Dr. Jason Martin
Originally from Baytown, TX, Dr. Jason Martin joins the UMHB faculty as the Clinical Director for the graduate program’s clinical training center, the Community Life Center (CLC). He previously served 2 years as the Director of Education and Training at the Krist Samaritan Center in Houston, TX. He also taught family therapy courses as an adjunct faculty member at the University of Houston-Clear Lake. Prior to that, he was a member of the Krist Samaritan Center clinical staff, working with couples, families, and individuals in his psychotherapeutic practice. In 2006 he earned his Ph.D. in Family and Child Ecology with a specialization in Marriage and Family Therapy from Michigan State University. He earned his Masters of Marriage and Family Therapy (2002) and Bachelor of Arts (1999) from Abilene Christian University. While studying Youth and Family Ministry and Theatre at Abilene Christian, he participated in the Big Purple Marching Band, Pi Kappa men's social club, and numerous ACU Theatre productions.
Dr. Martin is an active Clinical Fellow in the Texas Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (TAMFT), and he has served as the TAMFT Family PAC committee chair 2012-2015, and is currently the TAMFT liaison to the Texas LMFT Board of Examiners. He has also presented at a number of state and national conferences. He is a AAMFT-Approved Clinical Supervisor and a Board Approved Supervisor for Licensed Professional Counselors (LPC) and Licensed Marriage and Familty Therapists (LMFT). He currently maintains a therapy practice in Belton.
Dr. Martin and his wife, Kari, have been married since 1998. Kari received her BBA from Abilene Christian in 1999 and her MBA from Tulane University in 2011. She is currently a Budget Manager at WilsonArt in Temple, TX. They have two children: Aidan and Regan. The four of them attend The Vine Church in Temple, TX and enjoy performing in plays and musicals, cycling, reading, playing board games, and rooting for the Houston Astros.
- Development of a theoretical orientation among student counselors
- Father-son relationships
- Affective communication in the couple relationship
- Application of Family Systems Theory in the workplace