Winthrop University: Intern Martin

Counseling Services

2016-2017

Earl C. Martin Jr.

What impact did the Counseling Services Internship Program have on your pursuit of your professional goals?

My tenure at Winthrop Counseling Services was absolutely amazing and further entrenched my clinical desires.  I had the great opportunity to work with the counseling staff, where I was able to absorb a great deal of clinical wealth and modalities from each of the staffs' specialties.  My direct work with survivors of trauma on both an individual and group level, particularly solidified my career desires of trauma-focused therapy.

Furthermore, Counseling Services gave me the opportunity to create my own therapeutic group entitled, The Voice: Journey to Self, which targeted aiding African Americans students to discuss and address their past experiences with overt racism and microaggressions.  This opportunity was life-changing not only for myself, but for the Winthrop students, remaining a group even after my departure.  I am able to continue to use this created group experience in my current practices and outside endeavors!

Where are you now?

I currently serve as a Family Centered Treatment Therapist for Pinnacle Family Services, where I serve clients ranging in ages of 3-18 and their family in an intensive format to address their individual and family needs. My passion within this setting is trauma, adjustment issues, and personality disorders.

Where do you go from here?

I desire to continue to build my therapeutic craft, particularly in regards to trauma-focused work and experiential therapeutic practice.

Last Updated: 9/17/19