Claudia M. Gold, MD

Claudia Gold, MDDr. Claudia M. Gold is a pediatrician and writer with a long-standing interest in addressing children’s mental health needs in a preventive model. She has practiced general and behavioral pediatrics for more than 25 years, and now specializes in early childhood mental health. She currently works as an infant-parent mental health specialist at the Austen Riggs Center and offers parent-child consultations for ages 0-3 at Volunteers in Medicine Berkshires. She is the author of several books; the recently released The Developmental Science of Early Childhood: Clinical Applications of Infant Mental Health Concepts from Infancy through Adolescence (Norton, 2017), The Silenced Child: From Labels, Medication and Quick-Fix Solutions to Listening, Growth and Lifelong Resilience (Da Capo, 2016), and Keeping Your Child in Mind: Overcoming Defiance, Tantrums and Other Everyday Behavior Problems by Seeing the World through Your Child’s Eyes (Da Capo, 2011). She is on the faculty of William James College, University of Massachusetts, Boston Infant-Parent Mental Health Program, the Berkshire Psychoanalytic Institute, and the Brazelton Institute. Dr. Gold also serves on the board of the Massachusetts Association for Infant Mental Health (MassAIMH). She is a graduate of the University of Chicago and the Pritzker School of Medicine at the University of Chicago. Visit her website for more information.