Articles by Fallon Goodman

Dr. Fallon Goodman is an assistant professor of clinical psychology and the University of South Florida. Dr. Goodman conducts research to understand how emotion dynamics promote resilience and/or reduce risk for mental illness.

Making the Most of Clinical Training if You’re Not Planning to Be a Therapist

Making the Most of Clinical Training if You’re Not Planning to Be a Therapist

I have made it no secret that I do not want to pursue a career as a clinician. It’s not that I dislike therapy; it’s that I have a pie chart dilemma. The only steadfast rule of pie charts is that there is a finite amount of space. A bigger slice in one area means a smaller slice in another.

Students learn from their early graduate school days that they cannot be good at everything, and that they ought to pick a path—in clinical psychology, this choice is typically between clinician and researcher. I have chosen the latter.

The Introverted Therapist

The Introverted Therapist

I had just returned from a 3-week respite in Spain, and I was riding the post-vacation emotional high.

The quaint cobblestone streets of Seville left me with feelings of joy and amusement; the romantic plazas of Madrid left me with love; the vast beaches of Barcelona left me with serenity and awe; and the seafood paella in each of these cities left me with each of the top 10 positive emotions (mostly gratitude).

I was rejuvenated, and I was eager to dive back into work.