Qualified Medical Examiner in Psychiatry


Dr. Goodman is Board Certified in all six areas of Psychiatry granted by the American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology: Forensic, Child, Adolescent, Adult, Geriatric, and Addiction Psychiatry. He is an Agreed and Qualified Medical Examiner certified by the California Division of Industrial Accidents. Psychiatric Services: In his private practice, Dr. Goodman evaluates and treats children/adolescents and their families, as well as adult and geriatric patients, and provides individual and family psychopharmacologic treatment. He treats all psychiatric disorders, including Attention Deficit Disorder, Pervasive Developmental Disorders/Autism, as well as all depressive and anxiety disorders (including Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder & Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder). He also treats psychiatric problems resulting from traumatic events/accidents, including sustaining Traumatic Brain Injury. He employs two Psychologists who provide psychological and neuropsychological testing. He is a Psychiatric Consultant to Clifton Tatum Juvenile Hall in Ventura County, and is Chief Investigator in a study of the efficacy of Ginkgo Biloba in Attention Deficit Disorder (a double-blind, placebo-controlled study). Past Experience: In 1995-1996, Dr. Goodman was Staff Psychiatrist with Ventura County Mental Health, and in charge of hospitalization of children and adolescents at a number of hospitals, including Camarillo State Hospital. He provided evaluation and treatment at the inpatient Psychiatric Unit and was a consultant to outpatient child and adolescent psychiatric clinics, including Clifton Tatum Juvenile Hall. He was a member of the Electroconvulsive Therapy Committee, chaired a Journal Club and, on a regular basis, was asked to lecture in the field of Psychiatry and Psychopharmacology to the Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. Education and Academic Experience: Dr. Goodman graduated from Pennsylvania Medical College in 1974, completing Residency in both Adult and Family Psychiatry at Eastern Pennsylvania Psychiatric Institute, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania from 1974-1976. From 1976-1978, he completed a Fellowship in Child, Adolescent & Family Psychiatry at Children's Hospital, National Medical Center, Washington, D.C. From 1984-1987, he was a Research Associate to Barton J. Blinder, M.D. (Professor of Psychiatry/Chief of Research, Eating Disorders Program, University of California-Irvine). In 1985, Dr. Goodman co-chaired the symposium "Eating Disorders in Children" at the Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry. Dr. Goodman has also assisted Dr. Blinder in teaching Residents and co-wrote 3 chapters with Dr. Blinder for the textbook, The Eating Disorders. Dr. Goodman has written chapters in other textbooks published by the American Psychiatric Association.

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