James Gilligan, M.D.

James Gilligan, M.D.
Dr. James Gilligan, M.D., is a Clinical Professor of Psychiatry in the School of Medicine, Adjunct Professor in the School of Law, and Collegiate Professor in the School of Arts and Science at New York University. He is a former president of the International Association for Forensic Psychotherapy. He is the author of Violence: Reflections on a National Epidemic, Preventing Violence: Prospects for Tomorrow, Why Some Politicians Are More Dangerous Than Others. As a faculty member of the Harvard Medical School for many years, he headed the Institute of Law and Psychiatry, and directed mental health services for the Massachusetts prisons and prison mental hospital. He served as an expert witness in the litigation that was the subject of the Supreme Court decision in Plata V. Brown.

Blogs by James Gilligan, M.D.

Video Playlist: Dr. James Gilligan

Dr. James Gilligan on Solving Violence Violence expert Dr. James Gilligan speaks of learning how to solve the most seri... Dr. James Gilligan on Violence Renowned violence expert Dr. James Gilligan explains why the United States has t... Dr. James Gilligan on a Human's Response to Trauma Violence expert James Gilligan describes disassociation, the human... Read more » Learn More

Video Playlist: Dr. Jim Gilligan and Dr. Carol Gilligan

Dr. James Gilligan and Dr. Carol Gilligan - "We Challenge Each Other" Dr. James and Dr. Carol Gilligan candidly relate what they believe has allowed t... Dr. James Gilligan & Dr. Carol Gilligan - "To Genuinely Love Someone You Must Know Them" Dr. Carol Gilligan on what genuine love entails. Watch the ... Dr. Carol... Read more » Learn More

CE Webinar – Understanding and Effectively Treating Violence

Presenters: Dr. James Gilligan and Dr. Lisa Firestone 3 CE Credits – $35 90 Minutes Earn 3 CE’s by watching the Webinar and reading an article by Dr. Gilligan. This Webinar will summarize a theory of the causes and prevention of violent behavior, meaning the infliction of injury, especially lethal or life-threatening injury, on a… Read more »

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Preventing Violence: Interviews with Dr. James Gilligan

In this exclusive video series, Dr. James Gilligan talks about what triggers violent behavior and how to treat violent individuals. See more here

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Preventing Violence: Exclusive Interviews with Dr. James Gilligan

  [SlideDeck2 id=13289] In this exclusive video series, Dr. James Gilligan talks about what triggers violent behavior and how to treat violent individuals. See more here Order PsychAlive’s DVD Interviews with Dr. James Gilligan: In this DVD, Dr. James Gilligan discusses the developmental roots of violence, such as the psychological effects of childhood neglect and… Read more »

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VIDEO: On Love and the Soul

Dr. James Gilligan on Love and the Soul Order PsychAlive’s DVD Interviews with Dr. James Gilligan: In this DVD, Dr. James Gilligan discusses the developmental roots of violence, such as the psychological effects of childhood neglect and dissociation. Drawing upon his wealth of experience working with violent adolescents and adults, Dr. Gilligan addresses implications for… Read more »

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A New Approach to Violence Treatment: An Interview with Dr. James Gilligan

The following videos and transcripts are part of an exclusive interview series with Dr. James Gilligan and Dr. Lisa Firestone. Dr. James Gilligan is a renowned violence expert, and has contributed years of research to the treatment of  some of California’s most violent prisoners. Additionally, he served as an expert witness in the litigation that was… Read more »

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The Beginning of the End of Mass Imprisonment and the Misuse of Prisons as Our De Facto Mental Health Care System

The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Brown v. Plata on May 23 ordering the state of California to reduce its prison population by more than 30,000 (from more than 140,000 to 110,000 inmates) over the next two years has received headlines, editorials and letters to the editor in newspapers around the country, as it should have…. Read more »

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Exclusive Interviews with Carol and James Gilligan

This exclusive video series features psychology experts Dr. Carol Gilligan and Dr. James Gilligan, who offer a unique window into their remarkable relationship and marriage of more than 50 years. Watch more videos from Dr. James and Drs. Carol Gilligan on PsychAlive’s YouTube Channel   Order the Full DVD Interview with Drs. Carol and James… Read more »

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Video: Interviews with Renowned Violence Expert Dr. James Gilligan

In this exclusive PsychAlive video series, Dr. James Gilligan talks about what triggers violent behavior and how to treat violent individuals. Watch the full series of interviews here Order PsychAlive’s DVD Interviews with Dr. James Gilligan: In this DVD, Dr. James Gilligan discusses the developmental roots of violence, such as the psychological effects of childhood neglect… Read more »

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