Michael Wm. Marks

Michael Wm Marks & Phil CallahanMichael Wm. Marks, PhD, ABPP, is currently a professor of practice in psychology and director of the Supportive Education for Returning Veterans program at the University of Arizona. He is also executive director of One Tree Learning Institute. Previously he served as lead psychologist and evidence-based practices coordinator at the Southern Arizona VA Health Care System. Dr. Marks has functioned as the PTSD outpatient clinic team leader and as a PTSD mentor for VA Hospitals across Arizona, New Mexico, and West Texas. Dr. Marks was cofounder of Vietnam Veterans of Montana and has received the Disabled Americans Veterans Humanitarian Award. He was selected as the 2012 “Outstanding Clinician of the Year” by the American Psychological Association’s Division 18, VA Section. He is also codeveloper of the nationally recognized Supportive Education for Returning Veterans (SERV) program, which is a cohort-based curriculum designed to help veterans transition from military to academic life. The SERV curriculum has been cited by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA OIG) as a best practice and is part of the VA’s Strong Practices Project. Dr. Marks has coauthored numerous books and articles and presented nationally on resilience and post-traumatic growth. He and his colleagues at One Tree Learning Institute provide resilience training to members across the healthcare and public service communities. Dr. Marks has dedicated his career to working with trauma survivors, both military and civilian, adults and children, for the last 44 years. http://www.onetreelearning.org.