Gilbert Kliman, M.D.
The Children's Psychological Health Center, Inc.
2105 Divisadero Street
San Francisco CA, 94115
EW #453 M.D. is the Medical Director of a child pyschiatric non profit organization in Northern California. an international literary prize winner and author of over 75 articles and books, recipient of over 70 grants, he has over 45 years experience directing public health organizations to help children. He is a Diplomate of four psychiatric specialty boards.
He has served as psychiatric expert in some of the nations most important child psychological trauma cases. Known for appearances on 20/20 and The Today Show, listed in "Best Doctors in America" he has attorney references from over 110 trials and 225 depositions throughout Alaska, California, Florida, Hawaii, Mississippi, Michigan, Montana, New York, Ohio, Oregon, Texas, Washington -- and federal cases throughout the nation.
Thirty percent of his testimony is for defense of municipalities, schools, corporations and individuals, in which references describe remarkable effectiveness. Because there are cases where accusations are false, or claims exaggerated, he utilizes many yardsticks to validate or to disprove claims of psychological injury. He is one of the nation's most highly credentialed forensic child psychiatrists.
Areas of expertise include:
child molestation or abuse
human services failures
wrongful death of parent
loss of parental services
civil rights violation
EDUCATION AND TRAINING: M.D.--Harvard Medical School
Life Fellow, American Psychiatric Association. Phi Beta Kappa and B.A. at U. of Cincinnati. M.D from Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, 1953. Internship: U. of California Med. Center, San Francisco, CA, 1953-54. Resident in Psychiatry, Montrose V.A. Hosp. and Payne Whitney (combined program), New York, 1954-55. Bronx Mun. Hosp., Bronx, New York, 1957-58. Interdisciplinary Fellow in Science and Psychiatry, and Fellow in Child Psychiatry, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, New York, 1958-60. Diplomate in Psychiatry, Certified by American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, 1962. Graduate of New York Psychoanalytic Institute Adult and Child Psychoanalysis Programs, New York, 1967. Certification by American Psychoanalytic Association in Adult, Adolescent and Child Analysis, New York, 1968. Diplomate in Child Psychiatry, 1970. Recipient of International Literary prize for best book concerning well-being of children (1982). Recipient of over 70 grants for research and service regarding psychological illness and traumatic experiences. Diplomate, winner of Dean Brockman Award for Lifetime Contributions to Psychiatry and Psychoanalysis -- presented for his "Unifying New Theory of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder" presentation to the American College of Psychoanalysis and Psychiatry.
Currently Full time Medical Director of The Children's Psychological Health Center, a non-profit agency California1993- Responsible for clinical treatment, clinical supervision, staff training and forensic evaluations - reporting directly to the Board of Directors. Previous positions include Medical Director, The Psychological Trauma Center, (a division of Preventive Psychiatry Associates, Medical Group, Inc.), San Francisco, Chief Psychiatric Consultant,San Rafael, CA, 1990-1991. a residential foster care facility, consisting of group care cottages and a school.Director, Preventive Psychiatry Services and Unit for Study of Mass Violence and Genocide, St. Mary's Hospital,CA. Private practice of Psychiatry and Psychoanalysis (Adult, Child, and Adolescent), CA, 1985-.Director and Principal Investigator, Foster Care Study Unit, Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York, N.Y.
Associate Clinical Professor, Columbia University, Department of Child Psychiatry, New York, N.Y., 1
Founder, Editor-in-Chief, the Journal of Preventive Psychiatry, New York, N.Y., Principal Investigator, NIMH project ("Preventive Mental Health Services for Children Entering Foster Care"), The Center for Preventive Psychiatry, White Plains, N.Y., Consultant, Children's Television Workshop, New York.Assistant Clinical Professor, Mount Sinai Medical School, Department of Psychiatry, New York, N.Y., Director, Preventive Psychiatry Service, Elmhurst General Hospital, Queens, N.Y. Founder and Medical Director of the Center for Preventive Psychiatry, White Plains, NY.