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Julie Goldenson

Julie Goldenson

email: j.goldenson@utoronto.ca  

Department: Applied Psychology and Human Development

Academic History

Dr. Goldenson attained her Ph.D. in clinical psychology at the California School of Professional Psychology (San Diego). She completed her postdoctoral fellowship in forensic psychology at Simon Fraser University, Law and Mental Health Program.

She has taught at the graduate and undergraduate level at several universities across Canada, and was the Assistant Program Head at the University of Guelph-Humber. She has a number of first author publications related to intimate partner violence, female offenders, trauma, adult attachment and personality psychopathology. She has also conducted research in partnership with the San Diego Center for Counselling and the San Diego Family Justice Center on the measurement of Adverse Childhood Experiences of At-Risk Youth.

Teaching Overview

Dr. Goldenson is part-time faculty at OISE in the Counselling and Psychotherapy Program, in the department of Applied Psychology and Human Development. She has taught the following courses:

1202: Theories and Techniques of Counselling and Psychotherapy
1203: Practicum: Interventions in Counselling and Psychotherapy
APD3225: Assessment and Diagnosis of Personality and Psychopathology

Professional Activities

Dr. Goldenson is registered in good standing with the College of Psychologists of Ontario to practise in Clinical and Forensic Psychology with adult and adolescent populations. She is on the Board of Directors for the Ontario Psychological Association and is also a member of Canadian Psychological Association, the Canadian Academy of Psychologists in Disability Assessment, American Psychology-Law Society, the Association for Treatment of Sexual Abusers, the Association for Contextual Behavioural Science, and the International Association of Forensic Mental Health Service. She currently provides expert forensic assessment related to criminal and civil issues. She also conducts psychotherapy and supervises other mental health professionals. Her clinical practice has been fostered in a number of settings; e.g., University of Toronto, CAMH, the Toronto District School Board and San Diego State University. Dr. Goldenson has also been well prepared to perform assessment, treatment and research in the area of forensic psychology through various inpatient and outpatient forensic psychiatric facilities and her work within the context of the American legal system.