Dr Victoria Lidchi is a chartered clinical psychologist, family therapist and mediator trained in public health and social development in Europe and the USA. She is a Consultant clinical psychologist at London's Tavistock & Portman National Health Service Trust.

She has worked as a clinical psychologist with children and families at London's Great Ormond Street Hospital. From 1999 to 2008 she lived and worked in Latin America as clinician, researcher, trainer and consultant undertaking projects in Bolivia, Colombia & Argentina. From 2001 to 2008 she lived and worked in the field of child protection in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Dr Lidchi practises in French, English, Spanish and Portuguese, and has published articles in both international and national journals on themes including child protection, cross cultural aspects of clinical psychology and family therapy, displacement and change as well the impact of chronic illness.

Dr Lidchi led a number of child protection training initiatives in Brazil for ISPCAN (the International Society for the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect). She was elected to the ISPCAN Executive Council in 2004 and re-elected in 2008.  As a member of the education and training committee, she has participated in the UN study on violence, developing the ICAST child instrument and has developed and reviewed training materials. She is currently Spanish language book review editor for the journal Child Abuse and Neglect.Type text here

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