About Me

Dr. Rebecca Martinez has worked with children, adolescents, and adults in various capacities as a bilingual elementary teacher, school psychologist, consultant, public speaker, university professor, clinical supervisor, coach, expert witness, and psychologist. Her most important role, however, is being a mommy to two delightful young children!

Dr. Martinez’s research background is multifaceted. Broadly, her work to date has focused on three separate but related stands: (1) remediation of academic failure (especially reading) in schools; (2) culturally responsive practices (especially with English language learners), and (3) professional issues in school psychology trainees.

The specific areas we will explore include: (1) Factors that ensure first-generation students and faculty of color thrive in the academy; (2) Implementation science and fostering community-university partnerships; (3) cognitive-behavioral interventions with anxious youth (including extending Dr. Wong’s work on gratitude); and (4) professional issues/supervision issues in counseling psychology trainees. We also will be exploring new methods of inquiry, including narrative identity.