Dr. Noel A. Goldberg
205 S. Whiting St., Suite 603
Alexandria, VA 22304
(703)-550-4848(private practice): 703-935-0058
VIRGINIA CONSORTIUM PROGRAM IN CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY
APA Accredited. Doctorate in Clinical Psychology 12/2002; GPA 3.75
Licensed in Virginia and the District of Columbia
UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA AT CHAPEL HILL
Masters in Educational Psychology, 8/1997
UNIVERSITY AT ALBANY, Albany, NY
Bachelor of Arts, Psychology, 5/1993, GPA 3.4; Minor: Coaching
STUDY ABROAD EXPERIENCE- Israel
• Intensive program covered various aspects of Jewish life: Israeli-Palestinian conflict, government and the election process, political system, refugee problem, and the history of Israel.
“How marriages change over time.” Chair: Dr. Glenn Shean, the College of William & Mary: Consultant: Dr. David Olson, Life Innovations, and the University of Minnesota
PRIVATE PRACTICE, Dr. Goldberg & Associates,
3/04-Present: Locations in Alexandria (3) & Reston, VA
· Provide short and long term individual psychotherapy to a variety of healthcare patients. These include anxiety disorders, depression and mood disorders, adjustment disorders, ADHD, grieving and loss, career counseling, relationship difficulty, crisis counseling, & couples/marital therapy. Also provide Disability Assessments, hardship evaluations for immigration cases & psychological assessment for gastric bypass surgery.
- Provide consultation to various businesses and individuals related to improving productivity and sales.
- Expert witness testimony with speciality for the diagnosis and treatment of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.
- Administrative duties included budgeting, advertising, billing, scheduling, and record keeping.
- Manage staff and 15 independent contractors
- Expanded services to meet demand by hiring new employees. Hired and manage licensed professionals in provision of care, psychotherapy, and assessment. Includes insurance paneling and administration.
FORT BELVOIR COMMUNITY HOSPITAL (FBCH), Ft. Belvoir, VA
Contractor, Clinical Psychologist, Inpatient Unit & Co-Occurring Partial Hospitalization Program
- Provide individual & group psychotherapy to Veterans on inpatient psychiatry unit.
- Created and led various psychoeducational groups to include Trauma, Socialization, Sleep and
- Assisted in running Co-Occurring Partial Hospitalization
- Assisted Chief in running Inpatient Unit.
WALTER REED ARMY MEDICAL CENTER, Washington, DC
Contractor, Health Psychologist, Dept of Ortho & Rehab, Defense & Veterans Brain Injury Center (DVBIC)
- Provide individual psychotherapy to returning War Veterans to include traumatic brain injury and amputees. This includes working in the Department of Orthopedics & Rehabilitation, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, and the Military Advanced Training Center (MATC).
- Created and led various groups to include TBI/PTSD, Socialization, Sleep and Relaxation. Taught psychoeducational classes for TBI patients to include Physical symptoms and Sleep.
- Managed the update to the multisite “Gold” standard Psychoeducational folders given to each traumatic brain injury patient and their families, separated by severity type from mild to moderate/severe TBI.
- Worked in multidisciplinary and transdisciplinary teams to coordinate patient care and build interdisciplinary relationships to improve communication and care of service members.
- Created psychoeducational classes for TBI patients and their families to include Reintegration and processing loss, managing headaches, and improving sleep.
- Assisted in the creation of a Nationally broadcast Sleep conference, highlighting the latest methods of treatment for Sleep disorders related to TBI & PTSD held at the National Intrepid Center of Excellence (NICO) in Bethesda, MD on the NNMC campus.
- Created and maintained the Walter Reed TBI service Intranet webpage using Sharepoint.
- Administrative duties included supervision, coordinating care, scheduling patients, and determination of aftercare and placement.
PREVENTIVE MEDICINE, Bethesda, MD
Consultant, S.M.I.L.E.S Program Manager,
- Developed the content for the 6 modules of S.M.I.L.E.S. The modules are: sleep, music, intimacy, laughter, enhanced appearance, and spirituality. The purpose of the company is to create a web based interactive healthcare site to enhance consumer health through behavioral change. I was able to create vision statements and work plans for each of the modules toward the goal of behavioral change for our customers.
- Worked together with the other managers to integrate the 12 different modules into our finished product. This also included working with the technological staff by assisting in the transition from content to technology. We also worked together with graphic designers and e-learning specialists in the creation of a user friendly, interactive, and exciting end product.
- Used high level technological products to include a Wiki shared site, Sharebuilder, Microsoft products (Excell, Outlook, Word, Powerpoint) and Blackberry (RIMM) based technology.
