Beatrice Beebe, PhD

Beatrice Beebe Ph.D. is Clinical Professor of Psychology (in Psychiatry), College of Physicians & Surgeons, Columbia University; Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, New York State Psychiatric Institute.


She directs a basic research lab on mother-infant communication. She is faculty at several psychoanalytic institutes, and she has a private practice for adults and mother-infant pairs. She is author or co-author of 6 books. The most recent is The mother-infant interaction picture book: Origins of attachment (Beebe, Cohen & Lachman, Norton, 2016). For a decade she directed a pro bono primary prevention project for mothers who were pregnant and widowed on 9-11 (Beebe, Cohen, Sossin, & Markese, Eds., Mothers, infants and young children of September 11, 2001: A primary prevention project, 2012). A documentary film about her research is available (website of the Psychoanalytic Electronic Publishing [PEPweb], Mother-Infant Communication: The Research of Dr. Beatrice Beebe, by Karen Dougherty, 2016).

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Dr. Carly Snyder interviewed with Dr. Beebe on her radio show: "MD for Moms"

On her 50th show, Dr. Snyder interviewed with Dr. Beebe to talk about her research on mother-infant communication and Mother-Infant Interaction Picture Book.

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Watch Dr. Beebe's latest talk on internet!

Dr. Beebe gave a talk at American Enterprise Institue (AEI) on the importance of mother-infant communication: "Decoding the nonverbal Language of Babies"

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Dr. Beatrice Beebe's new book is available!

You can purchase the Mother-Infant Interaction Picture Book online.

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Watch Dr. Beebe's Latest Documentary Film

Dr. Beebe's new documentary "Mother-Infant Communication:

The Research of Dr. Beatrice Beebe" is now available on

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Beatrice Beebe, PhD

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