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Lynch School of Education

Lisa Goodman

counseling, developmental, and educational psychology department


Ph.D., M.A., Boston University
B.A., Wesleyan University


The interaction between intimate partner violence (IPV) survivors and the people, practices, systems and policies that aim to help them; community-based participatory research; and innovative mental health practices for low-income women and families.



Elizabeth Hurlock Beckman award for insipirational teaching, 2014

Consulting Editor of the Year for the APA journal Psychology of Violence, 2012.

Award for outstanding article on psychotherapy with women, society for the Psychology of Women (Division 35 of APA), 2010.

Award for Outstanding Graduate Teaching and Mentoring, Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues (Division 27 of APA), 2007.

Bonnie Strickland-Jessica Henderson Daniel Distinguished Mentoring Award, Society for the Psychology of Women (Division 35 of APA), 2007.

Selected Publications

Pugach, M. & Goodman, L.A. (in press). Low-income women's experiences in outpatient psychotherapy:  A qualitative descriptive analysis.  Counselling Psychology Quarterly.

Thomas, K.A., Goodman, L.A., & Putnins, S. (2015). "I have lost everything": Trade-offs of seeking safety from intimate partner violence.  American Journal of Orthopsychiatry.

Goodman, L.A., Thomas, K., Bennett Cattaneo, L,B., Heimel, D., Woulfe, J. & Chong, S.K. (2014).  Survivor-defined practice in domestic violence work:  Measure development and preliminary evidence of link to empowerment. Journal of Interpersonal Violence. DOI:10.1177/0886260514555131

Goodman, L.A., Bennett Cattaneo, L.B., Thomas, K., Woulfe, J., Chong, S.K., & Smyth, K.F. (2014).  Advancing domestic violence program evaluation: Development and validation of the Measure of Victim Empowerment Related to Safety (MOVERS). Psychology of Violence.

Cattaneo, L.B. & Goodman, L.A. (2014). What is empowerment anyway? A model for domestic violence practice, research and evaluation.  Psychology of Violence, 5, 1, 84-94.

Goodman, L.A., Pugach, M., Skolnik, A., & Smith, L. (2013).  Poverty and Mental Health practice:  Within and Beyond the 50-Minute Hour.  Journal of Clinical Psychology:  In Session, 69, 180-188.


Goodman, L.A. & Smyth, K.F. (2011).  A call for a social network-oriented approach to services for survivors of intimate partner violence.  Psychology of Violence, I, 2, 79-92.

Goodman, L.A., Smyth, K. & Banyard, V. (2010) Beyond the 50-minute hour: Increasing control, choice, and connections in the lives of low-income women.  American Journal of Orthopsychiatry. 80, 3-11.

Weintraub, S.R. & Goodman, L.A. (2010). Working with and for:  Student advocates' experience of relationship centered advocacy with low-income women.  American Journal of Orthopsychiatry, 80, 46-60.

Slattery, S.M. & Goodman, L.A. (2009).  Secondary traumatic stress among domestic violence advocates: Workplace risk and protective factors.  Violence Against Women, 15, 1358-1379.

Goodman, L.A., Glenn, C., Bohlig, A., Banyard, V., & Borges, A.M. (2009).  Feminist relational advocacy: Processes and outcomes from the perspective of low-income women with depression.  The Counseling Psychologist, 848-876.

Goodman,L.A., Smyth, K.F., Borges, A.M. & Singer, R. (2009). When crises collide:  How intimate partner violence and poverty intersect to shape women's mental health and coping.  Trauma, Violence and Abuse:  Special Issue on the Mental Health Implications of Violence Against Women, 10, 306-329.

Goodman, L. & Epstein, D. (2008).  Listening to battered women:  A survivor centered approach to advocacy, mental health, and justice.  Washington, DC:  American Psychological Association.

Goodman, L.A., Littwin, A., Bohlig, A., Weintraub, S.R., Green, A. Walker, J., White, L. and Ryan, N. (2007). Applying feminist theory to community practice: A case example of a multi-level empowerment intervention for low-income women with depression. In E. Aldarando (Ed.) Promoting social justice through mental health practice (pp.265-290). Florence, Kentucky: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.

Dutton, M.A. & Goodman, L.A.  (2005). Coercive control in intimate partner violence:  Towards a new conceptualization. Sex Roles, 52, 11/12, 743-757.

Goodman, L.A., Liang, B., Helms, J.E., Latta, R.E. Sparks, E. & Weintraub, S. (2004).  Major Contribution: Training counseling psychologists as social justice agents: Feminist and multicultural theories in action, The Counseling Psychologist, 32, 6, 793-837.

Haggerty, L. and Goodman, L.A. Using stage based interventions for victims of intimate partner violence in medical settings (2003). Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic, and Neonatal Nursing, 32, 1, 68-75.

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