Experts at Home: Dr. Bonnie Goldstein on Adolescence During Covid-19


In this Experts at Home conversation, Dr. Lisa Firestone talks with Dr. Bonnie Goldstein, a licensed social worker, clinical psychologist, and expert in child and adolescent development. Dr. Goldstein discusses the challenges and opportunities of adolescence in the time of Covid-19.

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About the Author

Bonnie Goldstein, Ph.D. The focus of Dr. Bonnie Goldstein’s work is to foster and heal relationships through the lens of attachment theory, somatic and mindful awareness, and the dynamic interaction of group psychotherapy. In 1989 Dr. Goldstein founded and has continued to direct the Lifespan Psychological Center. She is the Associate Programming Director for Lifespan Learning Institute, offering professional training seminars which bring together leading professionals from around the world to present their latest research and critical thinking, specializing in a Sensorimotor Psychotherapy approach to treating children, adolescents, and families. Dr. Goldstein holds dual licenses in the state of California in Psychology and Social Work, completed her B.A. MSW, and Ph.D. at UCLA, her Ed.M. at Harvard University, and teaches graduate students at USC’s School of Social Work. She is certified in Sensorimotor Psychotherapy and is the Southern California coordinator of the Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Institute’s Trauma, Developmental/Attachment, and Certification trainings. Dr. Goldstein has assembled and disseminated information, developed outreach programs for UCLA extension, and produced creative presentations of trauma-related information, including a book for children and their families, I’ll Know What to Do: A Kid’s Guide to Natural Disasters. Her professional publications include The Handbook of Infant, Child, and Adolescent Psychotherapy: Guide to Diagnosis and Treatment Vol. I & II and Understanding, Diagnosing, and Treating Attention-Deficit Disorder/Hyperactivity Disorder in Children and Adolescents: an Integrative Approach.

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