Matthew E. Goldfine, Ph.D.
Senior Clinician, Columbia University Clinic for Anxiety and Related Disorders (CUCARD)
Instructor of Clinical Psychology,
Columbia University Division of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry

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Dr. Goldfine is a licensed clinical psychologist at the Columbia University Clinic for Anxiety and Related Disorders (CUCARD). His clinical expertise lies in the cognitive-behavioral treatment of children, adolescents, and young adults with anxiety, mood, and disruptive behavior disorders. Dr. Goldfine also specializes in early childhood intervention, with extensive experience working with parents to address common issues in young children, such as defiance, separation anxiety, and tantrums. He is one of the few clinicians in the New York City area equipped and trained in Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT), an empirically supported treatment for children with disruptive behavior disorders, such as Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD). Dr. Goldfine's research interests focus broadly on evaluating the treatment outcome of youth with disruptive behavior and anxiety disorders.

Dr. Goldfine earned his B.A. from Binghamton University, graduating magna cum laude. He soon earned his M.S. and Ph.D. in clinical psychology from West Virginia University, specializing in the treatment of children and adolescents. He is a member of several professional societies, including the American Psychological Association and the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies. He has been published in peer-reviewed journals, written book chapters, and presented numerous papers at national psychology conferences. He is licensed to practice in both New York and New Jersey. Recently, Dr. Goldfine has been featured as an expert psychologist in media pieces for, The Associated Press, CJAD radio, and GQ magazine.

Areas of Specialization
  • Child and Adolescent Psychology
  • Anxiety and Mood Disorders
  • Disruptive Behavior Disorders
  • Early Childhood Intervention

Goldfine, M. E., Branstetter, S. A., & Horn, K. A. (2012). The nicotine withdrawal assessment for youth: Initial instrument validation and psychometric properties. Addictive Behaviors, 37, 580-582.

Comer, J. S., Puliafico, A. C., Aschenbrand, S. G., McKnight, K., Robin, J. A., Goldfine, M. E., & Albano, A.M. (2012). A pilot feasibility evaluation of the CALM Program for anxiety disorders in early childhood. Journal of Anxiety Disorders, 26, 40-49.

Tempel, A. T., & Goldfine, M. E. (2010). Marital discord and PCIT. In C. B. McNeil & T. Hembree-Kigin (Eds.), Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (2nd ed.). New York: Springer Press.

Goldfine, M. E., Wagner, S. M., Branstetter, S. A., & McNeil, C. B. (2008). Parent child interaction therapy: An examination of cost-effectiveness. Journal of Early and Intensive Behavior Intervention, 5, 119-141.

Goldfine, M. E., Foley, K. P., & McNeil, C. B. (2008). From the mouths of freshmen: Using qualitative student feedback to improve teaching effectiveness. The Behavior Therapist, 31, 113-116.

Branstetter, S. A., Grady, E. S., & Goldfine, M. E. (2008). The behavioral economics of adolescent substance use: Dimensions of impulsivity and delay to reward. Journal of Behavior Analysis in Sports, Fitness, Health, and Behavioral Medicine, 1, 77-90.

Owens, J. S., Goldfine, M. E., Evangelista, N. M., Hoza, B. & Kaiser, N. M. (2007).A critical review of self-perceptions and the positive illusory bias in children with ADHD. Clinical Child and Family Psychology Review, 10, 335-351.

Goldfine, M. E., & Lopez-Williams, A. (2005) Book review: Multisystemic therapy and neighborhood partnerships: Reducing adolescent violence and substance abuse. The Behavior Therapist, 28,86-87.

Honors and Awards:

2008 Doctoral Student Research Award, West Virginia University

2008 Dissertation Alumni Fund Research Award, West Virginia University

2008 Translational Tobacco Reduction Dissertation Award, West Virginia University

2007 Outstanding Student Poster Award, Parent-Child Interaction Therapy Conference

2006 Professional Research Milestone Award, West Virginia University

2005 Masters Thesis Alumni Fund Research Award, West Virginia University

2004 Higher Education Research Fund Award, West Virginia University

2004 Magna Cum Laude, Binghamton University

2003 Psi Chi, National Honor Society in Psychology

2003 Phi Beta Kappa, National Honor Society

2000-03 Dean's List, Binghamton University