Simon Goldberg

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Professor Simon Goldberg

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Professor Simon Goldberg


Counseling Psychology (CP)

335 Education Building  binoculars icon
1000 Bascom Mall
Madison, WI 53706
Office: 608/265-8986
Fax: 608/265-4174

sbgoldberg@wisc.edu

Curriculum Vitae

Personal Biography

Dr. Goldberg is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Counseling Psychology and Affiliate Faculty at the Center for Healthy Minds at the University of Wisconsin - Madison. He conducts research on psychotherapy, with a specific emphasis on the effects of and mechanisms underlying meditation- and mindfulness-based interventions. He is currently completing a 5-year, NIH-funded K23 award focused on the delivery of meditation training through mobile health technology. He has clinical experience working with military veterans and conducts research on veteran mental health. He has served on the editorial board for the Journal of Counseling Psychology, Psychotherapy, and Psychotherapy Research.


Education

Postdoctoral Fellowship, Health Services Research & Development
VA Puget Sound Health Care System – Seattle Division, University of Washington Department of Health Services

Doctoral Internship, Clinical Psychology
VA Puget Sound Health Care System - Seattle Division

Ph D, Counseling Psychology, Quantitative Methods
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Madison, WI

BA, Sociology, Summa cum laude
Tufts University
Medford, MA


Teaching Interests

Research methods, quantitative methods, counseling skills, mindfulness and meditation-based interventions, therapist expertise

Scheduled Teaching

  • Fall 2018 - Research Methods in Counseling Psychology
    Course Number: 950, Course Level: Doctoral, Course Delivery Mode: Lecture
     

Research Interests

psychotherapy process and outcome, mindfulness and meditation-based interventions, quantitative methods, military veteran mental health

Publications

  • Goldberg, S., Knoeppel, C., Davidson, R.J., & Flook, L. (2020). Does practice quality mediate the relationship between practice time and outcome in mindfulness-based stress reduction? Journal of Counseling Psychology. 67(1), 115-122.
    Abstract: doi: 10.1037/cou0000369
  • Goldberg, S., Hirshberg, M.J., Tello, L., Weng, H., Flook, L., & Davidson, R.J. (2019). Still facial photographs of long-term meditators are perceived by naïve observers as less neurotic, more conscientious and more mindful than non-meditating controls. PLOS ONE. 4(8), e0221782.
  • Wielgosz, J., Goldberg, S., Kral, T.R., Dunne, J.D., & Davidson, R.J. (2019). Mindfulness meditation and psychopathology. Annual Review of Clinical Psychology. 15(1), 1-32.
  • Goldberg, S., Buck, B., Raphaely, S., & Fortney, J.C. (2018). Measuring psychiatric symptoms remotely: A systematic review of remote measurement-based care. Current Psychiatry Reports. 20(10).
  • Davis, J.M., Goldberg, S., Angel, K.S., Silver, R.H., Kragel, E.A., & Lagrew, D.J. (2017). Observational Study on a Mindfulness Training for Smokers within a Smoking Cessation Program. Mindfulness. 8(6), 1698.
  • Schöttke, H., Flückiger, C., Goldberg, S., Eversmann, J., & Lange, J. (2017). Predicting psychotherapy outcome based on therapist interpersonal skills: A five-year longitudinal study of a therapist assessment protocol. Psychotherapy Research. 27(6), 642-652.
  • Goldberg, S., Tucker, R.P., Greene, P.A., Simpson, T.L., Kearney, D.J., & Davidson, R.J. (2017). Is mindfulness research methodology improving over time? A systematic review. PLOS ONE. 12(10), e0187298.
  • Goldberg, S., Flook, L., Hirshberg, M.J., Findley, D., Kesebir, P., Schaefer, S.M., & Davidson, R.J. (2017). Getting a Grip on the Handgrip Task: Handgrip Duration Correlates with Neuroticism But Not Conscientiousness. Frontiers in Psychology. 8, 1367.
  • Wampold, B.E., Flückiger, C., Del Re, A.C., Yulish, N.E., Frost, N., Pace, T.B., Goldberg, S., Miller, s., Baardseth, T.P., Laska, K.M., & Hilsenroth, D.J. (2016). In Pursuit of Truth: A Critical Examination of Meta-Analyses of Cognitive Behavior Therapy. Psychotherapy Research. 27(1), 14-32.
    Online Publication/Abstract
  • Goldberg, S., Babins-Wagner, R., Rousmaniere, T., Berzins, S., Hoyt, W.T., Whipple, J.L., Miller, s., & Wampold, B.E. (2016). Creating a climate for therapist improvement: A case study of an agency focused on outcomes and deliberate practice. Psychotherapy. 53(3), 367-75.
  • Goldberg, S., Wielgosz, J., Dahl, C., Schuyler, B., MacCoon, D.S., Rosenkranz, M., Lutz, A., Sebranek, C.A., & Davidson, R.J. (2016). Does the Five Facet Mindfulness Questionnaire measure what we think it does? Construct validity evidence from an active controlled randomized clinical trial. Psychological Assessment. 28(8), 1009-14.
  • Nissen-Lie, H.A., Goldberg, S., Hoyt, W.T., Falkenström, F., Holmqvist, R., Nielsen, S.L., & Wampold, B.E. (2016). Are therapists uniformly effective across patient outcome domains? A study on therapist effectiveness in two different treatment contexts. Journal of Counseling Psychology. 63(4), 367-78.
  • Kivlighan, 3rd, D.M., Goldberg, S., Abbas, M., Pace, B.T., Yulish, N.E., Thomas, J.G., Cullen, M.M., Flückiger, C., & Wampold, B.E. (2015). The enduring effects of psychodynamic treatments vis-à-vis alternative treatments: A multilevel longitudinal meta-analysis. Clinical Psychology Review. 40, 1-14.
  • Goldberg, S., & Hoyt, W.T. (2015). Group as social microcosm: Within-group interpersonal style is congruent with outside group relational tendencies. Psychotherapy. 52(2), 195-204.
  • Davis, J.M., Manley, A.R., Goldberg, S., Stankevitz, K.A., & Smith, S.S. (2015). Mindfulness training for smokers via web-based video instruction with phone support: a prospective observational study. BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine. 15, 95.
  • Flook, L., Goldberg, S., Pinger, L., & Davidson, R.J. (2015). Promoting prosocial behavior and self-regulatory skills in preschool children through a mindfulness-based Kindness Curriculum. Developmental Psychology. 51(1), 44-51.
  • Goldberg, S., Manley, A.R., Smith, S.S., Greeson, J.M., Russell, E., Van Uum, S., Koren, G., & Davis, J.M. (2014). Hair cortisol as a biomarker of stress in mindfulness training for smokers. Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine. 20(8), 630-4.
  • Davis, J.M., Goldberg, S., Anderson, M.C., Manley, A.R., Smith, S.S., & Baker, T.B. (2014). Randomized trial on mindfulness training for smokers targeted to a disadvantaged population. Substance Use & Misuse. 49(5), 571-85.
  • Flook, L., Goldberg, S., Pinger, L., Bonus, K., & Davidson, R.J. (2013). Mindfulness for teachers: A pilot study to assess effects on stress, burnout and teaching efficacy. Mind, Brain and Education. 7(3).
  • Goldberg, S., Davis, J.M., & Hoyt, W.T. (2013). The role of therapeutic alliance in mindfulness interventions: therapeutic alliance in mindfulness training for smokers. Journal of Clinical Psychology. 69(9), 936-50.
  • Del Re, A.C., Flückiger, C., Goldberg, S., & Hoyt, W.T. (2013). Monitoring mindfulness practice quality: an important consideration in mindfulness practice. Psychotherapy Research. 23(1), 54-66.
  • Goldberg, S., Tanana, M., Imel, Z.E., Atkins, D.C., Hill, C.E., & Anderson, T. (in press). Can a computer detect interpersonal skills? Using machine learning to scale up the Facilitative Interpersonal Skills task. Psychotherapy Research.
  • Goldberg, S., Hanley, A.W., Baldwin, S.A., Berstein, A., & Garland, E.L. (in press). Does mindfulness practice promote psychological functioning or is it the other way around? A daily diary study. Psychotherapy.
  • Goldberg, S., Flemotomos, N., Martinez, V.R., Tanana, M., Kuo, P., Pace, B.T., & Atkins, D.C. (in press). Machine learning and natural language processing in psychotherapy research: Alliance as example use case. Journal of Counseling Psychology.
  • Goldberg, S., Fortney, J.C., Chen, J.A., Young, B.A., Lehavot, K., & Simpson, T.L., Military service and military health care coverage are associated with reduced racial disparities in time to mental health treatment initiation. Administration and Policy in Mental Health and Mental Health Services Research.
    Abstract: doi: 10.1007/s10488-020-01017-2
  • Hirshberg, M.J., Goldberg, S., Rosenkranz, M., & Davidson, R.J. (in press). Prevalence of harm in mindfulness-based stress reduction. Psychological Medicine.
  • Simpson, T.L., Hawrilenko, M., Goldberg, S., Browne, K., Lehavot, K., & Borowitz, M. (in press). Treatment receipt patterns among individuals with co-occurring PTSD and substance use disorders. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology.

