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“Dr. Gold shows us how the simple act of listening has the therapeutic power to transform her patients' lives.”
Andrew J. Gerber MD, PhD, Medical Director Austen Riggs Center,
Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, Columbia University Medical Center

Claudia M. Gold, MD
Claudia Gold, MD and books About Claudia M. Gold, MD The Silenced Child Keeping Your Child in Mind The Developmental Science of Early Childhood


“... [In The Silenced Child ] Claudia Gold creates a manifesto for wiser family relations, demonstrating with elegant simplicity how we can realize more productively the love we already feel for our children.”  
Andrew Solomon,
  author of Far From The Tree

Claudia M. Gold MD is a pediatrician and writer with a longstanding interest in addressing children's mental health care in a preventive model.

She has practiced general and behavioral pediatrics for 25 years, and currently specializes in early childhood mental health. She is the director of the Hello It’s Me Project, a community-based initiative to promote healthy parent-infant relationships from birth.

Dr. Gold's latest book is The Developmental Science of Early Childhood: Clinical Applications of Infant Mental Health Concepts From Infancy Through Adolescence (W.W. Norton & Co) February, 2017.

She is also the author of The Silenced Child: From Labels, Medications, and Quick-Fix Solutions to Listening, Growth, and Lifelong Resilience and Keeping Your Child in Mind: Overcoming Defiance, Tantrums, and other Everyday Behavior Problems by Seeing the World through Your Child’s Eyes.

Dr. Gold is on the faculty of the University of Massachusetts, Boston Infant-Parent Mental Health program, The Brazelton Institute, William James College, and the Austen Riggs Center. Dr. Gold lives with her husband in Egremont, MA

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The Developmental Science
Of Early Childhood

Video: Newborn Behavioral Observation with
Claudia M. Gold, MD and a 3-day-old infant

Dr. Claudia M. Gold to present “Creating an Emotionally Safe Environment for Young Children” at The Austen-Riggs Center, Stockbridge, MA [10/12/18] 

Praise for The Developmental Science of Early Childhood:

“Gold is the best interpreter of developmental research into early childcare and clinical practice writing today.”
Peter Fonagy, PhD, Freud Memorial Professor of Psychoanalysis, UCL

 “A highly readable text, wise and empathic....”
Michael S. Jellinek, MD, Professor, Harvard Medical School

 “… This is a book of substance and readability that readers will want to hold—many dog-eared copies are its future.”
 — Kyle D. Pruett, MD, Yale Child Study Center

The Silenced Child reviewed at Psych Central

“...Gold makes an undeniable case for the simple act of listening, an act that in many cases can be the most potent treatment available.”

“A.D.D. and Child Suicides” - Letter by Dr. Claudia Gold published in the New York Times »

Listen to Dr. Claudia M. Gold interview on Radio2Women »

“The Doctor is In: New Parenting Books 2016” @ Publishers Weekly »

“...pediatrician Gold questions whether children are being diagnosed too quickly and are overmedicated, and provides alternatives.”

Psychology Today Interview with Claudia Gold by Eric R. Maisel Ph.D. »

“This book grew out of many years of experience as a pediatrician when I observed the standard of care to be prescribing psychiatric medication to children without opportunity to listen to them or their families.”

CNN logoCNN: How to discipline children with ADHD

“Dr. Claudia Gold, a pediatrician, infant mental health specialist and author, went even further, saying 'absolutely never, under no circumstances' would you use handcuffs for a child who has ADHD and is out of control. ” 

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