Alicia F. Lieberman
Alicia F. Lieberman, PhD, is the Irving B. Harris Endowed Chair in Infant Mental Health; Professor and Vice Chair for Academic Affairs at the University of California, San Francisco, Department of Psychiatry; Director of the Child Trauma Research Program at San Francisco General Hospital; and a former Board Member and President of ZERO TO THREE.
Contributions to the Field
Dr. Lieberman is the developer of Child-Parent Psychotherapy, an evidence-based treatment for traumatized children from birth-5 years old that has shown efficacy in five randomized controlled studies. She has made major contributions to the field’s understanding of attachment, toddler development, and cross-cultural perspectives on early development through her research, writing, training, and consultation.
- Director of the Early Trauma Treatment Network, a center of the federally funded National Child Traumatic Stress Network
Treatment outcome research on effectiveness of child-trauma psychotherapy; impact of domestic violence and chronic traumatic stressors on early mental health and child development
Recent Honors/Awards/Recognition/Books Published
- 2015 Public Health Hero Award, San Francisco Department of Public Health
- 2015 Certificate of Honor, San Francisco City and County Board of Supervisors
- Book: Don’t Hit My Mommy: A Manual for Child-Parent Psychotherapy with Young Children Exposed to Violence and Other Trauma (with Chandra Ghosh Ippen and Patricia Van Horn), Zero to Three Press, 2015
- Book: The Emotional Life of the Toddler, Zero to Three Press, 2017