Curriculum Vitae



Ph.D. (Clinical Psychology)

University of Rhode Island, Kingston, RI

Dissertation Title: Explaining Drug Abuse through the Intergenerational Transmission of Family Functioning


M.A. (Clinical Psychology)

University of Rhode Island, Kingston, RI

Masters Thesis: Psychological Variables Mediating AIDS Preventive Behavior in College Students


B.A. (Psychology), summa cum laude

Boston University, Boston, MA


June 1995

Massachusetts Licensed Psychologist #6884

Health Service Provider


September 1997-


Private Practice

43 Center Street, Northampton, MA 01060

General adult practice providing both short and long-term psychotherapy to individuals.  Special areas of interest and expertise include mind-body medicine, mood disorders, trauma, EMDR

January 1998-

March 2003

Staff Psychologist

Cooley Dickinson Hospital

Northampton, MA

Responsible for integrating behavioral health and primary care practices within the Hospital. Developed behavioral medicine groups for the treatment of chronic pain and depression.  Conducted evaluations and outpatient psychotherapy for patients referred by their physicians. Provided in-service trainings for physicians and staff therapists.

August 1995-

December 1997

Staff Psychologist

Valley Mental Health Services – ServiceNet., Inc.

Northampton, MA

Provided brief and ongoing psychotherapy for individuals and couples presenting with a variety of diagnoses. Conducted psychological testing for adults and children.

February 1997-

June 1997

Consulting Psychologist

Center for Counseling and Academic Development

University of Massachusetts – Amherst, MA

Evaluated college students referred for possible Learning Disabilities and Attention Deficit Disorders.  Provided consultation to students and their family members.

August 1995-

December 1997

Consulting Psychologist

The Key Program

Springfield, MA

Conducted psychological evaluations of children and adolescents.  Consulted with the Department of Social Services, therapists and parents about recommendations for case management and treatment planning.

July 1994-

June 1995

Harvard Medical School Fellowship in Clinical Psychology

Beth Israel Hospital, Boston, MA

Responsibilities included long-term psychodynamic psychotherapy with adults; couple and group therapy; psychological assessment of adult inpatients and outpatients.  Subspecialty in medical psychology with focus on leading stress management groups.  Training in short-term psychodynamic and cognitive behavioral therapies.

April 1989-

June 1993

Staff Clinician

Butler Hospital, Providence, RI

Conducted cognitive-behavioral therapy with individuals and behavioral therapy with couples. Patients were participants in two separate, federally-funded treatment outcome studies assessing interventions for cocaine and alcohol addiction. Appointed as a member of the core staff for the Center.

Sept. 1988-

May 1992

Staff Therapist

Psychological Consultation Center University of Rhode Island,

Kingston, RI

Conducted evaluations and psychotherapy for individuals and couples at a university-based clinic servicing the community.

Sept. 1991-

May 1992

Staff Therapist

Counseling Center University of Rhode Island, Kingston, RI

Provided brief, problem-focused psychotherapy for a student population. Developed and co-facilitated a women’s group and psycho-educational substance abuse group. Responsibilities included intake evaluations, referrals to the community, crisis evaluations and consultations with University personnel.

Sept. 1990-

Aug. 1991

Psychology Consultant

Northern Rhode Island Community Mental Health Center

Woonsocket, RI

Consulted to a residential treatment program working with severely and persistently mentally ill clients. Co-facilitated a structured, cognitive group for adults with mental illness. Provided case consultation, evaluation and individual counseling for special needs children in local school systems. Conducted psychological testing of adults and children.


Ahmed, M., & Goldman, J.A. (1994).  Cognitive rehabilitation of adults with severe and persistent mental illness: A group model.  Community Mental Health Journal,30(4), 385-394.

Goldman, J.A., & Harlow, L.L. (1993). Self-perception variables that mediate AIDS preventive behavior in college students. Health Psychology, 12(6), 489-498.

Goldman, J.A., & Harlow, L.L. (1990).  Psychological variables mediating AIDS preventive behavior: A preliminary study.  Paper presented at the 98th annual convention of the American Psychological Association, Boston , MA.

Harlow, L.L., Goldman, J.A., & Grimley, D. (1990).  Predicting high-risk AIDS-related behaviors in college women.  Paper presented at the 14th New England Women’s Studies Association, Kingston, RI.


American Psychological Association

EMDRIA – EMDR International Association`