Dr Martin Dorahy

Associate Professor Martin Dorahy


Associate Professor of Psychology


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
Email: martin.dorahy@canterbury.ac.nz
: +64 3 364 3416 (direct)
Internal ext: 3416
Fax: +64 3 364 2181

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

Undergraduate Courses

PSYC335: Abnormal Psychology – Course Coordinator

Graduate Courses

PSYC641: Advanced Psychopathology - Lecturer
PSYC651: Psychotherapeutic Methods - Lecturer
PSYC653: Year 2 Practicum - Lecturer
PSYC662: Advanced Topics in Clinical Psychology II - Lecturer


Martin is a member of the Department’s Clinical Psychology Training 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.

Research Interests

  • Dissociation and Dissociative disorders
  • Complex PTSD
  • Trauma and memory
  • Shame; Self-conscious emotions
  • Psychotherapy

Publications and UC Research Profile