The Pre-Convention Full-Day Workshop
Gerry Doran, Ph.D. & Christina Lynch, Ph.D.
Monday, October 3, 2016 | 9:15 AM – 1:00 PM
Why: “I’m not a trained psychologist, yet I am responsible for making decisions of great consequence that affect many lives. How do I do this well?”
What: Useful information from experienced psychologists and answers to your questions. Submit your questions in advance.
How: Brief presentations from each psychologist with the majority of time spent responding to your submitted questions.
Dr. Gerry Doran, Ph.D.
Dr. Gerry Doran is a clinical psychologist with many years experience working in a varied private practice treating individuals, couples and families. He is bi-lingual in Spanish and has a background in pastoral ministry with an M.A. in Pastoral Ministry from a Roman Catholic seminary. He has worked in various capacities as a lay pastoral minister within the Catholic Church, first with a lay missionary organization for eight years and then as a family life minister/youth minister in the Archdiocese of Denver, Colorado for seven years. For almost the past 20 years he has worked as a psychologist consultant for The Archdiocese of Denver and for several other dioceses and religious communities in the U.S. offering specialized psychological services for seminarians, deacons, priests and religious.
Dr. Christina Lynch, Psy.D.
Dr. Christina Lynch is a licensed Clinical Psychologist and founding Board Member and Secretary of the Catholic Psychotherapy Association (CPA). Currently, she is the Director of Psychological Services for St. John Vianney Theological Seminary in Denver, CO. Each summer since 2004, Dr. Lynch has served as an adjunct faculty for Human & Spiritual Formation for seminarians from around the country at the Institute for Priestly Formation (IPF) at Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska. In 2015, Dr. Christina Lynch received the first “Distinguished Alumni Award” from her alma mater, the Institute for Psychological Sciences (IPS). In 2005, after completing her Internship at Catholic Social Services at the University of Nebraska Internship Consortium in Psychology, she was awarded the first Doctoral degree offered by the school. Dr. Lynch and her husband Patrick reside in Denver, CO.