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The Intersection of Faith and Mental Health – Empirical Research and Untapped Potential
January 8 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pmFree
ABOUT THE PROGRAM
This program will provide a brief overview of the extant empirical research on the ways in which faith can impact mental health symptoms and coping, and highlight some potential ideas for ethically integrating faith and faith communities in the context of mental health treatment to bolster positive coping strategies and improve mental health and well-being.
REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED FOR ALL ATTENDEES PRIOR TO THE EVENT
Check in will begin 15 minutes prior to the program beginning. Due to video filming, late attendees will be asked to view the presentation in the Green Room.
PARKING AND BUILDING LOCATION
The best way to locate our building is to search 5025 Riverway Drive, Houston TX 77056 in your GPS and it should take you to the corner adjacent to our building.
Due to ongoing construction in our area, please refer to our Designated Program Parking Areas map for directions on where to park. Designated parking areas will be highlighted in blue. Please do not park in the areas highlighted in red.
ABOUT THE SPEAKER
Danielle E. Parrish, PhD, Associate Professor, Diana R. Garland School of Social Work, Baylor University (Houston Campus)
Dr. Parrish is an Associate Professor with the Diana R. Garland School of Social Work at Baylor University’s Houston Graduate Campus. Her interests coalesce around developing and testing efficient, meaningful and culturally sensitive interventions that translate more easily to real-world practice settings. To this end, her research and scholarship have focused on intervention development and evaluation with adolescents in juvenile justice and mental health settings, women in primary care settings, children in preschool settings and adults and families impacted by housing instability or chronic homelessness. Another major aim of her work focuses on educating social workers and allied helping professions on evidence-based practice and the use of implementation science to guide the adoption, implementation and evaluation of empirically supported interventions.
She has published over 50 manuscripts and book chapters, and her research has been supported by the National Institutes of Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the Health Resources and Services Administration. She currently works as a Research Scientist with SEARCH Homeless Services in Houston, Texas. She is also affiliated faculty with the Health Behavior Research and Training Institute at the University of Texas at Austin. Dr. Parrish is currently the Associate Editor of the Journal of Social Work Education and a Fellow of the Society for Social Work and Research. Prior to her academic work, Dr. Parrish worked as a mental health clinician in a public health setting with children, adolescents and their families in juvenile justice, child protective services, and infant mental health. Dr. Parrish teaches in the MSW program at the GSSW Houston campus, and in the GSSW’s online PhD program. Teaching and mentoring students brings her great joy, both in and out of the classroom. She lives in Pearland, Texas with her husband of 20 years and 13 year old daughter, Zoe.