Dr. Yep Martin was raised in Anchorage, Alaska and attended the University of Iowa for her undergraduate degree, where she studied psychology and communication. She returned to Alaska and attended the University of Alaska, Anchorage, where she obtained her Master of Science degree in Clinical Psychology. Dr. Yep Martin was an Honor’s Intern with the Federal Bureau of Investigation working in the Victim Advocate unit. Following this, she worked in an adolescent residential treatment facility, and for seven years was a school counselor to homeless children and their families under the Title 1 grant with the Anchorage School District, earning the Light of Hope Award. She also won the award for the Outstanding Children’s Advocate from the Alaska Network on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault. She was honored as one of the Top 40 Under 40 in Anchorage, Alaska in 2007.
She opened her private practice and completed her Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology and her Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology through Saybrook University in San Francisco, California, where she developed expertise in humanistic psychology. Dr. Yep Martin believes that people’s choices do not define who they are. When they enter her office, they do not enter with a label that cannot be changed.
She has had additional training to work with adjudicated sexual offenders, to include males, females, juveniles, their families and victims. She received specific expertise in Cognitive Behavioral Psychology and became an Approved Provider for the Assessment and Treatment of Sexual Offenders, Supervisor Level with the State of Alaska, Department of Corrections. She is an expert witness for forensic issues within the court system.
Since completing her training, she has worked with Saybrook University, and supervises those who are seeking licensure status, as well as Approved Provider status in the field of sexual victimization. She also continues to produce scholarly work in the form of articles for blogs, and lectures on different areas of interest in psychology. Dr. Yep Martin also contributes volunteer time to agencies such as the American Cancer Society, Unchained at Last, and Standing Together Against Rape. She is a Clinical Member of the Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers.