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Director of Emerging Adults Program
Clinical Lecturer
Licensed Clinical Psychologist
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

As the clinical director of the Psychotherapy Change Project, Dr. Goldsmith leads a team that creates and studies tools for integrating empirical information into therapy practice. As the clinical-research coordinator, he helps create policies and practices for collecting and using data to describe, inform and improve the work done at The Family Institute.  

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

Recent Publications

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)
Insurance Accepted
Self Pay
Out of Network Reimbursement