Fort Bend Psychological Association
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Fort Bend Psychological Association


Organizational Issues, Legislative Update;
Report from TPA LAS meeting, Networking

by Celeste Conlon, Ph.D. and Bob Conlon, Ph.D.

Wednesday, February 18, 2015
6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Sweetwater Country Club
4400 Palm Royale Blvd
Sugar Land TX 77479

For dinner, the buffet will be available. To prepay for your meal, click Here.

The meeting this month is primarily for FBPA members. We have a couple of organizational decisions for members. However, we welcome anyone who is qualified to be a member. That would be someone who has received a doctoral degree in psychology from a regionally accredited college or university, and who lives or works in fort Bend County. We invite you to join us as we learn about the wonderfully different ways we each use our doctoral training in psychology to help others.

For more information about the February FBPA Meeting, see the Upcoming Events page.

Time to Renew Your Membership in
Fort Bend Psychological Association!

As you think about this, remember these wonderful benefits:
  • Professional Development credits! The opportunity to earn up to 10 PD units each year! 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Please note that the membership requirements have changed for 2015. To join, you must be a member of APA, TPA, or a regional association affiliated with APA; an individual licensed or provisionally licensed at the doctoral level by TSBEP; or an individual who has received a doctoral degree in psychology and is working in a psychologically related field.

If you meet these requirements and would like to join FBPA or renew your membership in FBPA, click on the link below:

About FBPA:

The Fort Bend Psychological Association (FBPA) has been in existence since the early 1990's and was  founded to provide ongoing education to and collaboration among local psychologists and other mental health professionals. Today, not only does it meet these goals, but it also serves to help patients and clients locate skilled specialists  in their 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, listed to the right.


Angela Pfeiffer, Ph.D.
President, 2014

Celeste Conlon, Ph.D.
President-Elect, 2015

Charles Cox, Ph.D.
Treasurer/Records Management

Michael Ditsky, Ph.D.
Past-President, 2013

Sharon Chada, Ph.D.
Past President, 2011, 2012

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

PD Sessions from Earlier Meetings

Digital Confidentiality According to
Professional Ethics and HIPAA

by Roy Huggins, LPC NCC
Friday, February 13, 2015

The Connection between Spirituality and Health

John K. Graham, M.D., D.Min.
Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Selected Legal Issues for Practitioners

David W. Showalter
Managing Partner - Showalter Law Firm

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Taking LGBQ-Affirmative Therapy to the Next Level

Richard Reams, Ph.D.
September 19, 2014

Nourishing the Body, Mind, & Spirit
Laura Laine, R.D.
June 18, 2014

TPA Updates for Psychologists
Speakers: Megan Mooney, Ph.D. & Marcia Laviage, Ph.D.
May 21, 2014

The HIPAA Onmibus Bill & TB HB 300, Part 2
Speaker: Michael Ditsky, Ph.D.
April 16, 2014

Quickbooks & Streamlining Your Practice
Speaker: Veronica Wasek, CPA 
March 19, 2014

The HIPAA Omnibus Bill & TB HB 300, Part 1

Speaker: Michael Ditsky, Ph.D. 
February 19, 2014

Health Care Reform and Psychology Practice 
Speaker: James Bray, Ph.D. 
January 15, 2014 

Dr. Bray is the President Elect of Texas Psychological Association. He was the 2009 President of American Psychological Association. He has authored over 100 publications,  and is currently an Associate Professor of Family and Community Medicine and Psychiatry at Baylor College of Medicine, and Adjunct Psychology Professor at the University of Houston.

Lessons from Vocational Psychology on Workplace Happiness
Speaker: Janet Scarborough Civitelli, PhD
October 16, 2013

Dr. Janet Scarborough Civitelli is a vocational psychologist, career coach, and author of Help Me Find A Career: Strategies To Choose Work You Will Love. She works via telephone with clients across the U.S. who wish to choose, change, or advance their careers. You can visit her popular career advice blog at http://www.vocationvillage. com/career-advice-blog/. A graduate of the University of Texas at Austin's Counseling Psychology program, Dr. Civitelli is a resident of Sugar Land, Texas.

Meaning Centered Therapy in Practice
Speaker:  Michael Winters, Ph.D.
Award Winning Speaker and Diplomate in Logotherapy
September 20, 2013
Special 3 CEU Workshop

Dr. Winters has agreed to share his expertise and during the course of this 3 hour presentation will expound on the meaning centered approach and its use in helping clients attain fuller and richer lives. This presentation is intended to advise practitioners in use of this therapy technique, including experiential exercises, case conceptualization, and hands on discussion of examples. 

Dr. Winters specializes in the practice of logotherapy, a school of psychotherapy developed by Austrian psychiatrist Viktor Frankl, which emphasizes the importance of finding meaning in life in all circumstances. Logotherapy goes beyond diagnosis and symptom alleviation to address the core issues in improving quality of life. 

Hope, Engagement, and Well-being
among students in Fort Bend ISD

Speaker: Bob Conlon, Ph.D.
Director of Student Support Services, FBISD

August 28, 2013

The presentation will include a brief review of Whole Child Education programs in the District, but the main focus will be on the results of the Gallup Student Poll (GSP) administered to almost 14,000 students in Fort Bend ISD and nearly half a million students nationwide during October, 2012. The GSP measures Hope, Engagement, and Well-being, all of which are highly correlated with academic achievement and success in post-secondary education. All three factors can be changed for the better by adults. Discussion will include a brief review of Hope Theory, including strategies for improving goal-setting, pathways thinking, and agency thinking.

Empowering the Soul in a Diverse Hospital Setting

Speaker: Craig Butler, Senior Chaplain
Methodist Sugar Land Hospital
April 17, 2013

March 7, 2013

We are saddened to report the passing of our dear friend and colleague, Dr. Glen McClure, 76, after a valiant battle with cancer.  Though saddened beyond words over his death, we treasure our memories and the relationship we had.

Dr. Glen McClure was born in Dallas and raised in the Houston area.  Always in a hurry to serve his country, he quit high school at sixteen in order to join the U. S. Air Force.  After he completed high school (while still in the Air Force,) Dr. McClure graduated from the University of Houston in 1960.  He subsequently joined the Army and went through Officer Candidate School and became an officer in the U. S. Army. He also raised four lovely daughters with his first wife and completed his Master’s degree while in the Army.

Dr. McClure completed two tours in Viet Nam and was awarded the Silver Star for his bravery helping to evacuate American crew members and Vietnamese soldiers from his helicopter and another aircraft--both of which had been shot down.  

Dr. McClure married Karen McClure in 1979, adding a step-son and step-daughter to his family, which now numbers 6 children, 16 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren.  His last military assignment was at Fort Hood's Alcohol & Drug Rehab Program before his retirement in 1980.

Dr. McClure was one of the founding members of the Fort Bend Psychological Association, and served as President for many years.  He was also a leader in the Texas Psychological Association, most recently Director of the Forensic Division.  He was an avid supporter of mental health access and rights to all populations, and was politically active toward those goals on a local and national level.  He regularly and generously donated his time teaching Ethics to other mental health professionals.  He embodied the adage, “Don’t just talk about it; do something about it.”

Never one to rest on well earned laurels, he earned his PhD from the Fielding Institute in 1999, and built a highly respected private practice in both clinical and forensic psychology.  He was eagerly sought out for his deep understanding of psychological assessment, particularly as applied to issues of law enforcement and criminality.   

"Captain Mac" was a wonderful man, a proud American and an outstanding role model to all.


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