Marina Ferrier, Ph.D., LCPC\MFT
Marina Ferrier received her M.A. in Counseling Psychology from the
Pacifica Graduate Institute of Carpinteria, California in 1989. She was
licensed as a Marriage, Family, and Child Counselor in California in 1992,
opening a practice in Sandpoint, Idaho in that same year. Marina subsequently received
her Ph.D. from Pacifica in Clinical Psychology in 1999.
Dr. Ferrier was certified by the Idaho Supreme Court as a Divorce and Child
Custody Mediator in 1995 and has since been continuously active in this
arena. After completing specific training, she was recognized by the
EMDR International Association as a Certified EMDR Practitioner in 2001.
She has applied this training to the treatment of Posttraumatic Stress
Disorder in adults who have suffered physical and/or sexual abuse in
childhood. This work now constitutes a significant portion of her
private practice. In 2002, at the conclusion of her post-doctoral
internship, Dr. Ferrier was licensed in the state of Idaho both as a Licensed
Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) and a Licensed Marriage and Family
Dr. Ferrier received training in the Duluth Model of Domestic Violence
Prevention in 1999. Between then and 2007, she has been a facilitator of
the Bonner County Domestic Abuse Education Program in Idaho, designed to treat
male domestic abuse perpetrators who are court referred to the program.
In the eight years that the program has been operating, over 800 men
have completed the curriculum, and to date, only four of them have been
rearrested for domestic violence.
Dr. Ferrier is a member of the First Judicial District Conflict Resolution
Center, a group that focuses on continuing education programs for judges,
attorneys, mediators, psychologists, and counselors. These programs are
aimed at assisting the participants in understanding the interactions between
legal and psychological issues associated with significant societal problems
such as divorce, parent education, child development, and
domestic violence. Dr. Ferrier also volunteers with the Bonner General
Hospital Hospice where she participates in the training of volunteers, in
bereavement counseling, and facilitation of grief acceptance groups.
Dr. Ferrier lives in Sandpoint, Idaho where she enjoys a thriving practice
and involvement in various community projects.