Dr. David Martinson

Dr. David Martinson
Assistant Professor of Graduate Psychology
30 Nazareth Hall
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Ph.D., M.Ed., University of South Carolina

Licensed Professional Counselor and Supervisor

Certified Addiction Counselor and Certified Clinical Supervisor


Dr. Martinson, originally from Norway, earned his Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision from the University of South Carolina.  He has over 20 years of clinical experience in counseling and has worked as an individual, family, adolescent, and group counselor in a variety of settings, including psychiatric institutions, trauma and addiction clinics, therapeutic foster care, and private practice. 

Currently, he holds membership with the American Counseling Association (ACA), the North Atlantic Region Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (NARACES), and the National Association of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors (NAADAC).  He has presented at counseling conferences in the USA, Norway, and Canada.

Dr. Martinson is the faculty advisor for the Beta Mu Chapter of the Chi Sigma Iota Honors Society, and the field site coordinator for the M.A. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling.

Courses Taught: 
  • Counseling Theories and Techniques
  • Seminar in Clinical Mental Health Counseling
  • Family Counseling
  • Crisis Intervention and Trauma
Research Interests: 
  • Transcultural Counseling
  • Collaborative Clinical Supervision
  • Trauma and Addictions Counseling
  • Client and Supervision Feedback Instruments

Martinson, D. (May 3-7, 2014).  Using continuous feedback instruments in counseling and clinical supervision. The International Association for Counselling (IAC) Conference 2014. Victoria, British Columbia, Canada.

Martinson, D. & Bowers, R. (April 22, 2014).  Collaborative clinical supervision. (Beta Mu research results).  2nd Annual Counseling Psychology Supervision Workshop.  Beta Mu and Immaculata University Graduate Psychology Department. Immaculata, PA.

Martinson, D. (April 17, 2014).  Using continuous feedback instruments in clinical supervision. Professional Training and Development Series. Philadelphia Connections.  Philadelphia,  PA.

Martinson, D., Bowers, R., Connell, K., & Johnson, S. (April 10, 2014) Implementing collaborative clinical supervision feedback tools in counseling practicum and internship settings. Research poster.  Immaculata University Posters Under the Dome Research Symposium, Immaculata, PA.

Martinson, D. (February 7, 2014).  True client collaboration:  A Scandinavian example.  6th Annual UCF Counseling Conference. University of Central Florida Teaching Academy, Orlando, FL.

Martinson, D. (January 24, 2014).  Collaborative clinical supervision: Using feedback instruments as a way to enhance clinical supervision practices. Immaculata University Predoctoral Internship Consortium Supervision Workshop.  Immaculata, PA.

Martinson, D. & Bellwoar, V. (November 1, 2013).  Using continuous client feedback to inform psychotherapy.  Co-sponsored by Associates of Springfield Psychological and the Philadelphia Society of Clinical Psychologists.  Philadelphia, PA.

Martinson, D., Spitz, K., & Stinchfield, T. (March 6, 2013).  Using feedback in clinical supervision.  Counseling Psychology Supervision Workshop.  Immaculata University Graduate Psychology Department. Immaculata, PA.

Martinson, D. (February 15, 2013).  Using continuous feedback instruments in clinical supervision.  5th Annual UCF Counseling Conference. University of Central Florida  Teaching Academy, Orlando, FL.

Martinson, D. (January 25, 2013). Trauma focused PTSD & addiction and criminal behavior.  At  Risk Behavior Symposium – Prevention and Intervention. Chester County Intermediate Unit – CCIU Division of Teaching and Learning. Coatesville, PA.

Caudill, C., Gold, J., Martin, J., Martinson, D., McAllister, T., & Neill, J. (October 30, 2011). Developing an identity as a researcher. Association of Counselor Education and Supervision ACES National Conference.  Nashville, TN.

Huggins, T. & Martinson, D. (September 9, 2008). Client- and evidence-based practice:  What it means for practitioners to use true client collaboration.  EffektiviseringsNettverk – K8 Psykisk Helse. Lillehammer, Norway.

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