In 2012, Dr. Martinez established Clinical and Forensic Psychology Services (CFPS), a private practice that specializes in psychological evaluations of juveniles and adults. Dr. Martinez receives referrals from individuals and various government agencies at the state and federal level. His forensic evaluations include sex offender risk, general violence risk, personal injury, school and workplace threat, competency to stand trial, criminal responsibility, feigned mental illness, feigned cognitive deficits, and false confessions. In his clinical work, Dr. Martinez performs diagnostic evaluations that clarify cognitive and mental health concerns and provide clinical recommendations.
Dr. Martinez is one of a select group of psychologists board certified in forensic psychology by the American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP), the only post-doctoral specialty certification recognized in the American Psychological Association (APA) Directory. Judicial decisions, regulations, and statutes in some jurisdictions recognize the ABPP diploma as the standard of professional competence in forensic psychology.
Dr. Martinez graduated from Cornell University in 2002. In 2007, he completed an APA-accredited internship with a forensic psychology concentration. After earning his PhD in Clinical Psychology in 2008 from the University of Georgia, an APA-accredited graduate program, Dr. Martinez completed a forensic psychology post-doctoral fellowship at Georgia Regional Hospital in Atlanta, Georgia.
Prior to establishing CFPS, Dr. Martinez worked as the lead forensic psychologist for a 48-bed, secured forensic unit at a state psychiatric hospital for adults in Atlanta, Georgia and as an independent examiner for New York State’s Bureau of Sex Offender Evaluation and Treatment.
Colleagues, attorneys, juries, and judges value Dr. Martinez’s extensive knowledge of mental health law, attention to detail, integrity, and clear communication style. He has testified in court for both sides of legal disputes and has been invited to provide training for mental health and legal professionals on a variety of topics.
Dr. Martinez has published articles in peer-reviewed journals and held several positions in professional organizations. He currently serves as a member of the Board of Directors of the American Board of Forensic Psychology and its examination faculty and as Vice President for the Association for Scientific Advancement in Psychological Injury and Law. Previously, he served as Chair of the APA’s Committee on Professional Practice and Standards.