Rafael Kichic is Head of the Anxiety Clinic of the Departments of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy of INECO and the Institute of Neurosciences of Fundación Favaloro (INFF). He received honors in 1999 at the University of Buenos Aires (UBA) and worked as a teacher at the UBA. In 2001, he rotated at the Western Psychiatric Institute of the University of Pittsburgh and received training in cognitive therapy at the Center for Cognitive Therapy, University of Pennsylvania and the Beck Institute Center for Cognitive Therapy. On several occasions, she specialized in the diagnosis, evaluation and cognitive-behavioral treatment of different Anxiety Disorders at the Center for the Treatment and Study of Anxiety, University of Pennsylvania, under the direction of Dr. Edna B. Foa.
Between 2001-2006 he worked in the Psychiatric Service of the French Hospital where he focused on the evaluation and treatment of Tourette’s Syndrome and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and the development of a program of care for victims with Posttraumatic Stress Disorder in Acute phase.
His main clinical interests are: assessment and treatment of anxiety disorders, particularly Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, Prolonged Mourning, and OCD Spectrum Disorders, and the dissemination of evidence-based treatments.
His main research interests are: the symptoms of depersonalization in anxiety disorders; The acceptance of negative emotions and anxiety; Based research.
In the academic field, he works as Assistant Professor of the Chair of Cognitive-Behavioral Psychotherapy II of the Faculty of Medical Sciences, Favaloro University, and holds his PhD at the University of Palermo, under the direction of Dr. Mauricio Sierra.