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Matthew S. Standford

Matthew S. Stanford Professor, Department of Psychology and Neuroscience, Baylor University
E-mail: Matthew_Stanford@baylor.edu
Materials: http://www.mentalhealthgracealliance.org/

Education

1992 Ph.D., Baylor University
1990 M.A., Baylor University
1988 B.S., Baylor University
Full Curriculum Vita

Selected Publications

  • Rogers, E. B., Stanford, M. S. and Garland, D. R. (in press). The effects of mental illness on families within faith communities. Mental Health, Religion and Culture.
  • Stanford, M. S. and Philpott, D. (2011). Baptist senior pastors' knowledge and perceptions of mental illness. Mental Health, Religion and Culture, 14, 281-290.
  • Stanford, M. S. (2010). The Biology of Sin: Grace, Hope and Healing for Those Who Feel Trapped. Colorado Springs: Biblica.
  • Stanford, M. S. (2008). Grace for the Afflicted: A Clinical and Biblical Perspective on Mental Illness. Colorado Springs: Biblica.
  • Stanford, M. S. and McAlister, K. R. (2008). Perceptions of serious mental illness in the local church. Journal of Religion, Disability and Health, 12, 144-153.
  • Stanford, M. S. (2007). Demon or disorder: A survey of attitudes toward mental illness in the Christian church. Mental Health, Religion and Culture, 10, 445-449.
  • Tsang, J. and Stanford, M. S. (2007). Forgiveness for domestic violence: The influence of victim and offender variables. Personality and Individual Differences, 42, 653-664.

Research Interests

  • Psychology and issues of faith
  • Clinical assessment and treatment of impulsive and aggressive behavior

Biography

Matthew Stanford, Ph.D. is professor of psychology, neuroscience and biomedical studies at Baylor University. Professionally he has worked with a variety of mentally ill and brain injured individuals.

He is the author of the Focus on the Family recommended resource, Grace for the Afflicted: A Clinical and Biblical Perspective on Mental Illness (2008) and The Biology of Sin: Grace, Hope and Healing for Those Who Feel Trapped (2011). A fellow of the Association for Psychology Science (APS) his research on the interplay between psychology and faith has been featured nationally on radio talk shows, TV and publications such as USA Today and the New York Times, as well as news websites including Fox, MSNBC, Yahoo and US News & World Report.

He is the co-founder and director of Mental Health Grace Alliance where he continues to write, conduct training seminars and serve those affected by mental illness and their families.

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