Fort Worth Area
Psychological Association

Events/Professional Development

Upcoming events

    • 13 Feb 2015
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Room 109-111 of Medical Education and Training Building on the UNTHSC Campus. This is building 13 on the campus map. Parking Lot 19 and 14.

          Childhood Attachment and Adult Mental Health
        Thomas Burdenski, Ph.D.
    Associate Professor, Psychology & Counseling
    Tarleton State University Southwest Metroplex


    FWAPA is delighted to have Dr. Burdenski present a workshop on how childhood attachment styles affect future adult mental health. He plans to achieve the following objectives:
    1. Clarify between the secure, anxious, avoidant, and mixed childhood attachment styles identified by Bowlby and Ainsworth.
    2. Explain how the avoidant childhood attachment style tends to morph into avoidance and how the anxious style tends to morph into a pursuing style in adulthood.
    3. Define the withdrawing and pursuing cycle in which highly distressed couples typically engage.
    4. Distinguish between primary and secondary emotional responses and how engaging in each tends to either escalate or de-escalate emotional distress in intimate relationships.
    • 18 Feb 2015
    • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • UNTHSC, Medical Education and Training Building, Room 125S

    FWAPA will be hosting a moderated discussion group regarding the legislative issue of same-sex marriage in Texas.

    TPA has signed an amicus brief to be submitted in favor of same-sex marriage.

    As psychologists, the decision made by the legislature will affect the lives of some of our clients.

    This discussion group will provide 1 hour of Professional Development related to cultural diversity.  It is intended to provide the following objectives:

    1.  Inform psychologists about a current legislative issue that may be relevant to their clients.

    2.  Allow psychologists to understand the same-sex marriage issue from varying perspectives.

    3.  Offer an opportunity for psychologists to consider advocacy during the Texas Legislative Day on March 12, 2015.

    • 12 Mar 2015
    • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Texas Capitol Building, Austin, Texas

    Psychologists, mark your calendars! 

    TPA's 2015 Legislative Day has been set for Thursday, March 12, 2015.

    Join us in Austin at the Capitol as we raise awareness among our legislators about important issues affecting mental health and the practice and profession of psychology. 

    FWAPA members are planning to carpool from Fort Worth to Austin.  

    More information coming!

Past events

09 Jan 2015 Preparing Your Practice for Your Departure
05 Dec 2014 Holiday Party
13 Nov 2014 TPA 2014 Annual Convention
16 Oct 2014 FWAPA Volunteers at Tarrant Area Food Bank
10 Oct 2014 FWAPA's Annual Business Meeting
03 Oct 2014 "Ways of Seeing" Gallery Opening Night
19 Sep 2014 Speed Mentoring
12 Sep 2014 FWAPA Monthly Executive Committee Meeting
12 Sep 2014 The Care of Residents in a skilled nursing facility
06 Sep 2014 Run for Life!
17 Jul 2014 FWAPA Volunteers at Tarrant Area Food Bank
11 Jul 2014 Introduction to Collaborative/Therapeutic Assessment
13 Jun 2014 FWAPA Monthly Executive Committee Meeting
13 Jun 2014 DSM 5... with Tom Burdenski, PhD
09 May 2014 FWAPA Monthly Executive Committee Meeting
09 May 2014 A New Comprehensive Approach for Alcohol and Drug Addiction Treatment, with Harold C. Urshel, III, M.D.
17 Apr 2014 FWAPA Volunteers at Tarrant Area Food Bank
11 Apr 2014 FWAPA Monthly Executive Committee Meeting
11 Apr 2014 Cultural Perspectives: An interactive approach to identifying and addressing biases
08 Apr 2014 "Neuropsychiatric Symptoms of Alzheimer's Disease" by James Hall, Ph.D., UNTHSC
14 Mar 2014 FWAPA Monthly Executive Committee Meeting
16 Feb 2014 FWAPA T-SHIRTS
14 Feb 2014 FWAPA Monthly Executive Committee Meeting
14 Feb 2014 "An Expanded View of Informed Consent" with Michael C. Gottlieb, PhD, ABPP
11 Feb 2014 "Predicting imminent risk of suicide: The state of the science" by Cynthia Claassen, PhD, UNTHSC
10 Jan 2014 FWAPA Monthly Executive Committee Meeting
13 Dec 2013 Holiday Party
08 Nov 2013 FWAPA Annual Business Meeting
13 Sep 2013 Internal Family Systems Therapy: An Experiential Introduction by Tom Burdenski, PhD
14 Jun 2013 "Current Perspectives on Treating PTSD in Veterans" by Dr's Duane Purcell, Tara Saia-Lewis, Jan Bennett, and Daphne Fatter
10 May 2013 "Where Law and Psychology Bump Heads: Lawyers are as Afraid of You as You are of Them" by Dr. Michael J Flynn, JD, PhD
08 Feb 2013 Understanding and Managing ADHD & Comorbid Disorders
14 Dec 2012 FWAPA Holiday Affair - A Night at the Museum
09 Nov 2012 FWAPA Annual Business Meeting
18 Oct 2012 Joint CEU Event with Tarrant County Psychiatrists
14 Sep 2012 There is More: The Art and Science of Flourishing - Practice Applications
08 Jun 2012 The Narcissism of Kings : Nero, Henry VIII, and Napoleon
09 Mar 2012 Psychodynamic Psychotherapy: Therapeutic technique, theory and application in individual and couples therapy
13 Jan 2012 Ethics in the Final Hours: End of Life Issues in Psychological Treatment of Terminally Ill Patients
02 Dec 2011 FWAPA Holiday Affair - A Night at the Museum
11 Nov 2011 FWAPA Annual Meeting

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