Michael A. Goldberg, Ph.D. is a licensed psychologist and Certified Health Services Provider. He received his Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Saint Louis University. Dr. Goldberg completed his internship in Clinical Psychology at Boston Children’s Hospital (Harvard Medical School) with specialty training in Forensic Psychology and Behavioral Medicine. He completed his Post-doctoral Fellowship in Forensic Psychology and Child Clinical Psychology at Boston Children’s and Massachusetts General Hospitals (Harvard Medical School).
Dr. Goldberg is the Director of Child & Family Psychological Services, PLLC. From 1993 through 2007 he was a Scientific Associate Staff at Boston Children’s Hospital and an Instructor in Psychology at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Goldberg has been an Instructor at Boston University and Saint Louis University. He has been a consultant for Inflexxion, Inc. on their development of the KidCare interactive video program for children of divorce. Dr. Goldberg has published several scholarly articles and book chapters and has presented internationally.
Dr. Goldberg was elected as a Fellow and is a Past-President of the Massachusetts Psychological Association (MPA). He served as the MPA Interim Director of Professional Affairs from 2014 to 2016 and the Associate Director of Professional Affairs from 2016-17. Dr. Goldberg chaired the MPA Education Committee for 4 years and served a term on their Board of Directors. He also served on the Boards of Directors for The Tourette Syndrome Association of Massachusetts, The Massachusetts Association of Guardians ad Litem (MAGAL), and the Society of Clinical Psychology (APA Division 12) and chaired several committees for these organizations. He is also a member of the Florida Psychological Association, the Association for the Advancement of Behavior Therapy (AABT), The Society for Behavioral Medicine, the Anxiety Disorders Association of America, the Obsessive Compulsive Foundation, the Society of Pediatric Psychology, APA’s Divisions of Child Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, and the American Law and Psychology Society. In addition, Dr. Goldberg serves on the behavioral health clinical advisory committee for Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts and Optum Student Health and did the same for Harvard-Pilgrim/United Behavioral Health from 2006-2011. In 2011 Dr. Goldberg was appointed as a Content Expert Adviser to the Patient Centered Medical Home Initiative Behavioral Health Integration Work Group of the Massachusetts Executive Office of Health and Human Services. He was a member of legislatively mandated Massachusetts Behavioral Health Task Force in 2015 and a task for on Behavioral Health Electronic Health Records for the Massachusetts Secretary of Health and Human Services in 2016 Dr. Goldberg has also provided testimony on several occasions before various Massachusetts legislative bodies and courts.
APA’s Society of Clinical Psychology honored Dr. Goldberg with their 2002 Theodore Blau Award for Early Career Contributions to the Field of Clinical Psychology. He is also a recipient of two Presidential Citations from the Massachusetts Psychological Association and the Karl F. Heiser American Psychological Association Award, each recognizing his advocacy efforts.
Dr. Goldberg has expertise in evidence based psychological treatment, including Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy. He provides assessment and individual, family, and group psychotherapy for children, adolescents and adults. Dr. Goldberg has particular expertise in the areas of forensic evaluation, behavioral medicine (Encopresis, Enuresis/Wetting, Sleep Problems / Insomnia, headaches, Tourette Syndrome and tic disorders), anxiety disorders (e.g., OCD, Panic, GAD), ADHD, oppositional defiant behavior. Dr. Goldberg frequently provides consultation to other practices and mental health agencies, businesses, lawyers, and schools.
Dr. Goldberg is available Monday and Tuesday in our Norwood office and Wednesday and Thursday in our Weymouth Office.
Blue Cross Blue Shield, Beacon Health Strategies-Commercial & GIC Plans, Harvard-Pilgrim, United Behavioral Health
Michael Goldberg, Ph.D.’s Links
Asperger’s and Autism Spectrum Disorders
- ABC News: How Much Does Divorce Affect Kids?
- Depression in kids of divorce blamed on genes – Kids and parenting- msnbc.com
- Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court Decision in Kendall v Kendall
- The Lucy Wightman Case: Psychology Licensure
- Behavioral Health Care Practice: Electronic Payments
- Innovative Behavioral Health Practice Models
- Alternative Practice Models (APA Monitor)
- Advocacy for Health Plan Transparency
- Importance of Therapeutic Alliance for State Workers Health Plan Policy
- Advocacy for Coverage for Psychotherapy in Excess of 52 minutes
- Advocacy to Protect Consumers from Unlicensed Psychotherapists
- Advocacy to Protect Consumers’ Continuity of Care
- Health Connector Problems Barrier to Care
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