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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.


Selected Honors

Elizabeth Hurlock Beckman award, a national honor recognizing educatiors who have inspired students to do transformational work in the community, 2014

Consulting Editor of the Year, Psychology of Violence, (an APA journal), 2012

Fellow, American Psychological Association, Division of Counseling Psychology (Division 17 of APA), 2011 

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.


Professional Activities

The Domestic Violence Program Evaluation and Research Collaborative (DVPERC), Boston, MA - Researcher


Selected Publications

Goodman. L.G., Fauci, J.E., Sullivan, C.M., DiGiovanni, C.D., & Wilson, J.M. (in press).  Domestic violence survivors' empowerment and mental health:  Exploring the role of the alliance with advocates.  American Journal of Orthopsychiatry.

Goodman, L.G., Sullivan, C.M., Serrata, J., Perilla, J., Wilson, J.M., & Fauci, J.E. (in press).  Development and valication of the Trauma Informed Practice Scales.  Journal of Community Psychology.  

Pugach, M. & Goodman, L.A. (2015). Low-income women's experiences in outpatient psychotherapy:  A qualitative descriptive analysis.  Counselling Psychology Quarterly, 28, 4, 403-426.

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, 85, 2, 170-180. 

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, 163-185. 

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.

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., 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.


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