Marty Babits, LCSW, BCD, is the senior Co-Director of Family and Couples Treatment Service (FACTS), a division of the Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy (ICP). He teaches and supervises, and helped design the curriculum at FACTS. He has lectured at Hunter College graduate programs in social work and mental health counseling, and in the graduate program in special education at Long Island University. He maintains a private practice in New York City.
As a therapist, Mr. Babits has worked with hundreds of families and couples over 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 a finalist for the 2016 International Book Award and the 2016 Bookvana Awards in the Self-Help category. He has published in Social Work, and writes “Middle Ground,” a blog on the Psychology Today website. He served on the steering committee that launched an AASECT-approved training program in Sex Therapy. In his spare time, he enjoys music and reading.
Mr. Babits holds certificates in family and couples work, Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy, EMDR, and hypnotherapy, as well as a post-master’s certificate in Advanced Clinical Social Work from Hunter College. He holds a master’s degree in Educational Psychology from Columbia University, Teacher’s College, with a specialization in treating dyslexia.