Marti Glenn, PhD
Marti is Clinical Director and Partner at Quest Institute. A pioneering psychotherapist and educator for over 30 years, Marti has led intensive healing retreats for adults through Esalen, the STAR Foundation, Feathered Pipe Ranch, The Center for ReUniting Families and Entelechy Institute. She is founding President of Santa Barbara Graduate Institute known for its MA and PhD degrees in somatic psychology, prenatal and perinatal psychology, and clinical psychology. She also served as professor of clinical psychology, integrating affective neuroscience with attachment, early development, and trauma. Marti has served on boards of a number of organizations and is particularly passionate about helping adults heal early trauma, build successful relationships and meaningful lives. As a recognized leader, Marti has chaired numerous professional conferences, including the Association for Prenatal and Perinatal Psychology and Health and Neurons to Neighborhoods: Preventing and Healing Trauma in Children and Adults. She has written numerous professional articles and produced educational materials and media. She co-produced the broadcast quality documentary, Trauma, Brain, and Relationship: Helping Children Heal with Daniel Siegel and Bruce Perry and has appeared in such documentary films as What Babies Want; What Babies Know; Reducing Infant Mortality and Improving the Health of Babies. She recently received the Thomas Verny Lifetime Achievement Award for her groundbreaking work in prenatal and perinatal psychology. Marti continues to train mental health professionals with a particular focus on “the healing relationship”, integrating the new research from the sciences of epigenetics, polyvagal theory, affective neuroscience, attachment theory, trauma and mindfulness. She is a frequent speaker at national and international conferences and offers trainings, workshops, teleseminars and educational materials. Marti enjoys special time with family and sharing music, the arts, and travel with her husband, Ken.