Dr. Goodman’s Story.

Robert N. Goodman (born 1953) is Professor of Brain and Behavioural Medicine at the Institute of Psychiatry in the Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, King's College London. Robert is the primary inventor of the SDQ and the DAWBA, and takes part in research on psychological health throughout the world.

Juliet P. Brand

Robert N. Goodman

Robert is also a child psychiatrist specializing in hemiplegia and online psychiatric screening. He is a member of the Royal College of Physicians, and was awarded Fellowship of the Royal College of Psychiatrists in 1987.

Robert is the primary inventor of the SDQ Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire and the Development And Wellbeing Assessment or DAWBA, psychiatric assessment instruments that are employed world wide. As well as writing many academic papers Robert Goodman is, with Stephen Scott, the author of a widely used book on child psychiatry, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (1st edition 1997, 2nd edition 2005, 3rd edition 2012). A free download of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (2012) is available at: http://youthinmind.info/py/yiminfo/GoodmanScott3.py. The book has been translated and is available many languages.