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Joshua A. Goodman

Assistant Professor of Psychology

Joshua Goodman is an Assistant Professor of Psychology whose research seeks to support the mental health and well-being of LGBTQ people and their family networks. Dr. Goodman’s current research focuses on family support for sexual and gender minority youth, including projects that aim to understand the experiences of family members of LGBTQ youth, and the design and testing of interventions to help parents in supporting their sexual and gender minority children. Other areas of Dr. Goodman’s scholarship include interventions to address internalized stigma for sexual and gender minority populations and research about interactions between LGBTQ people and law enforcement. Dr. Goodman’s clinical background includes work in college counseling centers, intensive outpatient mental health treatment, and an LGBTQ community counseling center.

Selected Publications

Israel, T., Goodman, J. A., Merrill, C. R. S., Lin, Y. J., Kary, K. G., Matsuno, E., & Choi, A. Y. (In press.) Reducing internalized homonegativity in gay men: Refinement and replication of an online intervention. Journal of Homosexuality.

Matsuno, E., Goodman, J. A., Israel, T., Choi, A. Y., Lin, Y. J., & Kary, K. G. (In press.) L. or G. or B. or T.: Screening LGBT participants in psychological research. Journal of Homosexuality.

Goodman, J. A. & Israel, T. (2020). An online intervention to promote predictors of supportive parenting for sexual minority youth. Journal of Family Psychology, 34(1), 90-100.

Goodman, J. A. & Israel, T. (2020). Feasibility of strategies for recruiting parents of sexual minority youth for online interventions and research. Psychology of Sexual Orientation and Gender Diversity.

Israel, T., Matsuno, E. Choi, A. Y., Goodman, J. A., Lin, Y. J., Kary, K. G., & Merrill, C. R. S. (2020). Reducing internalized transnegativity: Randomized controlled trial of an online intervention. Psychology of Sexual Orientation and Gender Diversity.

Israel, T., Choi, A. Y., Goodman, J. A., Matsuno, E., Lin, Y. J., Kary, K. G., & Merrill, C. R. S. (2019). Reducing internalized stigma for bisexuals: Development and efficacy of an online intervention. Psychology of Sexual Orientation and Gender Diversity, 6(2), 149-159.

Education

Ph.D. in Counseling, Clinical, and School Psychology, University of California, Santa Barbara (2018)
M.A. in Counseling Psychology, University of California, Santa Barbara (2014)
B.A. in Psychology, Whitman College (2012)