Mark D. Stauffer PhD

Core Faculty, Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Walden University

Mark D. Stauffer specialized in couples, marriage, and family counseling at Portland State University and in Counselor Education and Supervision at Oregon State University. He has worked in the Portland Metro Area in Oregon at crises centers and other non-profit organizations working with individuals, couples and families, often with homeless and at-risk populations. Dr. Stauffer has taught courses at the associate, bachelor, masters, and doctoral levels of higher education in the realm of mental health, counseling, counselor education, and supervision . This includes individual and group supervision, as well as online and face-to-face supervision of students for practicum and internship in mental health counseling, school counseling, and doctoral level counselor education and supervision. Along with instruction, he has experience in curriculum and program evaluation and has held central roles in both CACREP and NCATE accreditation processes.. Dr. Stauffer was a Chi Sigma Iota International Leaders in Counselor Education Fellow and was also awarded the Emerging Leaders Training Grant by the American Counseling Association. He has also co-edited four textbooks: Introduction to Group Work (2006, 2010); Career Counseling: Foundations, Perspectives, and Applications (2006, 2012); Foundations of Addictions Counseling (2008, 2011, 2015), and Foundations of Couples, Marriage and Family Therapy (2015). Dr. Stauffer presents nationally on mindfulness and meditation.