CalSouthern Learner Terry Martin Named Practitioner of the Year

Mar 21, 2012 by University Communications

PsyD Student Recognized by the Hawaii Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers

California Southern University congratulates PsyD learner Terry Martin on being named Practitioner of the Year by the Hawaii Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW). Martin, who maintains a private practice in Aiea, Hawaii, is a cognitive behavioral therapist and life coach, specializing in treating military servicemen and women with post-traumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injury. He also helps children, adolescents and adults with conflict management, in addition to conducting marriage and family counseling.

“I am extremely honored and humbled to have received this recognition for my clinical work—something I deeply love doing,” says Martin, who also works as an adjunct professor in the social work school at the University of Hawaii. “I am very proud to stand with each and every social worker, in Hawaii and across the country, united in our service to others.”

Martin will be presented with the Practitioner of the Year Award at the NASW—Hawaii’s annual conference on April 27, 2012.

“CalSouthern is thrilled at the news of Terry’s honor and extremely proud of his accomplishment,” says Dr. Caroll Ryan, university president. “Occasions like this serve as a powerful reminder that not only are CalSouthern’s faculty mentors leading practitioners in their fields, in many cases, our learners are, as well. Students like Terry are so integral in making CalSouthern such a supportive and vibrant community in which to learn.”

Martin holds a master’s degree in social work from Washington University in St. Louis and is the author of a unique, fictionalized exploration of the client-therapist relationship and the nature of psychotherapy itself, Journeys Through Life—Tales of Change. (For a detailed discussion of the book, the author’s experience in writing it, as well as Martin’s practice and plans for the future, please click here.)




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