About

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Liza H. Gold M.D. is a board certified clinical and forensic psychiatrist. She is a Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Georgetown University School of Medicine. She is in private practice in Arlington, VA and has been in practice since 1990. Dr. Gold teaches nationally on topics of forensic psychiatry.

Dr. Gold has edited and authored award-winning books in forensic psychiatry as well as many peer-reviewed articles and book chapters. Dr. Gold was recognized in 2011 by the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law with the Seymour Halleck Award for distinguished contributions to the field of forensic psychiatry. She has also twice won the American Psychiatric Association and American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law’s Manfred Guttmacher Award, first in 2006 for her book, Sexual Harassment: Psychiatric Assessment in Employment Litigation (2004) and again in 2011 for Evaluating Mental Health Disability in the Workplace (2009).

Dr. Gold has served as a media consultant in forensic psychiatry for ABC, CNN, PBS, NPR, and USA Today, among others.

Dr. Gold is editor and contributing author of Gun Violence and Mental Illness (2016) and the third edition of The American Psychiatric Publishing Textbook of Forensic Psychiatry (in press).

Dr. Gold maintains active licenses in

  • Virginia
  • District of Columbia
  • Maryland
  • New York
  • New Jersey

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