Faculty Profile: Mark Yang

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Mark Yang

School: Psychology and Interdisciplinary Inquiry

Mark Yang, PsyD is a licensed clinical psychologist and co-founder and director of the Zhi-Mian International Institute of Existential-Humanistic Psychology (http://zhimianinstitute.com/home), whose mission is to promote Humanistic-Existential Psychology and provide counseling skills training to mental health professionals throughout the world with a particular emphasis in Asia. To this end, Mark is currently residing in the city of Urumqi in Xinjiang Province in China. Mark has been actively involved in the training and supervision of psychology students from the humanistic-existential perspective throughout Asia for the past seven years. Mark received his Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of California Santa Cruz and his Doctorate in Psychology from the Graduate School of Psychology at Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, California. Mark’s professional interests include: Existential Psychology, Individual and Group Psychotherapy, Grief and Bereavement Counseling, Legal and Ethical Issues in Clinical Practice, and Cross-Cultural Psychology. Mark also accumulated international business experience as an entrepreneur having operated a small assembly plant in China for six year. Mark was born in Taiwan and immigrated with his family to the United States when he was nine years old. Mark embraces the fact that he is a dog lover and laments the fact that he is unable to properly raise a dog here in Asia. Tennis and ballroom dancing are his anti-depressants of choice.

Mark is the director of the Existential-Humanistic Programs in Asia, and the co-director of the International Psychology Certificate Program at Saybrook University. Mark views himself as a cultural bridge and has worked passionately to create platforms for cross-cultural exchange and dialogue between the East and the West. In this regard, Mark along with Dr. Louis Hoffman co-edited the book Existential Psychology East West Vol. 1, and organized three International Conferences on Existential Psychology in China. Mark and Dr. Hoffman are currently working together on Vol. 2 of the book. Mark and Dr. Hoffman will also be co-teaching a certificate program in China helping to train local therapists in the theory and application of humanistic and existential psychology. Finally, Mark is also an occasional contributor to The New Existentialist Blog."

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