Graham Martin received his Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology in Chicago, Illinois. He completed his doctoral internship at Western Kentucky Internship Consortium in 2014 – 2015. He is currently completing his postdoctoral year at Donaldson Wellness Center and Beckloff Pediatric Behavioral Center. His dissertation focused on the ‘yips’ phenomenon and sports performance breakdowns, bridging broad psychological ailments such as performance anxiety, phobias, acquisition of fine motor movements, mindfulness, and peak performance with ‘yips’ afflicted baseball players. Dr. Martin’s primary theoretical orientation is psychodynamic, although he practices from a perspective that also incorporates humanistic and cognitive-behavioral approaches unique to the individual needs of his clients. He has extensive experience working with children and adolescents struggling with behavioral and emotional difficulties through play and family therapy. His training and professional experience has also consisted of conducting thorough psychological evaluations with children, adolescents, and adults aimed to bring about diagnostic clarity, individually tailored treatment plans, and recommendations factoring in various biopsychosocial concerns. Dr. Martin strives to promote enhanced self-understanding, acceptance, creativity, and realization of individual strengths in an effort to reduce suffering and promote a more adaptive and enriching life experience. He takes pride in fostering strong therapeutic relationships that promote an environment ideal for healing and growth. Dr. Martin believes that change occurs through the realization of one’s strengths, and through actualizing these strengths to overcome the various and unexpected challenges faced in life.
The Complete Guide to Asperger’s Syndrome, by Tony Atwood. This is the definitive handbook for anyone affected by Asperger's syndrome. It brings together a wealth of information on all aspects of the syndrome for children to adults. There is also an invaluable “frequently asked questions” chapter and a section listing useful resources for anyone wishing to find further information on a particular aspect of Asperger’s Syndrome.
Feeding the Mouth that Bites You, by Kenneth Wilgus. In this book, Dr. Wilgus outlines a clear and practical path through the confusion of parenting adolescents in today's world. Engaging, accessible, and funny, this book summarizes Dr. Wilgus's best teachings on how to parent teenagers, collected over twenty-five years of work with adolescents and their families as well as two decades of teaching on parenting