Dr. Goodman has authored more than 100 online articles and written and developed "Caring for Kids After Trauma and Death: A Guide for Parents and Professionals," used throughout the country following 9/11 and during the war in Iraq. She was a youth panel expert for the White House Initiative on Mental Health. She is currently Director of Family Programs for Voices of September 11th and a consultant to Allegheny General Hospital Center for Traumatic Stress in Children and Adolescents (since 2004).
Most recently, Dr. Goodman consulted the Department of Defense, Educational Opportunities Directorate (2004) and National Child Traumatic Stress Network (2004-05). She was once a Clinical Associate Professor in Psychiatry at New York University School of Medicine, where she worked with the Child Study Center as Director of Bereavement Programs and AboutOurKids.org (1999-2004). Her diverse professional training includes Bellevue Hospital and other New York public and private hospitals.
In addition, as Director of Public Education, Dr. Goodman led activities for the Childhood Revealed project and the National Child Mental Health Initiative (1999-2002), which focused on child mental health awareness. She established the first Child Life Program in Pediatric Hematology/Oncology at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York (1982-85) and developed and directed the behavioral health service of the Stephen D. Hassenfeld Children's Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders at NYU Medical Center (1989-1999). Dr. Goodman, past president of the American Art Therapy Association, has been involved in state and national governmental affairs, and served on the editorial board of the American Journal of Art Therapy.
Dr. Goodman's book credits include "The Day Our World Changed: Children's Art of 9/11," "Turbulent Times Prophetic Dreams: Art from Israeli and Palestinian Children" and "Childhood Revealed: Art Expressing Pain, Discovery and Hope," which contains art by children and teens with psychiatric or physical illness, learning difficulties, experiencing a divorce, or living through a trauma. The book received a Ken Award from the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill-NYC Metro and art from the book was exhibited at the Whitney Museum of American Art before moving on to Rockefeller Plaza and a three-year nationwide tour.
She is a magna cum laude graduate of Smith College, has a masters degree from New York University, and a doctorate from the Derner Institute at Adelphi University, where she received the Kalike Research Award. Dr. Goodman maintains a private practice working with adults, adolescents, and children with relationship, emotional, and behavioral problems, in addition to having particular expertise in trauma and bereavement.