Robin F. Goodman


Dr. Robin F. Goodman is a clinical psychologist and art therapist with a background in child and adult mental health, parenting, trauma, grief, and impact of medical illness. Currently, she is Executive Director and Bereavement Program Director for A Caring Hand in New York City. She consults to Allegheny General Hospital Center for Traumatic Stress in Children and Adolescents and maintains a private practice. Prior background includes Project Director for the New York City Children’s Grief Connection, Director of Family Programs at Voices of September 11th and consultant to the Department of Defense Educational Opportunities Directorate. Her diverse professional training includes Bellevue and other New York public and private hospitals. At the NYU Child Study Center she served as Director of Bereavement Programs, the National Child Mental Health Initiative and She established the Child Life Program in Pediatric Hematology/Oncology at Mount Sinai Hospital and the behavioral health service at Hassenfeld Children’s Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders.

She has wide ranging experience in teaching, public education and appearances on local and national television including as a contributor to the CBS Early Show and MSNBC on mental health and parenting. Author credits include Caring for Kids After Trauma and Death: A Guide for Parents and Professionals, which she developed and was used throughout the country following 9/11. Dr. Goodman’s book credits include The Day Our World Changed: Children’s Art of 9/11, Childhood Revealed: Art Expressing Pain, Discovery and Hope and Ready to Remember: Jeremy’s Journey of Hope and Healing.

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Finding a Way Forward When the Tragic News Feels Unbearable

by Robin F. Goodman

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