Mark Sanders, LPC, CACIII, completed his undergraduate work at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, PA, and earned a Master’s degree in Clinical and Health Psychology at the University of Pittsburgh. Mark has approximately 17 years of experience in the field of addictions providing direct service focusing on dual diagnosis issues with both adults and adolescents. Mark is currently employed at St. Raphael Counseling. In this role he provides frequent presentations and consultations throughout various parishes and community locations in the Denver area focusing on addictions (including pornography and technology), mental health issues like depression and anxiety, and Catholic approaches to the challenges of our culture. He has also presented at the Catholic Psychotherapy Association national meeting focusing on the Catholic approach to addictions.
A Catholic Perspective on Addiction
Addictions to a range of substances is a major problem worldwide. From a Catholic perspective substance use also takes on a spiritual dimension as a “grave offense” (CCC 2291). In this talk, Mark discusses how the teachings of the Church and psychology can come together for effective healing of addiction.
Listen to Mark’s Talk at the Catholic Psychotherapy Association Conference here