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Dr. Jason Martin

Associate Professor & Clinical Director, Community Life Counseling Center
School of Health Professions - Master of Arts in Counseling Program
Office: Cru Community Clinic 123
UMHB Mail Box:UMHB Box 8006A900 College St, Box 8006ABeltonTX76513
Phone: (254) 295-5423(254) 295-5423
Subjects Taught: Couples Counseling, Human Sexuality, Healthcare Law & Ethics, Internship I & II, Practicum
Degrees Earned: Ph.D., M.M.F.T.
Bio

Originally from Baytown, TX, Dr. Jason Martin serves as the Clinical Director for Community Life Counseling (CLC), the Professional Counseling program’s clinical training center. He previously served as the Director of Education and Training and clinical staff member at the Krist Samaritan Center in Houston, TX. He earned his Ph.D. in Family and Child Ecology with a specialization in Marriage and Family Therapy from Michigan State University (2006). He earned his Masters of Marriage and Family Therapy (2002) and Bachelor of Arts (1999) from Abilene Christian University.

Dr. Martin is a Texas Board Approved Supervisor for both Licensed Professional Counselors (LPC) and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists (LMFT). He has served for 4 years on the Board of Directors of the Texas Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (TAMFT) and was elected President of TAMFT in 2020. He 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 the Chief Financial Officer at Artcobell in Temple, TX. They have two children, Aidan and Regan. The four of them attend The Vine Church in Temple, TX where Dr. Martin serves as an elder and youth leader. He also enjoys performing in plays and musicals, cycling, playing board games, and rooting for the Houston Astros.

Research Interests
  • Development of a theoretical orientation among student counselors
  • Father-son relationships
  • Personality Disorders
  • Application of Family Systems Theory in the workplace