Listen to Dr. Stanford's featured podcast on "Think About It," a podcast from HBU, where he discusses the broken mental health system, the biblical and clinical connection to mental health, and his journey to creating Gateway to Hope.
There are many types of “talks” we have with our loved ones, but when is the last time your talk included a conversation on suicidality? With suicide on the rise, it’s time to give this topic a place in our
Join us for an insightful evening on mental health education and awareness. Individuals and families will learn techniques for identifying mental illness, developing safe and effective situational responses, and building a network to quickly connect those in distress with professional
Substances or other high-risk behaviors affect brain development and effects the manner in which addicted individuals parent. This presentation reviews the effects of substance and process addictions, the family roles and rules in an addicted system, and the best methods
A diagnosis of borderline personality disorder not only impacts the individual but also their family and friends. When loved ones understand the disorder and also learn skills to help themselves cope effectively, the prognosis is improved. In this presentation we
There is no doubt that navigating the waters of ethical responsibilities in your place of work or practice can seem tricky and sometimes daunting. By being proactive, addressing potential conflicts, and discussing them with colleagues, we can avoid the sticky
During this presentation, Dr. Fowler will discuss assessment for suicide risk, reviewing documentation, and levels of treatment. This training will also explore safety planning and ethical obligations.
This presentation will address research findings which suggest that suicide attempts are prompted by a sense of hopelessness and the experience of intolerable pain. Strategies for transforming pain into hope will be explored and include the pros and cons of
The majority of treatment failures have been shown to be due to an undiagnosed underlying personality disorder. Treatment of personality disorders has been more thoroughly researched than ever before. One proposed way of looking at trans-diagnostic treatments is through the
In the wilderness we will find the “way”. How do we transform through loss and grief to healing and hope? Grief is often experienced as a wilderness of searching for the promised life and healing. This seminar will explore the
Have you ever wondered why your teen makes the decisions they do? This presentation outlines how brain development and stress in teens play a major role in the behaviors we see in our children as they grow and develop. Dr.
This presentation will provide an overview of trauma and grief in children and teens, as well as mental health issues seen in children following Hurricane Harvey. The presentation will also explore mental health resources available for children/teens experiencing difficulties related
Everyone experiences anxiety or stress at some point in their life, whether at work or when dealing with a major life event. However, for someone living with an anxiety disorder it can become so intense and overwhelming that it begins
Depression is an illness that has wide reaching implications for cost, lost productivity and its impact on overall physical health. This talk covers the prevalence, comorbidities, diagnosis, and treatment of depression. The societal impact and barriers to treatment is also
Join us to learn more about Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) and the difficulties in managing emotions for those who have the disorder or other issues with coping with emotions. Dr. Hall, along with an individual in recovery, will discuss the
When we face loss, when we experience the wilderness of grief, how do we make it through? This seminar will explore the human dilemma when we experience dramatic changes, losses and subtle teaspoon by teaspoon losses. Whether that is divorce,
This presentation teaches participants how substances and other high-risk behaviors affect adolescent brain development. Dr. Collier will focus on new marijuana concentrates and vaping trends that are on the rise globally. Special attention will be paid to teaching participants how
There are a number of initiatives aimed at educating and encouraging Americans to engage in advanced care planning, yet most of these programs fail to meet their stated goals. In this presentation we will explore the history behind these programs,
The goal of the Heartsync model is to release trauma, false beliefs and unresolved conflict and to receive truth and a new role assignment from God. Once these parts of the heart — Function, Guardian and Emotion — resolve their
What happens after a human traffic victim is rescued? Discover the healing approaches to complex trauma recovery for sex traffic survivors by Shield Bearer, a Houston counseling ministry. Gain a greater understanding of the affects of complex trauma and how
In his new theory of suicidal behavior, Dr. Thomas Joiner proposes three factors that mark teens most at risk of death: the feeling of being a burden on loved ones; the sense of isolation; and, perhaps chillingly, the learned ability
This accessible and motivating presentation will discuss the latest research in Alzheimer’s disease, including updates from the most recent Alzheimer’s Association International Conference. Dr. Julie Kutac will address the current understanding of Alzheimer’s risk, early disease detection and diagnosis. She
There has been a lot of information in the news about Medicare and Medicaid. What is the difference between these two programs, and how do they affect those of us who are aging? Dr. Peggy Determeyer, McGee Fellow in Bioethics
During the 85th Legislative Session, several bills were passed that expanded mental health treatment and jail diversion capacity for individuals with mental health needs. This presentation will provide an overview of the impact of this legislation on the criminal justice