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Spotlight Member of the Month 2014
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Our most recent Member Spotlight:
Ken Waldman, Ph.D.

Read about Dr. Waldman


January 2014

Theresa Marie Fernandez, M.A. is a fifth year doctoral student in clinical psychology program (Psy.D.),

Forensic concentration at the Illinois School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University, Chicago campus.

She is the current campus representative for both the American Psychological Association and Illinois

Psychological Association of Graduate Students (APAGS/IPAGS). As a Fort Worth native, Terri looks forward to establishing herself as a professional in the Texas psychological community and is a proud member of the Texas Psychological

Association. Her primary clinical interests include forensic evaluations,
culturally-informed integrative psychotherapy,

substance abuse, and community mental health. Clinical training experiences have included working within a state

psychiatric hospital, substance abuse treatment center, and currently a juvenile detention center. Terri is in the process of applying to internships nationwide and is actively practicing self-care during this exciting and anxiety-provoking time.


March 2014

Stephanie Chapman is a Canadian ex-pat who received her Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from University of Houston in 2011; she recently completed fellowship at Texas Children's Hospital.

Currently Dr. Chapman is employed as an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics within Baylor College of Medicine and spends her days working as a Psychologist and Behavioral Health Clinical Team Lead at the Houston-based Texas Children's Health Plan Center for Women and Children. The Center for Children and Women is a family-medical home with the mission of providing holistic and culturally sensitive health-care services to historically under-served pediatric and obstetric populations. In her work Dr. Chapman provides bilingual (English/Spanish) consult, diagnostic and therapy services within an integrated interdisciplinary team represented by physicians, nurse practitioners, health educators, pharmacists, social workers and dieticians. Dr. Chapman has also been an adjunct faculty member within Houston Community College for several years and is a strong advocate for community college services. She and her husband have two sons - in their down time they enjoy mountain-biking the trails in Houston's Memorial park and in surfing Galveston's easy breaks.


Dr. Chapman is grateful for the chance she has had to train throughout her doctoral program at the excellent clinical sites that Houston's medical center and public school system offer. She hopes to spend her career serving Texan communities by promoting the integration of bilingual behavioral health services within primary care settings in order to make needed mental health services available to all.


May 2014

Robert D. Morgan completed his Ph.D. in counseling psychology at Oklahoma State University (1999) and a postdoctoral fellowship in forensic psychology in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Missouri-Kansas City and the Missouri Department of Mental Health (2000). He joined the faculty at Texas Tech University in 2000 where he is currently the John G. Skelton, Jr. Regents Endowed Professor in Psychology and Director of the Institute for Forensic Science. In addition to his work at TTU, he was also Associate Director/Director of Forensic Services at Lubbock Regional Mental Health Mental Retardation services from 2002-2012.

Dr. Morgan’s research and scholarly activities include treatment and assessment of justice involved persons with mental illness, forensic mental health assessment, and professional development and training issues. His research has been funded by the National Institute of Mental Health and the National Institute of Justice. He has authored or co-authored over 55 peer reviewed publications as well as three books: Careers in psychology: Opportunities in a changing world (3rd ed.), Life after graduate school in psychology: Insider's advice from new psychologists, and Clinician’s Guide to Violence Risk Assessment. He has provided forensic mental health services for state courts in Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma, and Texas, and consults with various private and public sector criminal justice agencies.


July 2014

Ken Waldman, Ph.D., has been a member of TPA since before he earned his doctorate in Counseling Psychology at the University of Texas-Austin in 1975. He previously obtained a Master's degree in Clinical Psychology at Washington University in Saint Louis.  Dr. Waldman is also a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and specializes in all types of couples/relationship issues.  During his career, he spent a total of 36 years in university counseling centers.  After working as a Psychologist and Assistant Director on the UT-San Antonio campus, he transferred to the University of Houston, where he served as the Training Director and later as the Director of the UH Counseling and Psychological Services Center.  He retired from this position in 2008 and went into private practice.

Dr. Waldman has given the Orals Exam for TSBEP several times and once assisted with local arrangements for a TPA convention in San Antonio.  He has presented at TPA on several occasions and has appeared on TV, in print, and on the radio, often discussing topics related to his clinical interest in couples counseling.

Both Ken and his wife of 28 years, Dr. Karen Waldman, currently work out of the offices of Chuck Gray, Ph.D., and Associates, a small private practice group located in SW Houston.  In addition, Ken conducts assessments of Veterans for service-connected disabilities.

In his spare time, Ken plays a decent game of tennis and enjoys reading, watching his favorite sports teams, and going to musicals/live theater with his wife.  They especially treasure time with family and friends, traveling together, and visiting their four fabulous children and soon-to-be nine wonderfully energizing grandchildren.  Ken and Karen are hoping to soon publish their book entitled Worth Fighting For: Self-Help for Couples.


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