Dr Martin Dorahy

Associate Professor Martin Dorahy

Associate Professor

Martin is a member of the Psychology Department’s Clinical Psychology Programme. He has an empirical and clinical interest in complex traumatic stress and dissociative disorders. He is also interested in process-oriented psychotherapy, particularly psychodynamic therapies including intensive short-term dynamic psychotherapy.


BA (Hons) – University of Newcastle (Australia)
– University of Ulster (UK)
Grad Cert Therapies – University of Queensland (Australia)
PhD – University of New England (Australia)
DClinPsych – The Queen’s University of Belfast (UK)

Contact Details

Room: 511
Phone: +64 3 364 3416 (direct)
Internal extension: 3416
Fax: +64 3 364 2181

Email: martin.dorahy@canterbury.ac.nz

Postal Address:
Department of Psychology
University of Canterbury
Private Bag 4800
Christchurch 8140
New Zealand

Undergraduate Courses

PSYC 335: Abnormal Psychology – Course Coordinator

Graduate Courses

PSYC 651: Psychotherapeutic methods

PSYC 670: Diploma Internship

Research Interests

  • Dissociation and Dissociative disorders
  • Complex PTSD
  • Attention and working memory
  • Psychosis, personality disorders and trauma
  • Psychotherapy

Publications and UC Research Profile