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Joel Goldberg


Dr. Goldberg received his Ph.D. in 1984 from the University of Waterloo, and completed his internship at the Manitoba Health Sciences Centre within the University of Manitoba in Winnipeg. He is Associate Professor (Part-time) in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences at McMaster University, and Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology at York University. Dr. Goldberg’s current clinical and research interests surround psychological assessment, cognitive rehabilitation, and cognition in schizophrenia. Dr. Goldberg has been the recipient of the Clinical Behavioural Science Excellence in Teaching Award (2007), MSU McMaster University Teaching Award (1996) as well as the Ontario Psychological Association Award of Merit for Distinguished Contributions to the Profession (1996), and served as a Consulting Editor for Psychological Assessment from 1991 to 2002. He has published several book chapters and scientific articles related to psychological assessment, psychological test validity and cognitive rehabilitation, including an entry in the APA Encyclopaedia of Psychology. Dr. Goldberg has also been an invited speaker on the subject of cognitive rehabilitation as well as on smoking cessation for people with major mental illness. Dr. Goldberg’s current research interests include CBT for psychosis, EEG correlates of shyness in schizophrenia, weight management and healthy lifestyles in schizophrenia, 'recovery' model and schizophrenia, and the development of a ‘voices’ questionnaire.

Featured Publications

  • Khalesi Z, Jetha MK, Poole KL, Goldberg JO, Van Lieshout RJ & Schmidt LA (2019) Shyness, hormones and quality of life among adults with schizophrenia. International Journal of Neuroscience, 129 (5), 470-480.
  • Heinrichs, R.W., Pinnock, F., Muharib, E., Hartman L.I., Goldberg, JO & McDermid Vaz,S.A., (2015) Neurocognitive Normality in Schizophrenia Revisited, Schizophrenia Research: Cognition, 2 (4), 227-232.
  • Gerritsen CJ, Goldberg, Joel O, & Eastwood J D (2015) Boredom Proneness Predicts Quality of Life in Outpatients Diagnosed with Schizophrenia-Spectrum Disorders. International Journal of Social Psychiatry, 61, 781-787
  • Addington, D., Bouchard, R., Goldberg, JO, Honer, W., Malla, A., Norman, R., & Tempier, R. (2005). Canadian clinical practice guidelines for the treatment of schizophrenia. Canadian Journal of Psychiatry, 50 (Supplement),1S – 56S.
  • Goldberg, JO, & Schmidt, L.A. (2001). Shyness, sociability and social dysfunction in schizophrenia. Schizophrenia Research, 37, 347-352.
  • Goldberg, JO, & Cook, P. (1996). Cognitive rehabilitation for negative symptoms. In P.W. Corrigan & S.C. Yudofsky (Eds.), Cognitive rehabilitation of neuropsychiatric disorders (pp. 383-404). Washington, DC: American Psychiatric Press.
  • Heinrichs, RW, Statucka, M, Goldberg JO, McDermid Vaz S (2006) The University of California Performance Skills Assessment (UPSA) in schizophrenia. Schizophrenia Research, 88, 135-141.
  • Goldberg, JO, Wheeler H, Lubinsky T & Van Exan J (2007). Cognitive Coping Toolkit for Psychosis: Development of a Group-Based Curriculum. Cognitive and Behavioral Practice, 14, 98-106.
  • Archie S, Goldberg JO, Akhtar-Dinesh N, Landeen J, McCall L, McNiven J (2007) Psychotic Disorders, Eating Habits and Physical Activity: Who is Ready for Lifestyle Changes? Psychiatric Services, 58, 233-239.
  • Van Lieshout RJ & Goldberg JO (2007) Quantifying Self-Reports of Auditory Verbal Hallucinations in Persons with Psychosis. Canadian Journal of Behavioural Science,39, 73-77.


  • Internship, Manitoba Health Sciences Centre, University of Manitoba
  • Ph.D., University of Waterloo, 1984
  • B.Sc., University of Toronto

Research Areas

CBT for psychosis, EEG correlates of shyness in schizophrenia, weight management and healthy lifestyles in schizophrenia, "recovery" model and schizophrenia, and development of a "voices" questionnaire.

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