These are news announcements related to the Hope and Healing Institute.

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The Last Day by Peggy Determeyer, PhD, McGee Fellow

September 8th, 2016

When I started my journey as a hospital chaplain, we had a seminar with a palliative care physician, who manages the pain and symptoms of serious illnesses.  She started the day by handing out paper and drawing implements.  She asked us to consider our last day: being told that we had less than twenty-four hours to live, how did we want to spend that time? …

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The Hope and Healing Center & Institute Appoints Peggy Determeyer, PhD as the William K. McGee Fellow in Bioethics and Aging

August 26th, 2016

Houston, TX – Peggy Determeyer, PhD, is the new Hope and Healing Center & Institute Fellow for the William K. McGee Fellowship in Bioethics and Aging. Peggy began her new position on August 15, 2016. A retired board-certified chaplain, Dr. Peggy Determeyer received her PhD in the Medical Humanities with a concentration in Health Care Ethics and Policy from the Institute for the Medical Humanities at the…

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Open Fellowship Position – Hope and Healing Center & Institute

July 21st, 2016

Lumpkins Fellowship in Serious Mental Illness Treatment and Recovery Hope and Healing Institute, Houston, TX The Hope and Healing Institute (Houston, TX) invites applications for the Lumpkins Fellowship in Mental Health Treatment and Recovery. The Lumpkins Fellow will be part of a two year research project to study, catalog and assess the best programs and facilities treating mental illness in the US. The objectives of…

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Rethinking Mental Healthcare Article – By Matthew S. Stanford, PhD Published in Christian Counseling Today

January 7th, 2016

Rethinking Mental Healthcare – How the Church Can Transform A Broken System, By Matthew S. Stanford, PhD Published in Christian Counseling Today, Vol 21, No. 2  

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Matthew S. Stanford- Keynote Speaker – Out of Exile Interfaith Conference – Nov. 19, 2015

November 10th, 2015

Register Here – Out of Exile Interfaith Conference A conference focused on providing the information, ideas and inspiration faith communities need to engage & provide support to persons who are isolated by mental health disorders THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 2015 | 9 – 4:30 PM Temple Beth Shalom | 7300 Hart Lane on the Jewish Community Center campus $20 person | Scholarships available Click here to…

The John S. Dunn Foundation Awards the Hope and Healing Center & Institute Funding For A Clergy Training Program.

November 2nd, 2015

Press Release – November 2, 2015 Houston, TX – The Hope and Healing Center & Institute (HHCI) has received a grant of $86,300 from the John S. Dunn Foundation to support the development and initial implementation of a clergy training program on mental and behavioral health over the next year. “Individuals in psychological distress are more likely to contact a clergy member before a mental…

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Hope and Healing Institute Fellow, Rev. Amy Bezecny Was Awarded a Grant From the Houston Endowment For A New and Innovative Adoption/Foster Care

August 10th, 2015

Houston, TX – Rev. Amy Bezecny, Hope and Healing Institute Fellow in Adoptive and Foster Care Parenting received a $200,000 grant from the Houston Endowment for the initiation and implementation of a new and innovative adoption/foster care program over the next two years. “Amy has developed a truly unique and comprehensive approach to adoption / foster care education and parental support, said Matthew Stanford, PhD,…

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Rev. Dr. Lorna Bradley, Hope and Healing Institute Fellow, Releases New Book Special Needs Parenting: From Coping to Thriving

April 10th, 2015

Houston, TX – Rev. Dr. Lorna Bradley, Fellow at the Hope and Healing Institute released a new book Special Needs Parenting: From Coping to Thriving. The book offers emotional and spiritual resources for families on the journey of special needs parenting. “Raising children with special needs creates unique challenges for parents and, at times, can leave them feeling overwhelmed.  My book focuses on equipping parents…

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The Hope and Healing Center & Institute Appoints Matthew Stanford, Ph. D as CEO/ Executive Director

January 6th, 2015

Houston, TX – Matthew S. Stanford, Ph. D, is the new Hope and Healing Center & Institute CEO following the retirement of Founding Executive Director Scott F. Basinger, Ph. D. Matthew began his new position on January 5, 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…