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Mark Stanton, Ph.D., ABPP

Provost
Professor, Department of Graduate Psychology
Phone: (626) 812-3087
Email: mstanton@apu.edu
Fax: (626) 815-2044
Mark Stanton, Ph.D., ABPP, is the provost and a professor of graduate psychology at Azusa Pacific University. He served APU previously as founding dean of the School of Behavioral and Applied Sciences (2006–11), chair of the Department of Graduate Psychology (2000–06), and founding director of the APA-accredited Doctor of Psychology program (1996–2006). He identifies himself as a couple and family psychologist, adopting an understanding of human behavior that recognizes the importance of individual, interpersonal, and environmental factors. He was the 2011–12 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 Family Psychology of the American Psychological Association. He is a licensed psychologist in the state of California and board certified in couple and family psychology with the American Board of Professional Psychology (an internationally recognized postdoctoral board covering specialties in psychology). The Society for Family Psychology recognized him as the Family Psychologist of the Year in 2007.

Stanton is the author of more than 45 articles, books, and book chapters on the systemic treatment of substance abuse, competencies in couple and family psychotherapy, the epistemology of couple and family psychology, graduate education in family psychology, and personality-guided couple therapy. He was the inaugural editor (2011–14) of Couple & Family Psychology: Research & Practice, a peer-reviewed journal published by APA, and served as editor of The Family Psychologist (2002–07). He is co-author (with Robert Welsh) of Specialty Competencies in Couple and Family Psychology (Oxford University Press, 2011) and the co-editor (with James Bray) of The Wiley-Blackwell Handbook of Family Psychology (Wiley-Blackwell, 2009), a 54-chapter comprehensive overview of the specialty of family psychology.

Education

Diplomate, Family Psychology, American Board of Professional Psychology
Ph.D., Fuller Theological Seminary
M.Div., Fuller Theological Seminary
B.A., Hope International University

Departments

  • School of Behavioral and Applied Sciences
    • Department of Graduate Psychology

Expertise

  • Addictive Behaviors
    (Couples Therapy for Addiction)
  • Family Psychology
  • Graduate Education in Family Psychology

Courses Taught

PPSY 511 – Addictions, Assessment, and Interventions
PPSY 711 – Psychology and Systems Theory
PPSY 716 – Family Psychology
PPSY 721 – Addictive Behaviors