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Geoff Goodman

Geoff Goodman, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Psychology

B.S., Massachusetts Institute of TechnologyM.A., Columbia UniversityPh.D., Northwestern University

Description

Geoff Goodman, Ph.D., is Associate Professor of Psychology in the Long Island University Clinical Psychology Doctoral Program.  He is also a licensed clinical and school psychologist with 26 years of experience in private practice in Blauvelt and Lynbrook, New York, treating children and adolescents as well as adults.  He is certified by the American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP) and is certified as both an adult and a child and adolescent psychoanalyst and Fellow of the International Psychoanalytical Association (FIPA).  He is also a Certified Sex Therapist (CST), Certified Sex Addiction Therapist and Supervisor (CSAT-S), Certified Multiple Addiction Therapist and Supervisor (CMAT-S), and Registered Play Therapist and Supervisor (RPT-S).  Dr. Goodman received a Bachelor of Science degree from M.I.T. in 1983, a Master of Arts degree in Developmental Psychology from Columbia University in 1986, and a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Clinical Psychology from Northwestern University in 1991.  He completed a child clinical psychology internship at Babies Hospital, Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center, in 1991, and a postdoctoral fellowship in the treatment and research of borderline personality disorder at New York Hospital, Cornell University Medical Center, in 1995.  He is also a graduate of the Adult and Child Psychoanalysis Programs of the Psychoanalytic Training Institute of the Contemporary Freudian Society.

Dr. Goodman is the author of many articles on the development of psychopathology and psychotherapy process in high-risk infants, children, and adults, and has presented internationally at conferences and workshops in Brazil, Canada, Chile, England, France, Israel, and Uganda.  He published The Internal World and Attachment (The Analytic Press) in 2002, and three more books in 2010:  Transforming the Internal World and Attachment (Vols. 1 and 2; Jason Aronson) and Therapeutic Attachment Relationships (Jason Aronson).  In 2006, Long Island University awarded Dr. Goodman the Trustees Award for Scholarly Achievement for his first book, and in 2016, he received the Phi Delta Kappa Lifetime Research Award and the David Newton Award for Excellence in Teaching.  In 2013 and 2014, Dr. Goodman published two more books:  Rural Community Libraries in Africa:  Challenges and Impacts (with wife Valeda F. Dent & Michael Kevane; IGI Global) and his first children’s book, Daddy’s Secret Cedar Chest (Tate Publishing).  In 2013, Dr. Goodman was awarded the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship by the US Department of State and spent eight months in 2014 establishing and evaluating an intervention program to facilitate the development of school readiness skills in preschool children in two rural village libraries in Uganda.  He has taken seven students to Uganda, two of whom completed doctoral dissertations based on data they collected there.  Dr. Goodman is Director of the Long Island University Children’s Institute for Play Therapy and Research (CIPTAR), Coordinator of the Long Island University Clinical Psychology Doctoral Program Applied Child Research Team, and Faculty Advisor of The Participant-Observer, the doctoral student newsletter.  He is also Director of the Norbert Freedman Center for Psychoanalytic Research at the Institute for Psychoanalytic Training and Research (IPTAR), and serves on the IPTAR Board of Directors.  Dr. Goodman is also Chair of the Child, Adolescent, and Family Therapy Research (CAFTR) Special Interest Group of the Society for Psychotherapy Research, an international organization.  Dr. Goodman lives in Lynbrook with his wife Valeda and daughter Carlyn.

www.drgeoffgoodman.com

Specialties

Attachment Research; Personality Organization and Attachment in Borderline Personality Disorder; Child and Adult Psychotherapy Process and Outcome; Child Psychoanalysis and Mentalization-Based Therapy for Children; Intergenerational Transmission of Psychopathology; Quantitatively Based Methods of Assessing Supervisee Competence; Caregiver Literacy, Young Children’s Play, and School Readiness Skills and Literacy Acquisition in Sub-Saharan Africa ; Sex Addiction and Codependency


Publications

Recent Publications

Clark, A., Goodman, G., & Petitti, C.  (in press).  The persistent case of major depression:  An argument for long-term treatment.  Journal of Contemporary Psychotherapy.

Goodman, G., & Midgley, N.  (in press).  Child psychodynamic therapy:  Contemporary trends in treatment development.  In D. Kealy & J. S. Ogrodniczuk (Eds.), Contemporary psychodynamic psychotherapy.

Prout, T. A., Goodman, G., Hoffman, L., Rice, T., & Sherman, A.  (in press).  Expert clinicians’ prototype of an ideal treatment in Regulation Focused Psychotherapy for Children (RFP-C).  Journal of Psychotherapy Integration.

Midgley, N., Capella, C., Goodman, G., Lis, A., Noom, M., Tishby, O., & Weitkamp, K.  (in press).  Introduction to the special section on child and adolescent psychotherapy research.  Psychotherapy Research.

