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Robin Goodman, Ph.D.

Dr. Robin Goodman is Director of the A Caring Hand, The Billy Esposito Bereavement Center, consultant to Allegheny General Hospital Center for Traumatic Stress in Children and Adolescents and maintains a private practice as a psychologist and art therapist with a specialty in trauma, illness and grief. She has also served as Director of Family Programs, Voices of September 11th and consultant to the National Child Traumatic Stress Network and Department of Defense Educational Opportunities Directorate.

A magna cum laude graduate of Smith College, Dr. Goodman went on to obtain an MA from New York University (NYU) and doctoral degree in clinical psychology from Adelphi University where she was the recipient of the Kalike Research Award.

After receiving her Ph.D., Dr. Goodman developed the Behavioral Health Team at the Stephen D. Hassenfeld Children’s Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders. She later worked at the NYU Child Study Center as a Clinical Associate Professor and as the Director of Bereavement Services, helping families following 9/11. While at the Child Study Center, she was also Director of Public Education and of, a child mental health and parenting website, and activities for the National Child Mental Health Initiative. Her focus on mental health awareness also lead to her being a contributor to CBS News’ The Early Show, psychologist for MSNBC and commenting on parenting, relationship, and mental health issues in print media such as Ladies Home Journal, and Parents.

Currently, Dr. Goodman is Chair of the New York State Psychological Association Disaster Response Network and past president of the American Art Therapy Association. She has lectured and taught throughout the country on treatment for trauma and bereavement in children. Her publications include “The Day Our World Changed: Children’s Art of 9/11,” “Childhood Revealed: Art Expressing, Pain, Discovery and Hope” and “Caring for Kids After Trauma and Death: A Guide for Parents and Professionals.”