Faculty Name

Marks, Donald R. Psy.D.

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Marks, Donald R. Psy.D.

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Dr. Marks is a clinical health psychologist and assistant professor in the department of Advanced Studies in Psychology at Kean University in Union, NJ. He has completed graduate and postgraduate training in mindfulness- and acceptance-based psychotherapies, including acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) and compassion-focused interventions. His research and clinical work have focused on mindfulness-based behavioral interventions for individuals in high-stress medical professions, individuals with advanced illness and illness-related pain, and professionals and athletes experiencing performance-related distress. He is a licensed psychologist in New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, and Ohio, and he is certified by the National Registry as a Health Service Psychologist. In addition, Dr. Marks is the editor-in-chief of the Journal of Clinical Sport Psychology.

Degree Information:

Psy.D., Clinical Psychology, La Salle University

Courses Taught:

PSYD 7401 Clinical Interviewing and Psychotherapy Laboratory

PSYD 7180 History and Systems of Psychology

PSYD 7480 Psychopharmacology

PSYD 7109 Biological Bases of Behavior

PSYD 7116 Race, Ethnicity, and Culture in School and Clinical Psychology

Primary area of expertise:

Health psychology, with emphasis on psycho-oncology, pain management, and palliative care

Mindfulness-based interventions

Acceptance and commitment therapy

Treatment of traumatic stress

Marriage and family therapy

Sport psychology

Advice for students preparing for your class: 

Come to the study of clinical psychology with an open mind – and an open heart.

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