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Geoff Goodman

Geoff Goodman, Ph.D.

Coordinator, Applied Child ConcentrationAssociate 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 24 years of experience in private practice in Forest Hills and New City, 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, 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 lives in Forest Hills 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

Co-author (in press).  Studying the effectiveness of the Storytelling/Story-Acting (STSA) play intervention in two rural Ugandan community libraries:  Effects on Ugandan preschoolers’ emergent literacy, oral language, and theory of mind.  In R. Steen (Ed.), Emerging research in play therapy, child counseling and consultation.  Hershey, PA:  IGI Global.

Co-author (in press).  Optimal psychotherapy process for pathological narcissism:  An exploration of clinicians’ perspectives.  Personality Disorders: Theory, Research, and Treatment.

Co-author (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.

Co-author (2015).  The rural library's role in Ugandan secondary students' reading habits.  The International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions Journal, 41, 53-62.

Co-author (2015).  Assessing levels of similarity to a “psychodynamic prototype” in psychodynamic psychotherapy with children:  A case study approach (preliminary findings).  Trends in Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, 37, 161-165.

Author (2015).  Interaction structures between a child and two therapists in the psychodynamic treatment of a child with borderline personality disorder.  Journal of Child Psychotherapy, 41, 141-161.

Co-author (2015).  The relation between prototypical processes and psychological distress in psychodynamic therapy of five inpatients with borderline personality disorder.  Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, 22, 83-95.

Co-author (2015).  Mentalization and play therapy processes between two therapists and a child with Asperger's disorder.  International Journal of Play Therapy, 24, 13-29.

Co-author (2015).  Interaction structures in the psychodynamic therapy of a boy diagnosed with Asperger’s disorder:  A single-case study.  Research in Psychotherapy:  Psychopathology, Process and Outcome, 18, 129-140.

Author (2014).  Mentalization:  An interpersonal approach to mindfulness.  In J. M. Stewart (Ed.), Mindfulness, acceptance, and the psychodynamic evolution:  Bringing values into treatment planning and enhancing psychodynamic work with Buddhist psychology (pp. 111-132).  Oakland, CA:  New Harbinger Publications.

Author (2014).  [Review of Restoring mentalizing in attachment relationships:  Treating trauma with plain old therapy].  Psychodynamic Psychiatry, 42, 324-328.

Co-author (2014).  Rural community libraries in Africa:  Challenges and impactsHershey, PA:  IGI Global.

Co-author (2014).  Processes of therapeutic change in psychodynamic therapy of two inpatients with borderline personality disorder.  Journal of Psychotherapy Integration, 24, 3-45.

Co-author (2014).  Interaction structures formed in the psychodynamic therapy of five patients with borderline personality disorder in crisis.  Psychology and Psychotherapy:  Theory, Research and Practice, 87, 15-31.

Co-author (2014).  Two approaches to treating preadolescent children with severe emotional and behavioral problems:  Dialectical Behavior Therapy adapted for children and Mentalization-Based Child Therapy.  Journal of Psychotherapy Integration, 24, 298-312.

Author (2013).  The impact of intervention points of entry on attachment-based processes of therapeutic change with prepubertal children.  In J. E. Bettmann & D. D. Friedman (Eds.), Attachment-based clinical work with children and adolescents (pp. 193-218).  New York:  Springer.

Author (2013).  Is mentalization a common process factor in transference-focused psychotherapy and dialectical behavior therapy sessions?  Journal of Psychotherapy Integration, 23, 179-192.

Co-author (2013).  The beast had to marry Balinda:  Using story examples to explore socializing concepts in Ugandan caregivers’ oral stories.  Oral Tradition, 28, 55-76.

Author, “Encopresis happens: Theoretical and treatment considerations from an attachment perspective,” in Psychoanalytic Psychology (2013).

Co-author, “Mothers’ borderline features and children’s disorganized attachment representations as predictors of children’s externalizing behavior,” in Psychoanalytic Psychology (2013).

Author, Therapeutic Attachment Relationships by Jason Aronson (2010).

Author,  Transforming the Internal World and Attachment (Vol. 1) by Jason Aronson (2010).

Author, “Transforming the Internal World and Attachment (Vol. 2) by Jason Aronson (2010).

Author, The Internal World and Attachment (The Analytic Press, 2002).

Author, “The impact of intervention points of entry on attachment-based processes of therapeutic change with prepubertal children,” in Attachment-Based Clinical Social Work with Children and Adolescents edited by J. E. Bettmann & D. D. Friedman (2012).

Co-author, “Do attachment representations predict depression and anxiety in psychiatrically hospitalized prepubertal children?” published in Bulletin of the Menninger Clinic76,260-289 (2012).

Co-author, “Interaction structures between a child and two therapists in the psychodynamic treatment of a child with Asperger’s disorder,” published in Journal of Child Psychotherapy37, 311-326 (2011).

