Susan G. Goldberg, J.D., Ph.D.Assistant Professor
McAnulty College and Graduate School of Liberal Arts
College Hall 529
Education:Ph.D., Clinical Psychology, Fielding Graduate University, 2007
J.D., Law, Georgetown University, 1985
A.B., Anthropology, Bryn Mawr College, 1977
African Studies, Universite de Dakar, Senegal, 1976
Dr. Goldberg's areas of research address experiences of psychiatric disability, the social construction of psychiatric labels, and the interaction of disability with law. She also addresses ethical issues in psychology and concepdualizations of forensic psychology as a human science.
Her background is in anthropology (Bryn Mawr College), African Studies (L-universit- de Dakar, Senegal), law (Georgetown University Law Center) and clinical psychology (Fielding Graduate University). She utilizes approaches from each of these fields in her thinking.
Dr. Goldberg worked as an attorney for many years. Since moving into the field of psychology, she has been engaged in teaching, research, and clinical work. Prior to coming to Duquesne University, Dr. Goldberg taught at Catholic University of America.
Dr. Goldberg has developed an expertise in forensic psychology. Besides teaching it, she has worked as a forensic clinician, performing psychological assessments and psychotherapy in forensic settings. Her theoretical orientation is grounded in psychodynamic and group relations approaches. She also utilizes other healing modalities, such as Gestalt, Core Energetics, yoga, and meditation.
In her research, writing, and clinical work, Dr. Goldberg seeks to integrate various intellectual approaches and bridge competing epistemologies. Her theoretical interests include the exploration of psychodynamic, feminist, social constructionist, and existential questions.
Goldberg, S. (2012). Locked up without recourse. [Review of the book The ethics of total confinement: A critique of madness, citizenship, and social justice] by. Bruce A. Arrigo, Heather Y. Bersot, and Brian G. Sellers. PsyCRITIQUES, 57(1).
Outhouse, M., Lovelace, D., & Goldberg, S. (2011). Myths and facts about American juvenile sex offenders and their implications for the adjudication process. Paper presented at the International Society for Criminology, Kobe, Japan.
Outhouse, M., Lovelace, D., & Goldberg, S. (2011). Disproportionate minority confinement among juvenile sex offenders: Preliminary findings and implications. Paper presented at the American Psychological Association Convention.
Goldberg, S., & Wagner, K. (2011). Forensic psychological assessment: The urgency of revivng psychoanalytic, depth, and other clinical aproaches. Paper presented at the American Psychological Association Convention.
Outhouse, M., & Goldberg, S. G. (2010). The importance of gender affirmation in transgender experience. Paper presented at the APA Annual Convention, San Diego, CA.
Goldberg, S. G. (2010). Forensic psychology as a Human Science: Reviving clinically-rich approaches. Paper presented at the APA Annual Convention, San Diego, CA.
Goldberg, S. G., & Osherson, S. (2010). Psychoanalysis and existential psychology: An advanced seminar investigating similarities and distinctions in theory and practice. Paper presented at the Fielding Graduate University Summer Session Presentation, Kansas City, MO.
Goldberg, S. G. (2010). Experiences of being labeled with Bipolar Disorder. Paper presented at the Howard University Medical School Didactic Presentation, Howard University, Washington, DC.
Hansen, N. D., & Goldberg, S.G. (2008). Navigating the nuances: A matrix of considerations for ethical-legal dilemmas. In D. N. Bersoff (Ed.), Ethical Conflicts in Psychology (Fourth ed.). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.
Goldberg, S.G., Killeen, M.B., & O'Day, B. (2005). The disclosure conundrum: How people with psychiatric disabilities navigate employment. Psychology, Public Policy, and Law, 11(3), 463-500.