Meet the Team

Scott Goldman, Ph.D.

Dr. Goldman currently serves multiple professional teams as their Director of Performance Psychology. He delivers collaborative and strategic resources that is proactive across all aspects of the organization and contributes to the entire organization’s performance on and off the field. He provides psychological and human system expertise to the Head Coach, General Manager, and Vice President as well as their staffs within a variety of responsibilities including talent acquisition, talent management, and education, as well as provide insights so they can process and generate solutions when managing talent and organizational demands. He also provides clinical and performance psychology to the athletes.

Dr. Goldman is the creator of the Athletic Intelligence Quotient (AIQ), an intelligence test that assesses the innate cognitive abilities that are most utilized in attaining, developing, and applying athletic skills, strategies, and tactics. The test is being used by Olympic, NFL, NBA, NHL, MLS, and MLB teams, as well as multiple Power 5 Universities and E-Sport teams.

Dr. Goldman has served as a clinical and performance psychologist for the University of Michigan, Arizona, and Saint Louis’ Athletic Departments, where he provided direct patient care to student-athletes in addition to consulting services for the coaches and staff. Starting in 1998, he has provided mental health care in a variety of settings for amateur, collegiate, semi-professional, and professional athletes.

Dr. Goldman has forged the field of sport psychology. In 2018, he was elected President of the Association for Applied Sport Psychology (AASP), an international, multidisciplinary organization with over 2,500 members across 55 countries delivering sport science and performance psychology. Dr. Goldman also co- authored the first National Athletic Trainers Association (NATA) consensus statement regarding the treatment of Student-Athletes. NATA is the first professional sports medicine organization to set such standards. The NCAA enlisted Dr. Goldman for many projects, including co-authoring the NCAA’s Best Practices and Guidelines for Understanding And Supporting Student-Athlete Mental Wellness, and authoring a chapter in the NCAA sponsored Mind, Body, & Sport: Understanding and Supporting Student-Athlete Mental Wellness. Additionally, the NCAA selected Dr. Goldman to serve on their Mental Health Task Force.

Dr. Goldman has presented nationally and internationally, in such venues as being the keynote speaker at the Canadian Olympic Center’s Sport Innovative Summit, the NFL/NCAA Professional Development Summit, and SXSW Sport. He is also a member of the sport psychology registry for the United States Olympic Committee (USOC) as well as serves on the advisory board for STEP UP!, an award winning bystander intervention program that has been adopted by over 200 universities and colleges, Dr. Goldman has also taught undergraduate, graduate, and medical students for the past 15 years.

Dr. Goldman earned his Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Tulane University, and his Master’s degree and Ph.D. in Clinical and School Psychology from Hofstra University. He received post-doctoral training at The Ellis Institute, under the tutelage of Albert Ellis, the creator of Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT). While at The Ellis Institute, he received advanced training and certification in child and adolescent therapy, drug addiction treatment, and attained Supervisory Certification to train other professionals in Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy.

His specialties include: Athletic and Performance Enhancement; Sport Intelligence Assessment, Rehabilitation Psychology; Stress and Anxiety Disorders; Confidence; Anger Management; Depression Disorders; Substance Abuse; Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy; Cognitive Behavior Therapy; and Behavior Therapy.

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Jim Bowman, Psy.D.

Dr. Bowman earned his bachelor’s degree in Psychology from James Madison University, and a master’s degree and Psy.D. in School Psychology from St. John’s University. He has been a NYS Licensed Psychologist since 2007 and has worked extensively with children and adolescents as a NYS Certified School Psychologist for the past 10 years. This has involved performing comprehensive, individually-administered psychological evaluations of over 500 students. His responsibilities have included interpreting academic, cognitive, emotional, and behavioral profiles and writing psychological reports to guide instructional planning. In his role as a school psychologist, he has also been responsible for providing individual and group counseling to students, as well as consulting with parents, teachers, and other professionals.

Dr. Bowman has provided therapy and counseling in a variety of settings for children, adolescents, and adults. Dr. Bowman received training in Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT) at the Albert Ellis Institute, where he served as a fellow and staff therapist for 4 years. In addition to providing individual and group therapy and co-leading workshops with Dr. Ellis, Dr. Bowman received advanced training and certification in child and adolescent therapy and drug addiction treatment. Dr. Bowman also received supervisory certification enabling him to train other professionals in Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy. For the past 8 years, he has provided individual and family therapy to children, adolescents, and adults in private practice.

Dr. Bowman is also the creator of the Athletic Intelligence Quotient (AIQ), an intelligence test that assesses the innate cognitive abilities that are most utilized in attaining, developing, and applying athletic skills, strategies, and tactics.

In addition to his school and clinical work, Dr. Bowman has also taught undergraduate and graduate students at Long Island University in the College of Education and Information Sciences. This has involved preparing future special education teachers in matters such as differentiated instruction, assessment and intervention planning, and special education law. While a graduate student at St. John’s, Dr. Bowman worked closely with Dr. Dawn Flanagan, a leader in the field of intellectual ability assessment. This included serving as her graduate teaching assistant, responsible for teaching future school psychologists about the use of intellectual ability (IQ) tests. It also involved participating in an expert consensus study of intellectual abilities and contributing to the text, The Achievement Test Desk Reference (ATDR; Flanagan, Ortiz, Alfonso, & Mascolo, 2002). Later, he participated in a co-norming project of two of the most widely used measures of intellectual ability. He also gained valuable experience in neuropsychological assessment, conducting evaluations of children and adults with traumatic brain injuries, learning disabilities, and other neurological disorders. Due to his strong knowledge and interest in theories of intelligence, he chose to investigate the role of emotional intelligence as a predictor of school psychologists’ clinical competence for his doctoral dissertation research.

His specialties include: Intellectual Ability Assessment; Psychological Assessment; Anxiety Disorders; Depressive Disorders; Children and Adolescents; Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy; and Cognitive Behavior Therapy.

Alex Auerbach, Ph.D., MBA

Dr. Auerbach is a Clinical and Sport Psychologist for the University of Arizona Department of Athletics. He has worked with NCAA Division-I schools in the ACC, Big 12, and Conference USA, where his work has included serving as the performance consultant for a bowl and conference champions and providing direct patient care to student-athletes in the athletic departments.

Dr. Auerbach earned his doctoral degree in counseling psychology with a specialization in sport and performance psychology from the University of North Texas. He received a Master’s in Business Administration from Salve Regina University and a Bachelor in Business Administration from the University of Arizona. He has published research and presented at international and national conferences. He was recently nominated in 2017 for the Distinguished Doctoral Student Practice Award through the Association of Applied Sport Psychology (AASP).

Prior to attending University of North Texas, Dr. Auerbach gained experience coaching football and working in team operations at the Division I and NFL levels. He served as an undergraduate assistant with University of Arizona football while completing his Bachelor’s degree and subsequently worked as a full-time offensive assistant coach and assistant director of football operations at a Division I FCS University. Dr. Auerbach has also worked in team operations for two NFL organizations.

His specialties include athletic and performance enhancement, mindfulness, grit, achievement motivation, anxiety and depressive disorders, eating disorders and body image issues, trauma therapy, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy.