Mark Stauffer

Education

PhD, Oregon State University; MS, Portland State University; BA, Occidental College

Research Interests

East–West cultural exchange in counselor education, internationalization of counseling, mindfulness applications with couples, mindfulness competency, meditation, LGBT current research, cross-cultural counseling and supervision, men’s mental health and addiction, new fathers, career and parenting, Buddhist psychology

Background

Dr. Stauffer is core faculty member in the Clinical Mental Health Counseling program at Walden University. He specialized in couples, marriage, and family counseling during his graduate work in the Counselor Education program at Portland State University, where he received his master’s degree. He received his doctoral degree from the Oregon State University Department of Teacher and Counselor Education.

As a clinician, Dr. Stauffer has worked in the Portland metro area at crisis centers and other nonprofit organizations with low-income individuals, couples, and families. He has studied and trained in the Zen tradition, and presents locally and nationally on meditation and mindfulness-based therapies in counseling. His research focus has centered on Eastern methods and East–West collaboration. In private practice, Dr. Stauffer worked with couples and families from a family systems perspective.

Dr. Stauffer was a Chi Sigma Iota International fellow and was awarded the American Counseling Association’s Emerging Leaders Training Grant. He recently served as the co-chair of the American Counseling Association International Committee.

He has co-edited several textbooks in the counseling field: Introduction to Group Work (2010); Career Counseling: Foundations, Perspectives, and Applications (2006, 2012);

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