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.