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 www.ronaldgoldmanphd.com.
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 (www.nospank.net/resol-25.htm). He is also the author of the first state-wide resolution with similar intent. Public hearing testimony is on his website.
Video Interview: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vCoSQ5R4rO4
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 (www.circumcision.org.) 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