Mark C. Russell
Core Faculty, PsyD Program, School of Applied Psychology, Counseling and Family Therapy
Establishing Director, Institute of War Stress Injury, Recovery, and Social Justice
Mark C. Russell is a dual Board certified licensed psychologist in clinical psychology and child and adolescent clinical psychology with nearly three decades immersed as a scientist-practitioner and public policy advocate. He is the establishing director of Antioch University’s Institute of War Stress Injury, Recovery, and Social Justice dedicated to ending mental health stigma and other preventable causes of a generational cycle of wartime behavioral health crises. Dr. Russell’s ground-breaking research on war trauma is featured in the film Thank You for Your Service at the 2015 NYC Documentary Film Festival.
- BA, MA, Chapman College
- MS, PhD, Pacific Graduate School of Psychology
- Postdoctoral Fellow, Harvard Medical School
- Russell, M.C., Butkus, S., & Figley, C.R. (2016a). Contribution of military organization and leadership factors in perpetuating generational cycle of preventable wartime mental health crises: Part one. Psychological Injury and Law, 9(1), 55-72.
- Russell, M.C., Butkus, S., & Figley, C.R. (2016b). Ending the generational cycle of preventable wartime mental health crises: Part two: Establishing a behavioral health corps and other constructive solutions. Psychological Injury and Law, 9(1), 73-86.
- Russell, M. & Brickell, M. (2015). The “double-edge” of empathy: A unifying neurobehavioral theory of compassion stress injury. Social Science, 4, 1087-1117
- Russell, M.C., & Figley, C. R. (2015a). Generational wartime behavioral health crises: Part one of a preliminary analysis. Psychological Injury and Law. 8(1), 106–131.
- Russell, M.C., & Figley, C. R. (2015b). Investigating recurrent generational wartime behavioral health crises: Part two of a preliminary analysis. Psychological Injury and Law. 8(1), 132–152.
- Russell, M.C., Figley, C.R., & Robertson, K. R. (2015). Investigating the psychiatric lessons of war and pattern of preventable wartime behavioral health crises. Journal of Psychology and Behavioral Science, 3(1), 1-16.
- Russell, M.C. Butkus, S. N. (2014). Mental health in the Army. JAMA Psychiatry, 71(8):966.
- Russell, M.C., & Figley, C. R. (2013). Military operational stress and behavioral health. In B.A. Moore & J. Barnett (Eds.), Military psychologists’ desk reference. New York, NY: Oxford University Press.
- Russell, M. C., & Figley, C. R. (2013). Treating traumatic stress disorders in military personnel: An EMDR practitioner’s guide. New York, NY: Routledge.
- 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.
- Washington State Psychological Association — Distinguished Psychological Award (2006)
- President of the United States — Meritorious Service Award (2005)
- Department of the Navy — Navy Commendation Award (1995, 2003)
- American Board of Professional Psychology
- American Psychological Association
- Washington State Psychological Association