Mark Purcell, PsyD

Clinical Psychologist

Training

Mark has provided skills-based training to professionals from a broad range of settings, on a variety of topics. He is Assistant Professor at  John F. Kennedy University in the Graduate School of Counseling Psychology and serves as Adjunct Faculty at several Bay Area Universities. He served as a Training Specialist at UC Berkeley, Center for the Development of Human Services, and SF City College's Foster Care Training Program. Over the past fifteen years, Mark has developed numerous training programs and taught a broad range of helping professionals including: therapists, behavioral specialists, child welfare workers, nurses, and teachers. Mark's teaching philosophy is to integrate current research with skill-based interactive training. His goal is that participants leave with both current knowledge and effective intervention skills which can be applied to their professional work. Mark is available to teach prepared trainings, or can consult with agency staff to develop a customized training to meet specified needs.

Past Professional Training & Courses

 

  • Pathways to Resiliency and Trauma From Community Violence

    Conference Presenter. Academic Organization for Advancement of Strategic and International Studies (Academic OASIS). International Multidisciplinary Academic Conference. Paris, France. 2015.

    Trauma Informed Training for Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT) Graduate Programs: Integrating Recovery, Crisis, and Trauma into the MFT Curriculum.

    Conference Presenter. Sponsored by The Bay Area Marriage and Family Therapists Consortium and The Greater Bay Area Mental Health & Education Workforce Collaborative. Oakland, CA. 20011

    Behavioral Health Needs of Transitional Age Youth. Mind the Gap: Effective Strategies for Meeting the Needs of Transition Age Youth

    Conference Presenter. Hosted by Larkin Street Youth Services. 2008.

    The Effects of Urban Youth Violence & Effective Intervention Strategies

    Guest lecturer at California Institute of Integral Studies, Clinical Psychology Doctoral Program. 2008.

    Trauma and Resiliency among Urban Youth Exposed to Community Violence

    Presented at Divisional Conference at Children’s Hospital and Research Center, Oakland, 2006

    Social Skills Groups for Youth with Behavior Disorders

    Presented at Pediatric Resident Rounds - Children’s Hospital and Research Center at Oakland, 2006.

    Interdisciplinary Training for Professionals in Child Welfare Services

    Presented at the National Conference for Staff Development and Training in Human Services, 2000.

  • DBT Principles and Skills for Residential Treatment - Four Day Training

    Edgewood Center for Children and Families. San Francisco (2013-2017)

    DBT Skills for Medical Social Workers.

    Lucille Packard, Stanford Children’s Hospital.  Palo Alto, CA (2011-2015)

    Trauma Diagnosis & Treatment.

    Lucille Packard, Stanford Children’s Hospital. Palo Alto, CA (2013-2014)

    Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) Training.

    Edgewood Center for Children and Families. San Francisco (2013)

    Identifying Developmental Issues in Young Children.

    Parents Place sponsored training in Palo Alto Preschools. Palo Alto (2012).

    Understanding ADHD - Parent Workshop

    Parents Place. Palo Alto, CA (2012)

    Managing Challenging Behaviors - Parent Workshop

    Parents Place. Palo Alto, CA (2012)

    Identifying Developmental Issues - Parent Workshop

    Parents Place. Palo Alto, CA (2012)

    Vicarious Trauma

    San Mateo Medical Center. San Mateo, CA (2011)

    Helping Foster Youth with Birth Family Connections

    SF Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA). San Francisco (2011)

    Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) Training.

    Edgewood Center for Children and Families. San Francisco (2011, 2010)

    Domestic Violence & Impact Upon Youth

    Larkin Street Youth Services. San Francisco (2010)

    Suicide Assessment and Intervention

    Alternative Family Services. San Francisco (2010)

     

  • Trauma-Related Symptoms and Interventions

    Alternative Family Services. San Francisco (2009)

    DBT Training for Clinicians & Support Staff

    Edgewood Center for Children and Families. San Francisco (2009)

    Communication Strategies and Strengths-Based Practice

    Hickman Homes. San Francisco (2009)

    Crisis Intervention for High Risk Youth.

    Larkin Street Youth Services.San Francisco (2009)

    Working with Challenging Behaviors

    SF Boys & Girls Homes. San Francisco (2009)

    Anger Management

    Walden House Adolescent Services. San Francisco (2009)Clinical Case Management

    Family Support Services. San Francisco (2009)

    Substance Abuse & Dual Diagnosis

    San Francisco Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA). San Francisco (2008)

    Positive Discipline & Behavior Management

    Walden House. San Francisco (2009)

    Adolescent Mental Health Issues

    New Directions. San Francisco (2009)

    Crisis Intervention for High Risk Youth

    Larkin Street Youth Services. San Francisco (2009)

    Working with Challenging Behaviors

    SF Boys & Girls Homes. San Francisco (2009)

    Conflict Resolution

    San Francisco Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA). San Francisco (2009)

    Communication Skills & Strengths-Based Practice

    Family Support Services. San Francisco (2009)

    Learning & Developmental Disabilities

    Family Support Services. San Francisco (2009)

    Interdisciplinary Concurrent Planning for Child Welfare Professionals

    University of California at Berkeley, School of Social Welfare. Riverside, CA(2000)

    New York State Child Welfare/Child Protective Services Core Training

    Buffalo State College: Center for Development of Human Services. Albany, NY (1998)

  • Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) and Mindfulness Based Therapy

    John F. Kennedy University (JFKU)  - Counseling Psychology Graduate Program. Spring (2014)

    Marriage and Family Therapy Theories II

    JFKU. Winter (2014)

    Clinical Case Seminar

    JFKU  - Counseling Psychology Graduate Program. Winter, Spring, (2014) Fall (2013)

    California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS) - Counseling Psychology Graduate Program. Spring (2009)

    Trauma and Transformation

    Holy Names University (HNU) - Counseling Psychology Program: Trauma Specialization.

    Fall (2013), Spring/Fall (2012).

    Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)

    JFKU  - Counseling Psychology Graduate Program. Fall, 2014

    Current Issues in Family Violence and Protection

    CIIS. Fall (2008-2013)

    Wright Institute - Counseling Psychology Graduate Program. Summer (2013)

    Partner Abuse and Treatment

    Wright Institute. Summer (2011-2012)

    Therapy with Adolescents and Transition Age Youth (TAY)

    CIIS. Summer (2012)

    Child and Adolescent Therapy

    CIIS. Spring (2012)

     

     

     

Professional Resources

Training Presentations

Below are training materials made available for other helping professionals. Presentations and workbooks & handouts are available for download. Additional on-line training for counseling students and helping professionals are also available. We hope the materials provided enhance your professional training needs.

Dialectical Behavior Training for Professionals

Full Day Training Covering the Principles and Therapeutic Strategies of DBT. Includes the Four DBT Skills Modules, as well as DBT Workbook and DBT Diary Cards.

 

 

 

 

Current Issues in Family Violence and Protection

Five Week Graduate Level Course covering issues and treatment related to family violence. Includes: PTSD and Complex Trauma; Child, Spousal and Elder Abuse; and, various treatment approaches.

Class I Lecture

 

 

 

 

 

 

Managing Challenging Behaviors

Half-Day Training covering the types and causes of challenging behaviors in youth. Various treatment approaches are presented including: behavioral and anger management strategies.

Challenging Behaviors Handouts

Challenging Behaviors Presentation

Suicide Assessment and Intervention

Half-Day Training covering the risk factors related to youth suicidality. Structured assessment tools and specific intervention strategies are covered.

Suicide Assessment Presentation

Suicide Assessment Tool

 

Trauma and Transformation

Trauma Lecture covering symptoms of PTSD and Complex Trauma and range of treatment modalities.

Trauma Presentation

Vicarious Trauma

Training covering the causes and signs of vicarious trauma and compassion fatigue. Strategies for self-care and support are covered. An assessment of Compassion Fatigue is also included.

Trauma Focused CBT On-line Training Program

This 10-hour on-line training features interactive videos and demonstrations presenting the Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TFCBT) Treatment Model. The training is free and designed for mental health professionals. Sponsored and developed by the Medical University of South Carolina.

Trauma Focused CBT Online Training

 

Links & Professional Conferences

Professionals Blog - New Harbinger

 

PsychCentral

 

Mark C. Purcell, PsyD

E-mail: mark@drmarkpurcell.com

Ph 650.421.6518

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