• department Clinical Practice
  • education BA, University of Arizona
    MSW, Simmons College
    PhD (Social Work), Simmons College
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Clinical Associate Professor
Director, BRIDGE Program

Areas of Expertise

Behavioral Health, Mental Health and Addictions; Children, Youth and Families; Racial Justice; Trauma and Violence

Practice and scholarly focus

Social justice in clinical practice; The Liberation Health framework for social work practice; Family therapy, Clinical practice with the Latinx community; Racial Justice; Community organizing as a therapeutic intervention; Substance misuse with adolescents and young adults.

Courses

CP 759 Introduction to Clinical Social Work Practice
CP 772 Clinical Practice with Families
CP 799 Brief and Time Effective Treatment
HB 735 Racial Justice and Cultural Oppression

Publications

Belkin Martinez, D & Fleck-Henderson, A. (Eds) (2014). Social justice in clinical practice: A liberation health framework for social work. London, UK: Routledge.

Belkin Martinez, D. (2014). Practice in a hospital setting. In D. Belkin Martinez & A. Fleck Henderson (Eds.). Social Justice in clinical practice: A liberation health framework for social work (Chapter Eleven). London, UK: Routledge.

Belkin Martinez, D. (2014). Liberation health theory and methods. In D. Belkin Martinez & A. Fleck Henderson (Eds.). Social justice in clinical practice: A liberation health framework for social work (Chapter One). London, UK: Routledge.

Belkin Martinez, D. (2014). Liberation health and social justice: An introduction. In D. Belkin Martinez & A. Fleck Henderson (Eds.). Social justice in clinical practice: A liberation health framework for social work (Introduction). London, UK: Routledge.

Belkin Martinez, D. (2010). Latinos and Empowerment. In R. Furman, & N. Negi, (Eds.). Social work with Latinos. Chicago, IL: Lyceum Press.

Belkin Martinez, D. (2005). Mental health care after capitalism. Radical Psychology, 4(2). http://www.radicalpsychology.org/vol4-2/index.html

Belkin Martinez, D. (1999). Cultural issues in ophthalmic practice. In D. Albert, D. & F. Jakobiec (Eds.), Principles and practice of ophthalmology. Philadelphia, PA: W.B. Saunders Co.

Presentations

Belkin Martinez, D. ( 2016). Social justice and clinical social work: The Liberation Health Framework for Practice. Symposium, Technological Educational Institute, Department of Social Work, Athens, Greece.

Belkin Martinez, D. (2016). A social justice method of practice for clinical social workers. Keynote Address, Alumni and Friends Day. Adelphi University, Garden City, NY.

Belkin Martinez, D. & Kang, H.K (2016). Social justice matters: A comprehensive curriculum for teaching clinical social work. Workshop Presentation at the Council for Social Work Education, Annual Program Meeting, Atlanta, GA.

Belkin Martinez, D. (2016). Social justice methods for clinical social workers. Grand Rounds Presentation, Massachusetts General Hospital, Department of Social Work, Boston, MA.

Belkin Martinez, D. (2015). Radical perspectives in global social work. Plenary Speaker, Social Work Action Network Annual Conference, Glasgow, UK.

Belkin Martinez, D. (2015). Liberation Health and social work: A framework for social justice focused practice. Symposium, Liverpool Hope University, Department of Social Work, Liverpool UK.

Belkin Martinez, D. & Lopez, L. (2015). Family therapy and Liberation Health. Workshop: The Meeting Point, Boston, MA.

Belkin Martinez, D. (2015). Racial justice: Our historical moment. Invited panelist, NASW-MA MLK Forum on Racial Justice. Wheelock College, Boston, MA.

Belkin Martinez, D. (2014). Think globally. Presentation at NASW, Cultural, Ethnic, and Racial Affairs Shared Interest Group, Social Workers of Color Reception, Wheelock College, Boston, MA.

Belkin Martinez, D. (2014). Social justice and clinical practice. Social Medicine Rounds. Albert Einstein School of Medicine, Montefiore Hospital, New York, NY.

Belkin Martinez, D. (2014). Family therapy and social justice: A socio-political framework for clinical practice. Roundtable Presentation at the American Family Therapy Academy Annual Meeting, Athens, GA.

Belkin Martinez, D. (2014). Radical social work practice with individuals, groups, and families. Presentation at the Social Work Action Network Conference, Durham, UK.

Belkin Martinez, D. (2013, April). A framework for social work practice: The Liberation Health methodology. Workshop Presentation, Social Work Action Network Conference, London, UK.

Professional Activities and Certifications

Peer Reviewer: Critical and Radical Social Work

Member: Council on Social Work Education (CSWE)

Member: National Association of Social Workers (NASW)

Consulting Supervisor: Boston University Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Awards and Honors

Iris Macrae Award, Simmons College School of Social Work

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