Jeffrey Lieberman

Renowned Psychiatrist, Mental Health Advocate, and Chairman, Department of Psychiatry at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons

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  • Nationally renowned psychiatrist whose transformative research led to strategy for early detection and prevention of schizophrenia
  • Contributor to policies including the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act, The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, and the Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act
  • Author of several critically-acclaimed books on mental illness and psychiatry, including "Shrinks: the Untold Story of Psychiatry"
  • Breaks down the stigma of mental health, how the pandemic will impact our lives, and coping strategies to reset, reframe, and reimagine the future of business and society

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A nationally renowned psychiatrist and authority in mental health, Jeffrey A. Lieberman, M.D. is the Lawrence C. Kolb Professor and Chairman, Department of Psychiatry at the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, Director of the New York State Psychiatric Institute, and Psychiatrist-in-Chief of the New York-Presbyterian Hospital-Columbia University Medical Center. Dr. Lieberman’s research has focused on the neurobiology and treatment of schizophrenia and related psychotic disorders and led to the transformative mental healthcare strategy for the early detection and prevention of schizophrenia. 

With a career dedicated to the study and treatment of mental illness, his talks break down the barrier and stigma of mental health and explore its importance on today’s business and society. A passionate advocate for mental health research and policy, Dr. Lieberman also highlights how current events like the COVID-19 pandemic will impact our lives at global scale – providing audiences with strategies to cope and plan for what’s next. Sharing mechanisms to reset, reframe, and reimagine the future, audiences will leave his talks prepared to lead themselves, their organization, and their industry into a healthy future.

Former president of the American Psychiatric Association, Dr. Lieberman has authored or co-authored over 600 articles published in scientific literature and has written or edited 17 books on mental illness, psychopharmacology, and psychiatry. He is the recipient of many national and international honors and awards, and in 2000 was elected to the National Academy of Sciences Institute of Medicine and National Academy of Medicine.

Dr. Lieberman's work has extended beyond biomedical research and clinical psychiatry into public policy and advocacy for enhancing awareness of mental illness and improving mental health care, as well as diminishing stigma. In this context, Dr. Lieberman actively contributed to government policy and legislation including the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act, The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, and the Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act. A frequent public spokesperson in the media on mental illness and psychiatry, he is the author of the critically-acclaimed book Shrinks: the Untold Story of Psychiatry for general audiences and has delivered a TED Talk on Stigma and Mental Illness.

A four-part series, tentatively titled In Search of Madness: The Untold Story of Mental Illness, based on his book, Shrinks, is currently in production and scheduled for prime-time national broadcast on PBS in April 2021. His new book, A Once Malignant Malady: How schizophrenia went from a sentence of madness to a preventable illness will be published by Scribner’s of Simon and Shuster in September of 2021.

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Imagine There Was No Stigma to Mental Illness | Dr. Jeffrey Lieberman | TEDxCharlottesville

Jeffrey Lieberman: "SHRINKS: the Untold Story of Psychiatry" | Talks at Google

Dr. Jeffrey Lieberman: The Untold Story of Psychiatry

RESET: How to Cope with the COVID-19 Pandemic and Emerge Stronger in Its AftermathIn this timely presentation, Dr. Lieberman looks at how the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting our mental health and disrupting our way of life. He explores how the COVID-19 contagion and its social and economic disruption has affected our lives and impacted the American Psyche including its influence on the mentality and productivity of the Global workforce. Highlighting strategies to best cope and plan for what’s next, Dr. Lieberman will provide audiences with mechanisms to reset, reframe, and reimagine the future, and insights on how to prepare ourselves, our families and organizations to adapt and emerge stronger on the other side of the COVID-19 Crisis.

Other speech topics include:

  • What If There Was No Stigma to Mental Illness
  • The Notorious Past and Bright Future of Psychiatry
  • The Profession that Everyone Needs and Nobody Wants
  • The Mental Health of Competitive Athletes
  • Understanding and Benefitting from Psychotropic Drugs and Neutraceuticals
  • The Truth About Psychedelic Drugs: Psychic Panacea or Spiritual Snake Oil

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