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Real Principles For Real Change

Mary Martin
Mary W Martin, MSW, LCSW
Denver, Colorado, United States
(720) 903-0466
About Practice:
My formal practice is part-time and includes counseling/coaching (personal and professional) to individuals, couples/partners and families, community workshops, team building and staff development for intact group, and presentations focused on specific subject areas. I continue to work in the field of public health where I share the Principles with state and local community colleagues through informal teaching.
Practice Types:
Individual Clients, Couples, Groups, Seminars, Telephone Consultations, Internet Consultations
Years Teaching: 10

Master of Social Work, Louisiana State University, 1985

Training Summary
I began learning about the Principles via foundational workshops in 1998 while searching for a practice model or structured training that resonated with an intuitively developed approach to supporting women at high risk for poor pregnancy or parenting outcomes developed through a demonstration project in a community health setting in Denver, CO. When the project was expanded I brought national trainers in to provide an orientation training to 35 nurses, social workers, outreach and research staff to establish a foundational approach to the home visiting and outreach work. A subsequent position leading an initiative focused on access to health care in Des Moines, IA led me to recognize how much I had been impacted by my minimal understanding of the Principles. With encouragement from colleagues who were interested in learning more, I secured foundation funding to offer an introduction workshop to the community of health and human service providers, community leaders, local foundation staff and residents. Over the following 4 years our national trainers supported us in offering quarterly community trainings and a training of practitioners program. I was fortunate to learn about the Principles directly from Sydney Banks during the last few years of his life, and participated in the first Three Principles School. Among my many teachers and mentors, most prominent are Cathy Casey, Elsie Spitle, Judy Sedgeman, Bill and Linda Pettit, Christine Heath, Roger Mills, Ami Chen Mills Niam, Mark Howard, Chip and Jan Chipman, Annika Schahn, Linda Ramus, Keith Blevens, Dicken Bettinger, Aaron Turner and Mara Gleason.

Special Interests
Individual, Relationships; Parenting; Professional Development (leadership, management, supervision, team building, multi-sector collaboration);