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Mark E. Young, Ph.D.


Program: Counselor Education

Department: Child, Family, and Community Sciences

Office: ED 322Q

Professional Summary

Mark E. Young is Professor of Counselor Education at the University of Central Florida. For 17 years, he worked as a therapist in various settings including corrections, community mental health, college counseling centers and private practice. He is the author of five textbooks including the widely used, Learning the Art of Helping now in its sixth edition. Other books in press include Counseling Today and Counseling and Therapy for Couples. In addition, he has published 25 articles in refereed journals, 7 book chapters, 2 monographs and has produced 31 counseling video segments.

He has been a state and national leader in mental health counseling and is Past President of the Association for Spiritual, Ethical and Religious Values in Counseling, a division of the American Counseling Association. He has been honored with a number of awards for his work including the Distinguished Mentor Award from the American Counseling Association and the Association for Counselor Education and Supervision. In 2012, Dr. Young was named ACA Fellow.

Areas of Expertise

  • Counselor Education

Research Interests

  • Couples therapy and education