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The Self-Care Center for Professionals

Dr. Jay Martin, Director 

Dr. Jay Martin has been a Certified Compassion Fatigue Specialist and Certified Traumatologist with the Green Cross Academy of Traumatology for more than twenty years and has led numerous traumatology, compassion fatigue and crisis intervention workshops in cities across the United States and two Canadian provinces.

Dr. Martin has extensive clinical experience with a wide range of professional caregivers whose therapy was necessitated by unbalanced or inadequate self-care practices. His caring and concern for professional caregivers has grown steadily across the years, leading to the establishment of the Center.

Dr. Martin holds the following credentials and positions:
  • Clinical Fellow, American Association for Marriage & Family Therapy (AAMFT)
  • AAMFT Approved Supervisor
  • Certified Traumatologist & Compassion Fatigue Specialist
  • Clinical Fellow, American Association of Pastoral Counselors (Now Registered Therapist, ACPE)
  • Affiliate Faculty Member, Graduate Programs of Counseling, Regis University
  • Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist
  • Director, Center for Families in Transition
  • Certified Employee Assistance Professional

The Challenge of Professional Care-Giving 

Having worked in an inpatient psychiatric setting and a hospital-based cancer center, in addition to disaster mental health deployments and private practice for thirty-two years, I have discovered that maintaining self-care, both professionally and personally, is more difficult to achieve than one expects. The reason is that our professional functioning is vital to our personal well-being and our personal well-being is essential to maintain professional effectiveness. Having had to learn to recognize & overcome both compassion fatigue and burnout, with professional help to do so, I can deeply appreciate having someone to assist in that process. I also believe an "ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure." I am pleased to work with other professionals to develop and maintain a self-care process that maximizes professional functioning, facilitates personal well-being and supports prolonged effectiveness."

–Dr. Jay Martin


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