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                FACULTY

      

Jay Martin, D.Min., CT, CFS, LMFT

                                                

Dr. Jay Martin is the Director of the Rocky Mountain Traumatology Institute, the Director for the Center for Families in Transition and has extensive experience working with trauma victims.

He worked directly with those impacted by the bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City on April 19, 1995, providing counseling to survivors and loved ones, training volunteers to provide supportive services and accompanying families who viewed the Timothy McVeigh execution via closed circuit television.

Dr. Martin was deployed to Nairobi, Kenya in September, 1998 to provide training for those assisting the victims of the American Embassy bombing and also deployed to Manhattan the last week of September, 2001 to provide crisis intervention services to a seventy-thousand member labor union significantly impacted by the World Trade Center attack.  He co-developed a crisis intervention program for Cornell University for the five trade unions tasked with cleaning up Ground Zero, facilitated the pilot workshop, and trained psychologists to facilitate the program.

Over the last twenty years, Dr. Martin has led numerous disaster mental health and compassion stress and trauma workshops in two Canadian provinces and sixteen U.S. cities (including New York, New Jersey, Washington, D.C., and Oklahoma City) for EMS personnel, mental health professionals, EAP staff, clergy, Marine & Navy chaplains, school counselors and nurses, and FBI personnel. Some of his notable workshops include a three-day Disaster Mental Health workshop at Columbia University in 2002, a two & one-half day compassion stress workshop for mental health providers to 9/11 victims in Madison, New Jersey and a three-day Disaster Mental Health workshop at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina for Marine & Navy chaplains in 2003.

Dr. Martin received his Master of Divinity and Doctor of Ministry degrees with a specialty in pastoral care, crisis intervention and counseling with a subspecialty in grief and loss. He also completed a three-year pastoral psychotherapy internship at an AAPC-approved training center as well as post-doctoral studies in psychology and marriage & family therapy.

He is a Clinical Fellow with the American Association for Marriage & Family Therapy and the American Association of Pastoral Counselors. He is also an AAMFT-approved supervisor, a Certified Employee Assistance Professional and a Certified Traumatologist, Certified Compassion Fatigue Specialist and a Certified Field Instructor with the Green Cross Academy of Traumatology.  He is an Affiliate Faculty Member in the graduate programs of counseling at Regis University, Colorado Springs campus. 

Dr. Martin has worked as a chaplain and instructor in a psychiatric residency training program, as a medical family therapist and oncology counselor at a hospital-based cancer center, as an adjunct professor & supervisor of graduate students & graduates in counseling and has maintained a private practice of psychotherapy for over thirty-one years.

 

IN MEMORIAM

 

 

 

 

Chaplain Joe Williams  

                                                  

 

 

Chaplain Williams won the FBI Director's Award for his coordination of chaplaincy/pastoral care services onsite following the bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building on April 19, 1995.  Beginning in 1996 he initiated and helped conduct regular Critical Incident Workshops for survivors, family members and first responders for eight years following the bombing.  

 

Chaplain Williams has extensive involvement as a law enforcement chaplain. He was chaplain to the Oklahoma Division of the FBI for twenty-one years and was on the Southeast Region Critical Incident Response Team of the FBI for ten years.  He has served as chaplain of the Nicoma Park Police Department, the Oklahoma County Sheriff's office and as Director of Chaplaincy for the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma & Chaplaincy Team of the North American Mission Board of the Southern Baptist Convention. He has over four hundred hours of training in Crisis Intervention from the FBI, International Criticial Incident Stress Foundation, Disaster Relief and the International Conference of Police Chaplains.

 

Chaplain Williams established the Crisis Intervention Institute as a licensed training site of the Green Cross Academy of Traumatology in 2000 (its name was later changed to the Oklahoma Traumatology Institute) and served as its director and/or co-director until 2010. He is a Certified Field Traumatologist, Certified Compassion Fatigue Educator and a Certified Disaster Relief Chaplain.   

 

He was deployed to New York for sixteen months following 9/11 working at Ground Zero, the morgue and other strategic sites. He was deployed to the Gulf Coast following Hurricane Katrina and continued to provide crisis intervention services following multiple tornadoes in Oklahoma.

 

He has conducted over four hundred Crisis Intervention, Compassion Fatigue and related workshops and seminars in 17 states in the United States including Hawaii and Switzerland.  He developed a workshop for chaplains and ministers called "Retaining Resiliency & Effectiveness in Ministry."  As a member of the International Conference of Police Chaplains, he has conducted law enforcement chaplains' training in California, Louisiana, Indiana and Oklahoma. 

 

Chaplain Williams repeatedly demonstrated a remarkable ability to connect with distressed persons from diverse religious, cultural, ethnic, racial, socioeconomic and sexual orientation backgrounds and thereby played a significant role in saving lives and triggering the recovery process for hundreds of people.   His death on December 24, 2016 came too soon for some many of us following a lengthy bout with cancer. He is sorely missed but resting in a way he never did in life. His legacy will live on through so many people whose lives he profoundly influenced.