Matthew Stanford

Matthew S. Stanford’s writings in psychology and neuroscience are inspired by the many questions he has received from people of faith and the real life struggles he has observed as friends and acquaintances have attempted to work through the difficult problems associated with mental illness. Professionally he has worked with a variety of mentally ill and brain-injured individuals, including those with aggression, schizophrenia, personality disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder, stroke, substance dependence and traumatic brain injury. He is the author of the Focus on the Family recommended resource Grace for the Afflicted: A Clinical and Biblical Perspective on Mental Illness (Paternoster, 2008) and The Biology of Sin: Grace, Hope and Healing for Those Who Feel Trapped (Biblica, 2010). A Fellow of the Association for Psychological Science (APS) his research on the interplay between psychology and issues of faith has been featured in such national publications as USA Today and The New York Times, as well as many news websites including Fox, MSNBC, Yahoo and US News & World Report.

Presently he is professor of psychology, neuroscience and biomedical studies at Baylor University where he serves as the director of the doctoral program in psychology.

Most Recent Project: At the Feet of Jesus: Viewing Childhood Mental Disorders Through the Eyes of Faith (publisher pending)