai, Tamil Nadu, is expected to draw most of conference’s more than 300 members spread all over India.
As reported by mattersindia.com, Conference president Salesian Father Joseph Cherukunnel said they have chosen the “’Role of Psychology in the Contemporary Technological World” as the theme of their 19 annual meeting. Carmelite Father Thomas Mathilakathu, CCPI secretary, said, “The members are trained in psychological sciences and are committed to deepening their professional knowledge and skills. They collaborate and network in offering psychological training and services in different parts of the country. They also promote research in the field of psychology.”
The CCPI began as an initiative of the Salesian Psychological Association in 2000. Since then Catholic psychologists gather every year for an annual conference, with a particular theme, in one of the Indian cities. The CCPI was officially formed in 2007. Currently, the organization’s members include Catholic priests, brothers, sisters and lay people.