Dr. Michael Goodstone

 Areas of Expertise:

  • Industrial/Organizational Psychology
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Vocational Issues
  • Psychological Assessment.

Dr. Michael Goodstone earned a PhD and MA in Applied Research in Psychology from Hofstra University. He received a Bachelor of Business Science in Marketing Management from Syracuse University. In addition, Dr. Goodstone earned post graduate certification of Respecialization in Clinical Psychology from Hofstra University and Certification in Behavior Therapy from the Institute for Behavior Therapy.

Dr. Goodstone has experience as a professor, organizational consultant and private practitioner. He has developed and implemented employee selection systems and training programs for a wide range of organizations and vocations. Dr. Goodstone’s expertise in organizational development allowed him to develop and implement strategies to help organizations meet strategic goals in areas such as workforce development, teambuilding, leadership and goal setting.

He has performed employee psychological fitness assessment for management, technical/engineering and law enforcement positions. Dr. Goodstone served as final arbiter for contested psychological assessments for police officer and other law enforcement positions and provided support to litigation as an expert witness. In his clinical work, Dr. Goodstone provided individual, marital, family, collateral and group psychotherapy to adults, adolescents and children presenting a wide range of emotional and behavioral disturbances/diagnoses.

Dr. Goodstone has published more than a dozen articles for numerous publications including Wadsworth Thompson Learning, Consulting Psychology Journal and American Banker. His letter to the editor, “Behavior by Choice” was published in The New York Times March 21, 2001 as a rebuttal to the article “Human Nature: Born or Made” featured in the Science Times section of The New York Times. He has also authored numerous presentations and unpublished proprietary employee selection measures.

As an educator, Dr. Goodstone has developed and instructed undergraduate courses in abnormal psychology, industrial/organizational psychology, training and development, introductory psychology and organizational psychology. Before joining Farmingdale State as a professor in 1997, he developed and instructed both doctoral and masters level courses in individual assessment for organizational purposes and training and development at Hofstra University.

In 2003, Dr. Goodstone was the recipient of Excellence in Teaching Award given by the Farmingdale Foundation for teaching effectiveness and contribution to the college. In May 2005, he received the SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching.


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