Martha has been working as a clinical psychiatrist in public and private practice for the last 30 years. Martha’s interests are in general women’s psychiatry and psychotherapy specifically. From this background she developed an increasing interest over the years in providing therapy for people with Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD).
She ran Adelaide’s first Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT) group and teaches DBT to psychiatrists. She has co-authored reports about the development of BPD services at the individual, local, state and national levels. Over the years, she has been increasingly engaged in political lobbying and advocacy for improved BPD services in SA and nationally.
Martha is currently is chair of the SA branch of the BPD Foundation, Patron of Sanctuary (a BPD carer group in Adelaide) and conducts regular workshops for MHPN on BPD.