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Mark Russell, PhD-USA Faculty

Mark Russell, PhD-USA

Mark C. Russell, PhD, CDR USN (Ret), ABPP, is a Board certified clinical psychologist by the American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP) in clinical psychology and clinical child and adolescent psychology.  A retired Navy Commander/military psychologist with 26 years of uniformed service, former research assistant to Francine Shapiro, and the first EMDR Trainer in the Department of Defense (DoD).    Co-author with Charles Figley of "Treating Traumatic Stress Injuries in Military Personnel: An EMDR Practitioner's Guide (2013), with over 20 publications to his credit including two book chapters on EMDR treatment of war trauma.  Testified before the congressionally-mandated  DoD Task Force of Mental Health regarding efforts to prevent a military mental health crisis as chronicled by USA Today, including the lack of veteran’s access to EMDR training, research, and treatment in the military.  Organized and conducted seven joint DoD/VA EMDR trainings. Awarded the “Distinguished Psychologist Award” by the Washington State Psychological Association for efforts to transform military mental healthcare.  Currently chairs the Psy.D. program at Antioch University Seattle, and is the establishing Director of the Institute of War Stress Injuries and Social Justice, dedicated to ending cyclic failure in meeting mental health needs of war veterans.