Martin Deschner, Ph.D., is a Licensed Psychologist with the Texas State Board of Examiners of Psychologists.

Dr. Deschner earned his B.S. in Psychology from Southern Methodist University in 1974. He worked for one year from 1974 to 1975 as a social services volunteer in Hessisch Lichtenau, Germany. He earned his M.A. in Counseling Psychology from SMU in 1979. During this time he worked for Tarrant County MHMR as a staff counselor and clinic manager between 1978 and 1980. He graduated from UT Southwestern Medical Center with a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology in 1989. He worked for Texas Back Institute between 1991 and 1994 as a staff psychologist and program director. Between 1994 and 1996 he worked with Creative Counseling in a private practice capacity, working principally with chronic pain patients. In 1996 and 1997 he worked as Director of Psychological Services for Omega Rehabilitation Centers and Matrix Rehabilitation, Inc., prior to accepting a faculty appointment as an Assistant Professor in the Departments of Psychiatry, and Anesthesiology and Pain Management at UT Southwestern Medical Center in 1997. He worked as Director of Psychological Services for The McDermott Center for Pain Management from 1997 to 2006. 

Currently, as Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry, he divides his time between the Multidisciplinary Surgery Outpatient Clinic, where he works with bariatric surgery patients, and Moncrief Cancer Institute in Fort Worth, where he provides psychological services to cancer patients and their caregivers.

License Information

TX License #24108; Expires 2/28/2025

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Education & Training
  • Internship - UT Southwestern Medical Center (1983-1984)
  • Undergraduate School - Southern Methodist University (1970-1974), Psychology
  • Graduate School - UT Southwestern Medical Center (1980-1989), Psychology
  • Graduate School - Southern Methodist University (1975-1979), Psychology
  • Other Post Graduate Training - Southern Methodist University (1975-1979)
  • Other Post Graduate Training - UT Southwestern Medical Center (1980-1989)
  • Medical School - U.T. Southwestern Medical Center (1980-1989)
Professional Associations & Affiliations
  • Texas Psychological Association
  • Dallas Psychological Association
  • American Psychological Association
Books & Publications

Clinical Focus

  • Psychology
  • Psychotherapy
  • Health Psychology

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