Southwestern Region TOPSS Speakers Bureau

Arizona, Arkansas, Kansas, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas

These faculty and other professionals have volunteered to work collaboratively with local teachers via the TOPSS Speaker Bureau. APA does not necessarily endorse or validate these speakers or the content of their talks. The speakers do not necessarily represent the views of APA.

Name Phone Location Specialty Willing to Skype into a high school classroom?*
David Gershaw (623) 556-8487 Arizona Western College (retired)
Sun City West, Ariz.
Nonverbal communication, verbal communication, the art of listening, dealing with conflict and problems, stress and dieting, Prefers in person
Laura G. Lunsford (904) 373-8387 or
(520) 626-3758
University of Arizona
Tucson, Ariz.
Mentoring, leadership, social and interpersonal psychology. Yes
Tracy Ochester (913) 735-5566

Licensed psychologist
Leawood, Kan.

Licensed psychologist; assessment of learning differences such as learning disabilities and ADHD Yes
Derek D. Reed (785) 864-0504

University of Kansas
Lawrence, Kan.

Behavior analysis, behaviorism, and learning. Can speak to various career opportunities in the fields of school psychology, behavior analysis, and autism services Yes
Robert Bartsch (281) 283-3327

University of Houston-Clear
Lake Houston, Texas

Social psychology (stereotypes, helping, social influence, aggression), media and psychology, research methods and statistics No
Yolanda Bruce Brooks (972) 233-2360

Clinical/Consulting Psychologist

Mental health - stress management, relationships, clinical issues (depression); adolescent development; behavioral neuroscience (brain behavior, concussions) concussion. Education; transitioning and parenting issues all within the context and culture of sport. Yes
Jaclyn Grad (713) 834-4185

Olin E. Teague Veterans' Medical Center
Temple, Texas

Primary care psychology, PTSD, anxiety disorders and forensic psychology.
Jennifer Darakjy (915) 490-6047

Seeking full-time employment; being supervised in private practice
El Paso, Texas

Cognitive-behavioral therapy Yes
Troy Moles (412) 266-1820

University of North Texas; PhD in Counseling Psychology graduate student. I am the graduate assistant for the Counseling Psychology program and UNT Center for Sport Psychology and Performance Enhancement
Denton, Texas

Sport Psychology Yes
*Please contact for Skype only if speaker has indicated yes.