About Us

Tony Martens started Martens & Associates in Hinton, Alberta (approximately 300 kilometers west of Edmonton) in 1983. During this time, he developed the Yellowhead Family Sexual Abuse Treatment Program (also known as the Hinton Model). In the 1990's Martens & Associates moved to Surrey, British Columbia where we still are today. During the 1990's, we have also had a sub-office in Prince George, British Columbia. During the 80's and 90's, our focus was on providing treatment for victims, families, and offenders of family violence, incest, and child sexual abuse. Today, in addition to treatment, we also provide other services, including training, program evaluations, outcome measures, policy manuals, and other related services.


Tony Martens


Tony is the founder of Martens & Associates. Over 30 years ago Tony established a treatment program that was one of the first to be offered as an alternative to incarceration for sex offenders in Canada. In the 1990's, Tony was appointed the first National Family Violence Mental Health Consultant for Health Canada, and was the Saskatchewan Family Violence Mental Health Consultant for Health Canada. Tony has conducted over 1,000 workshops and training courses across Canada on the topics of family violence, abuse, and other areas.

He has a Bachelor of Social Work and a Master of Science in Psychology. 

Dr. Jason Martens

Director of Research and Development

Jason first started working for Martens & Associates in the early 2000's on technical operations regarding child and family services database systems. In 2014, he started as the Research Director of Martens & Associates, and in 2015 he became the Director of Research and Development. Jason has taught Introductory psychology, social psychology and cultural psychology at the University of British Columbia and Kwantlen Polytechnic University. Jason has experience conducting psychological research and has published scholarly articles (both theoretical and empirical) in peer-reviewed journals within the field of psychology.

Jason has a Bachelor of Arts majoring in Psychology, a Master of Arts in Social/Personality Psychology, and a PhD in Social/Personality Psychology.