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Mark Stanton, Ph.D., ABPP

Mark Stanton, PhD, ABPP, is a professor in the School of Behavioral and Applied Sciences at Azusa Pacific University. He served APU previously as the Provost (2010-2019), founding dean of Behavioral and Applied Sciences (2006-2011), chair of the Department of Graduate Psychology (2000-2006), and founding director of the APA-accredited Doctor of Psychology program (1996-2006). He identifies himself as a couple and family psychologist. He was the 2011-2012 president of the American Board of Couple and Family Psychology, a constituent board of the American Board of Professional Psychology, and the 2005 president of the Society for Couple and Family Psychology of the American Psychological Association. He is a licensed psychologist in the state of California, board certified in couple and family psychology with the American Board of Professional Psychology. The Society for Couple and Family Psychology recognized him as the Family Psychologist of the Year in 2007.

Stanton is the author of over 50 articles, books, and book chapters on couple and family psychotherapy, systems theory, the systemic treatment of substance abuse, graduate education in family psychology, and personality-guided couple therapy. He was the inaugural editor (2011-2014) of Couple and Family Psychology: Research and Practice, a peer-reviewed journal published by APA, and previously served as editor of The Family Psychologist (2002-2007). He is co-author of Family Therapy: An Overview (Cengage with Irene Goldenberg) and Specialty Competencies in Couple and Family Psychology (Oxford University Press with Robert Welsh) and the co-editor of the Handbook of Family Psychology (Wiley-Blackwell Publishers with James Bray, 2009).


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