Barbara Kalmanson, Ph.D.
Barbara Kalmanson, Ph.D. brings 50 years experience to her work as a clinical psychologist, a special educator, and an infant mental health specialist. She is a founder of the Oak Hill School for children with Autism and related disorders, the Fielding Graduate University doctoral program in early childhood mental health and developmental differences, and the KidsAttuned.org website, promoting the importance of relationships in early childhood health and development. An original faculty member of the Infant-Parent Program, University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) she is currently a California Infant-Family and Early Childhood Mental Health Specialist Reflective Practice Mentor. Dr. Kalmanson provides interdisciplinary consultation nationwide and internationally. She is a founder and an active member of DIRime Italia, teaching annually at the Stella Maris Neuropsychiatric Institute, University of Pisa. Her publications and presentations focus on family based treatment of developmental and learning issues in early childhood and on the importance of relationships in all interventions. Her most recent publication is in Developmental Perspectives in Child Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy, (eds) Bonovitz and Harlem, How we know how to be with others: Infant parent psychotherapy for early indicators of Autism Spectrum Disorders. Routledge, 2018