Fort Worth Area
Psychological Association

Events/Professional Development

Upcoming events

    • 06 Sep 2014
    • 7:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • 2401 University Dr (Trinity Park Arts Pavilion) Fort Worth TX 76107

    FWAPA is proud to be a partner with 
    Mental Health America of Tarrant County  (formerly Mental Health Association of Tarrant County)  

     and sponsor of the
    Annual 5K Run for Life! 
    Saturday, September 6, 2014
    Suicide Awareness Coalition of Tarrant County's LOSS Team

    The Suicide Awareness Coalition of Tarrant County is committed to leading the community in suicide outreach, education, and prevention. About 2,350 people die by suicide each year in Texas. In Tarrant County alone, about 170 suicides occur annually. Fourteen of these deaths are children and adolescents.  For every suicide, more than six people are left to grieve for their loved ones. The LOSS Team (Local Outreach to Suicide Survivors) is a group of volunteers who immediately assist people who lost a loved one by suicide, providing support and resources for further coping. 

    $25.00 early bird registration (to August 23rd) 
    $35.00 thereafter 
    7:00 am  Onsite race day registration and packet pick-up
    8:00 am  1K Fun Run 
    8:30 am  5K Run/Walk 

    Bring friends and family and join other FWAPA walkers and runners to support this great community program!  


    See you at the race!

    • 12 Sep 2014
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Room 124N of Medical Education and Training Building on the UNTHSC Campus. This is building 13 on the campus map. Parking Lot 19 and 14.

          Erica Crawford, Psy.D. (Licensed Psychologist, Supportive Care)
    Laurel L. Strahan, Ph.D. (Senior Clinical Associate, Supportive Care)
      Brynn Obermeier, LMSW (Director of Social Services, Park View Care Center)
    Special Thanks to Supportive Care and Gideon Posner (Director of Operations)
    for sponsoring this event!
    ***The professionals at Support Care are presenting for two hours and Dr. Frol will lead a discussion regarding billing issues for one hour.

    FWAPA is delighted to have representatives from Supportive Care to present on skilled nursing and rehabilitation, in addition to Dr. Frol who will serve as a discussion facilitator regarding billing issues.  Our guests from Supportive Care plan to achieve the following objectives:

    1. Develop an understanding of the dynamics of Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Facility.

    2. Learn about the resident population and some common conditions and disorders found in the population

    3. Discover some of the benefits and challenges of working with a multi-disciplinary team.

    4. Understand Confidentiality and boundary issues faced in a nursing home environment.

    5. Identify some differences between working in a Skilled Nursing Facility, Private Practice and other areas of practice




    • 12 Sep 2014
    • 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM (CDT)
    • UNTHSC

    FWAPA Monthly Executive Committee Meeting

    Members are welcome!

    • 19 Sep 2014
    • 12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
    • room to be announced on the UNTHSC Campus. Use parking Lot 19 and 14.


    It's time for Speed Mentoring!

    WHEN:  Friday, Sept 19, 2014, 12:30 pm to 3:30 pm

    WHERE: University of North Texas Health Science Center
                    (specific room pending)

    WHAT:  You’ve heard of speed dating – dozens of people looking for the right match, cycling through short conversations to quickly sort out potential future partners from potential romantic “duds." Now, rather than meeting a potential love interest, you are meeting potential mentors, colleagues and sources of information to help you make the most of you prospective career as a psychologist.  That's speed mentoring, FWAPA style!

    We’ll get started at 12:30 with lunch, a welcome and instructions about the process, then we’ll start the speed mentoring.  You will sit across from a practicing psychologist for 5 minutes, and will have a chance to ask any questions you may have about that psychologist's career.  The time limits are important.  After 5 minutes, a bell will ring and everyone will quickly move on to the next mentor   After 5 minutes, a bell will ring and everyone will quickly move on to the next mentor so that everyone gets around the table. 

    The purpose of speed mentoring is to provide a quick hit of information in the form of a discussion about careers in psychology.   You will have the chance to query practicing psychologists from a variety of specialties and work settings.  Students have found it helpful to have a few specific questions for the mentors, such as:

      If you could give one piece of advice to a new graduate, what would it be? 

     What was instrumental in finding your first professional job?

     Why did you chose your specialty or work setting?  What do you enjoy most about what you do?

     What specific skills should I develop or seek experience in?  

    In the past, we have had psychologists from an array of settings, such as school districts, prisons, elder care facilities, veterans’ hospitals, children’s’ hospitals, psychiatric hospitals, private clinical practices, private counseling practices, private neuropsychology practices, private industrial consulting, university psychology departments and counseling centers, and research settings.  We had a wonderful response from the graduate student mentees and the mentoring psychologists who participated.  

    If you plan to participate, please register or RSVP by September 10th.

    Hope to see you there!

    • 10 Oct 2014
    • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM (CDT)
    • MHA of Tarrant Co. 3136 West 4th Street, Fort Worth, TX 76107

    FWAPA Monthly Executive Committee Meeting

    Members are welcome!

    • 16 Oct 2014
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Tarrant Area Food Bank, 2600 Cullen St, Ft Worth, TX 76107

    FWAPA is proud to be a Tarrant Area Food Bank Partner! 

    FWAPA volunteers will work from 6 to 9 pm in the quality control area, ensuring safe and quality food is distributed to partner hunger-relief charities.  

    Bring family and friends (at least age 16) and wear your FWAPA t-shirt if you have one! 

    • 13 Nov 2014
    • 8:00 AM
    • 15 Nov 2014
    • 5:00 PM
    • Westin Galleria Dallas 13340 Dallas Parkway Dallas, TX 75240
    Texas Psychological Association
    2014 Annual Convention
    at the Westin Galleria

    register at

Past events

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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