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The Role of Faith and Spirituality in Mental Health
October 6, 2015 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
ABOUT THE PROGRAM
People are often surprised to learn that individuals in psychological distress are more likely to go to a clergy member for assistance before a mental health care provider. Positive religious engagement has numerous benefits for individuals struggling with mental health difficulties. However, the role of faith and spirituality in mental health is not a topic that is often discussed. In this presentation, Dr. Stanford will answer the question “What if the mental health and faith communities worked together to serve those in distress by providing a framework for mental health recovery that incorporates faith and spirituality?”
1.5 CEUs will be offered for LCSW, LMFT, and LPC
REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED FOR ALL ATTENDEES PRIOR TO THE EVENT. Check in will begin 15 minutes prior to the program beginning. Due to video filming, late attendees will be asked to view the presentation in the Green Room.
ABOUT THE SPEAKER
Matthew S. Stanford, PhD is CEO of the Hope and Healing Center & Institute (HHCI) in Houston, TX and adjunct professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Baylor College of Medicine and the Department of Psychology at the University of Houston. The New York Times, USA Today, Fox, MSNBC, Yahoo!, and U.S. News & World Report have featured Dr. Stanford’s research on the interplay between psychology and issues of faith. Dr. Stanford is a fellow of the Association for Psychological Science. As director of HHCI he writes, conducts training seminars, and serves individuals living with mental illness and their families. He is the author of two books, Grace for the Afflicted: A Clinical and Biblical Perspective on Mental Illness and The Biology of Sin: Grace, Hope, and Healing for Those Who Feel Trapped.