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

Ethics Workshop: 3 Hours of Ethics PD Credit

Adopting Tele-Therapy: Implementation, Ethics, and Clinical Guidance
for the
Practicing Psychologist

Robert Cuyler, Ph.D.

When: Sept 27, 2019
Time: 1:00 - 4:00
Fort Bend Regional Council
10435 Greenbough Dr #250
Stafford, TX 77477

Space is limited! Register now to hear this engaging and informative speaker!!

FBPA members registering on or before September 23, 2019 - $60.00 - Click here to pay.

FBPA non-members registering before September 23, 2019 - $70.00 - Click here to pay.

Students - $25.00 - Click here to pay.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Review evidence base for comparability of diagnostic accuracy & Tx effectiveness of tele- vs face-to-face delivery of services.
  2. Understand the regulatory/licensure environment regarding delivery of psychological services via telemedicine.
  3. Review HIPAA requirements and best practices for privacy and data security for psychological services delivered via tele-therapy.
  4. Review technology options for providing psychotherapy via tele for the office-practicing psychologist.
  5. Review ethical and risk management principles & considerations for providing psychological services via tele.
  6. Understand best practices for patient orientation/education at the start of tele-therapy.
  7. Learn best practices for modifying the office environment for optimal tele-therapy.
  8. Review two case examples of psychotherapy delivered by tele-therapy, one a conversion from face-to-face and the second a treatment provided exclusively by tele-therapy.

About the Speaker:

Robert N. Cuyler, PhD is the President of Clinical Psychology Consultants in Houston, Texas. He serves as Clinical Advisor to BrainCheck, which offers digital neurocognitive assessments. He also serves as Chief Clinical Officer of Palo Alto Health Sciences, which offers the FDA-cleared Freespira Breathing System for the treatment of Panic Disorder. Dr. Cuyler has decades of experience as a practicing clinical psychologist, healthcare executive, and consultant. In his clinical practice, he focuses on treatment of anxiety, panic conditions, and depression as well as health psychology.

His consulting and management activities have focused on solving access problems in behavioral health, with a concentration on incorporating telemedicine and healthcare technology into clinical practice. He is author (with Dutch Holland, PhD) of the book Implementing Telemedicine: Completing Projects On Target On Time On Budget.

Dr. Cuyler previously served as Interim Chief Executive Officer of JSA Health LLC, a Houston-based company providing specialty mental health services via telemedicine. He co-authored (with Dr. Avrim Fishkind) the chapters "Telepsychiatry and e-Mental Health" in Handbook of Community Psychiatry and "Telepsychiatry" in Behavioral Emergencies: A Handbook for Emergency Physicians. He authored a chapter in the book Career Paths in Telemental Health. His telemedicine activity included serving as Clinical Advisor to Breakthrough Behavioral and MDLive, leading edge companies in delivery of mental health services via telemedicine.

Dr. Cuyler received his Ph.D. in Psychology from Louisiana State University and Post-Doctoral Fellowship at the Menninger Foundation. He is a member of the Texas Hospital Association’s Psychiatric Advisory Council, President and Board Member of the Association for Ambulatory Behavioral Healthcare, and member of the National Institute of Mental Health’s National Mental Health Leadership Council.

Fort Bend Psychological Association

Forensic Psychology: Basics and Advances

Michael Ditsky, Ph.D.

When: Wednesday, August 21, 2019
Time: 7 – 8:15 p.m.
Corporate Park Atrium Building, First Floor Conference Room
10701 Corporate Dr., Stafford, TX (between US 59-S and Executive Dr.)

1.5 Hours of PD.
Enjoy Free PD as a member benefit!
PD certificate for a nonmember costs $10.00.

Training Objectives:

1. Understand how psychologists came to be expert witnesses.

2. Review the Daubert Standard as it applies to Texas.

3. Review the general scope of a forensic practice.

4. Provide examples of forensic practice through case studies. 

5. Understand the impact of neuroscience and neuropsychology as they impact tort cases.

About Our Speaker:

Michael G. Ditsky, PhD, is a graduate of West Chester and Temple Universities in Pennsylvania. He completed an Internship at Yale University’s Drug Dependence Institute under a NIMH grant. Dr. Ditsky spent a year studying CBT with Art Freeman, EdD, ABPP.  Dr. Ditsky is a Board-Certified Fellow of the American College of Forensic Psychology, an APA approved institution. He was licensed and practiced in Pennsylvania from 1980 through 2008 when he and his family moved to Texas.

Mike is indebted to Glenn McClure, PhD, who mentored him and encouraged him to pursue a career in forensic psychology. Dr. Ditsky has an interest in autistic adolescents who become involved in the juvenile justice system. 

Dr. Ditsky has testified in Pennsylvania, Virginia, and Texas courts and  is a consultant to the Maricopa County Juvenile Court in Phoenix, Arizona. He has presented on Autism and the Juvenile Justice System, and Juvenile Waivers to the Adult Court at the American College of Forensic Psychology Symposia held annually in San Diego, California. Dr. Ditsky is a member of the Texas Psychological Association, Forensic Division, a Board Member of the Texas Psychological Foundation, the Legislative Liaison for the Fort Bend Psychological Association of which he is a member, and the American Psychological Association Psychology-Law Society. 

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