Efrain Bleiberg, M.D.
Medical Director, Professionals in Crisis Program
The Menninger Clinic; Vice chair, Menninger Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences
Director of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Alicia Townsend Friedman Chair in Psychiatry and Developmental Psychopathology, Baylor College of Medicine
One Baylor Plaza BCM 350
Houston, TX 77030
Dr. Bleiberg’s expertise lies in diagnosing and treating complex psychiatric disorders. He also is uniquely prepared to work on the Professionals in Crisis team, having served as president of The Menninger Clinic from 1997-1999.
In addition, Dr. Bleiberg is nationally recognized as a leader in child and adolescent psychiatry and was cited by Good Housekeeping magazine as one of the nation’s top mental health professionals. Board certified in adult and child and adolescent psychiatry, Dr. Bleiberg has in-depth clinical expertise in personality and conduct disorders, trauma and consequences of maltreatment of children and adolescents. He also has a keen interest in developmental psychopathology. Dr. Bleiberg integrates treatment methods, utilizing psychodynamic, pharmacological and family systems approaches.
He has written extensively about serious and complex symptoms of children and adolescents. His book, Treating Personality Disorders in Children and Adolescents: A Relational Approach, was published in the fall of 2001 by Guilford Press.
Dr. Bleiberg earned his medical degree from the Autonomous University of Nuevo Leon, Monterrey, Mexico. In 1977, he came to Menninger where he completed residencies in general and child and adolescent psychiatry. Later, he completed training in adult and child psychoanalysis at the Topeka Institute for Psychoanalysis. Dr. Bleiberg joined the Menninger clinical staff, serving in numerous leadership positions: dean of the Karl Menninger School of Psychiatry & Mental Health Services, chief of staff, training and supervising psychoanalyst for the Topeka Institute for Psychoanalysis and vice president for Child and Adolescent Services.
Dr. Bleiberg is a fellow in the American Psychiatric Association and American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, a member of the American Psychoanalytic Association and a diplomat of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. He also serves on the editorial board of the Bulletin of the Menninger Clinic.