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Martha Ramos Duffer, Psy.D. is a licensed clinical psychologist, motivational speaker, trainer and consultant based in Austin, Texas.
Dr. Ramos Duffer was born in Mexico City and grew up in Puerto Rico. After earning her doctorate degree in Clinical Psychology from Baylor University in 1994, she taught undergraduate and graduate psychology courses as an adjunct professor at Texas A&M University Corpus Christi, and Embry Riddle Aeronautical University – CC Branch. In addition, she practiced clinical psychology at the Texas A&M Counseling Center and through her own private practice.
Wanting to become more directly involved in responding to social challenges, in 1999, she became the Executive Director of ALLGO in Austin, Texas, a community based people of color organization working toward social and economic justice through health, organizing, and advocacy programs.
In January of 2004, she embarked on a new phase of her work, integrating her experience and training in the areas of psychology, activism, community organizing, education, wellness, community development, spirituality, and non-profit management and began her own businesses in professional training and non profit consulting as well as a private practice focused on personal and spiritual growth all under the umbrella of Quantum Possibilities, which is thriving to this day.
At that time she also became an adjunct professor in the Masters in Counseling Program at St. Edward’s University where she currently teaches.
Dr. Ramos Duffer has had the opportunity of working with varied local, regional and national organizations, developing programs and providing training to their Boards of Directors and Staff in multiple areas, helping them gain the skills and create the systems necessary to carry out their missions more effectively and move toward making their visions a reality.
Dr. Ramos Duffer has become a sought after motivational speaker and trainer in the areas of secondary trauma prevention and treatment, multicultural competence, empowerment, personal growth, communication, and individual and organizational health and wellness.