BACKGROUND AND CREDENTIALS
Douglas Martinez, Ph.D., is a clinical psychologist in New York and New Jersey. He has been in exclusive private practice since 2005, having previously worked as a social worker from 1974 to 1983, and as a psychologist and program director/ developer since 1983. Since 1983, he has designed and/or directed five progrms in two states that have been hospital or agency based. He has additionally been in private practice since 1996.
As a clinical psychologist, he has specialized in the assessment and treatment of both adolescent or adult victims of child abuse, as well as abusers. He has also specialized in treatment of trauma, with certification in several methods of treatment.
Dr. Martinez is national member, and a New Jersey board member of the American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children. He is also a research and clinical member of the Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers. He has several publications and over 50 regional, national and international professional addresses.
Dr. Martinez’ professional interest and areas of expertise are as follows:
Compulsive sexual behaviors and paraphilias: Specializing in group and individual treatment using cognitive-behavioral and rational emotive behavior therapy techniques. This includes compulsive use of the internet and other sexually compulsive behaviors. Since 1985, Dr. Martinez has had ongoing experience in the assessment, treatment, and risk assessment of sexual offenders.
Court – Related services: Dr. Martinez has performed numerous specialized psychological / psychosexual evaluations for judges in family and criminal courts as well as prosecutors and defense attorneys. He has testified since 1975.
Assessment and Treatment of Traumatic disorders: This includes treatment of disorders in adolescents and adults with histories of childhood abuse, and/or recent traumatic events.
Phallometric Assessment: Biological assessment of sexual response. Experience since 1987. Also, constructed a phallometric lab for Hahnemann Medical School.
New Jersey Certified in Advanced Studies in Child Maltreatment with a Specialization in Child Sexual Abuse. Certifying authority: The New Jersey Child Abuse Training Institute, a funded initiative of the New Jersey Task Force on Child Abuse and Neglect.
New York State, Office of Mental Health and Attorney General’s Office, New York State Civil Management Training, 11/07.
Treatment of Complex Trauma, John Briere, Ph.D., June, 2002
Finding Words: Forensic interviewing of children, sponsored by the National Prosecutor’s Research Institute, Washington, D.C., and the Corner House of Minneapolis Minnesota. Certified as Forensic Child Interviewer, April, 2002.
Certified in Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy, Albert Ellis Institute.
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR): Level one certification, March 1999. Level two (advanced) certification, November, 1999.
Advanced Clinical Applications and Case Conceptualization, Information Processing, Phase-oriented Psychotherapy, Treatment of Dissociative Disorders and Early Life Trauma at additional seminars.
Hare Psychopathy Checklist certification. Three day training with Dr. Robert Hare and Dr. Adele Forth, January, 1999.
Assessing and treating trauma. One day training with Bessel van der Kolk, M.D., October, 1998.
Treatment of Trauma: A Staged Approach, one day training with Judith Lewis Herman, M.D., December, 1997.
Understanding Trauma and Memory in Clinical and Forensic Settings, and Psychological Trauma, Maturational Processes and Therapeutic Interventions. Harvard Medical School Conference, 3 days, March, 1996.
Psychosocial Evaluation of Sexual Abuse in Children, 36 hour training program, Christine Baker, Ph.D., June, 1996.
Evidence in child abuse and neglect cases: 1 day training with John E. B. Myers, Esq. (1995).
Victimization Through the Lifecycle: Harvard University, 3 days, (1990).
Trained in assessment and treatment of sexual offenders by Judith Becker, Ph.D. from 1985 to 1991, as a co-therapist and research scientist.