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Ronald Goldman

Educates about the origins and prevention of our personal and social problems

Ronald Goldman, Ph.D. is a psychologist, author, speaker, and Director of the Early Trauma Prevention Center which educates the public and professionals. His work includes hundreds of contacts with parents, children, and medical and mental health professionals. He has a particular interest in perinatal psychology and serves as a peer reviewer for the Journal of Prenatal & Perinatal Psychology and Health.

Dr. Goldman’s publications have been endorsed by dozens of professionals in mental health, medicine, and social science. His writing has appeared in newspapers, parenting publications, symposia proceedings, textbooks, and medical journals. See a summary of his perspective at “Our Most Important Problem” on

He has participated in over 200 media interviews with radio and television shows, newspapers, wire services, and periodicals. Time and Newsweek have contacted him for consultation. Programs have been presented to parents, university students (e.g., Brown University, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston University), childbirth educators, and various organizations. Dr. Goldman also provides consultations to individuals about personal issues.

Dr. Goldman is the author of the first resolution approved by an American municipality that encourages parents and caregivers of children to refrain from the use corporal punishment ( He is also the author of the first state-wide resolution with similar intent. Public hearing testimony is on his website.

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Another one of his priority issues is male circumcision. He is the founder and Executive Director of the Circumcision Resource Center in Boston, a nonprofit educational organization ( His groundbreaking investigation describes the unacknowledged adverse psychological and social aspects of circumcision.

Dr. Goldman is internationally known for his work on circumcision and is the author of Circumcision: The Hidden Trauma and Questioning Circumcision: A Jewish Perspective. The first book, with a foreword by renowned anthropologist Ashley Montagu, is endorsed by dozens of professionals. His book addressing Jewish concerns is endorsed by five rabbis among others. Various circumcision advocates, including chairpersons of the last two American Academy of Pediatrics Task Forces on Circumcision, have declined to debate with him when invited by national media.

Awards and Affiliations

Ron Hering Mission of Service Award, ManKind Project International, 2012

Who's Who in the East, Marquis Who's Who Publications Board, 1994


Causes and Organizations

Early Trauma Prevention Center

Association of Pre- and Perinatal Psychology and Health

Avoidance of Corporal Punishment of Children

Confronting the Origins of Violence

Prevention of Psychological and Social Problems

Circumcision Resource Center

Childhood and Early Parenting Principles

Alliance for Transforming the Lives of Children

World Beyond War



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