Mark Purcell, PsyDAssistant Professor College of Psychology
Mark Purcell is a licensed psychologist who has worked with children, adolescents, and families for many years. His doctorate is in clinical psychology from the California Institute of Integral Studies (2006) and his master’s degree is from Harvard’s Risk & Prevention Program (1994). He is core faculty in the John F. Kennedy University Graduate School of Professional Psychology. Previously, he was the child psychologist at Parents Place, Palo Alto; and, the clinical coordinator at Edgewood Center for Children and Families, serving adolescents and young adults with severe psychiatric disorders. He is the co-author of Mindfulness for Teen Anger: A Workbook to Overcome Anger and Aggression Using MBSR and DBT. Areas of expertise include the treatment of trauma, substance abuse, Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), and motivational interviewing. Research interests include: trauma and resiliency; community violence; mindfulness and attachment-based psychotherapy; and intensive community-based mental health programs.
College of Psychology