Dottie M Martin is a contributing faculty member in the Clinical Mental Health program at Walden University. Dr. Martin holds a Ph.D. in Counselor Education & Supervision and a master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy. She specializes in the areas of supervision, trauma, crisis, and family counseling. She is a published scholar and a frequent presenter at international, national, and local professional conferences. In addition to teaching, she has diverse experiences as a counselor in schools, community agencies, behavioral health hospitals and in private practice. For over a decade, Dr. Martin has maintained a private practice where she has experience working with couples and families, survivors of childhood sexual/physical abuse, first responders, clients with symptoms of PTSD, depression, anxiety, and interpersonal issues. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Supervisor (LPC-S), a Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC), Certified First Responder Counselor (CFRC). and has specialized training in Southern Law Enforcement Foundation Basic Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM), Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR) and is TeleMental Health Certified in LA. Dr. Martin currently services as the President Elect-Elect for the Louisiana Association for Counselor Education & Supervision (LACES).