DMH + UCLA PRevention Center of Excellence
Ruben Martinez is a former community college transfer student who also attended Alabama A&M and California State University (CSU), Fullerton. Ruben received their MS in Clinical Counseling from CSU Fullerton in 2012. Trained as a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, Ruben has over 10 years of direct clinical service experience working with children, families, and adults in community settings. Ruben also has experience in crisis intervention, evidence-based practices, and clinical supervision. They are a bilingual Spanish speaker dedicated to culturally and linguistically-informed practices and has research experience that focused on the impact of the “public voice” (Proposition 8) on LGBTQ+ communities and the psychological impact of hyper-masculine settings on LGBTQ+ high competition athletes. Ruben is a Clinical Trainer at the DMH + UCLA Prevention Center of Excellence and provides training, technical assistance, and reflective practice consultation. Ruben is also a lead facilitator with the DMH + UCLA Early Childhood Fellowship and is a certified SEEDS Facilitator.