Dr. Martínez is a Clinical Psychologist licensed in the State of Maryland. She earned her doctorate from the California School of Professional Psychology at Alliant International University in San Diego, California. She specialized in Bowen family systems theory at The Bowen Center for the Study of the Family in Washington, DC. She holds a certificate as Family Wealth Advisor by the Family Firm Institute, Boston, MA.
Her professional experience
She has been in private practice for more than 15 years, first in Mexico City and now in Bethesda, Maryland. In addition, Dr. Martínez is the Director of the Family Clinic at the The Bowen Center for the Study of the Family in Washington, DC.
In more recent years, Dr. Martínez, has been involved in the field of Family Legacy. She is consultant to Martinez Berlanga Abogados, Mexico, an international law firm specialized in family business. She is a member of the Purposeful Planning Institute (PPI), and of the Family Firm Institute (FFI) where she collaborates in the development of the field of family wealth transitions, legacy and financial planning.
She was Director of the Department of Family Services at a leading NGO, Instituto Mexicano para la Excelencia Educativa (EXELDUC) in Mexico City.
Prior to her training as a psychologist, Dr. Martínez was trained in Italy as a Primary Montessori teacher, and practiced her craft for eight years in Mexico and in the US, which gave her the opportunity to closely observe children and families in a non-clinical setting.
Her academic activities
Dr. Martínez has been involved in academia throughout her career. She is currently Faculty at The Bowen Center for the Study of the Family. She was Adjunct Faculty in the Department of Psychology of the University of Maryland Baltimore County, UMBC. She was also Associate Professor at the Department of Psychology of Alliant International University, Mexico City Campus.
In 2014, along with Martiño Rodríguez-González, she published a new book on Bowen theory entitled “La teoría familiar sistémica de Bowen: avances y aplicaciones terapéuticas,” published by McGraw Hill, which addresses theoretical and clinical advances on this leading family systems theory.
She is an international speaker, having presented to audiences such as the Family Firm Institute Annual Meeting, in London; Latin Private Wealth Management Summit, in Panama City; Entrepreneurial Organization and Instituto Lainoamericano de Estudios de la Famiia (ILEF), in Mexico City; Purposeful Planning Institute, in Denver, CO and in Orlando, FLO; Universidad Complutense de Madrid and the Universidad de Deusto, Bilbao, in Spain; the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), and the Pan-American Health Organization (PAHO) in Washington, DC.; IMAFA and Centro Carmel, both training centers for family therapists in Dominican Republic.
Her participation in the media
Throughout her career, Dr. Martínez has used TV and radio to reach the wider community and to communicate ideas about ways to improve one’s life and relationships. Since 2012 she hosts the TV show Family Matters, a joint production of The Bowen Center for the Study of the Family and the University of the District of Columbia (UDC). She has participates with Univisión Noticias as an expert in psychological issues.
Previously, she coordinated and hosted a daily live radio program called Historias de Todos, produced by EXCELDUC and Radio Centro, which aired in Mexico City to an audience of approximately 1.5 million. She also participated in the TV show Buenos Días Toluca, in Toluca, Mexico.