We welcome Matthew S. Stanford. PhD, the new Director of The Hope and Healing Center & Institute, as our special guest speaker at the morning services. He will be signing [...]
We welcome Matthew S. Stanford. PhD, the new Director of The Hope and Healing Center & Institute, as our special guest speaker at the morning services. He will be signing copies of his book Grace for the Afflicted after the 9 a.m. and 11:15 a.m. services.
About Matthew S. Stanford, PhD
Dr. Stanford has been named the new Director of The Hope and Healing Center & Institute following the departure of founding Executive Director Scott F. Basinger, PhD. He will begin serving in his new position in January 2015. Matthew’s academic positions include most recently working as a Professor in the Department of Psychology and Neuroscience at Baylor University. Prior positions include Associate Professor and Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of New Orleans. He currently serves as the mental health section editor for the Journal of Family and Community Ministries, on the editorial board and special issue editor for Behavioral Sciences and the Law, and special issue editor for Perspectives on Science and Christian Faith. Matthew also is an ad hoc reviewer for numerous journals, has been awarded both federal and private foundation grants, and has presented extensively for more than 25 years. He has more than 80 publications to his credit as well as numerous book chapters and two books, The Biology of Sin: Grace, Hope and Healing for Those Who Feel Trapped and Grace for the Afflicted: A Clinical and Biblical Perspective on Mental Illness. Matthew holds a BS in Psychology, MA in Experimental Psychology and PhD in Behavioral Neuroscience (minor in Statistics) from Baylor University, and he completed a post-doctoral fellowship at The University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston. He is a member of the American Psychological Association and a Fellow of the Association for Psychological Science. Matthew grew up in Pearland and graduated from Pearland High School. He and Julie, his wife of 24 years, have four children, Phoebe (18), Caleb (16), Luke (13) and Joshua (8).
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