Adina Goodman, M.S., is a psychology extern at CBC where she conducts individual, family and group therapies with children, adolescents and adults. She is currently a fourth-year doctoral student in the School-Clinical Combined Program at Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology, Yeshiva University. She received her B.A. from Cornell University and her master’s degree in School Psychology from Yeshiva University.
Adina has intensive training in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Parent Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) and PCIT for Selective Mutism. Prior to working at CBC, she served as a psychology extern at the Children’s Evaluation and Rehabilitation Center (CERC) at Montefiore Medical Center. While at CERC, Adina worked with children and adolescents and young adults, ages 7-21 with developmental disabilities (i.e. intellectual disability, ADHD, Autism, learning disabilities and language difficulties) and coexisting emotional and behavioral difficulties (i.e. anxiety, mood disorders, oppositional defiant disorder). She conducted individual and family therapies within a CBT framework and performed cognitive, academic, adaptive and social-emotional assessments with children, adolescents, and adults. Adina has also worked in public school settings, providing individual and group counseling as well as psychological testing.
In addition to her work at CBC, Adina sees patients at the Parnes Clinic at Yeshiva University where she provides evidence-based treatments with children and adolescents suffering from a wide range of psychological problems. Her current research involves evaluating the effectiveness of a dyadic treatment for children and biological parents at risk of entering or already a part of the foster care system. Recently, she has become involved in research exploring the psychological impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Adina is a member of several professional organizations, such as the American Psychological Association (APA), the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP), and Psychologists for Social Responsibility (PsySR).