Carol D. Goodheart, EdD
The integration of psychological science and practice was my focus for the 2010 presidential year. APA wants psychology recognized by legislators, funders, and the public as:
- Behavioral science and neuroscience that is relevant to everyday life;
- Translated continuously into ever-evolving high-quality services; and
- Contributing to the health, productivity, well-being, and resilience of individuals, families, and societies in a diverse world.
Carol D. Goodheart, EdD, is a scholar-practitioner in independent practice in Princeton, New Jersey. Her career integrates practice, research, and service to psychology. Dr. Goodheart works at the intersection of physical and mental health, practice and science, humanism and scholarship. Before becoming a psychologist, Dr. Goodheart trained as a nurse. She worked in urban emergency medicine and intensive care, as well as rural public health on two Native American reservations. She earned her doctorate in counseling psychology from Rutgers University, and she specializes in the treatment of individuals, couples, and families coping with physical diseases or disabilities.
In addition to her practice, she has served at Rutgers University's Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology in a number of roles: clinical supervisor, contributing faculty, and committee on continuing education. She is a founding partner of two organizations: PsychHealth, PA, a multi-specialty mental health practice offering treatment services, program design, and consultation, primarily in health psychology; and W2W, LLC, dedicated to the development and dissemination of materials designed to build strengths, promote health, and enhance quality of life for women. She has been a leader in APA for almost two decades.