Geoff Goodman

Geoff Goodman, Ph.D., is Associate Professor of Psychology at Long Island University. He is also a licensed clinical and school psychologist with 21 years of experience 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). 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. Dr. Goodman is the author of many articles on the development of psychopathology in high-risk infants, children, and adults. He has published five books: The Internal World and Attachment (The Analytic Press, 2002),Transforming the Internal World and Attachment(Vols. 1 and 2, Jason Aronson, 2010), Therapeutic Attachment Relationships (Jason Aronson, 2010), and Daddy’s Secret Cedar Chest (Tate Publishing, 2013). In 2013, Dr. Goodman was awarded the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship by the US Department of State, which he and wife Valeda Dent will use to continue their literacy acquisition research on rural Ugandan preschool children and their caregivers and teach at Uganda Martyrs University.

Publications

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
Geoff Goodman, Valeda F. Dent. © 2017. 32 pages.
This study explored the impact of two rural village libraries in Uganda on preschool children's school readiness skills. Using two rural village libraries in...
Rural Community Libraries in Africa: Challenges and Impacts
Valeda F. Dent, Geoff Goodman, Michael Kevane. © 2014. 277 pages.
Around the word, in developed as well as developing countries, libraries play an important role in the dissemination of knowledge. The availability of information...