Mark C. Russell

Chair, PsyD Program
School of Applied Psychology, Counseling and Family Therapy


BA, MA, Chapman College
MS, PhD, Pacific Graduate School of Psychology

Relevant Experience

Mark Russell is a licensed psychologist with nearly three decades immersed as a scientist-practitioner, legal consultant, program director, clinical supervisor, and public policy advocate in pediatric and adult clinical psychology. He is a nationally recognized expert in training, treatment, and research on post-traumatic stress disorders and has written extensively on EMDR.


Russell, M. C., & Friedberg, F. “Training, treatment access and research on trauma intervention in the armed services.” Journal of EMDR Practice and Research, 3, 24-31, 2009.

Russell, M. C. “Scientific resistance to research, training and utilization of EMDR therapy in treating post-war disorders.” Social Science and Medicine, 67(11), 1237-1746, 2008.

Russell, M. C. “War-related medically unexplained symptoms, prevalence, management and treatment: Utilizing EMDR within the Armed Services.” Journal of EMDR Practice and Research, 2, 212-225, 2008.

Russell, M. C. “Treating traumatic amputation-related phantom limb pain: A case study utilizing eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) within the armed services.” Clinical Case Studies, 7, 136-153, 2008.

Silver, S. M., Rogers, S., & Russell, M. “Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) in the treatment of war veterans. Journal of Clinical Psychology: In Session, 84(8). 947-957, 2008.

Awards and Recognition

  • Washington State Psychological Association — Distinguished Psychological Award (2006)
  • University of Maryland — Nomination for Outstanding Faculty Award (1999, 2005-2008)
  • President of the United States — Meritorious Service Award (2005)
  • Department of the Navy — Navy Commendation Award (1995, 2003)
  • University of Maryland — Letter of Commendation (1998, 2000)