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Clinical Lecturer
Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology — Miami University
Doctoral internship — The University of Notre Dame
Postdoctoral Clinical Fellowship — The Family Institute at Northwestern University
I Treat
Young Adult
Couple & Marriage
Issues I Treat
Life Stage Transitions
Men’s Issues
Adult Children & Parent Relationship Issues
LGB/TQ+ Identity & Relationships
Substance Abuse
College (Transition to)
Premarital Counseling
Parenthood (Transition to)
Family of Origin Issues
Couples Conflict
Family Business Issues
In-law Relationships
Sibling Issues
Sexual Issues
Kink / Alternative Lifestyles
Polyamory, Non-monogamy, Non-traditional Relationships
Therapists in Therapy
Stress Management
Work / Life Balance
Sport Psychology
Workplace Issues
Types of Therapy
Couple Therapy
Family Therapy
Humanistic Therapy
Integrative Systemic Therapy
Interpersonal Therapy

Dr. Goldsmith has a passion for work with emerging adults — alone, in couples and with families. He has been privileged to speak and consult nationally and internationally on topics related to emerging adulthood, parent-child relationships, psychotherapy change processes and empirically-informed therapy.

Watch Dr. Goldsmith's TED Talk, Embracing Pluralism: The Future of Relationships

Selected publications/presentations

Dr. Goldsmith has published and presented extensively on topics related to client-therapist relationships, psychotherapy change processes, and empirically-informed therapy. Recent publications include:

Goldsmith, J.Z., Pinsof, W.M, Lebow, J., & Chambers, A. (2016). Relational and Family Diagnosis. In J. C. Norcross, G. R. VandenBos, & D. K. Freedheim (Eds) The Handbook of Clinical Psychology. APA Press.

Pinsof, W. M., Tilden, T., & Goldsmith, J. Z. (2016). Empirically informed couple and family therapy: Past, present and future. In. T.L. Sexton and J. L. Lebow (Eds.). Handbook of Family Therapy: The Science and Practice of Working with Families and Couples (2nd edition), New York: Routledge.

Pinsof, W. M., Zinbarg, R. E., Shimokawa, K., Latta, T. A., Goldsmith, J. Z., Knobloch‐Fedders, L. M., ... & Lebow, J. L. (2015). Confirming, Validating, and Norming the Factor Structure of Systemic Therapy Inventory of Change Initial and Intersession. Family process, 54(3), 464-484.

Outstanding Contribution to Academics at The Family Institute (2018)
Lumity Technology Award Finalist (2013)