Recent Monthly Meeting Topics

FBPA has a long history of presenting exciting, cutting-edge topics in the world of psychology.

Meetings are usually held on a monthly basis, and attendees receive PD/CE credit for participation in these meetings.

Recent Monthly Meeting Topics


Chronic Pain Basics and the Role of Psychologists
Gabriel Tan, Ph.D., ABPP
Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Therapeutic Assessment: A Mentalizing Approach

Lindsey Hogan, Ph.D.

Wednesday, October 16, 2019


Forensic Psychology: Basics and Advances
Michael Ditsky, Ph.D.
Wednesday, August 21, 2019

FBPA Past & Current Presidents' Panel: Our Past, Present, and Future

Moderated by Charles Cox, Ph.D.

   Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Fort Bend County Crisis Intervention Team (CIT)

Lieutenant Tiffaney Budnik & CIT Team Members

Fort Bend County Sheriff's Office

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Positive Psychology: Key Concepts and Tools: Part II

Bob Conlon, Ph.D.

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Positive Psychology: Key Concepts and Tools

Bob Conlon, Ph.D.

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

More Like Dancers Than Statues: Introduction to Reversal Theory and its Clinical Uses

Stephanie Ellis, Ph.D.

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

From Deficits to Strengths: Changing Our Perspective on ADHD

Lindsay Asawa, Ph.D.

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

The Science and Practice of Mindfulness
Ann Friedman, Ph.D.
Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Evidenced Based Treatment of OCD: Using Exposure & Response Prevention
Pat Perrin Hull, Ph.D.

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Psychologists of Fort Bend County 2018: Our Past, Present, and Future

Carolyn Davis, Ph.D. & Charles Cox, Ph.D.

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

2018 - 2019 Legislative Update for Texas Psychologists
Megan Mooney, Ph.D.
Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Executive Functioning and Executive Dysfunction
Ahmad Hernandez
April 18, 2018

Bipolar Disorder - Family Impact and Research
Jennifer Norris
March 21, 2018

Teens and Cannabis/Substance Abuse
Esther Renee' Wright, MSP, LCDC
February 21, 2018

Does Political Correctness Have Any Place in Psychology?
Jubilee Dickson, Ph.D.
October 18, 2017

Facing Addiction in America - The Surgeon General's Report on Alcohol, Drugs, and Health
Robert Conlon, Ph.D.
September 20, 2017

Psychologists of Fort Bend County: Our Past, Present, and Future
July 19, 2017

Utilizing Music Therapy
Veronica Butler, MSED, LMT, CIMI, MT-BC
June 21, 2017

Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT): Theory and Practice
Leah Newlove Clionsky, Ph.D.
April 19, 2017

S.I.R.E. - Self Improvement Through Riding Education
Anthony Busacca
March 18, 2017

Neuropsychological Evaluations
Holly Carlson Zhao, Ph.D.
February 15, 2017

Psychologists in Fort Bend County: Activities, Issues, and Directions
Angela Pfeiffer, Ph.D., Brad Michael, Ph.D., & Orion Mosko, Ph.D.
January 18, 2017

Mentalizing in the Treatment of Emerging Adults
Flynn O'Malley, Ph.D.
November 16, 2016

Pediatric Concussion: What Child Psychologists Need to Know
Pete Stavinoha, Ph.D., ABPP
October 12, 2016

Alcohol and Drug Use in Fort Bend County
Robert Conlon, Ph.D. & Keith Martin, LCDC
August 24, 2016

TPA's Views on the Current State of Psychology and Sunset Legislation
  David White, CAE
Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Give An Hour
T'Liza Kiel, M.D. & Heather DeShone, MSW, LCSW
Wednesday, May 16, 2016

An Overview of Latino Culture: Understanding Values, Histories, and Disparities
Lizette Ojeda, Ph.D.
Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Treatment Opportunities to Supplement Outpatient Psychotherapy
Jennifer Markey, Ph.D.
Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Who Ya Gonna Call? Psychologists in the Texas State Medical Brigade
 Col Robert Morecook, Ph.D.
Lt. Col. J. Ray Hays, Ph.D., J.D.
 Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Excitotoxins: The Crazy Makers
Angela Cool, Ph.D.
Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Expressive Arts: Facilitating Deeper Processing
Hayley Stulmaker, Ph.D., LPC, NCC, RPT
Wednesday, September 19, 2015

Suicide-Specific Psychotherapy
Thomas Ellis, Ph.D., ABPP
Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Disaster Mental Health: Trends and Challenges
Rebecca Hamlin, Ph.D.
Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Risk & Resilience in Adolescents with Self-Destructive Behaviors
Elizabeth W. Newlin, M.D. and Jennifer S. Crawford, Ph.D.
Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Early Childhood Interventions - Who Benefits?
Dana Kelly, Ph.D., Ellen Verrett, Ph.D., Chrystie Quintero, M.S.
Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Sunset Commission, Future of TSBEP, and Your License
David White, CAE
Executive Director, Texas Psychological Association
Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Recently-Approved Psychotropics and In-the-Pipeline Medications for Addiction: Implications for Drug Treatment and Recovery
Valerie U. Oji, PharmD, BCPP and Benson N. Dike, MA, LCDC, AADC
Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Organizational Issues, Legislative Update;
Report from TPA LAS meeting, Networking
Celeste Conlon, Ph.D., and Bob Conlon, Ph.D.
Wednesday, February 18, 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

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

TPA Updates for Psychologists
Megan Mooney, Ph.D. and Marcia Laviage, Ph.D.
May 21, 2014

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

Quickbooks & Streamlining Your Practice 

Veronica Wasek, CPA
March 19, 2014

The HIPAA Omnibus Bill & TB HB 300, Part 1

Michael Ditsky, Ph.D.
February 19, 2014

Health Care Reform and Psychology Practice    

James Bray, Ph.D. 

January 15, 2014

Lessons from Vocational Psychology on Workplace Happiness
Janet Scarborough Civitelli, Ph.D.
October 16, 2013

Encouraging Hope, Engagement, and Well-Being
Among Students in Fort Bend ISD
Bob Conlon, Ph.D.
Director of Student Support Services, FBISD
August 28, 2013

Empowering the Soul in a Diverse Hospital Setting
Craig Butler, Senior Chaplain
Methodist Sugar Land Hospital
April 17, 2013