Mark Stanford, PhD worked for the Santa Clara Valley Health & Hospital System for many years as the Director of the Addiction Medicine and Behavioral Therapy services. He retired in 2015 and then worked as the Director of Medication-Assisted Treatment at Janus of Santa Cruz, a local non-profit agency. Dr Stanford was also a psychotherapist for many years with the Psychiatric Medical Group in San Jose California specializing in the treatment of depression and anxiety disorders.
He has over 25 years as an educator at various Colleges and Universities throughout the Bay Area including clinical faculty associate member at Stanford University School of Medicine in the Department of Psychiatry and Addiction Medicine, San Jose State University School of Social Work, San Mateo Community Collège, University of California Berkeley Extension - Department of Behavioral and Biological Sciences and currently, an Adjunct Professor of Psychology at Cabrillo College in Aptos, California. He is an associate member of the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) and a certified trainer in the ASAM Criteria. He is a member of the American Psychological Association (APA), the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the Association for Death Education and Counseling (ADEC).
Dr. Stanford is the author of many articles and the text, Behavioral Pharmacology of Substance Use and Mental Health Disorders, used by colleges and universities around the nation.