Bio

Charles R. Martin, Ph.D., is a licensed psychologist in a full time psychotherapy, training, and speaking practice. Dr. Martin’s work is oriented toward helping people improve the quality of their personal and professional lives. In his work Dr. Martin emphasizes life balance, and living and working with purpose and perspective.

He has worked with a wide range of individuals and organizations and has provided services in community, hospital, university, business, and government settings. His speaking and training styles are entertaining and practical and his coaching and therapy styles are empowering and experiential. Dr. Martin has a life-long interest in integrating insights and practices from classic wisdom traditions and transpersonal psychology with insights and practices from modern psychology and psychotherapy. Of particular concern in his work is to help clients answer the question: How can I live more authentically and how do I integrate inner development and outer effectiveness?

In his psychotherapy practice, his specialties include body-mind (somatic) psychotherapy,  awareness practices, transpersonal psychology and depth approaches (psychoanalytic, Jungian) to counseling and therapy. Dr. Martin has extensive experience in working transgender clients and in the body-mind work is sensitive to the needs of those clients.

Dr. Martin is also the author and co-author of several books on applications of personality style in personal, career and organizational life. He has written the internationally-recognized book on personality type and the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) – Looking at Type: The Fundamentals – a book that has been called “the best introduction to type available today.”

His education includes a Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from the University of Florida, an M.A.Ed. in Counseling and a B.A. in Psychology from Wake Forest University. He is currently licensed as a psychologist in the state of Florida and is a certified hypnotherapist. Dr. Martin is a member of the American Psychological Association and is the current Curriculum Director for the Florida Society for Bioenergetic Analysis.

For more detail, see Vita.

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Regarding Dr. Martin’s background in psychological type…

Charles Martin, Ph.D. is a recognized expert in the field of psychological type. He is the author of Looking at Type: The Fundamentals – a booklet that has been called “the best introductory type booklet available in the world today” by Peter Geyer in the Australian Journal of Psychological Type. Dr. Martin is also the author of Looking at Type and Careers, and the Quick Guide to the 16 Types and Career Mastery: Living on Purpose and Working Effectively. He is co-author of the Quick Guide to the 16 Personality Type in Organizations; Building People, Building Programs: A Practitioner’s Guide to Introducing the MBTI to Individuals and Organizations, and Out of the Box: Exercises for Mastering the Power of Type to Build Effective Teams. He is a past Vice President of Research and Development for the Center for Applications of Psychological Type (CAPT), and was the architect of CAPT’s MBTI Qualifying Program as well as the Executive Coaching program and the Career Development program. He has trained and certified hundreds of professionals in the uses of psychological type for personal and professional development.