©2019 Cecile Rausch Herscovici, Ph.D.

Abbreviated Curriculum Vitae

 

DEGREES & EDUCATION

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Psychology, Magna Cum Laude graduate with high honors from California Southern University. 

Dissertation: Impact of the family lunch session intervention on weight gain and general outcome of adolescent anorexia nervosa.

  • Licensed in Clinical Psychology; University of Buenos Aires, Argentina, 1971.

  • Post-graduate program in Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, Escuela de Psicología Clínica de Niños, Buenos Aires, Argentina, 1972-1976.

  • Extern of the Family Training Center at the Philadelphia Child Guidance Clinic, Philadelphia, USA, 1981-1982.

 

MAJOR AREAS OF RESEARCH

  • Eating Disorders

  • Obesity

  • Family Therapy

  • Healthy aging

 

HIGHLIGHTS OF PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

  • Member of the Nutrition, Health and Quality of LIfe Committee of International Life Sciences Institute, (ILSI), Argentina 2008-Ongoing and

  • Chair of the Healthy Aging task force of ILSI Arentina. 2016-Ongoing.

  • Consultant of Eating Disorders to the Mental Health Department and to the Pediatrics Department of the Hospital de Clínicas General José de San Martín, affiliated to the Universidad de Buenos Aires, 2003-2005.

  • to the Intensive Care Unit of the Pediatrics Department of the Hospital  Italiano de Buenos     Aires, 1991-1993.

  • to the Pediatrics Department of the Hospital Italiano de Buenos Aires, 1984-1993.

  • of the Eating Disorder Center of the Pediatric Department of the Hospital Italiano de Buenos Aires, 1984-1993

  • of the Division of Family and Marital Therapy of the Pediatric Department of the Hospital Italiano de Buenos Aires, 1984-1993.

 

 

Therapist

  • Co-Director and staff supervisor of TESIS (Institute of Systems Therapies), 1983- Ongoing.

  • Private practice working with individual, marital, and family therapy, 1974- Ongoing.

  • Approved Supervisor and Clinical Member, certified by the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT), 1986-Ongoing.

  • Honorary Supervisor of the Asociación de Psicoterapia Sistémica de Buenos Aires, 1990-­ Ongoing.

  • Honorary Member of the Instituto Chileno de Terapia Familiar, Santiago de Chile, 2000- Ongoing.

 

  EDITORIAL POSITIONS

  • Founding Editor and Director of SISTEMAS FAMILIARES, quarterly journal of the Systemic Association of Buenos Aires, 1984-1988.

  • Series Editor of Health Collection of Ediciones Granica, 1998-2002.

  • Series Editor of Eating Disorders Collection of Ediciones Granica, 1998-2002.

  • Advisory Editor of various international leading journals of Eating Disorders and of Family Therapy. 

 

  ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS

  • Full Professor of Masters in Family Sciences program. Facultad de Psicología y Psicopedagogía. Universidad del Salvador, Buenos Aires, Argentina, 2004-2009

  • Full Professor of Psychotherapy Methods and Techniques. Facultad de Psicología y Psicopedagogía. Universidad del Salvador, Buenos Aires, Argentina, 2000-2005

  • Guest Professor of the Post Graduate Program of “Administration of Social Development Programs ” at the Social Work School of the Universidad of Cartagena, Cartagena, Colombia, 1992-1994.

 

   RESEARCH

 

  • Principal Investigator of Healthy aging: A bio psychosocial assessment of senior adults of 9 districts of Buenos Aires, aimed at informing preventive policies in Argentina (2015-"019).

 

  • Project Manager for the Evaluation & Monitoring of: MINI SALTEN (More Jumping and Better Eating at school and at home).  ILSI, Argentina  (2015-2016).

  • of the World Health Organization (WHO) Global Clinical Practice Network.  (2012-2015)

  • Project Manager for the Evaluation & Monitoring of: SALTEN (Estudio Integral para la Prevención de la Obesidad Infantil y las Enfermedades Crónicas No-transmisibles). ILSI, Argentina  (2013-2015).

  • Local manager of the multi-center study: Season of birth in anorexia nervosa. Study based in Oslo, Norway and Directed by Prof. Bryan Lask. Regional site: ILSI, Argentina (2011).

  • Principal investigator of the study: Components of a family-based tratment for adolescent anorxia nervosa. A qualitative study of the patient’s perspective. Instituto de Terapias Sistémicas, ILSI Argentina & INECO. Buenos Aires, 2009.

  • Evaluation of a School Based Obesity Prevention Program in Rosario, Argentina. Grant awarded by the International Life Sciences Institute Research Foundation, 2008-2009.  

  • Principal investigator Impact of the family lunch session intervention on weight gain and general outcome of adolescent anorexia nervosa. Dissertation research project. California Southern University, 2001-2004.

