Meet the Team

Scott Goldman, Ph.D.

Dr. Goldman has served as a clinical and performance psychologist in the Athletic Departments of three major universities and currently is the Director of The Performance Psychology Team at The University of Michigan, where he provides 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 the fall of 2012, he 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 has 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. He also participated in the NFL/NCAA Mental Health Think Tank.

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 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. The test is being used by Olympic, NFL, NBA, and MLB teams, as well as multiple Power 5 Universities.

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, MBA

Alex Auerbach earned his bachelor's degree in Business Management from the University of Arizona and a Masters in Business Administration with a concentration in management from Salve Regina University. Alex is currently a Ph.D. candidate in counseling psychology with an emphasis in sport and performance psychology at the University of North Texas.

Throughout his undergraduate education, Alex worked as a student-assistant for the University of Arizona football team and served as a recruiting assistant. In his second and third years, he assisted the wide receivers coaches and the defensive coordinator with game planning, film breakdown, and performance grading. Upon graduation, Alex worked for the University of Rhode Island as an assistant coach for the offense, focusing primarily on wide receivers. Alex has also worked for two different NFL franchises in an operations capacity. During his graduate studies, Alex has served as a sport psychology consultant within the athletic department working with coaches, athletes, sports medicine, and strength/conditioning staff.