Dr. Stanley Goldstein - Author and Psychologist

A Psychologist's Thoughts on Clinical Practice, Behavior, and Life

The Murdered VA Psychologists's Killer:

March 11, 2018

Tags: VA, psychologist

With more information becoming known, I can't help thinking that the killer's behavior had little to do with his Army service and much with his childhood experiences and personality. His mother was a drug addict and he suffered many foster family placements. He had long been impulsive, having once thrown a foster brother down (more…)

The Murdered California Psychologists

March 10, 2018

Tags: murder, California, psychologist

These killings reminded me of the past killing of the New York City psychologist (Fahey) by a colleague's patient. The psychiatrist had seen him briefly, seventeen years before. Now, the patient brought a hatchet, intending to kidnap the psychiatrist, hold him for ransom, and get his mother out of a nursing home. Fahey heard (more…)