Christina L. Goodwin, PhD


Cooper University Health Care Titles

  • Psychologist

Cooper Medical School of Rowan University Titles

  • Assistant Professor of Psychiatry

Board Certifications

  • Licensed Psychologist (NJ 6106)

Professional Type

Cooper Independent Licensed Practitioner



Office Locations

Camden, Voorhees
Cooper Behavioral Health at Camden

Three Cooper Plaza
Suite 307
Camden, NJ 08103
Phone: 856.342.2328
Fax: 856.541.6137
Maps & Directions

Cooper Behavioral Health at Voorhees

1011 Main Street
Voorhees, NJ 08043
Phone: 856.673.4949
Fax: 856.673.4919
Maps & Directions

Education & Training

Graduate SchoolOhio State University, Columbus, OH
InternshipVA Boston Health Care System, Boston, MA
FellowshipVA Boston Health Care System, Boston, MA

Special Interests

• Assessment and treatment of depression, anxiety, adjustment disorder, and post-traumatic stress disorder using evidence-based therapies
• Adjustment to chronic medical conditions including but not limited to: cancer, heart/lung disease, obesity, diabetes/endocrine disorders, irritable bowel syndrome, organ transplant, ALS, multiple sclerosis, terminal illness, etc.
• Geriatric mental health, palliative care, end-of-life issues
• Medical and behavioral non-adherence
• Cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia, assessment and treatment of circadian rhythm disorders
• Management of chronic pain
• Biopsychosocial assessment and treatment of sexual disorders in men and women
• Transgender health and well-being
• Stress management
• Pre- and post-surgical psychological evaluations for bariatric surgeries, organ transplant (kidney, liver, lung, heart, pancreas), cross-hormone therapy, and gender confirmation surgeries


  • American Psychological Association
  • Society of Behavioral Medicine
  • New Jersey Psychological Association

Editorial Positions

Invited reviewer: Journal of Contextual Behavioral Science

Invited reviewer: Journal of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation and Prevention

Invited reviewer: Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology

Invited reviewer: British Journal of Health Psychology


Spatola, C.A.M., Cappella, E.A.M., Goodwin, C.L., Castelnuovo, G., Cattivelli, R., Rapelli, G., Malfatto, G., Facchini, M., Mollica, C., & Molinari, E. (in press). Cross-Lagged relations between exercise capacity and psychological distress during cardiac rehabilitation. Annals of Behavioral Medicine, DOI: 10.1093/abm/kax069

Goodwin, C.L. & Weisberg, R.B. (2017). Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy may reduce high rates of service use among frequent primary care attenders. Evidence-Based Nursing, 20, 52. doi: 10.1136/eb-2016-102583

Goodwin, C.L. & Emery, C.F. (2016). Lower experiential avoidance is associated with psychological well-being and improved cardiopulmonary endurance among patients in cardiac rehabilitation. Journal of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation and Prevention, 36, 438-444. doi: 10.1097/HCR0000000000000182

Spatola, C. A. M., Manzoni, G. M., Castelnuovo, G., Malfatto, G., Facchini, M., Goodwin, C. L., Baruffi, M., & Molinari, E. (2014). The Act-on-Heart study: rationale and design of a randomized controlled clinical trial comparing a brief intervention based on Acceptance and Commitment Therapy to usual secondary prevention care of coronary heart disease. Health and Quality of Life Outcomes, 22. doi:10.1186/1477-7525-12-22

Goodwin, C.L., Forman, E.M., Herbert, J.D., Butryn, M.L. & Ledley, G.S. (2012). A pilot study examining the initial effectiveness of a brief acceptance based behavior therapy for modifying diet and physical activity in a cardiac population. Behavior Modification, 36, 199-217.

Emery, C.F., Anderson, D. R & Goodwin, C.L. (2012). Coronary Heart Disease and Hypertension. In I. Weiner (Eds.), Handbook of Psychology: Volume 9 – Health Psychology (pp. 340 – 364). Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons Inc.