He is a graduate of the Chicago School of Psychology formally the California Graduate Institute as well as the Hypnosis Motivation Institute. He is on faculty at UCLA as a lecturer, clinical instructor and clinician working as Chief Clinical Pain and Health Psychologist in the Orofacial Pain Department of the UCLA Dental School and is also on staff at Los Robles Hospital and Kaiser Hospital in Southern California.
Dr. Goodman also holds a Doctorate in Music from the University of Southern California, is trained as a concert pianist and specializes in the treatment of performance anxiety. Dr. Goodman is the author of a publication entitled: The Efficacy of Hypnosis for the Alleviation of Performance Anxiety and the Improvement of Performance Quality in Solo Classical Pianists. Don is also a member of the Performing Arts Medicine Association and provides workshops to musicians, actors, athletes, etc., offering private sessions to individuals all with the goal of enhancing performance and ameliorating discomfort and/or anxiety.