Alicia Lieberman, PhD

Associate Director
Professor of Medical Psychology

Alicia F. Lieberman, Ph.D. is Irving B. Harris Endowed Chair of Infant Mental Health, Professor and Vice Chair for Academic Affairs at the UCSF Department of Psychiatry, and Director of the Child Trauma Research Project, San Francisco General Hospital.  She directs the Early Trauma Treatment Network, a center of the National Child Traumatic Stress Network. She is currently president of the board of Zero to Three: The National Center for Infants, Toddlers and Families, and the author or senior author of several books for parents and clinicians, including The Emotional Life of the Toddler; Losing a Parent to Death in the Early Years: Treating Traumatic Bereavement in Infancy and Early ChildhoodDon’t hit my mommy: A Manual for Child-Parent Psychotherapy with Young Witnesses of Domestic Violence, and Psychotherapy with Infants and Young Children: Repairing the Effect of Stress and Trauma on Early Attachment, as  well as numerous articles and chapters. She is senior editor of DC: 0-3 Casebook: A Guide to the Use of Zero to Three’s Diagnostic Classification of Mental Health and Developmental Disorders of Infancy and Early Childhood. She served on the National Research Council and Institute of Medicine Committee on Integrating the Science of Early Childhood Development, whose work resulted in the publication of the influential From Neurons to Neighborhoods: The Science of Early Childhood, and has been a member of NIMH grant review committees.  She is the author of over 50 articles and chapters about infancy and therapeutic interventions in the early years. She lectures extensively in four continents and is a consultant to government agencies and private foundations nationally and abroad.


PhD, Johns Hopkins University

Publications on PubMed

Featured Publications: 

Adverse childhood experiences and prenatal mental health: Type of ACEs and age of maltreatment onset.

Journal of family psychology : JFP : journal of the Division of Family Psychology of the American Psychological Association (Division 43)

Atzl VM, Narayan AJ, Rivera LM, Lieberman AF