Mark Stauffer

Core Faculty
College of Social and Behavioral Health
School of Counseling
M.S. Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Mark D. Stauffer, PhD, NCC, has been a core faculty member in the mental health counseling program at Walden University since 2011. As a clinician, Dr. Stauffer has worked in the Portland Metro Area in Oregon with low income individuals, couples and families, homeless adults, and youth. He is Lay Dharma teacher in the Soto Zen tradition and part of the Lay Zen Teachers Association. He presents on meditation and mindfulness in counseling. He has served as President of the Association of Humanistic Counseling (AHC, 2018-2019) as well as co-chair of the American Counseling Association International Committee, ACA’s climate change taskforce, and Chair of the ACES Financial Investment committee. Dr. Stauffer was a Chi Sigma Iota International fellow and received the AHC's Humanistic Leadership Award (2020).
Dr. Stauffer has co-edited several textbooks in the counseling field: Group Counseling (2019) Counseling and Psychotherapy: Theories and Interventions (2017, 2021); Career Counseling: Foundations, Perspectives, and Applications (2006, 2012), Foundations of Addictions Counseling (2008, 2012, 2016, 2019, in press), Foundations of Couples, Marriage and Family Counseling (2015, 2020), Foundations of Group Counseling (2017), and Human Growth and Development Across the Life Span: Applications for Counselors (2016).

Courses Taught

COUN 6722 - Counseling and Psychotherapy Theories

COUN 6336 - Crises, Trauma, and Disaster Response


MS, Portland State University

PhD, Oregon State University

Public Service

Columbia Grange, Other - Corbett

Awards / Honors

Humanistic Leadership Award, Association of Humanistic Counseling, 2020


Capuzzi, T. D., Stauffer, M. (2015). Foundations of Addictions Counseling.

Capuzzi, T. D., Stauffer, M. (2016). Counseling and psychotherapy: Theories and interventions.

Capuzzi, T. D., Stauffer, M. (2015). Foundations of Couples, Marriage, and Family Counseling.

Capuzzi, T. D., Stauffer, M. (2016). Human development across the life span: Implications for counselors.

Capuzzi, T. D., Stauffer, M. (2019). Foundations of Group Counseling.


Stauffer, M. (2019). Many Facets of Grief. American Counseling Association

Stauffer, M., Capuzzi, T. D. (2017). Mindfulness Practices for Children. American Counseling Association