Sharon K. Burrows Conference

Suicide Prevention and Awareness: Fostering Resilience in Children and Adolescents

The annual Sharon K. Burrows Conference is scheduled for Friday, April 22, 2016 from 9 am – 1 pm. This year the plenary speaker is Dr. Matthew Stanford (please see bio below). There will be breakout sessions from 10 – 10:50 and from 11 – 11:50. Lunch will be served at noon. The luncheon speaker is a pastor’s wife who attempted suicide as a teenager. She will share her story of resilience and learning to thrive with the diagnoses of depression and obsessive compulsive disorder. CEUs are available for educators and Licensed Professional Counselors.


Plenary Session: Dr. Stanford

Resilience and Suicidal Ideation in Youth from a Christian Perspective

Matthew S. Stanford, Ph.D. is CEO of the Hope and Healing Center & Institute (HHCI) in Houston, TX and adjunct professor in the Menninger Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Baylor College of Medicine and the Department of Psychology at the University of Houston. His research on the interplay between psychology and issues of faith has been featured by the New York Times, USA T.oday, Fox, MSNBC, Yahoo, and U.S. News & World Report. 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.

View Dr. Standford’s Hope and Healing Center Website.


Conference Fees:

Early Bird Rates (Through 4/15/16)

–          Students – $10
–          Non Students  – $35
–          Non Student Continuing Education for LPCs addition credit – $50

Standard Rates:

–          Student  – $15
–          Non student  – $45
–          Non Student Continuing Education for LPCs addition credit – $ 60

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If you are interested in continuing your studies so that you can address mental health issues such as suicide prevention, please consider one of the following graduate programs in the College of Education and Behavioral Sciences:

With the exception of the MAP-General program, graduates of the aforementioned programs may pursue Texas state licensure as a professional counselor (LPC).

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