Mark Katz, Ph.D. Share +

Dr. Mark Katz is a clinical and consulting psychologist in San Diego and author of Children Who Fail at School but Succeed at Life: Lessons from Lives Well-Lived and his early work On Playing a Poor Hand Well.

For over 30 years Dr. Katz has served as the Director of Learning Development Services, an educational, psychological, and neuropsychological center here in San Diego. He is a past recipient of the Rosenberry Award in recognition of his contribution to the field of behavioral science, as well as past recipient of the CHADD Hall of Fame Award (Children and Adults with Attention Deficit Disorder), which the organization gives each year to honor individuals who have made significant contributions to improving the lives of those affected by ADHD. Dr. Katz is a contributing editor for Attention Magazine and also writes the promising practices column. He has been a keynote speaker at a number of national conferences and has conducted numerous trainings for schools, healthcare organizations, and community groups working to improve educational and mental health systems of care. Mark has been interviewed for Oprah, Time, and Men's Health magazines as well as CNN and other media as a subject matter expert on resiliency and overcoming adversity.

For nearly 30 years Dr. Katz served as both a Supervising and Consulting Pyschologist at San Diego Center for Children, which offers residential and day treatment programs and a variety of community-based and school-based services for children, youth, and families in the San Diego area. He was also a member of the National Advisory Committee for the Chadwick Trauma-Informed Systems Project sponsored by the National Child Traumatic Stress Network. The committee worked with staff from the Chadwick Center to produce a guide for child welfare system administrators on how to create trauma-informed child welfare systems. 

In additional, Dr. Katz has worked with colleagues for around the country on the Stop Bullying Now! campaign, a federally sponsored multi-year media campaign designed to increase public awareness of bullying and other forms of school violence.