  • National Epidemiological Survey of Eating Disorders in pediatric and adolescent population of Argentina. Grant funded by Lab. Roche and project developed at the Argentine Society of Pediatrics, 1997-2002.

  • Intermediate term follow up of 46 anorexia nervosa patients treated with a multidisciplinary team and with a family systems approach. Pediatrics Department of the Hospital Italiano de Buenos Aires, 1991-1993.

  • Accident morbidity in pediatric patients and its impact on  the health of their families. Grant funded by the Fundación Roemmers. Pediatrics Department of the Hospital Italiano de Buenos Aires, 1990-1991.

 

   PEER-REVIEWED PUBLICATIONS  (selected).

2017 

  • Rausch.C. Terapia Familiar para Anorexia Nerviosa Adolescente: una Perspectiva de Cuatro Décadas. Revista de Familias y Terapias año 26, N°43 Diciembre 2017 Páginas 21-27 https://doi.org/10.29260/DFYT.2017.43.G

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  • Kovalskys I, Rausch Herscovici C, Indart Rougier P, De Gregorio, MJ, Zonis LN, Orellana, L.. Study protocol of MINI SALTEN: A technology-based multi-component intervention in the school environment targeting healthy habits of first grade children and their parents, BMC Public Health  (2017) 17:401 DOI 10.1186/s12889-017-4327-3.

 

2016 

  • Kovalskys I, Rausch Herscovici C, Indart Rougier P, Añez EV, Zonis LN, L O. Childhood Obesity and Bullying in Schools of Argentina: Analysis of This Behaviour in a Context of High Prevalence. Journal of Childhood Obesity. 2016;1(3:11):1-9. doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.rmta.2015.10.006.

2015

  • Herscovici, C. R., Kovalskys, I., & Orellana, L. (2015). An Exploratory Evaluation of the Family Meal Intervention for Adolescent Anorexia Nervosa. Fam Process. doi:10.1111/famp.12199.

  • Rausch Herscovici, C., & Kovalskys, I. (2015). Childhood obesity. A review of school-based preventive interventions. Revista Mexicana de Trastornos Alimentarios/Mexican Journal of Eating Disorders. doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.rmta.2015.10.006

2013

 

  • Rausch Herscovici, C., Kovalskys, I., De Gregorio, M.J. Gender differences in dietary intake as effect of a school-based obesity prevention program in Argentina: a randomized trial. Pan American Journal of Public Health. Rev Panam Salud Publica, 34(2), 75-82.

  • Kovalskys, I, Indart Rougier, P, Amigo, MP, De Gregorio, M. J., ., & Karner, M. Ingesta alimentaria y evaluación antropométrica en niños escolares de Buenos Aires. [Food intake and anthropometric evaluation in school-aged children of Buenos Aires]. Archivos Argentinos de Pediatria, 111 (1), 9-14.

  • Rausch Herscovici, C., Campos González, S, Label, H, Zevallos Vega, R, & Chong García, N. Development and Practice of the Systems Paradigm in Argentina, Chile and Peru. Contemporary Family Therapy, 35 (1), 1-12. doi: 10.1007/s10591-013-9241-y.

  • Al-Adawi, S, Bax, B., Bryant-Waugh R,  Claudino, A., Hay, P., ., Monteleone, P. Norring, C., Pike, K. Pilon, D., Reed, G. Rydelius, P. Sharan, P. Thiels, C. Janet Treasure, J. and Uher, R. Revision of ICD - status update on feeding and eating disorders. Advances in Eating Disorders: Theory, Research and Practice Vol. 1, No. 1, (1–10).

2011

  • Kovalskys, I, Amigo, MP, Indart, P, Karner, M., , De Gregorio, M.J. Análisis de la composición nutricional de la ingesta de niños escolares en Buenos Aires, Argentina. Archivos Latinoamericanos de Nutrición. (submitted) .

  • Kovalskys I, , De Gregorio MJ. Nutritional status of school-aged children of Buenos Aires, Argentina: data using three references. J Public Health (Oxf). 33, 403-11.

2010

  • Evangelista, P., Eandi, M.L., Kovalskys, I., Rausch Herscovici, C., Bay, L., Mazza, C. Pesquisa de trastornos alimentarios en jóvenes con diabetes tipo I: estudio comparativo con población normal. Medicina Infantil, Vol. 17(1) 17-26.

  • Kovalskys I, Rausch Herscovici C, De Gregorio MJ.. Nutritional status of school-aged children of Buenos Aires, Argentina: data using three references. J Public Health (Oxf). Oct 12 2010.

  • http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?cmd=Retrieve&db=PubMed&dopt=Citation&li st_uids=20940275

2006

               Rausch Herscovici, C.; La sesión de comida, el recupero de peso y su interacción con la psicopatología de la anorexia nerviosa adolescente [The lunch session, weight gain and its interaction with the psychopathology of adolescent anorexia nervosa]. Vertex 17(65):7-15. PMID: 16550242.

