Clinical psychologist Dr. Alejandro Martinez,
For over 30 years, Dr. Martinez has served the Stanford University mental health system, including 17 years managing the student mental health services program.
He’s developed or overseen seven university courses on peer counseling; and designed and presented programs on threat assessment and management, conflict resolution, listening skills, cross-cultural communication, communication in relationships, self-care in high stress environments, stress management, procrastination, personal transitions, academic and family pressures, alcohol consumption, and overcoming psychological barriers. An expert on Peer Support if there ever was one.
As the Associate Dean of Students (until January 2020), Dr. Martinez taught the prerequisite course for student peer counselors at the Stanford University Bridge Peer Counseling Center. He has now accepted a position as Stanford University’s Executive Director of Threat Assessment.
He also serves as the advisor to the Bridge Center, as a lecturer for Stanford University’s Graduate School of Education, as the Chair of the university’s threat assessment team, and as a curriculum creator and lecturer on peer counseling for one of China’s top universities.
Co-founders Helena Plater-Zyberk and Pouria Mojabi share their excitement to have Dr. Martinez on board: