Associate Professor of Psychology
Rgoldberg2@partners.org (617) 952-5244
Senior Clinical Psychologist
Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital
Research and Clinical Interests: Evaluation of chronic severe disabilities; vocational development of physical disabilities; chronic pain Stroke; Traumatic brain injury; Amputation; Psychological aspects of chronic physical disability
AB, MA, Harvard University EdD, Boston University, 1966
American Psychological Association, 1975
International Fellowship in Rehabilitation Research
University of Cologne, Germany, 1987
In Brief: Since 1990 Dr. Goldberg has been a senior clinical psychologist at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital and an associate psychologist at Massachusetts General Hospital. As an integral part of his work at the hospital, he teaches widely at local, regional, national, and international conferences on adjustment to chronic physical disability. In October 2004 his clinical skills in working with patients with complex medical disorders was recognized by a nomination for the Schwartz Center Compassionate Caregiver of the Year Award. He has published 68 scientific papers and two books on psychological aspects of chronic physical disabilities.
Goldberg, RT, Hillberg, R, Reinecker, L., Goldstein, R. Evaluation of Patients with Severe Pulmonary Disease Before and After Pulmonary Rehabilitation, Disability and Rehabilitation, June 2004, 26:641-648.
Goldberg, RT, Goldstein, R. A comparison of chronic pain patients and controls on traumatic events in childhood. Disability and Rehabilitation, Dec. 2000, 22:756-763. Goldberg, RT, Pachas,W. Keith,D. Relationship between traumatic events in childhood and chronic pain. Disability and Rehabilitation,1999;21:23-30.
Goldberg, RT. Childhood abuse, depression, and chronic pain. Clin J Pain 1994;10:277-281.
Goldberg, RT, Maciewicz, RJ. Prediction of pain rehabilitation outcomes by motivation measures. Disability and Rehabilitation 1994;16:21-25.
My therapists at Spaulding are the nicest people. I can't say enough about how much they helped me. They changed my life. They are just fantastic.
—A Patient Thanking Therapists