Life Experience

Ken Martin was born in Belfast, Northern Ireland, and  lived for extended periods in Ireland, London, New York, Minneapolis, and San  Francisco.  He worked as a journalist based in London before coming to  the U.S., where he attended Columbia University, graduating summa cum laude  and phi beta kappa with Honors in Psychology and winning the Pack Prize for  Psychology.  He earned an MA at the University of Minnesota and an MS at  San Francisco State University, and completed over 3,000 hours of clinical  experience before being licensed as a marriage and family therapist.

Ken Martin’s articles on social issues include features  on:

· a prisoner’s first days  after release (The Sunday Times Magazine, with photographs by Snowdon)

· London’s bombsite alcoholics (The Telegraph Magazine)

· the life of a Glasgow youth gang (The Observer Magazine).

As a journalist Martin covered events as diverse as  student demonstrations in Paris, Czechoslovakia in the days after the Russian  invasion, a NATO exercise in Arctic Norway, and a revolt in the British  Virgin Islands.