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Mead Goedert, Ph.D.

Class of 2015


Upward Mobility in African American Men from Urban Poverty (2015)

Mead Goedert

Mead Goedert, Ph.D. has a full-time private practice in Michigan working with adult patients. He is interested is clinical process and technique, and in understanding the integration of social and intrapsychic factors. More specifically, he utilizes psychoanalytic theory to understand the social world and also considers how the social surround operates within the psyche and within the treatment dyad. Additionally, he is a clinical candidate at the Michigan Psychoanalytic Institute.

Areas of Interest & Approaches to Practice

Psychoanalysis; Issues related to gender, race, and social class; Clinical process and technique


  • B.S.W., University of Detroit Mercy, Detroit, MI
  • M.S.W., Wayne State University, Detroit, MI
  • Ph.D., Institute for Clinical Social Work, Chicago, IL


  • L.M.S.W., Michigan

Courses Taught at ICSW

  • CLDL 821: The Social Construction of Difference I: Race, Racialization, and Social Class

Additional Faculty Roles

  • Consulting
  • Research Advising

Professional Memberships & Affiliations

  • American Psychoanalytic Association

Awards and honors

  • Nathan P. Segel Award, Michigan Psychoanalytic Institute, 2017
  • Elisabeth Jacob Scholarship Recipient, ICSW, 2013-2014
  • University of Detroit Mercy Class of 2006 Valedictorian

Significant Publications

  • Goedert, M. (2016). The African American urban male’s journey to success: Psychoanalytic perspectives on race, gender, and social class. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books.
  • Goedert, M. & Jozefowicz-Simbeni, D. (2008). Students’ rights. In N. Salkind (Ed.), Encyclopedia of educational psychology (pp. 950-955). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications Inc.


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