Gilbert Kliman graduated from Harvard Medical School. He is a Distinguished Life Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association and a Senior Fellow of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. After his child psychiatric training at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, he founded three nonprofit organizations dedicated to childhood mental health services: The Center for Preventive Psychiatry, the Foster Care Study Unit at Columbia University College of Medicine and Surgery, Department of Child Psychiatry, and The Children’s Psychological Health Center, Inc. He has served as Medical Director of The Children’s Psychological Health Center in San Francisco since 1993.
Dr. Kliman originated Reflective Network Therapy which he practices and continues to research throughout the country and around the world. In addition, his practice of forensic child psychiatry often leads to his testifying in federal and state courts and he has testified in over 300 major cases.
He has appeared on national television features such as Barbara Walters, Straight Talk, Health and Science News (KTVU), and The Today Show concerning psychological trauma and related children’s issues. Dr. Kliman is the author of over 70 scientific papers and several books including Responsible Parenthood which earned an international literary award (the Janusz Korczak Prize for Best Book Concerning the Well-Being and Nurture of Children).