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 2020!

We have had an exciting year with GREAT presentations during 2019.
More to come in 2020!

Renew/join before January 1, 2020, and get a discount on yearly dues!

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 renewing early in Fort Bend Psychological Association are $50.00
if you renew before January 1!!

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

If you wait until after January 1, 2020, the regular yearly dues is $75.00.

Student membership is $15.00. Follow this link to join as a student.

Fort Bend Psychological Association

Chronic Pain Basics
and the
Role of Psychologists

Gabriel Tan, Ph.D., ABPP

When: Wednesday, January 15, 2020 
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 well as complimentary snacks and drinks!
PD certificate for a nonmember costs $10.00.
  • Myths and facts about pain;
  • What is pain? (International Association for the Study of Pain);
  • Current medical assessments and treatments (a review and critique);
  • Acute, procedural, and chronic pain;
  • A neuropsychological model of pain;
  • Roles of psychologists in pain.

Training Objectives:

1. To learn some basics about pain (emphasis on chronic pain);

2. To be exposed to the neuropsychological model of pain and its implications for psychological management of pain;

3. To discuss potential roles of psychologists in the assessment & management of chronic pain.

About Our Speaker:

Gabriel Tan, Ph.D. has a private practice in Sugar Land, specializing in pain management, clinical hypnosis, and biofeedback/neurofeedback. He has over 40 years of professional psychology experience in clinical work, academia, and research. He has held previous positions as Staff Psychologist at the Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center, with appointments as Associate Professor in the Departments of Anesthesiology, Rehab Medicine, and Psychiatry at Baylor College of Medicine. He was also Associate Professor and Director of Clinical Psychology Programs at the National University of Singapore.

Fort Bend Psychological Association


Title: Assessment and Treatment of Suicidal Patients: Peril and Promise

Dr. Tom Ellis

When:    February 21, 2020

Time:     1 - 4 p.m.

Where:   The Fort Bend Regional Council, 10435 Greenbough Dr #250, Stafford, TX 77477

Credit:   3 Hours of Diversity OR Ethics PD credit (Not both. Pick one)

Enjoy:    Light lunch, snacks, and drinks

Training Objectives:

Participants will be able to:

Distinguish between chronic vs. acute suicide risk factors;

Recognize the critical role of the working alliance for accurate assessment of suicide risk;

Recognize key differences between suicidal and other therapy patients;

Describe recent developments in empirically supported interventions for suicidal individuals;

Demonstrate basic understanding of the Collaborative Assessment and Management of Suicidality (CAMS).


About the Speaker:

Thomas E. Ellis, PsyD, ABPP, Clinical Professor of Psychiatry in the Menninger Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas. Prior to retiring in 2017, he served as Senior Psychologist and Director of Psychology at the Menninger Clinic, Houston, Texas. He earned his bachelor’s degree at the University of Texas at Austin and his doctorate at Baylor University. He is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association (Clinical and Psychotherapy Divisions) and Diplomate of the American Board of Professional Psychology (Cognitive Behavior Therapy). He is a Founding Fellow of the Academy of Cognitive Therapy and Associate Fellow and Supervisor at the Albert Ellis Institute. His research and publications focus primarily on the problem of suicide, including cognitive characteristics of suicidal individuals and the effectiveness of suicide-specific therapeutic interventions. His books include Suicide Risk: Assessment and Response Guidelines (with W. Fremouw and M. dePerczel, 1990), Choosing to Live: How to Defeat Suicide through Cognitive Therapy (with C. Newman, 1996), and Cognition and Suicide: Theory, Research, and Practice (2006). He is the 2011 recipient of the Roger J. Tierney Award from the American Association of Suicidology, in recognition of distinguished contributions to the organization and the field of suicidology.

Topics Scheduled for 2020!!

March 18, 2020
Ketamine Treatment for Depression and Chronic Pain
Bakhtiar Shah, M.D.

April 15, 2020
FBISD Campus Mental Health Centers
Steve Shiels

May 20, 2020
Autism Spectrum Assessment
Amalyssa Johnson, Ph.D.

Watch for other exciting events planned for next Spring!

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