Presentations

  • Riordan, K., Goldberg, S., & Davidson, R.J. (2020). What do we know about mindfulness-based interventions now? A systematic review of meta-analyses, Mind & Life Institute Summer Research Institute, Garrison, NY.
  • Goldberg, S., Flynn, A., Abbas, M., Schultz, M., Hiserodt, M., Thomas, K., & Wyman, M.F. (2019). Prevalence and predictors of treatment seeking among post-deployment National Guard service members: A longitudinal analysis, American Psychological Association Meeting, APA, Chicago, IL.
  • Goldberg, S., Tanana, M., Imel, Z.E., Narayanan, S., & Atkins, D.C. (2018). Evaluating the quality of therapeutic alliance from session content, The Digital Exploration of Psychotherapy (DEPTH) Project, North American Society for Psychotherapy Research Meeting, North American Society for Psychotherapy Research, Park City, UT.
  • Goldberg, S., Tucker, R.P., Greene, P.A., Davidson, R.J., Kearney, D.J., & Simpson, T.L. (2018). Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy for patients with current depression: A meta-analysis, American Psychological Association Meeting, American Psychological Association, San Francisco, CA.
  • Thompson, M.N., Goldberg, S., & Nielsen, S.L. (2018). Patient-rated financial distress as an indicator of social class in naturalistic psychotherapy, American Psychological Association Meeting, American Psychological Association, San Francisco, CA.

Memberships

  • Society for the Exploration of Psychotherapy Integration (SEPI)
    Scope of Organization: International, Member Since: March 01, 2017
  • American Psychological Association (APA)
    Scope of Organization: National, Member Since: September 01, 2011
  • Society for Psychotherapy Research (SPR)
    Scope of Organization: International, Member Since: September 01, 2011
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