The department of psychological and brain sciences is pleased to welcome Dr. Christopher Martell to the University community. As of mid-July, 2016, Dr. Martell has become director of the Psychological Services Center. He brings with him many years of experience in the field.
Dr. Martell received his Ph.D. in Clinical and School Psychology from Hofstra University, Hempstead, New York, in 1988. He completed a post-doctoral fellowship at the NYU Medical Center - Rusk Institute of Rehabilitation Medicine's Head Trauma Program shortly thereafter.
Dr. Martell brings with him over two decades of experience of empirically based practice. His professional therapy practice initially focused on working with adults with life-threatening illnesses or chronic disabilities such as traumatic head injury or HIV/AIDS. He also had a general practice working with adults with a variety of psychological problems including depression, anxiety disorders and relationship difficulties. He has practiced empirically supported psychotherapy, particularly behavioral and cognitive-behavioral interventions throughout his career. Furthermore, he has conducted and contributed to the development of affirmative CBT approaches with lesbian, gay, and bisexual adults.
Dr. Martell is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association (APA) and The Association of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT). He is a Past-President of the Washington State Psychological Association and of APA Division 44 (Society for the Psychological Study of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Issues).