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CANCELLED: Dr. Sam Goldstein's Workshop at New Jersey City University

  • Friday, April 24, 2020
  • 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  • New Jersey City University


We are excited to announce that NJASP will be hosting Dr. Sam Goldstein at New Jersey City University! Dr. Sam Goldstein will be presenting a workshop titled Behavioral Assessment of Youth: Where Comorbidity is the Norm, Not the Exception.

*ONLY $5 for Members and $10 for Non-Members*

Date/Time: April 24th at 9:00am-3:00pm


Address: 2039 John F. Kennedy Blvd, Jersey City, NJ

Location: Gilligan Student Union Building (GSUB) Room 129

Lunch options: You may bring your own lunch or there is a cafe located on the second floor of the building if you choose to purchase lunch.  There is a large dining area located on the second floor where all are welcome to eat no matter which option you choose.  There are also other dining options on campus.

The details:

Behavioral Assessment of Youth: Where Comorbidity is the Norm, not the Exception

Psychologists are increasingly faced with the evaluation of youth (i.e., children and adolescents) with multiple mental health disorders. For example, youth with Autism typically suffer from two additional psychiatric disorders such as ADHD, Oppositional Defiant Disorder or a Specific Learning Disability. Youth with anxiety, depression or learning disabilities typically suffer from one or two additional disorders.

Join Dr. Samuel Goldstein as he:

  • Reviews literature demonstrating the increasing presentation of youth meeting multiple diagnostic and eligibility criteria.
  • Discusses the prevalence and correlates of various disorders as they present in youth.
  • Explores the risk factors associated with increased vulnerability.
  • Provides a comprehensive framework to assist psychologists in evaluating the development, emotions, behavior and social relations of complex cases utilizing valid and reliable behavioral, observer and self-report scales and tests.
  • Reviews common assessment challenges.

Learning Objectives:

  • Explain youth developmental and mental disorders and co-morbidity.
  • Use a practical framework, including methods and tools, to assess children presenting with possible multiple disorders/eligibilities.
  • Analyze critical variables influencing assessment.
  • Assess (or Compare) solutions to common assessment challenges.


Sam Goldstein, Ph.D. is a neuropsychologist with areas of specialization in school psychology, child development and neuropsychiatric disorders. He is licensed as a psychologist and certified as a developmental disabilities evaluator in the State of Utah. He is board certified as a Pediatric Neuropsychologist by the American Board of Pediatric Neuropsychology.  He is listed in the Council for the National Register of Health Service Providers in Psychology. Dr. Goldstein is an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry, University of Utah School of Medicine.

Dr. Goldstein is the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Attention Disorders.  The Journal of Attention Disorders is ranked in the top 25% of all psychology journals worldwide.  He is a former Contributing Editor to Attention Magazine. He currently sits on the editorial boards of six peer reviewed scientific journals.  He has authored, co-edited or co-authored fifty clinical and trade publications, including twenty-four textbooks. He has also authored three dozen book chapters and nearly three dozen peer reviewed scientific studies.  Recent books include Handbook of Intelligence: Evolutionary Theory, Historical Perspective and Current Concepts (2015) with Dana Princiotta and Jack Naglieri, The Handbook of Executive Functioning (2013) with Jack Naglieri, Interventions for Autism Spectrum Disorder (2013) with Jack Naglieri, The Handbook of Resilience – 2nd Edition (2013) with Robert Brooks, Practitioner’s Guide to Assessing Intelligence and Achievement (2011) with Jack Naglieri.  He is co-editor of the Encyclopedia of Child Behavior and Development.  He has authored two children’s books, Some Kids Can’t Sit Still (2009) and Billy and the Rock Hounds (2014).  He is the co-author of six psychological and neuropsychological tests, including the Cognitive Assessment System – II, the Autism Spectrum Rating Scales and the Comprehensive Executive Functioning Inventory.  He is completing a number of new texts and assessment tools. 

Dr. Goldstein has served as Executive Producer for a number of film and training video projects, including the award winning documentary Tough Times/Resilient Kids.  He speaks nationally and internationally approximately thirty times per year on topics including resilience, child development, genetics, autism, neuropsychological disorders, brain injury and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.  

Dr. Goldstein also holds Diplomate status in medical psychotherapy, pain management and disability.  He holds Fellow and Diplomate status in forensics and is a Fellow in the National Academy of Neuropsychology and the American Academy of Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine.  Since 1982, Dr. Goldstein has served as the Clinical  Director in a private practice setting, the Neurology, Learning and Behavior Center, providing evaluation, case management and treatment services for approximately 300 children and adults each year with histories of neurological disease and trauma, learning disability, adjustment difficulties and developmental disorders.  He conducts forensic neuropsychological assessments in civil and criminal matters.  In the past thirty years he has been deposed or testified in court over 300 times in multiple state and federal courts.  Dr. Goldstein is on staff at the University Neuropsychiatric Institute. He has also served as a member of the Children's Hospital Craniofacial Team and has been a member of the Developmental Disabilities Clinic in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Utah School of Medicine.

Dr. Goldstein is a past Chairman of the National Professional Advisory Board for the parent support group Children with Attention Deficit Disorder (CH.A.D.D.). He has served as a board member of the Utah Brain Injury Foundation, Guadalupe School, Ronald McDonald House Charities and the Children's Center.  He currently sits on the Boards of the Rowland Hall School and Girls on the Run.

Parking Options:

(1) GSUB $10 parking garage

(2) Meter parking on Kennedy Blvd

(3) Free street parking is available until 3:00pm

(4) Other campus parking lots with free shuttle service

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