Jessica L. Martin

Assistant Professor

Ph.D. University at Albany-SUNY                 

Phone: (518) 442-4935

Dr. Martin joined the Counseling Psychology faculty in Fall 2011. Her research interests are in college student drinking, the co-occurrence of alcohol use and other health compromising behaviors and psychological disorders, and risk and protective factors associated with addictive behaviors. She has published on these topics in the Journal of Counseling Psychology, Addiction Research and Theory, Addictive Behaviors, and the Journal of Clinical Sport Psychology. She is a member of the American Psychological Association, the Research Society on Alcoholism, and the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies. Her clinical interests include working with veterans, college students, substance abuse, trauma, and eating disorders.

Courses Taught

  • ECPY 702 Ethics and Professional Issues in Counseling Psychology 
  • ECPY 608/718 Foundation and Techniques of Group Counseling
  • ECPY 806 Doctoral Practicum in Counseling Psychology II
  • ECPY 606 Internship in Counseling 

Research Interests


Co-Principal Investigator                                                                                              2015 - 2018
A Comprehensive, Collaborative Multi-Component SBIRT Training Model
in Professional Psychology at the University at Albany
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) ($944,244)

Principal Investigator                                                                                                    2014- 2016
Development and Validation of the Stimulant Motives Measure
University at Albany Faculty Research Award Program ($1,525)

Principal Investigator                                                                                                    2013 - 2015
Design and Evaluation of Providing Personalized Feedback
on Motives to Reduce Drinking Among College Students: A Pilot Project.
Office of the Vice President for Research ($9,995)

Representative Publications

Burrow-Sanchez, J., Martin, J. L., & Imel, Z. (in press). Applying for grant funding as a counseling psychologist: Making the leap from thought to action. Submitted to The Counseling Psychologist.

Dubovi, A., Li, Y., & Martin, J. L. (in press). Breaking the silence: Eating disorder symptoms in college men and big five traits as risk factors. American Journal of Men's Health.

Martin, J. L.,Groth, G., Longo, L., Rocha, T. L., Martens, M. P. (2015). Disordered eating and alcohol use among college women: Associations with race and big five personality traits. Eating Behaviors, 17, 149–152.

Martin, J. L., Groth, G., Buckner, L., Gale, M. M., & Kramer, M. E. (2013). Perceived drinking norms among Black college students: The race of reference group members. Addictive Behaviors, 38, 2586–2588.

Martens, M. P., Martin, J. L., Littlefield, A. K., Murphy, J. G., & Cimini, M. D. (2011). Changes in protective behavioral strategies and alcohol use among college students. Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 118, 504-507.

Martens, M. P., Hatchett, E. S., Martin, J. L., Fowler, R. M., Fleming, K. M., Karakashian, M. A., & Cimini, M. D. (2010). Does trait urgency moderate the relationship between parental alcoholism and alcohol use? Addiction Research and Theory, 18, 479-488.

Martens, M. P., & Martin, J. L. (2010). Athlete-specific drinking motives and competitive seasonal status: Additional examination of the Athlete Drinking Scale. Addiction Research and Theory, 18, 23-32.

Martens, M. P., Martin, J. L., Hatchett, S., Fowler, R., Fleming, K., Karkashian, M., & Cimini, M. D. (2008). Protective behavioral strategies and the relationship between depression and alcohol-related problems among college students. Journal of Counseling Psychology, 55, 535-541.

Martens, M. P., Rocha, T. L., Martin, J. L., & Serrao, H. F. (2008). Drinking motives and college students: Further examination of a four-factor model. Journal of Counseling Psychology, 55, 289-295.

Martin, J. L., Martens, M. P., Serrao, H. F., & Rocha, T. L. (2008). Alcohol use and exercise dependence: Co-occurring behaviors among college students? Journal of Clinical Sport Psychology, 2, 381-392.

Serrao, H. F., Martens, M. P., Martin, J. L., & Rocha, T. L. (2008). Competitiveness and alcohol use among recreational and elite college athletes. Journal of Clinical Sport Psychology, 2, 205-215.

Dams-O’Connor, K., Martin, J. L., & Martens, M. P. (2007). Social norms and alcohol consumption among intercollegiate athletes: The role of athlete and nonathlete reference groups. Addictive Behaviors, 32, 2657-2666.