Professional Biography

Mark D. Stauffer, Ph.D., NCC 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. He presents nationally on meditation and mindfulness and works as a mentor in nature education programs with youth.

Dr. Stauffer currently serves as the President of the Association for Humanistic Counseling. He also served as Co-chair of the ACA International Committee with Dr. Sachin Jain.  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.

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.  He has also co-edited several textbooks: Introduction to Group Work (20006, 2010, 2018); Career Counseling: Foundations, Perspectives, and Applications (2006, 2012, in press); Foundations of Addictions Counseling (2008, 2012, 2015); Foundations of Couples, Marriage and Family Counseling (2015), Human Development across the Life Span: Applications for Counselors (2016) and Counseling and Psychotherapy: Theories and Interventions (2016).