College of Social and Behavioral Sciences
Mark D. Stauffer, PhD, NCC, is a core faculty in the 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 Oregon State University, Department of Teacher and Counselor Education.
As a clinician, Dr. Stauffer has worked in the Portland Metro Area in Oregon at crises centers and other non-profit organizations working 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 interests are focused on Eastern methods, East-West collaboration, and nature interdependence awareness practice/deep ecology. In private practice, Dr. Stauffer worked with couples and families from a family systems and existential-humanistic perspective.
Dr. Stauffer was a Chi Sigma Iota International fellow and was awarded the American Counseling Association’s (ACA) Emerging Leaders Training Grant. He has served as co-chair of the American Counseling Association International Committee and will serve as President of the Association of Humanistic Counseling for the 2018-2019.
In addition to this textbook on Group Counseling with Dr. Capuzzi, Dr. Stauffer has co-edited several other textbooks in the counseling field: Counseling and Psychotherapy: Theories and Interventions (2017); Career Counseling: Foundations, Perspectives, and Applications (2006, 2012), Foundations of Addictions Counseling (2008, 2012, 2016), Foundations of Couples, Marriage and Family Counseling (2015), Foundations of Group Counseling (2017), and Human Growth and Development Across the Life Span: Applications for Counselors (2016).