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
presents

Therapeutic Assessment: A Mentalizing Approach

Lindsey Hogan, Ph.D.




When: Wednesday, October 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.)

1.5 Hours of PD!

Enjoy Free PD as well as complimentary snacks and drinks!
PD certificate for a nonmember costs $10.00.

Training Objectives:


1. Clarify the difference between traditional and Therapeutic Assessment;

2. Understand the potential role of Therapeutic Assessment in eliciting positive change in clients;

3. Understand when a Therapeutic Assessment is likely to be of value to clients, their families, and their treatment providers;

4. Consider the capacity of Therapeutic Assessment to help restore mentalizing and epistemic trust in clients with personality disorders. 



About Our Speaker:

Lindsey Hogan, PhD, is a staff psychologist at The Menninger Clinic on the Compass Young Adult Program, and an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Baylor College of Medicine. She earned her doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the University of North Texas, completing her internship at SUNY Upstate Medical University and her postdoctoral fellowship on the Menninger Clinic’s Hope Unit. Outside of her work, she enjoys baking, traveling, and running.





Fort Bend Psychological Association

presents


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.




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