Dr. Mark Mayfield

Dr. Mark Mayfield

Assistant Professor of Counseling
School of Counseling

Dr. Mark Mayfield is a former pastor, award winning author, speaker, leadership coach, counselor, and professor. He has extensive experience in mental and emotional health consulting with schools and faith-based organizations. He is founder of No Student Unseen, which helps schools navigate their mental health challenges with the Stop Light Alert for Mental and Emotional Wellness system. Clinically, Dr. Mayfield is an expert in working with families affected by trauma. He is an Assistant Professor of Clinical Mental Health Counseling at CCU and also partners with the AACC as the Director of Practice and Ministry Development and Editor of Marriage & Family: A Christian Journal.

Dr. Mayfield is the author of four books, “HELP! My Teen is Self-Injuring: A Crisis Manual for Parents” which addresses his own suicide survival story, and provides practical tools to help your child who may be struggling, “The Path Out of Loneliness: Finding and Fostering Connection to God, Ourselves and One Another”, “The Path To Wholeness: Managing Emotions, Finding Healing, and Becoming Our Best Selves” and “Hope and Healing for Loneliness: A Guide to Flourish in Community”.

Currently, Dr. Mayfield is in the process of developing a research project that encapsulates the core of his research interests and societal concerns. The project will focus on the assessment of the longitudinal effects of mental and emotional well-being in school-aged children, spanning from kindergarten through high school. This will be achieved by designing a comprehensive study that will employ an innovative program known as the “Stop Light Alert for Mental and Emotional Well-being.”

At the heart of this research project lies the meticulous analysis of pre and posttest data collected from hundreds of schools across the country, encompassing diverse demographic backgrounds and geographic regions. The primary objective of this research is to evaluate the effectiveness of the preventative program, with a specific focus on its potential to reduce incidents of suicidal ideation, attempts, and violent threats within the school environment.

Areas of Expertise:

  • Identity Development
  • Prevention of Mental and Emotional Health Crises
  • Mental and Emotional Well-Being
  • Loneliness
  • Faith and Mental Health Integration