Author, “The impact of parent, child, and therapist mental representations on attachment-based intervention with prepubertal children,” published in Clinical Social Work Journal38,73-84 (2010).

Co-author, “Predictors of representational aggression in preschool children of low-income urban African American adolescent mothers,” published in Infant Mental Health Journal31, 33-57 (2010).

Author, “An attachment-based pathways model depicting the psychology of therapeutic relationships,” in Psychology of Relationships edited by E. Cuyler & M. Ackhart (2009).

Author, “Representations of God uncovered in a spirituality group of borderline inpatients,” in Religion and Psychology edited by M. T. Evans & E. D. Walker (2009).
Co-author, “ADHD and aggression as correlates of suicidal behavior in assaultive prepubertal psychiatric inpatients,” published in Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior38, 46-59 (2008).

Co-author, “Representations of God uncovered in a spirituality group of borderline inpatients,” published in International Journal of Group Psychotherapy58, 1-15 (2008).

Author, “Attachment-based intervention with prepubertal children: The impact of parent, child, and therapist mental representations on intervention points of entry,” published in Journal of Psychiatry and Psychology1, 1-20 (2007).

Author, “Quantitatively-based methods of assessing competence in clinical supervision,” published in The Psychologist-Psychoanalyst27, 16-23 (2007).

Co-author, “Maternal depression, prepubertal children's representations of attachment disorganization, and the development of aggression and depression: A mediational model,” in Focus on Family Relations in the 21st Century edited by C. Yoon (2007).

Co-author, “The MAVRIC-C and MAVRIC-P: A preliminary reliability and validity study,” published in Journal of Personality Assessment86, 273-290 (2006).

Author, “Empirical evidence supporting the conceptual relatedness of object representations and internal working models,” published inJournal of the American Psychoanalytic Association53, 597-617 (2005).

Author, “’I feel stupid and contagious’ Countertransference reactions of fledgling clinicians to patients who have negative therapeutic reactions,” published in American Journal of Psychotherapy59, 149-168 (2005).

Author, Review of Primitive mental states vol. II: Psychobiological and psychoanalytic perspectives on early trauma and personality development published in Psychoanalytic Quarterly74, 887-896 (2005).

Co-author, “Mother expectation of bother and infant attachment behaviors as predictors of mother and child communication at 24 months in children of methadone-maintained women,” published in Infant Mental Health Journal26, 549-569 (2005).

Lectures and Presentations

Co-presenter (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.

Co-presenter (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.

Co-presenter (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.

Co-presenter (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.

Co-presenter (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 librariesPaper presented at the Qualitative and Quantitative Research Methods in Libraries Conference, London.

Co-presenter (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.

Presenter (2015, November).  Introductory remarks.  In G. Goodman (Chair), Examining play therapy techniques from a psychodynamic and cognitive-behavioral lens:  Their clinical applications to children exposed to trauma.  First Annual LIU Play Therapy Workshop, Long Island University, Brookville, NY.

Presenter (2015, October).  Play therapy as a tool of therapeutic change.  Paper presented at the Eighth Annual Clinical Mental Health Counseling Symposium, Long Island University, Brookville, NY.

Co-presenter (2015, August).  Does psychodynamic therapy improve mentalization skills among patients diagnosed with borderline personality disorder?  Paper presented at the International Attachment Conference, New York.

Co-presenter (2015, June).  Interaction structures and clinical outcomes across two therapists in the psychodynamic treatment of a child with Asperger’s disorder.  Paper presented at the meeting of the Society for Psychotherapy Research, Philadelphia.

Co-presenter (2015, June).  Simulation modeling analysis of treatment phase on psychological distress in psychodynamic therapy of three inpatients with borderline personality disorder.  In G. Goodman (Chair), Using Q-methodology to identify change processes in single-case research.  Paper presented at the meeting of the Society for Psychotherapy Research, Philadelphia.

Presenter (2015, June).  Psychodynamic therapy of a child diagnosed with borderline personality disorder.  In F. B. Serralta, (Chair), Psychodynamic psychotherapy process with borderline patients.  Paper presented at the meeting of the Society for Psychotherapy Research, Philadelphia.

Co-presenter (2015, June).  Mentalization and play therapy processes between two therapists and a child with Asperger’s disorder.  In G. Goodman (Chair), Using Q-methodology to identify change processes in single-case research.  Paper presented at the meeting of the Society for Psychotherapy Research, Philadelphia.

Co-presenter (2015, June).  Does psychodynamic therapy improve mentalization skills among patients diagnosed with borderline personality disorder?  In G. Goodman (Chair), Using Q-methodology to identify change processes in single-case research.  Paper presented at the meeting of the Society for Psychotherapy Research, Philadelphia.

Co-presenter (2015, June).  Interaction structures in the psychodynamic therapy of a boy diagnosed with Asperger’s disorder:  A single-case study.  In G. Goodman (Chair), Using Q-methodology to identify change processes in single-case research.  Paper presented at the meeting of the Society for Psychotherapy Research, Philadelphia.

