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Mark J. Souris, Psy.D.

Executive Director, APU Community Counseling Center
Administrative Faculty, Department of Graduate Psychology
Phone: (626)815-5421
Fax: (626)633-0651
Mark J. Souris, Psy.D., is executive director of the Azusa Pacific University Community Counseling Center. Dr. Souris specializes in individual and group cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) for a variety of psychological conditions and has an extensive history of treating adults and older adults who suffer from severe and persistent mental illness. He was a member of the clinical teaching faculty at King-Drew University Medical Center, where he taught and supervised third year psychiatry residents in the use of CBT and other time-limited structured therapies. Dr. Souris has conducted research in the area of behavioral medicine/health psychology, specifically examining “thinking styles” of individuals who may be at risk for various medical conditions including clinical coronary heart disease (CHD) and temporomandibular joint dysfunction syndrome (TMJ). Dr. Souris has extensive management experience with the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health (DMH) where he assumed responsibilities as director of clinical training for the clinical psychology externship and internship programs as well as operations manager of the “Walk-in Clinic” at Augustus F. Hawkins Mental Health Center. He was also director of the Adult Outpatient Department at Kedren Community Mental Health Center, a county-contracted DMH agency. Dr. Souris maintains a private practice focusing on psychological testing and cognitive-behavioral therapy.


  • Psy.D. – Clinical Psychology, Pepperdine University
  • M.A. – Clinical Psychology, Southern Illinois University
  • B.A. – Psychology, University of Missouri


School of Behavioral and Applied Sciences

  • Department of Graduate Psychology


  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Severe and Persistent Mental Illness

Courses Taught

  • PPSY 563 – Psychopathology
  • PPSY 593 – Clinical Consultation
  • PPSY 721 – Addictive Behaviors
  • PPSY 728 – Clinical Practicum IV: Domestic Violence and Case Conceptualization
  • PPSY 729 – Treatment Planning
  • PPSY 758A – Techniques of Change: Cognitive-behavioral Interventions