VETERANS AFFAIRS MEDICAL CENTER Washington, DC
- Provided outpatient diagnosis and assessment to Veterans in the Primary Care Behavioral Health Clinic in a fast paced walk-in clinic. The volume of clients exceed 200 patients per month.
- Provided psychotherapy treatment to the patients in the Partial Hospitalization Program, and psychological consultation to nursing, psychiatry, and social work staff.
- Provided insight oriented psychotherapy groups with patients suffering various psychotic disorders, PTSD, Depressive disorders, substance abuse disorders (& dual diagnoses), Adjustment disorders, and Axis II diagnoses.
- Completed compensation and pension evaluations for Veterans, and psychological testing when needed.
- Provided individual and group outpatient psychotherapy with a variety of clients to include psychotic disorders, PTSD, Depressive disorders, Adjustment disorders, Grief issues, Marital and Couples therapy, Employee assistance, and Axis II diagnoses.
- Collected outcomes data leading to quality improvement and provided group psycho-education to patients.
- Narcotics inspector for the hospital, making sure the hospital is in compliance of accurately distributing narcotics.
- Solicited students to build a training program for externs to improve service delivery to Veterans.
- Supervised interns and externs in psychotherapy and assessment.
- Trained as a mediator and conducted mediations between employer and employees for conflict
- Managed support staff.
- Acted as Chief for Psychological Services when requested. This included daily administration and management of the program including crisis management for the Psychology Department in the absence of the Psychology Service Chief.
RADIO SHOW, “Ask Dr. Noel”, WEBR, Fairfax, VA
- Created and produced a radio program that addressed psychological issues for the public.
- Included answering caller questions in this “Call-In” format.
- Managed radio equipment to produce and transmit live broadcasts.
INTERNSHIP Albany Psychology Internship Consortium, Albany NY
8/01-8/02 APA Accredited Internship(includes VAMC, AMC, & Capital District Psychiatric Center)
- Provided interviewing, intakes, and psychotherapy in a variety of settings including: inpatient, outpatient, the Veteran’s population, and crisis intervention & hospitalization. This included short-term and long-term care, and individual, couple’s, & group therapy.
- Worked in a psychiatric emergency room to assess psychological functioning of patients and was involved in hospitalization decision making for those at risk of hurting themselves or others w/i the context of a multidisciplinary team.
- Spent a rotation on the intensive care inpatient psychiatric unit that dealt with a variety of disorders. These included: borderline, bipolar, depressed, manic, psychotic, pedophiles, schizophrenic, sex offenders, and suicidal. Involved in the management of patients through assessment, interviewing, psychotherapy, and multidisciplinary treatment teamwork.
- Administered assessment techniques to assist in diagnostic and therapeutic decision making in a wide variety of inpatient and outpatient populations. The techniques included objective and projective techniques not limited to the Rorschach (Exner system), Bender-Gestalt, TAT, WAIS-III, and MMPI-2.
- Co-lead a variety of groups including a sexual offender group and a group on grieving that served older adults involved in the military.
- Applied a variety of interventions to support, build, and improve interpersonal relationships and functioning within clients lives.
- Supervised practicum students in therapy and assessment.
- Undertook administrative tasks to develop specifics skills related to communication and functioning within cross-disciplines. This included all appropriate paperwork assigned to maintaining patient records. Progress and process notes were also used during supervision. Also worked with billing and insurance issues related to psychotherapy.
- Attended a variety of seminars focusing on the latest training techniques including Grand Rounds at Albany Medical School and implemented these new skills.
ELLIS HOSPITAL, Adult and Adolescent Units, Schenectady, NY
- Provided intensive short-term psychotherapy to a variety of patients in an inpatient
- Led a variety of psychotherapy groups focusing on symptom management, coping, transitions, men’s issues, and transfer
- Employed milieu therapy for various adolescents on an inpatient
- Created treatment plans within a multidisciplinary team that valued incorporation from a variety of approaches and
- Performed discharge planning to reintegrate patients into the community at a variety of levels, from less intensive placements to independent living
- Interacted with family members for treatment related concerns and discharge planning.
THE COLLEGE OF WILLIAM AND MARY, Counseling Center, Williamsburg, VA
3rd Year Specialization
- Provided short and long term therapy to a variety of college students under a supervised clinician using a psychodynamic perspective. Referrals to various community resources were also undertaken. Client problems included: anxious, depressed, grieving, OCD, career counseling, sexual issues and orientation, in crisis, and grieving.
- Applied a variety of interventions to support, build, and improve interpersonal relationships and functioning within clients lives.
- Co-lead a variety of groups including a perfectionist group, interpersonal issues group, and a group on grieving.