Co-presenter (2015, May).  Studying the effectiveness of a storytelling/story-acting activity on Ugandan preschoolers’ emergent literacy in two rural Ugandan community librariesPaper presented at the Qualitative and Quantitative Research Methods in Libraries Conference, Paris.

Co-presenter (2014, December).  One story at a time:  An exploration of literacy, libraries, and storytelling in rural Uganda.  In V. F. Dent & G. Goodman (Chairs), Literacy research in the African context:  Explorations in learning, culture, and storytelling.  Symposium conducted at the Tilles Center, Long Island University, Brookville, NY.

Co-presenter (2014, August).  The relations between reflective functioning and interaction structures in the psychodynamic therapy of patients with borderline personality disorder.  Paper presented at the meeting of the American Psychological Association, Washington, DC.

Co-presenter (2014, June).  Describing child psychotherapy process in prototype sessions of cognitive-behavioral and psychodynamic therapy:  Is mentalization a common process factor?  Paper presented at the meeting of the Society for Psychotherapy Research, Copenhagen, Denmark.

Presenter (2013, September).  The relation between a sexualized relationship and psychological distress in psychotherapy with clients diagnosed with borderline personality disorder.  Paper presented at the meeting of the World Association for Sexual Health, Porto Alegre, Brazil.

Co-presenter (2013, August).  Capacity to mentalize:  Computerized analysis of reflective functioning for a borderline inpatient.  Paper presented at the meeting of the American Psychological Association, Honolulu, HI.

Presenter (2013, July).  Encopresis happens:  Theoretical and treatment considerations from an attachment perspective.  Paper presented at the meeting of the Institute for Psychoanalytic Training and Research, New York.

Co-presenter (2013, June).  An examination of rural Ugandan preschool children’s implicit perceptions of familial social roles.  Paper presented at the meeting of the New York State Psychological Association, New York.

Co-presenter (2012, August).  Symbolic play:  The link between maternal health and Ugandan preschool children’s school readiness skills.  Paper presented at the meeting of the American Psychological Association, Orlando, FL.

Co-presenter (2012, August).  Theory of mind:  Linking caregiver depression and symbolic play in Ugandan preschoolers.  Paper presented at the meeting of the American Psychological Association, Orlando, FL.

Presenter, “Children of sex addicts: Theoretical and treatment considerations from an attachment perspective,” presented at the meeting of the International Institute for Trauma and Addiction Professionals, Scottsdale, AZ (2012).

Lecturer, “The psychotherapy Q-sort with children and adolescents,” presented at the Anna Freud Centre, London (2012).

Co-presenter, “Interaction structures between a child and two therapists in the psychodynamic treatment of a child with Asperger’s disorder,” presented at the meeting of the Society for Psychotherapy Research, Asilomar, CA (2010).

Co-presenter, “Countertransference, process, and outcome in psychodynamic child psychotherapy,” presented at the meeting of the Society for Psychotherapy Research, Asilomar, CA (2010).

Presenter, “’I feel stupid and contagious:’  Quantitatively based methods of assessing supervisee competence and adherence to theoretical orientation in clinical supervision and the clinical curriculum,” presented at the meeting of the International Interdisciplinary Conference on Clinical Supervision, Garden City, NY (2010).

Co-lecturer, “The intergenerational impact of a rural community library on young children’s learning readiness skills in a Ugandan village,” presented at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, NY (2010).

Co-presenter, “An intergenerational ethnographic examination of the impact of the rural African village library in Uganda,” presented at the meeting of the Ethnography in Education Research Forum, Philadelphia (2010).

Presenter, “’I feel stupid and contagious:’ Quantitatively based methods of assessing candidate competence and adherence to theoretical orientation in clinical supervision and the clinical curriculum,”  presented at the meeting of the International Psychoanalytical Association, Chicago (2009).

Presenter, “’I feel stupid and contagious:’ Quantitatively based methods of assessing student competence and adherence to theoretical orientation in clinical supervision and the clinical curriculum,” presented at the meeting of the Society for Psychotherapy Research, Santiago, Chile (2009).

Presenter, “Processes of therapeutic change in transference focused psychotherapy.” presented at the meeting of the Society for Psychotherapy Research, Santiago, Chile (2009).

Panelist, “Attachment theory and adult psychotherapy (individual and couples)” presented at conference presented by the Psy Broadcasting Corporation (2007).

Discussant, “The perspectives of attachment theory and psychoanalysis:  Adult psychotherapy” presented at symposium conducted by Adelphi University and the New York Attachment Consortium, Garden City, NY (2006).

Discussant, “Attachment and sexuality” presented at symposium conducted by Adelphi University and the New York Attachment Consortium, Garden City, NY (2005).

Co-presenter, “Representations of God uncovered in a spirituality group of borderline inpatients.” presented at the meeting of the American Psychoanalytic Association, Seattle, WA (2005).


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

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)