Martha Teater, MA, LMFT, LCAS, LPC,
is a Diplomate with the Academy for Cognitive Therapy and is a practicing cognitive-behavioral therapist. She has maintained a private practice for over 25 years. She has worked in primary care settings, free clinics, and medication-assisted treatment programs. Martha is well known for her work as a disaster mental health manager with the American Red Cross, and has been on many national disaster deployments where she provides support to traumatized people.
She has provided trainings in the United States and internationally on topics such as evidence-based treatments for trauma, DSM-5®, compassion fatigue, and behavioral treatment of chronic pain.
A prolific writer, Martha has published over 175 articles in newspapers and magazines, including Psychotherapy Networker
and Family Therapy Magazine.
Martha is the coauthor (with John Ludgate) of Overcoming Compassion Fatigue: A Practical Resilience Workbook.
She is also coauthor (with Don Teater) of Treating Chronic Pain: Pill-Free Approaches to Move People From Hurt to Hope
John Ludgate, PhD,
is a licensed psychologist, who has worked as a psychotherapist with individuals and couple for 30 years. He is the author of Heal Yourself: A CBT Approach to Reducing Therapist Distress & Increasing Therapeutic Effectiveness, Overcoming Compassion Fatigue: A Practical Resilience Workbook
and many other books, book chapters and journal article. He is currently at the CBT Center of Western North Carolina.