Katherine Martinez Psy.D.
I have been working with youth and young adults with OCD and related disorders since 1999 utilizing ERP as a primary intervention. In addition to individual client work I also provide parent training using standard CBT/BPT as well as the SPACE model to address Family Accommodation and other OCD challenges that imapct families. Approximately 25% of my clinical practice centres on OCD work. My style is centered on firm and compassionate collaboration, blending the latest scientific research and findings with an individualized lens to ensure client engagement and ultimately treatment success.
I recieved my doctoral degree from the Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology in NJ in 2004 where I focused my training on working with youth with anxiety disorders and OCD. I have worked in private practice in CA, USA, and BC, Canada for 20 years with a primary focus on anxiety disorders and OCD&RD. Throughout my career I have received in-depth training and clinical consultation from several members of the IOCDF scientific advisory board and other internationally recognized OCD experts. I attended the BTTI in 2014 with a paediatric focus under direction from Dr. Franklin.
I am a registered provider with the BC First Nations Health Authority offering treatment to Indigneous clients. I have received university level training in working with Indigenous clients and engage in active reading, listening, education, and other forms of Indigenous learning on a weekly basis. I am committed to principles of equity and inclusion for people of the global majority and seek to educate myself on an ongoing basis through membership in several groups dedicated to anti-oppression work. I am a Health Advocacy Team member of Mothers Against Racism Canada and a member of the BCPsychAssociation Diversity & Advocacy Committee.