Fort Worth Area
Psychological Association

Events/Professional Development

Upcoming events

    • 10 Jul 2015
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, 3200 Darnell Street

         Mindful Attention:  
    The Psychology of Possibility 
    Applied to the Art of Diagnosis


    Carol Stalcup, Ph.D.

    For more than 20 years, Yale, Harvard and other major medical schools have offered students training in how to look at art as a means to improve their diagnostic skills.  The medical students also learn to challenge their assumptions and perceptual biases by hearing how others perceive and interpret the visual “data”.  In this experiential FWAPA presentation, participants will view works of art with a close eye for detail and nuance, create a “backstory” for the art, and discuss with other psychologists different ways of interpreting what is seen. 

    The large group discussion will intersect with Ellen Langer’s “psychology of possibility” as described in her book Counterclockwise.  The psychology of possibility cracks open the illusions of certainty in communication as well as in diagnostic terms and probabilities. This opening of perspectives leads to more freedom for us and for our clients, to see what might be possible.

    Participants will

    • 1)    explore the power of “priming”, language as a placebo, and other means of setting expectations regarding the course of therapy, as established in the diagnostic interview
    • 2)   identify and consider verbal and nonverbal information- gathering and choices in the diagnostic process
    • 3)   learn about specific research regarding mindful approaches to wellness, including the seminal study on aging “counterclockwise”

    Past events

    18 Jun 2015 FWAPA Volunteers at Tarrant Area Food Bank
    12 Jun 2015 Individualizing Treatment of Substance Use Disorders Based on Neuropsychological Assessment
    08 May 2015 Relationship Therapy: The New ERA of Intimacy
    16 Apr 2015 Therapy and Medication Treatment of Paraphilia by Thomas Burdenski, Ph.D. and Jordan Yee, M.D.
    10 Apr 2015 Cultural Competency: Experiencing Diversity
    19 Mar 2015 FWAPA Volunteers at Tarrant Area Food Bank
    12 Mar 2015 2015 Legislative Day in Austin
    18 Feb 2015 Legislative Discussion Group Regarding Proposition 2 and HB 623
    13 Feb 2015 Childhood Attachment and Adult Mental Health
    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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