Martin Pierre, Ph.D.
Dr. Pierre is a licensed psychologist and served as the Mental Health coordinator for Generation Excel. Generation Excel is a faith based non-profit agency that serves the mental health need for “at risk” and “high risk” children and adolescents. He provided mental health services to the Boston Public Schools and the Community Re-Entry Centers (Division of Youth Services). He has also served as a clinician on the Metro Assessment Unit for the Department of Youth Services.
Dr. Pierre grew up in the Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood of Brooklyn New York. He excelled in track and field and earned academic scholarship to attend Boston College. While at Boston College he founded the “Talented Tenth (also known as DIOP)”, a support group for men of color. The goals of the group are to develop the leadership and oratorical skills of group members.
Dr. Pierre earned his Masters Degree in Counseling from Lesley University and doctoral degree in counseling psychology from Boston College. He completed a forensic track pre-doctoral internship training at Center for Multicultural Training in Psychology (CMTP) at Boston Medical Center/Boston University School of Medicine. CMTP provide training and services in the culturally competent practice of professional Psychology. In addition, Dr. Pierre completed two APA-accredited post-doctoral fellowships at Boston Medical Center at the Dr. Solomon Carter Fuller inpatient psychiatric unit and the Boston Consortium in Clinical Psychology (Harvard Medical School/Boston University) in the department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. During his post doctoral training, he served as the stress intervention coordinator (in response to 9-11) at Boston Medical Center and conducted group and individual psychotherapy with adult psychiatric patients.
Dr. Pierre has taught graduate courses at Boston College and the Center for Multicultural Training in Psychology at BU School of Medicine. In addition, he has lectured, taught courses, and conducted research internationally. His research and clinical interests focus on the impact of psychological trauma on the psychological functioning of children and adolescents. Dr. Pierre has authored several research and theoretical articles and book chapters that examined the “effects of coping and resilience in black males”.
Dr. Pierre utilizes a strength based approach to psychotherapy that incorporates the social ecology of individuals. He believes that individual has both shared and unique strengths that impact our unique life experiences as well as shared cultural factors that foster resilience and adaptive coping.
As a clinician, speaker and researcher, Dr. Pierre strives to empower individuals and organizations towards positive growth. He believes that through a culturally competent and strength based approach, we have the potential to enrich the development of young people from all background and life circumstances.