Mark B. Powers, PhD, is the Director of Trauma Research at Baylor Scott & White Health running federally funded projects at two Level 1 Trauma Centers including Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas and Scott & White Medical Center – Temple. He is also conducting research on pain reduction and virtual reality at the Level I Trauma Center in Austin (Dell Seton Medical Center at The University of Texas).
In addition to conducting research, Dr. Powers is a licensed clinical psychologist. While pursuing his PhD in clinical psychology from the University of Texas at Austin, Dr. Powers also completed a pre-doctoral fellowship at Boston University and Harvard Medical School and a clinical internship at the University of Washington.
He was an Assistant Professor of Psychology at the University of Amsterdam in The Netherlands for two years studying exposure augmentation strategies. Next he was an Assistant Professor of Psychology in Psychiatry for two years at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine where he focused on research in OCD and PTSD. He was then an Assistant Professor at Southern Methodist University for three years before joining the faculty at the University of Texas at Austin.
Dr. Powers was certified in prolonged exposure therapy for PTSD and Exposure with Ritual Prevention for OCD at the Center for Anxiety and Related Disorders with Edna Foa, PhD, and he was a Beck Scholar at the Beck Institute for Cognitive Therapy and Research.
He is currently the Chair of the APA Division 12 Presidential Task Force on Empirically Supported Treatment Dissemination, and he is a member of the Scientific Council at the Anxiety and Depression Association of America. He conducts international workshops in EX/RP for OCD and PE for PTSD.
Dr. Powers has over 120 publications, including book chapters and journal articles. He is also Editor-in-Chief of the journal Cognitive Behaviour Therapy.