VETERANS AFFAIRS MEDICAL CENTER Hampton, VA
• Provided short and long term therapy to a variety of clients under supervision using a Psychodynamic perspective. Referrals to various community resources were also undertaken. The types of clients seen
were: Dysthymia, Personality disorder, PTSD and Anxiety related disorders, and Major Depressive Disorder. In addition, worked with a client who was dealing with the impact of cancer on their life. The focus was on the exploration of mortality issues and the issue of integrity versus despair.
• Co-led a reintegration group of PTSD Vietnam Veterans that dealt with interpersonal processes and feelings such as pain, anger, suicide, and relationship difficulties.
• Applied a variety of interventions to support, build, and improve interpersonal relationships and functioning within clients lives.
PENDLETON CHILDREN’S SERVICES Virginia Beach, VA
• Provided individual psychotherapy to behaviorally challenged children. This included a variety of developmental disorders and behavioral problems such as ADHD, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, Conduct Disorder, Sexual Abuse, Trauma, and Neglect victims, PTSD, and OCD. The population focuses on concrete thinkers with emotional problems.
• Provided Family therapy to a variety of clients with children enrolled in the outpatient day treatment or residential treatment programs.
• Led a Conflict Resolution Group for behaviorally troubled children aged 9 to 12.
• Received supervision and feedback from videotaped sessions to strengthen therapeutic skills and techniques.
EASTERN STATE MENTAL HOSPITAL Williamsburg, VA
• Assessed a variety of seriously mentally ill clients under supervision. A variety of personality measures were employed on Not Guilty by Reason of Insanity (NGRI), Schizophrenic, Bi-polar, Dysthymia, Personality disorder and Anxiety related disorders.
• While working at the oldest State Hospital in the Country, I participated in treatment team meetings, staff meetings, and client admission interviews. Chart reviews and compliance with mandated reporting criteria was also employed.
MARYVIEW BEHAVIORAL MEDICAL CENTER Portsmouth, VA
Spring 99 Practicum
• Received supervised experience working with a variety of mentally ill and chemically dependent adults and children. This included Schizophrenic, Bi-polar, Dysthymia, Personality disorders and Anxiety related disorders.
• Performed a variety of tasks focusing on Intellectual Assessment. This included the WISC-III, WAIS-III, Shipley Hartford and the Bender Gestalt. Interpretations of data and written reports with treatment recommendations were generated. Brief neurological screenings were also undertaken. In addition, a team treatment approach was implemented to address patient needs.
VIRGINIA BEACH PSYCHIATRIC CENTER: Virginia Beach, VA
Fall 98 Practicum
• Received supervised experience working with a variety of mentally ill and chemically dependent patients. This included Schizophrenic, Bi-polar, Dysthymia, Personality disorders and Anxiety disorders.
• Performed a variety of tasks including Intake Diagnostic Interviews, General Interviewing, Mental Status Exams, Therapeutic Interventions, and the formation of Treatment Plans.
WEDIKO CHILDRENS SERVICES: Hillsborough, NH
Counselor, Full Time
• Worked in a psycho-educational residential setting within a camp ground environment with behaviorally emotionally handicapped (BEH) youth, providing psychological guidance 24 hours a day, 6 days a week.
• Held individual & group counseling sessions, recreational events and life skills training.
• Implemented behavioral management techniques used to increase self-awareness and empower individuals.
• Participated in a Team approach that enabled each team member to take on and succeed at various roles, and gain differing opinions and perspectives about attaining therapeutic objectives.
• Crisis intervention implemented when necessary, including labeling feelings and emotions, increasing the Child’s awareness of their own behavior, and the use of caroling and physical restraints.
TRANSITIONAL SERVICES: Hope House within Creedmoor Hospital, Flushing, NY
8/94-8/95 Case Manager, Full Time
• Managed 12 dual diagnosed, mentally ill/ mildly retarded individuals.
• Held individual & group counseling sessions and documented progress notes.
• Annual service plan write up with quarterly review of the progress toward goal attainment.
• Supervised counselors and staff in teaching the following areas: Travel, Budgeting, and Daily Living Skills.
• Dispense psychotropic medication and implement behavior modification when necessary.
CHILDREN’S HOUSE INCORPORATED: The Family Center: Mineola, NY
2/95-8/95 Respite Counselor
• Provide relief to parents and caregivers of seriously emotionally disturbed (SED) children including Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).
• Aid in decreasing psychiatric symptoms and prevent psychiatric hospitalization through counseling.
• Additionally added structure to their lives & was a visible role model.
CENTRAL NASSAU GUIDANCE & COUNSELING SERVICES: Hicksville, NY
1/94-4/94 Head Counselor of Supported Group Apartments
• Counsel mentally ill chemical abusing clients (MICA), help with various ADL tasks including housing and employment.
