Alicia F. Lieberman, PhD - Contact Information

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Title: Irving B. Harris Endowed Chair in Infant Mental Health; Vice Chair, Academic Affairs; Director, Child Trauma Research Program

Education:

Johns Hopkins University, PhD

Postgraduate Training:

University of Michigan, Postdoctoral Fellowship

Biography Summary:

Alicia F. Lieberman, PhD is the Irving B. Harris Endowed Chair in Infant Mental Health and vice chair for academic affairs at the UCSF Department of Psychiatry, and director of the Child Trauma Research Program at San Francisco General Hospital. She is a clinical consultant with the San Francisco Human Services Agency. She is active in major national organizations involved with mental health in infancy and early childhood. She is president of the board of directors of Zero to Three: National Center for Infants, Toddlers and Families, and on the Professional Advisory Board of the Johnson & Johnson Pediatric Institute. She has served on peer review panels of the National Institute of Mental Health, is on the board of trustees of the Irving Harris Foundation, and consults with the Miriam and Peter Haas Foundation on early childhood education for Palestinian-Israeli children.

Born and raised in Paraguay, she received her BA from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and PhD from John Hopkins University.  This background informs her work on behalf of children and families from diverse ethnic and cultural origins, with primary emphasis on the experiences of Latinos in the United States.

Dr. Lieberman is currently the director of the Early Trauma Treatment Network (ETTN), a collaborative of four university sites that include the UCSF/SFGH Child Trauma Research Program, Boston Medical Center, Louisiana State University Medical Center, and Tulane University. ETTN is funded by the federal Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) as part of the National Child Traumatic Stress Network, a 40-site national initiative that has the mission of increasing the access and quality of services for children exposed to trauma in the United States. Her major interests include infant mental health, disorders of attachment, early trauma treatment outcome research, and mental health service disparities for underserved and minority children and families. Her current research involves treatment outcome evaluation of the efficacy of child-parent psychotherapy with traumatized children aged birth to six and with pregnant women involved in domestic violence. As a trilingual, tricultural Jewish Latina, she has a special interest in cultural issues involving child development, childrearing, and child mental health. She lectures extensive on these topics nationally and in four continents.



Clinical Expertise:

mental health problems and traumatic stress responses in infancy and early childhood; attachment disorders; parenting problems in the birth-to-five age range; cultural issues in parenting, mental health treatment, and training

Educational Expertise:

mental health problems and traumatic stress responses in infancy and early childhood; attachment disorders, parenting problems in the birth-to-five age range

Research Areas:

mental health problems and traumatic stress responses in infancy and early childhood; attachment disorders, parenting problems in the birth-to-five age range, treatment outcome research to close the gap in evidence-based treatment for minority young children and their families

Administrative Assistant: Dione Johnson - Contact Information

Campus Location: SFGH

Publications on PubMed »

Child Trauma Research Program
Dr. Lieberman's Publications List (Word)

 

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