Fort Worth Area
Psychological Association
       FWAPA

Executive Committee 2017 

Past PRESIDENT
 
April Wiechmann, Ph.D.
 
Dr. April Wiechmann is a Clinical Neuropsychologist at the University of North Texas Health Science Center and is the Director of the Neuropsychology Clinic and Director of the Memory Disorders Clinic. She also teaches year first and second year medical students. Dr. Wiechmann graduated from the consortium program between UNT and UNTHSC in Clinical Health Psychology and Behavioral Medicine. She completed her Postdoctoral training in Neuropsychology at the UT Southwestern Medical Center of Dallas. She has been licensed in Texas and Arizona since 2012, and she is certified by the National Register of Health Services Providers in Psychology.

Elle Lockart, Ph.D.

PRESIDENT

Dr. Elle Lockart is a Medical Psychologist in private practice and consultant to Clarity Neuropsychology and Baylor Institute of Rehabilitation in Fort Worth. She specializes in treating chronic medical and neurological conditions. Previously, she worked at BSW All Saints Mediccal Center where she consulted to the cardiopulmonary rehabilitation group, transplant clinics, and oncology teams, including the Adolescent Young Adult Cancer Unit, a community wide coalition dedicated to this unique population.

Dr. Lockart earned her Ph.D. from the University of North Texas’ Behavioral Medicine / Health Psychology program, with an emphasis in chronic diseases. She completed her internship and post-doctoral training in Provo, UT and with the Bureau of Prisons. She has been licensed in Texas since 1998. 

President-Elect

Susan Franks, PhD.

Susan Franks, PhD, ABPP is a board certified Clinical Health Psychologist and tenured Associate Professor of Family Medicine and Psychiatry at the University of North Texas Health Science Center and Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine in Fort Worth, where she is currently in her 26th year.  She received her PhD in Clinical Health Psychology and Behavioral Medicine in 1992 from UNT- Denton, and completed her internship and post-doctoral fellowship at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston with a specific emphasis on behavioral management of health and disease.

At TCOM, she is the primary developer of the Humanistic Curriculum, the Course Director of Clinical Communication Skills for first year medical students, the Co-Course Director of Medical Practice/Clinical Integration for second year medical students, and the Co-Director of Emotional Intelligence Development and Training for UNTHSC programs. She is involved in the Medical City Fort Worth/UNTHSC Family Medicine Residency program where she trains Family Medicine residents in communication skills and in the integration of behavioral medicine in family practice. She also directs the behavioral medicine didactic curriculum and co-facilitates Balint Group for the residency program. She has numerous publications and presentations in the area of obesity and appetite regulation, and recently has begun investigating emotional intelligence in medical students.


SECRETARY  
 
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TREASURER

Kathleen Cantrell, PhD.

Dr. Kathleen Cantrell is a Licensed Psychologist at Cook Children's Medical Center where she works with children and adolescents.  Her primary role is psychological testing and therapy.  Dr. Cantrell earned her Bachelor's Degrees in Psychology and Sociology from Stetson University in Florida.  She immediately pursued her Master's Degree in Counseling Psychology from the University of Kentucky.  

After taking six years to work as a Career Counselor/Trainer, she returned to school at the University of Denver to complete her doctorate in Counseling Psychology.  At that time, her focus was Industrial/Organizational Psychology.  When her first son was born with significant disabilities, life took a dramatic shift.  Following her Pre-Doctoral Internship at the Texas Woman's University Counseling Center, she took time off to work with her son.  With the focus of wanting to help others, she became involved with The Arc of Greater Tarrant County as a parent leader with the Our Special Children parent group.  She was then voted onto the Board of Directors, and in 2004, became the Executive Director of the Arc.  She remained in that position until she left to complete her dissertation which was completely revamped to focus on Mothers of Children with Intellectual Disabilities.  Following her graduation in 2007, she became a Post-Doctoral Fellow at Cook Children's Medical Center.  This position evolved into a full-time Licensed Psychologist position.  She has been working with Cook for over 10 years.


 










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