Marianne S Goodman

Marianne S Goodman, MD

About Me

Marianne S. Goodman, M.D. is a Professor of Psychiatry at The Mount Sinai School of Medicine. For the past 20 years she has also a worked as a full time VA clinical research physician at the James J Peters VA (JJPVA). In 2002, she began directing and developing the JJPVA Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) clinical and research program. She is the Deputy Director in the Veterans Integrated Service Network (VISN) 2 Mental Illness, Research, Education, Clinical Center (MIRECC) and is the director of the Suicide Prevention Clinical and Research Program. Her expertise is in the management of high risk suicidal and emotionally dysregulated Veterans, borderline personality disorder and delivery of dialectical behavioral therapy. She is considered one of the foremost DBT experts in the VA system, actively involved in clinical care, research and education. Additionally, she is the recipient of two prestigious awards for her involvement in DBT including in 2009, the New York Federal Executive Employee Outstanding Individual Achievement Award for her Clinical DBT Program for Suicidal Veterans and in 2012 she recieved the VISN 3 Network Director’s Achievement Award for Training VISN 3 Clinicians in DBT.  

More recently, she shifted her research direction to focus on treatment development for suicide prevention. Dr. Goodman designed “Project Life Force” (PLF) a novel group intervention that combines emotion regulation skills with suicide safety planning which was initially funded with a VA RR&D SPiRE pilot grant (2015-2017) and now recently funded for a multi-site RCT with a CSRD Merit (2018-2023). She also has an RR&D Merit (2017-2020) to further develop a dyad suicide safety planning intervention. 

PROFESSOR | Psychiatry