Martin G. Groder, M.D.
Martin G., Groder, M.D., A Tribute
by Vann Joines, Ph.D., Director South East Institute for Group and Family Therapy, Professional Standards Vice President, International Transactional AnalysisAssociation
Martin Groder, MD, Psychiatrist, was a brilliant thinker who contributed a great deal of original thought to his students in the International Transactional Analysis Association, in Business, and at Marion Federal Penitentiary where he developed the "Ascelapion Program," one of the few programs ever to be successful in rehabilitating inmates.
Marty’s quick wit, humor and razor sharp insight made him very successful in working with individuals with antisocial personality traits. He could quickly identify their attempts to "con" others and expose them in a humorous way that made the individual decide to give up his/her attempts and be willing to be straight about what he/she wanted.
Marty also developed profound insights in working with couples and groups. Unfortunately, many of his ideas were never published and were simply conveyed verbally in his brilliant lectures. He was a frequent presenter at the Southeast Institute for Group and Family Therapy and his students have been greatly enriched by his teachings.
I am grateful to Anastasia for continuing his legacy through this website.
Vann Joines, Ph.D.
December 8, 2014