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Virtual Summit

Demystifying Research: A Journal Series

Total Credits: 6 APA Credit

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Mr. Daniel Roberson, LMHCA, SUDPT |  Dr. Alyssa Pintar Breen |  Dr. Leonardo Suanno Negrini SCV |  Dr. Anthony Isacco
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Participants will have open Q&A with the presenters while they work on the assigned activity. Any excess time will be used to ask participants to share their results of the activity and discuss it as a group until the end of activity time.
Early data access has been granted to this project by the administration of the National Survey of Religious Leaders A sample of this data will be prepared and given to the participants during the session for didactic purposes. Participants taking the class live will be required to promise to destroy the file after completion. (Take home students will have the ability to keep the data since it will publicly release in July and then all restrictions are removed.)
Participants who were part of the pre-release will be sent a completed copy of the file with all formulas in July when the data becomes public.

Learning Objectives:
Webinar 1 - Demystifying Research
● Define the process of planning a research topic as a clinician
● Explain the principles of the lowest cost research methods (Case Studies, Literature Reviews, Survey
Studies, Convenience Sample) and what types of instruments apply to each.

Webinar 2 - Research Methods
● Utilize the data handling methods for quantitative and qualitative data appropriate to each method.
● Participants will access and use the unpublished National Survey of Religious Leaders 2020 survey

Webinar 3 - Professional and Ethical Considerations
● Identify the total procedural process of research from IRB to paper submission
● Discuss the ethical and spiritual considerations of research based on the type of research method
● Define the practical steps of paper authoring, submission review and peer review

The Catholic Psychotherapy Association is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Catholic Psychotherapy Association maintains responsibility for this program and its content.



Mr. Daniel Roberson, LMHCA, SUDPT's Profile

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Edify Mental Health

I am an associate licensed clinical mental health counselor (License# MC61324824) and NCE board certified. I currently work at non-profit Edify Mental Health as the clinical manager of a group practice. I completed my master’s in clinical mental health at Bellevue University and my clinical internship was in residential substance abuse treatment. In addition, I have a masters in aerospace engineering and an MBA both from MIT. My theoretical orientation of therapy is a mixture of existential and solution focused theories, with an interest and specific training in trauma therapy. I have completed level 3 training in Lifespan Integration.

Dr. Alyssa Pintar Breen's Profile

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Alyssa I Pintar Breen is 33-year-old wife (to Aidan), and mother to two young boys. She holds a PhD in Developmental Psychology from New York University and currently works full time for the State of Minnesota analyzing Medicaid quality data. She is deeply committed to using her skills in research methods, knowledge of child development, and quantitative and qualitative analysis to beautify and add to the Catholic Church’s understanding of human psychology.

Dr. Anthony Isacco's Profile

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Professor, Director of Training, Licensed Psychologist

Chatham University

Anthony Isacco, PhD is a professor of Graduate Psychology at Chatham University in Pittsburgh, PA and Director of Training for the PsyD in Counseling Psychology program. He is a licensed psychologist in PA and authorized to provide telepsychology services in approximately 30 states.  He maintains a small private practice with a niche focus on the psychological assessment of clergy candidates to the Catholic Church.  Dr. Isacco has published widely through his books, popular press articles, and academic journals on the psychological health of seminarians, fatherhood, and the psychology of men and masculinity. He sits on the Advisory Board of Saint Paul Seminary, Roman Catholic Diocese of Pittsburgh and the Formation Team of Saint Cyril and Methodius Seminary, Pittsburgh Byzantine Eparchy. He is a proud graduate of Franciscan University of Steubenville (BA, '02), Boston College (MA, '04), and Loyola University Chicago (PhD, '09).