Goodman, G., Chung, H., Fischel, L., & Athey-Lloyd, L.  (2017).  Simulation modeling analysis of sequential relations among therapeutic alliance, symptoms, and adherence to child-centered play therapy between a child with autism spectrum disorder and two therapists.  Clinical Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 22, 455-466.

Kealy, D., Goodman, G., & Ogrodniczuk, J. S.  (2017).  Psychotherapists’ ideals in the treatment of panic disorder:  An exploratory study.  Counselling and Psychotherapy Research, 17, 201-208.

Ramires, V. R. R., Godinho, L. B. R., & Goodman, G.  (2017).  The therapeutic process of a child diagnosed with disruptive mood dysregulation disorder.  Psychoanalytic Psychology, 34, 488-498.

Stein, T. D., & Goodman, G.  (2017).  Listening to ourselves:  Experiences and advice from sex addiction therapists in recovery.  Sexual Addiction and Compulsivity, 24, 33-46.

Goodman, G., & Dent, V. F.  (2017).  Studying the effectiveness of the Storytelling/Story-Acting (STSA) play intervention on Ugandan preschoolers’ emergent literacy, oral language, and theory of mind in two rural Ugandan community libraries.  In R. L. Steen (Ed.), Emerging research in play therapy, child counseling, and consultation (pp. 182-213).  Hershey, PA:  IGI Global.

Kealy, D., Goodman, G., Rasmussen, B., Weideman, R., & Ogrodniczuk, J. S.  (2017).  Therapists’ perspectives on optimal treatment for pathological narcissism.  Personality Disorders: Theory, Research, and Treatment, 8, 35-45.

Ramires, V. R. R., Godinho, L. B. R., Carvalho, C., Gastaud, M., & Goodman, G.  (2017).  Child psychoanalytic psychotherapy process:  A single case study.  Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, 31, 75-93.

Goodman, G., Midgley, N., & Schneider, C.  (2016).  Expert clinicians’ prototypes of an ideal child treatment in psychodynamic and cognitive-behavioral therapy:  Is mentalization seen as a common process factor?  Psychotherapy Research, 26, 590-601.


Lectures and Presentations

Recent Presentations

Goodman, G.  (2018, June).  Remarks on the future of child and adolescent psychotherapy process research.  In V. R. R. Ramires (Chair), Psychotherapy process research in psychotherapy with children and young people:  Different methodological approaches and their challenges.  Paper presented at the meeting of the Society for Psychotherapy Research, Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

Goodman, G.  (2018, June).  A sort of homecoming:  CPQ studies from around the world.  Paper presented at the meeting of the Society for Psychotherapy Research, Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

Goodman, G.  (2018, June).  Sorting it out:  CPQ-APQ pre-conference workshop.  Workshop presented at the meeting of the Society for Psychotherapy Research, Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

Lynford, J., Frawley, A. R., Brender, D., Dalis, F., Fanciullo, M., Fults, E., Garcia, C., Irizarry, K., Rivera, A., Toure, A., Vidal, A., Kapani, S., Walker, C., Dent, V. F., & Goodman, G.  (2018, June).  Child receptive vocabulary as predicted by caregiver depression and mean length utterance in rural Ugandan dyads.  Paper presented at the meeting of the Society for Psychotherapy Research, Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

Lynford, J., & Goodman, G.  (2018, June).  The contributions of therapist personality and child prosocial behavior to mentalization in the play therapy of a boy with high-functioning autism spectrum disorder.  Paper presented at the meeting of the Society for Psychotherapy Research, Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

Yavuzoğlu, C., Goodman, G., & Halfon, S.  (2018, June).  A single-case study on mentalization and affect regulation of a child with Asperger's disorder under psychodynamic psychotherapy.  Paper presented at the meeting of the Society for Psychotherapy Research, Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

Odhammar, F., Goodman, G., & Carlberg, G.  (2017, September).  Different perspectives in measuring processes in psychodynamic child psychotherapy.  Paper presented at the Society for Psychotherapy Research UK and European Chapters, Oxford, UK.

Dent, V. F., & Goodman, G.  (2017, July).  Studying the effectiveness of a storytelling/story-acting activity on Ugandan preschoolers’ emergent literacy in two rural Ugandan community libraries.  Paper presented at the European Conference on Literacy, Madrid, Spain.

Dent, V. F., & Goodman, G.  (2017, June).  Studying the effectiveness of a storytelling/story-acting activity on Ugandan preschoolers’ emergent literacy in two rural Ugandan community libraries.  Paper presented at the meeting of the Evidence Based Library and Information Practice, Philadelphia.

Lynford, J., Vidal, A., Miller, M., Mejia-Murphy, N., Irizarry, K., Kapani, S., Rivera, A., Toure, A., Jay, L., Mahtani, C., & Goodman, G.  (2016, November).  The relation between mentalization and prosocial behavior in the play therapy of a boy with high-functioning autism spectrum disorder.  Paper presented at the meeting of the Society for Psychotherapy Research, North America Chapter, Berkeley, CA.

