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Claudia M. Gold MD


Infant-Parent Mental Health Specialist




I practiced general and behavioral pediatrics for over 25 years and now specialize in early childhood mental health. I am the director of The Hello It’s Me Project, a rural community based-program designed to promote healthy relationships between infants and their caregivers.

I work as a clinician with FIRST Steps Together, a federally funded program for pregnant and parenting women with opioid use disorders, and as an infant-parent mental health consultant at Volunteers in Medicine, Berkshires.

I have written numerous articles and I present regularly for audiences of both parents and professionals around the world.

I have written four books: The Power of Discord with co-author Ed Tronick, forthcoming June 2020, The Developmental Science of Early Childhood(2017), The Silenced Child(2016), and Keeping Your Child in Mind(2011).

I am on the faculty of the Infant-Parent Mental Health Fellowship Program at the University of Massachusetts Boston, the Brazelton Institute at Boston Children’s Hospital , and the Berkshire Psychoanalytic Institute.


Working with the Young Child:
Clinical Implications of Contemporary Developmental Science

 – (2017) Zero to Three Vol 38 No 2 November

A Scholar’s Quest to Integrate Two Disciplines

– (2006) The American Psychoanalyst 40(3)

Child Protection and Infant Mental Health
An Essential Partnership

– (2013) West Virginia Law Review Volume 115

Contemporary Attachment Theory Offers New Paradigm for Behavioral Pediatrics

– (2008) Behavioral Developments 13(1)

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