Dr Geoff Goodman

Dr. Geoff Goodman Junk in the Trunk author

Junk in the Trunk author Geoff Goodman, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor of Psychology in the Long Island University Clinical Psychology Doctoral Program, New York. Moreover, he is also a licensed clinical and school psychologist with 30 years of experience in private practice, treating children, adolescents, and adults. 

Geoff is certified by the American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP). He is certified as an adult and a child and adolescent psychoanalyst and a Fellow of the International Psychoanalytical Association (FIPA). Consequently, areas of expertise with children and adolescents include disruptive behaviour disorders, attachment disorders, depression, anxiety, and the consequences of childhood physical and sexual abuse. 

Adding to this, Dr. Goodman is also a Certified Sex Therapist (CST) and Certified Sex Addiction Therapist and Supervisor (CSAT-S). He is the Coordinator of the Long Island University Clinical Psychology Doctoral Program Applied Child Research Team. Additionally, he is the former Director of the Long Island University Children’s Institute for Play Therapy and Research (CIPTAR). 

The journey of writing Junk in the Trunk

Junk in the Trunk author Dr. Geoff Goodman initially published this book as Daddy’s Secret Cedar Chest in 2013. As a result of the publisher stopping printing, Geoff approached Liz Walker to ask for her assistance in republishing. 

With the help of children’s author Ali Stegert, Daddy’s Secret Cedar Chest went through the editing process. Wordsmithing included the addition of an iPad alongside the magazines in the trunk, giving new life to the original to reflect the current realities of children’s porn discovery. Subsequently, complete with new graphics, Junk in the Trunk continues to be the only children’s book of its kind.