Marty Babits, LCSW, BCD is the senior Co-Director of FACTS (Family and Couples Treatment Service), a division of the Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy (ICP.) He teaches and supervises and has helped design the curriculum at FACTS. He has lectured at Hunter College graduate programs in social work and mental health counseling as well as in the graduate program in special education at Long Island University. As a therapist, he has worked with hundreds of families and couples over the past twenty-five years. His first book, The Power of the Middle Ground: A Couples Guide to Renewing Your Relationship (Prometheus, 2009) was well-reviewed by Library Journal among others. His second book, I’m Not a Mind Reader: Using the Power of Three-Dimensional Communication for a Better Relationship (HCI, 2015) was selected as finalist in both the 2016 International Book Award and the 2016 Bookvana Awards in the Self-Help category. He has also published articles in the peer-reviewed professional journal, Social Work, and writes “Middle Ground,” a blog on the Psychology Today website. Licensed in Social Work in New York State, he also holds certificates in family and couples work, EFT (Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy), EMDR, and hypnotherapy, as well as a Post-Master’s certificate in Advanced Clinical Social Work from Hunter College. He also holds a Master’s degree in Educational Psychology from Columbia University, Teacher’s College, with specialization in treating dyslexia. The question of how family dynamics affect progress in overcoming reading difficulties sparked his interest in becoming a family therapist and this led to his interest in working with couples. Mr. Babits is currently part of the steering committee that has launched an AASECT-approved training program in Sex Therapy. It is conceived as a sub-division of FACTS and opened its doors in Fall 2016. Babits is in private practice in New York City. He enjoys playing guitar, listening to music, singing and reading fiction as well as non-fiction.