Fort Bend Psychological Association
Welcome to FBPA

Fort Bend Psychological Association (FBPA) was formally organized to promote psychology as a science and as a profession, to promote human welfare and mental health, to represent psychological practitioners in Southeast Texas, to uphold ethical standards for psychologists, to provide a basis for professional growth and social interaction among area psychologists, and to attract new professionals to Southeast Texas.

Serving the Communities of:
  • Sugar Land
  • Katy
  • Richmond
  • Rosenberg
  • Missouri City
  • Stafford
  • Southwest Houston

The Fort Bend Psychological Association has been in existence since the early 1990's. It was  founded to provide ongoing education to and collaboration among local psychologists and other mental health professionals. Not only does it meet these goals today, but it also serves to champion the benefits of psychology to this community.   If you are a local psychologist and you are looking to become involved in your local mental health community, please contact a member of the Executive Committee.

FBPA meets monthly to hear various topics of interest presented by subject-area experts. Meetings occur on the 3rd Wednesday of each month, and they are held in various locations. The topics and locations are updated on the Upcoming Events page of this website.

If you would like more information about joining Fort Bend Psychological Association, or if you would like to renew your dues for 2018, see the Members page of this website.

Time to Renew Your FBPA Dues for 2019!

We have had an exciting year with GREAT presentations during 2018.
More to come in 2019!

Dues are $75.00 for the year.

Need more incentive? Just look at these wonderful membership benefits:
  • Professional Development credits! The opportunity to earn up to 16-20 required PD hours each year, including 3 hours of Cultural Diversity and 3 hours of Ethics! Plus, reduced PD fees for each 3-hour training in Ethics and Diversity. (All PDs acquired through FBPA meet the requirement of Board Rule 461.11(c)(3), because FBPA is a Local Psychological Association.)
  • Monthly meetings to learn about developments in psychology AND earn PD credits.
  • Free professional posting on the FBPA website, including your contact information and a link to your website.
  • Representation with TPA through the local area society meetings.
  • Membership in the FBPA Listserve.
  • Information flow from TPA about Division/SIG activities, professional affairs, legislative issues and Texas Psychological Foundation.
  • Access to a local peer group for consultation or book study. (If you are looking for such a group, let us know.)
  • Networking with colleagues, sharing ideas, and making friends. Who is doing psychology in Fort Bend County??

Dues for membership in Fort Bend Psychological Association are $75.00 per year and are due in January.

To renew your membership, or to join FBPA, follow this link.

Fort Bend Psychological Association

The Science and Practice of Mindfulness

Dr. Ann Friedman, Ph.D.

When: January 16, 2019
Time: 7 – 8:15 p.m.
Where: Corporate Park Atrium Building, First Floor Conference Room
10701 Corporate Dr., Stafford, TX (between US 59-S and Executive Dr.)
Credit: 1.5 Hours of PD credit
Enjoy: Free PD as well as complimentary snacks and drinks

Training Objectives:

1.  Participants will learn about the science behind mindfulness.
2.  Participants will learn definition of mindfulness and basic concepts of
formal practice and informal awareness practices.
3.  Participants will learn several basic practices to relieve stress.

About the Speaker:

Dr. Ann Friedman has a Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology & a Doctorate of Jurisprudence from the University of Houston, where she was Adjunct Professor for over ten years. She has studied mindfulness intensively with various national teachers since 2007. She began teaching as a volunteer in 2012 and, in 2015, Ann received a Certification in Mindfulness Facilitation from the Mindful Awareness Research Center (MARC) of the Semel Institute of Neuroscience and Behavioral Medicine at UCLA. Ann has completed courses for teaching mindfulness to children & teens through Mindful Schools, Sitting Like a Frog and A Still Quiet Place.

Ann teaches mindfulness classes for adults, teens, and for parents with their children through her company, Mindful Being, P.C. at The John McGovern Houston Health and Medical Science Museum, Rothko Chapel, The Hines Center for Spirituality and Prayer, as well as in her private office. She also teaches in Houston area schools and school districts, often in collaboration with Mental Health America of Greater Houston (MHAGH), training counselors, teachers, and school staff. Ann was sent by UNICEF to Puerto Rico in May 2018, to teach mindfulness to 140 physicians, counselors, and school and after-school personnel following their treacherous hurricane in September 2018.

Ann is available to teach mindfulness to social and civic groups, schools, businesses, and healthcare organizations. She can be reached at or by calling (713) 443-6273. For further information, please see her website at

Fort Bend Psychological Association
Spring Workshop

Traumatized Children & Adolescents:
Evaluation, Treatment, & Ethical Issues

Megan Mooney, Ph.D.

When: Friday, February 22, 2019
Time: 1:00 - 4:00
Where: Corporate Park Atrium Building Conference Room
10701 Corporate Dr. (between US 59-S and Executive Dr.)
Stafford, TX 77477

(Note that the venue might change of registration is high!)

3 Hours of PD credit in Diversity OR 3 Hours of PD credit in Ethics (choose one)

Space is limited, so register early to hear this engaging and informative speaker!!

FBPA members registering on or before February 18, 2019 - $50.00
FBPA members registering after February 18, 2019 - $80.00

FBPA non-members registering on or before February 18, 2019 - $60.00
FBPA non-members resistering after February 18, 2019 - $90.00

Students - $25.00

Workshop Objectives:

Participants will be able to:

1. Identify common emotional & behavioral reactions in children and teens exposed to trauma.

2. Identify populations of children who are at disproportionate risk for experiencing trauma.

3. Identify protective factors for children who have experienced trauma. 

4. Identify common elements of evidence-based treatments for trauma. 

5. Understand ethical issues of working with traumatized youth and their families.

About the Speaker:

Megan A. Mooney, Ph.D. is a licensed psychologist in private practice in Houston who specializes in the assessment and treatment of children and adolescents. Dr. Mooney has focused on serving traumatized children and families for 15 years and she has a specialty interest in working with LGBTQ youth who are disproportionately impacted by a variety of traumatic experiences. She has presented locally and nationally about trauma, treatments for trauma in children and families, and ways to prevent and treat trauma in LGBTQ youth.  

Dr. Mooney’s undergraduate degree is from Vanderbilt University, her doctorate is from the University of Arkansas, and she interned at Baylor College of Medicine Menninger Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. She is President Elect Designate for the Texas Psychological Association. Dr. Mooney is a co-founder of Gender Infinity, a non-profit that hosts an annual conference as well as trainings and family gatherings in support of gender diverse individuals. In 2017, Dr. Mooney was named one of OutSmart Magazine’s Leading Ladies because of her work with LGBTQ youth. She has also won numerous awards for her advocacy work on behalf of psychologists in Texas. 

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