Erik Goodwyn, M.D.

Erik Goodwyn, M.D.

Erik Goodwyn, M.D.
Instructor

 

Dr. Goodwyn received his undergraduate degree from Western Kentucky University in 1996, where he graduated Summa Cum Laude with a 4.0 GPA.  He received his Master's Degree in Anatomy and Neurobiology from Western Kentucky University in 2000, where he published two articles.  In 2005, Dr. Goodwyn received his Medical Degree from the University of Cincinnati.  He completed his Psychiatry residency at Wright State University in 2009, where he received a "superior" ranking in every category from Academic/Clinical Evaluation covering residency training.

Dr. Goodwyn has Post-Residency in Psychodynamic Training Psychotherapy and Supervision, which is ongoing 2-4 hours per month (since 2008).  Topics include psychodynamic methods, analytical psychology, dream analysis, and relationship between spirituality and psychology.  He also has formal accredited post-graduate training in Cognitive Processing Therapy and Prolonged Exposure Therapy for PTSD.

Presently, Dr. Goodwyn is an Instructor at the University of Louisville, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences.  He supervises long-term psychotherapy for psychiatric residents, is an instructor for medical students and residents, provides clinical care (including medication management and psychotherapy for diverse populations) and completes research and academic writing.

His previous work history includes Clinic Chief at the Minot Air Force Base Mental Health Outpatient Services in North Dakota.  He was a supervisor and manager for Mental Health, Family Advocacy, Alcohol and Drug Abuse Treatment Clinics.  He was a Quality Assurance Provider, which supervised, evaluated, and monitored civilian contractors (including mental health technicians, licensed social workers, and clinical psychologists).  He was Chief of the Traumatic Stress Response Team at the Minot Air Force Base.  He led Mental Health programs for 11,000 beneficiaries at the largest Personal Reliability Program base in the military.  He evaluated hundreds of pre- and post-deployers for mental health symptoms or illness, thereby increased Air Force readiness and reduced risk of trauma.  He also performed Sanity Boards for service members under investigation at Whiteman AFB and Grand Forks AFB.

Dr. Goodwyn has received numerous awards and recognition: Three-time winner Pi-Mu-Epsilon Award for excellence in scholarship in mathematics, winner of Sigma-Pi-Sigma Award for excellence in scholarship in physics, First Prize Winner of the Abe Heller Essay contest in Psychiatry, received multiple "Outstanding Team" Nuclear Surety Inspections awards, and most recently, led the Global Strike Command Behavioral Health Team of the Year.

Dr. Goodwyn also has eleven publications and has presented locally and nationally.