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Mark Stanton, Ph.D., ABPP

Professor, Department of Graduate Psychology
Phone: (626) 812-3087
Fax: (626) 815-2044
Mark Stanton, Ph.D., is the fourth provost at Azusa Pacific University. He identifies himself as a family psychologist, adopting an understanding of human behavior that recognizes the importance of individual, interpersonal, and environmental factors. He was the 2005 president of the Society of Family Psychology of the American Psychological Association and the editor of The Family Psychologist (2002-2007). 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.

Stanton was recently elected to serve as president of the American Board of Couple and Family Psychology (2011-2013), a constituent board of the American Board of Professional Psychology. He is coeditor of the Handbook of Family Psychology (with James Bray, 2009), a 54-chapter comprehensive overview of the specialty of family psychology, and author of articles and chapters on the systemic treatment of substance abuse, the epistemology of family psychology, graduate education in family psychology, and personality-guided couple therapy. He was recognized as the Family Psychologist of the Year in 2007 by the Society of Family Psychology.


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


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


  • 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