Goodman, G., & Chung, H.  (2016, June).  Simulation modeling analysis of sequential relations among therapeutic alliance, symptoms, and adherence to child-centered play therapy between a child with autism spectrum disorder and two therapists.  Paper presented at the meeting of the Society for Psychotherapy Research, Jerusalem, Israel.

Goodman, G., & Dent, V. F.  (2016, June).  One story at a time:  Studying the effectiveness of the Storytelling/Story-Acting (STSA) play intervention on Ugandan preschoolers’ emergent literacy, oral language, and theory of mind in two rural Ugandan community libraries.  Paper presented at the meeting of the Society for Psychotherapy Research, Jerusalem, Israel.

Goodman, G., & Dent, V. F.  (2016, June).  One story at a time:  Studying the effectiveness of the Storytelling/Story-Acting (STSA) play intervention on Ugandan preschoolers’ emergent literacy, oral language, and theory of mind in two rural Ugandan community libraries.  Paper presented at the Rapaport-Klein Study Group, Stockbridge, MA.

Lynford, J., & Goodman, G.  (2016, June).  The relation between mentalization and prosocial behavior in the play therapy of a boy with high-functioning autism spectrum disorder.  Paper presented at the meeting of the Society for Psychotherapy Research, Jerusalem, Israel.

Goodman, G., & Dent, V. F.  (2016, May).  One story at a time:  Studying the effectiveness of the Storytelling/Story-Acting (STSA) play intervention on Ugandan preschoolers’ emergent literacy, oral language, and theory of mind in two rural Ugandan community libraries.  Paper presented at the Qualitative and Quantitative Research Methods in Libraries Conference, London.

Stein, T., & Goodman, G.  (2016, February).  Listening to ourselves:  Experiences and advice from sex addiction therapists in recovery.  Paper presented at the meeting of the International Institute for Trauma and Addiction Professionals, Scottsdale, AZ.

Recent Invited Addresses

Goodman, G.  One story at a time: Studying the effectiveness of the Storytelling/Story-Acting (STSA) play intervention on Ugandan preschoolers’ emergent literacy, oral language, and theory of mind in two rural Ugandan community libraries.  The Austen Riggs Center, Stockbridge, MA, March 17, 2017.

Goodman, G.  Attachment-based psychotherapy.  TZK Seminars, Clarksville, MD, February 22, 2017.

Goodman, G.  Attachment-based psychotherapy.  Psychology Dept., İstanbul Bilgi Üniversitesi, Istanbul, Turkey, January 9, 2017.

Goodman, G.  Child Psychotherapy Process Q-Set (CPQ) reliability certification workshop.  Psychology Dept., İstanbul Bilgi Üniversitesi, Istanbul, Turkey, January 4-6, 2017.

Goodman, G.  Play therapy as a tool of therapeutic change.  Grand Rounds in Pediatric Psychiatry, Sagamore Children’s Psychiatric Center, Dix Hills, NY, October 21, 2016.


Honors/Awards

Long Island University David Newton Award for Excellence in Teaching (2016)

Distinguished Research Award, Phi Delta Kappa (2016)

Fulbright Scholar, J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, US Department of State (2014)

Linda Neuwirth Memorial Paper Award, Institute for Psychoanalytic Training and Research (2013)

Long Island University Trustees Award for Scholarly Achievement (2006)

Traditional Plumsock Prize, the Psychoanalytic Training Institute of the New York Freudian Society (2001, 2002)

Profesional Affiliations

Recent Appointments

Chair, Child, Adolescent, and Family Therapy Research (CAFTR) Special Interest Group, Society for Psychotherapy Research (9/17-present)

Editorial Board, Sexual Addiction and Compulsivity (6/17-present)

Editorial Board, British Journal of Psychotherapy (10/16-present)

International Psychoanalytical Association Society Scientific Chair, Institute for Psychoanalytic Training and Research (10/16-present)

Other Affiliations

Licensed Clinical Psychologist in the State of New York, License Number 011319 (1992-present)

Certified School Psychologist in the State of New York, Control Number 920528991 (1998-present)

Association for Play Therapy Registered Play Therapist-Supervisor (2015-present)

American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists (AASECT), certified in Sex Therapy (2013-present)

International Institute for Trauma and Addiction Professionals (IITAP), certified as Multiple Addiction Therapy Supervisor, Certification Number 2010C‐0955 (2012-present)

International Institute for Trauma and Addiction Professionals (IITAP), certified in Multiple Addiction Therapy, Certification Number 2010C‐0955 (2012-present)

International Institute for Trauma and Addiction Professionals (IITAP), certified as Sex Addiction Therapy Supervisor, Certification Diploma Number 2010C-0955 (2012-present)

International Institute for Trauma and Addiction Professionals (IITAP), certified in Sex Addiction Therapy, Certification Diploma Number 2010C-0955 (2012-present)

Fellow, International Psychoanalytical Association (2010-present)

American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP), certified in Clinical Psychology, Certification Diploma Number 6457 (2008-present)

National Register of Health Service Providers in Psychology, Registrant Number 50098 (2001-present)