• Use crisis intervention skills during emergencies.
MIDDLE EARTH CRISIS COUNSELING AND REFERRAL CENTER: PROVIDING 24HR HOTLINE ASSISTANCE Bellmore, N.Y.
11/93 – 12/94 Volunteer
• Provided the following services: Information and Referral, Suicide Outreach, Gay Peer Counseling, Runaway Assistance, an Adolescent Depression and Suicide Prevention Program, and Crisis Intervention.
• Completed 160 hour internship/study session concerning counseling protocol.
ALAMANCE COMMUNITY COLLEGE, Graham, NC
Professor, Introduction to Psychology
• Prepared and lectured for a 3 hour General Psychology course, assigned classwork, created assessments,
• graded research papers, scheduled guest lecturers, and assigned grades.
• Other general classroom duties.
CENTER FOR URBAN AFFAIRS & COMMUNITY SERVICES, NORTH CAROLINA STATE UNIVERSITY, DHR, Willie M. Services Section, Program Evaluation Branch Raleigh, NC
10/97 to 8/98 Research Associate, Level III, Full Time
• Evaluated the impact services have on clients. Program effectiveness was monitored and evaluated by creating data collection measurements and utilizing statistical analysis. The resulting database consists of 500 participants and over 400 variables.
• Created a variety of dissemination products to be utilized for policy-making decisions.
• Developed a framework for addressing this unique population, supported by the Risk and Resiliency literature.
• Trained case managers in the data instrument usage, and presented outcome results to a variety of professionals within the community.
• Disseminated results to other professionals and submitted our research and conclusions to appropriate journals.
• Graduated Cum Laude
• Elected to Golden Key National Honors Society
• Dean’s List of Distinguished Students
• Elected Student Representative of Class
Goldberg, N. (11/11). The ABC’s of Mental Health-The Ten Chapters to Healing.
Goldberg, N. A., & Blackman, J. (in progress). Main contributions from psychoanalytic theory on self and object relations, and their relationship to love, marriage, and relational difficulties.
Epstein, J., Goldberg, N.A., & Conners, C. K., March, J. (1997). The effects of anxiety on continuous performance test functioning in an ADHD clinic sample. Journal of Attention Deficit Disorders, 2(1), 45-52.
Hall, M. M., Goldberg, N., & Scandlin, D. (1996). A Guide to Disability Databases.
Published by Frank Porter Graham Child Development Center, disseminated by NC State Department
of Health and Center for Disease Control, Atlanta, GA.
• 4th Traumatic Brain Injury: Training for Military Health Providers, August, 2010 at Washington, DC.
• Combating Stigma Surrounding Seeking Help for PH Issues in Today’s Military, 10/28/10 Webinar
• Military Applications of Cognitive-Processing Therapy, November 18-19, 2010, Washington, DC
• Trained in Mediation, to include conflict resolution June 20th to June 24th, 2005 at VAMC in DC.
• Caring for Veterans Returning from Recent Conflicts, Part II 4/27/2005 at Maritime Institute.
• All Hazards Disaster Mental Health Training, 11/3/06, Ivan Walks and Assoc., Washington, DC.
• The 8th Annual Emergency Medical Preparedness Symposium, 9/16-9/18, 2003, Albany, NY.
• Disaster & Terrorism Update: Mental Health Issues: Three Part Seminar Series, 10/2003, Georgetown University School of Medicine, Washington, DC.
• Strategic Family Therapy in the Millennium: Application of That Theory to Treating Violent Individuals Who Abuse Adults & Children & the Treatment of Their Victims (4/6/04, Drs. Cloe Madanes & Pat Dorgan)
• Multisystems Therapy Workshop: An Intensive Community & Outcome based treatment for Victims of Child Abuse (10/6/00, Scott W. Henggeler, Ph.D., & Cynthia C. Swenson, Ph.D.)
• Seminar: Supervision in Clinical Training (4/7/00, Thomas H. Peake, Ph.D.)
• Exploring the Spiritual Dimensions of Death, Grief and Mourning (3/2/00, Alan D. Wolfelt, Ph.D.)
• Mandt Training, Eastern State Hospital (5/99)
• Certified in American Red Cross and CPR (12/11)
• Various educational trainings focused on CE credits for VA and DC, as well as VAMC trainings.
• Supervisory Training at Hunter College for Social Work
• Nonviolent Crisis Intervention through the National Crisis Prevention Institution (formerly S.K.I.P.)
• New York State Coaching Certification (1993)
• 160 hours of Training in Crisis Intervention Counseling at Middle Earth Crisis Center
• A variety of recent trainings at Walter Reed including state of the art treatment, psychological issues surrounding Military life and reintegration, and Terrorism Awareness.
Available on request.