Sam Goldstein, Ph.D. is a Board Certified pediatric neuropsychologist with areas of specialization in forensics, school psychology, child development and neuropsychology.
Sam Goldstein, Ph.D., is an Assistant Clinical Instructor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University
Of Utah School Of Medicine, with expertise in school psychology, child development, and
neuropsychology. He is Board certified Pediatric neuropsychologist, licensed as a psychologist and
certified as a developmental disabilities evaluator in the State of Utah. He has also been nationally
certified as a school psychologist by the National Association of School Psychologists. Dr. Goldstein is
listed in the Council for the National Register of Health Service Providers in Psychology.
He is the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Attention Disorders and a former Contributing Editor to Attention
Dr. Goldstein has authored, co-edited, or co-authored 51 books, including 24 textbooks. He
has also authored approximately 70 book chapters and peer-reviewed scientific research studies, and a
number of psychological tests. He has co-authored a number of books with various authors, including
Robert Brooks, Handbook of Resilience in Children, 2nd Edition (Goldstein & Brooks [Eds.], 2012),
Raising A Self-Disciplined Child (Brooks & Goldstein, 2007), and Understanding and Managing Children’s
Classroom Behavior: Creating Sustainable, Resilient Classrooms, 2nd Edition (Goldstein & Brooks, 2007);
Nancy Mather, Learning Disabilities and Challenging Behaviors, 3rd Edition (Mather, Goldstein, & Eklund,
2015); Dr. Jack A. Naglieri, Interventions for Autism Spectrum Disorders (Goldstein & Naglieri (Eds.),
2012), Learning and Attention Disorders in Adolescence and Adulthood, 2nd Edition (Goldstein, Naglieri,
& DeVries [Eds.], 2011), Practitioner’s Guide to Assessment of Intelligence and Achievement (Naglieri, &
Goldstein [Eds.], 2009), Assessing Impairment: From Theory to Practice (Goldstein & Naglieri [Eds.],
2009), Executive Function Handbook (Goldstein & Naglieri, 2013), and Practitioner’s Guide to
Assessment of Intelligence and Achievement (Naglieri & Goldstein, 2009). and (also with Dr. Sally
Ozonoff) Assessment of Autism Spectrum Disorders (Goldstein, Naglieri, & Ozonoff [Eds.], 2009).
also published a number of psychological assessments. With Jack A. Naglieri, he has published the
Autism Spectrum Rating Scales (Goldstein & Naglieri, 2010), the Comprehensive Executive Functioning
Inventory (Naglieri & Goldstein, 2013), The Rating Scale of Impairment (Goldstein & Naglieri, 2016) and
the Cognitive Assessment System 2nd Edition (Naglieri, Das & Goldstein, 2014). Dr. Goldstein has also
served as Executive Producer for a number of film and training video projects, including the award
winning documentary Tough Times/Resilient Kids. He speaks nationally and internationally on topics such
as resilience, child development, Autism, neuropsychological disorders, and Attention
Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder. Dr. Goldstein also holds Diplomate status in Medical Psychotherapy
(awarded by the American Board of Medical Psychotherapists), General Psychotherapy (awarded by the
American Psychotherapy Association), Pain Management (awarded by the American Academy of Pain
Management), and Disability (awarded by the American Board of Professional Disability Consultants). He
holds both Fellow and Diplomate status in Forensics (awarded by the American Board of Forensic
Examiners). He is a Fellow in the National Academy of Neuropsychology, American Psychological
Association and the American Academy of Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine.
has served as Clinical Director in a private practice setting since 1982 as part of a multidisciplinary team,
providing evaluation and case management and treatment services for children and adults with histories
of neurological disease and trauma, learning disabilities, adjustment difficulties, and Attention Deficit
Disorder. Dr. Goldstein is on staff at the University Neuropsychiatric Institute. He has served as a member
of the Children’s Hospital Craniofacial Team. He has also been a member of the Developmental
Disabilities Clinic in the Department of Psychiatry. Dr. Goldstein is a past Chairman of the National
Professional Advisory Board for the parents’ support group Children with Attention Deficit Disorder
(CHADD), and has served as a member of the Professional Advisory Board for the Attention Deficit
Disorder Association (ADDA). He has served as a member of the Board of Directors for Rowland Hall St.
Mark’s School, Ronal MacDonald House, Guadalupe School, and the Children’s Center. He is currently a
member of the Board of Directors for the Rowland Hall School and Girls on the Run. For more information
about Dr. Goldstein, watch his TEDx talk The Power of Resilience (click here).
Dr. Goldstein provides indepth neuropsychological evaluation throughout the lifespan, case management, clinical care, legal and insurance consultation.
Dr. Goldstein has evaluated patients throughout the United States, providing clinical care as well as evaluation in legal matters. His opinions for both plaintiff and defense are much sought after. He has testified in deposition and Court over 300 times with legal work comprising approximately 40% of his practice.
If you are interested (from a personal basis) in an evaluation please follow this link to the contact page for information on reaching Dr. Goldstein.
About Our Office
The Neurology, Learning and Behavior Center provides multi-disciplinary evaluation, case management and treatment programs for children, adolescents and adults with histories of neurological disease, head trauma, attention deficit disorders, specific learning disabilities, autism, depression and anxiety disorders. The Center staff is represented by psychology, speech pathology, rehabilitation and education. Evaluation and consultation are provided for individuals from the intermountain west as well as across the United States.
Neurology, Learning and Behavior Center
230 South 500 East, Suite 100
Salt Lake City, Utah 84102
(801) 532-1486 (FAX)