Department of Psychology
Department of Psychology

Mark Powers

Associate ProfessorPh.D., University of Texas at Austin

Research Associate Professor
Mark Powers



Nature, causes, and treatment of PTSD and other Anxiety and Substance Use Disorders


While pursuing his Ph.D. 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 here at the University of Texas. He currently is conducting a 5-year NIDA sponsored study of integrated PTSD and smoking cessation treatment. Dr. Powers is also the Director of Trauma Research at Baylor Scott & White running federally funded projects at two Level 1 Trauma Centers including Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas and Scott & White Medical Center in Temple. He is collaborating with the Garland Police Department on several projects and he serves on the CISM and Hostage/Crisis Negotiation teams. 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 Dr. Edna Foa 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 130 publications. He is also Editor-in-Chief of the journal Cognitive Behaviour Therapy. Most recently he participated in the Texas Task Force 1: Urban Search & Rescue Exercise: 

Dr. Powers research interests include: 1. Treatment and Prevention of PTSD, 2. Resilience Training and Human Performance, 3. Non-Opioid Pain Management 

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