2005

  • Bay, L.; Rausch Herscovici, C., Kovalskys, I.; Bergesio, A.; y Orellana, L. Estudio Epidemiológico  de las Alteraciones Alimentarias en Niños y Adolescentes que Concurren al Consultorio del Pediatra. Archivos de Pediatría. A. Arch. Argent. Pediatr. 2005;103 (4) 305­

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  • Rausch Herscovici C., Bay L, Kovalskys I. Prevalence of eating disorders in Argentine boys and girls, aged 10 to 19, who are in primary care. A two-stage community-based survey. Eat Disord. 2005 Oct-Dec;13(5):467-7.  DOI: 10.1080/10640260500296855

  • Del Pino, M, Lejarraga, H, Bay, L. Kovalskys, I; Rausch Herscovici, C.; Berner, E. Peso y estatura de una muestra nacional de 1971 adolescentes de 10 a 19 años: las referencias argentinas continúan vigentes. Arch Argent. Pediatr. 2005; 103 (4) 323-330.

  • Rausch Herscovici, C.; Bay, L; Kovalskys, I. Estudio Epidemiológico de las Alteraciones Alimentarias en Niños y Adolescentes que Concurren al Consultorio del Pediatra. Archivos de Pediatría, 2005 103 (4), 305-316.

2004

  • Rausch Herscovici, C. Understanding and treating the Argentine family. Journal of family Psychotherapy, 15 (1/2), 161-171.2003

              Kovalskys, I. Bay, L., Rausch Herscovici, C.; Berner, E.; Prevalencia de Obesidad en población de 10 a 19 años en la consulta  pediátrica. Archivos Argentinos de Pediatría, 101 (6) 441-447.

 

 CHAPTERS

2012

Rausch Herscovici, C. Family Approaches. In Bryan Lask and Rachel Bryant-Waugh (Eds.) Eating Disorders in Child and Adolescence, Fourth Edition. London: Routledge. (submitted).

2005

Rausch Herscovici, C. Trastornos alimentarios en Hispanoamérica. La mujer, la familia y el tratamiento. [Eating Disorders in Hispano-America. The family and their treatment]. En Terapia Familiar y de Pareja. A. Rojzblatt (Comp.) Ed. Mediterráneo. Stgo de Chile, 435-443.

2002

  • Rausch Herscovici, C. Eating Disorders in adolescence. In F. Kaslow (Series Ed.) y  J. Magnavita, J. (Vol. Ed. ) The Comprehensive Handbook of Psychotherapy. Psychodynamic/ Object Relations volume. (pp. 133-159). New York: John Wiley & Sons.

  • Rausch Herscovici, C. Impacto Psicológico del trauma sobre el niño y su familia. [Psychological Impact of trauma on the child and the family]. In Alberto Iñón ( Ed.). Trauma en Pediatría”. Mc Graw Hill, 2002

2000

Rausch Herscovici, C, Tratamiento de la Anorexia Nerviosa y La Bulimia Nerviosa. In J. Meneghello, y A. Grau Martínez (Eds.).  Psiquiatría y Psicología de la Infancia y Adolescencia. Ed. Panamericana, Buenos Aires. pp. 298-306.

1999

Herscovici, P y Rausch Herscovici, C. Family Therapy in Argentina. In (Ed.) Gielen U. & Comunian L. “International Approaches to the Family and Family Therapy”.  Unipress, Padua, Italy. pp. 117-138.

1997

 Rausch Herscovici, C; Caracterizacao dos transtornos alimentares em criancas e puberes. In Fichtner,N. (Ed.) Transtornos Mentais da Infancia e da Adolescencia. Un Enfoque Desenvolvimental. Artes Medicas Sul, San Pablo, Brazil. pp.166-178.

 

BOOKS AUTHORED

  • Rausch Herscovici, C. & Bay, L. (1990) Anorexia Nervosa y Bulimia. Amenazas a la autonomía. Paidós, Buenos Aires. (Translated to Portuguese). 1990

  • Rausch Herscovici, C. (1996) La Esclavitud de las Dietas. Paidós, Buenos Aires. (Translated to Portuguese).

  • Abadi, J., Rausch Herscovici, C. & Fernández Alvarez, H. (1999)El Bienestar que Buscamos. Adriana Hidalgo, Buenos Aires.

 

 

MEMBERSHIPS IN PROFESSIONAL & SCIENTIFIC SOCIETIES (Past and Current)

  • International Life Sciences Institute (ILSI), Argentina

  • Academy for Eating Disorders

  • European Council for Eating Disorders

  • Collaborative Family Health Care Coalition

  • Academy of Family Therapy (AFTA)

  • Asociación de Psicoterapia Sistémica de Buenos Aires

  • International Family Therapy Association

  • American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT)

 

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