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About Dr. Goldenson

Dr. Goldenson is registered in good standing with the College of Psychologists of Ontario (CPO) to practise in Clinical and Forensic Psychology with adult and adolescent populations. She has been well prepared to perform complex psycho-legal evaluations by means of a formal post-doctoral fellowship in forensic psychology in association with the Mental Health, Law and Policy Institute at Simon Fraser University. She is a member of the Program in Psychiatry and the Law in association with Massachusetts Mental Health Center/Harvard Medical School and is the 2021 recipient of the Strasburger Award in recognition of her contributions to this program. Dr. Goldenson has interned and worked in a variety of psycho-legal contexts; e.g., the San Diego Superior Court, multiple sites associated with the Forensic Psychiatric Services Commission in British Columbia, and the Center for Addiction and Mental Health in Toronto. She has been engaging in both assessment and treatment of diverse clientele for close to two decades, and she supervises other mental health professionals.

Coming from a scientist-practitioner model, Dr. Goldenson has been involved in academia in both administrative and teaching roles. She was an Assistant Program Head at the University of Guelph-Humber and is currently an Assistant Professor at the University of Toronto (OISE). She teaches on the subject of psychological assessment and forensic psychology at the doctoral level. Dr. Goldenson remains actively engaged in research and has a number of first-author publications related to forensic psychological assessment, the psychological impact of trauma, domestic violence, female offenders, and Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and resilience among at-risk youth. She is also the Co-Head of the Forensic Section of Psychology, Injury and the Law (a peer reviewed journal).

Collaboration and giving back to the field of psychology are important to Dr. Goldenson and she is a past president of the Ontario Psychological Association. Dr. Goldenson is also a member of multiple professional organizations including the Canadian Psychological Association, the Canadian Association of Psychologists in Disability Assessment, the Association for Treatment of Sexual Abusers, the American Psychology-Law Society, the International Association of Forensic Mental Health Services, the Society for Personality Assessment, and the International Society for Therapeutic Jurisprudence.