Über uns

Executive Committee


Günther Rathner, Ph.D., University Professor, Innsbruck, Medical University, Dept. of Psychological Medicine & Psychotherapy, Schöpfstrasse 23, 6020 Innsbruck, Austria
University Professor of Medical Psychology, Psychotherapy & Psychosomatics; Psychotherapist (Systemic Family Therapy, Client-centred Psychotherapy, Teaching Therapist of the Milan School of Systemic Family Therapy, Milan/Italy), Clinical Psychologist & Health Psychologist, Supervisor & Consultant for Eating Disorders Services. Over 25 years of experience in diagnosis, treatment and research of Eating Disorders for adolescents and adults. Founder and leader of the Eating Disorders Unit at the Dept. of Paediatrics, Leopold-Franzens-University of Innsbruck (1984-2002), presently at the Dept. of Psychological Medicine & Psychotherapy, Innsbruck Medical University. Private Practice "Zentrum für Essstörungen", Innsbruck. Principal investigator in several research projects on Eating Disorders. Founder & president of the Network Eating Disorders in Innsbruck (since 1990), since 2000 President of the Austrian Society on Eating Disorders (ASED / ÖGES). Founding member of the European Council on Eating Disorders (ECED) and member of the Eating Disorders Research Society, USA (EDRS); member of the editorial board of "European Eating Disorders Review" & "Eating & Weight Disorders". Chairman and convenor of the annual International Congresses on Eating Disorders in Austria (in 2005 13th meeting). Initiator & head of the approbated post-gradual training Curriculum "Treatment of Eating Disorders" since 2000 (first German language professional training course on eating disorders). Convenor & chairman of the IXth General Meeting of the European Council on Eating Disorders (ECED) 2005, Innsbruck / Austria.
e-mail: guenther.rathner@i-med.ac.at


Andreas Karwautz, Andreas Karwautz, M.D., University Professor, specialist in psychiatry and neurology and child and adolescent psychiatry and psychotherapeutic medicine, Professor of Child and Adolescent Neuropsychiatry at the Medical University of Vienna, Vienna General Hospital, Psychotherapist (GAI / Guided Affective Imagery), Head of the Outpatient Clinic for Children and Adolescents with Eating Disorders in the University, Hospital of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Vienna General Hospital
Areas of activity: Head of the specialized Outpatient Clinic for eating disorders, regular lectures and seminars on Psychiatry and Psychotherapy of the eating disorders at Vienna Medical University, Annual postgraduate educational conference on "eating disorders and associated disorders" in Vienna.
Head of the European research-project concerning risk factors for eating disorders and obesity and head of ÖNB research-project (granted by Founds of the Austrian National Bank) in eating disorders of persons with type-1 diabetes and internal disorders. Co-Head of the study "Mental Health in Austria Teenagers study - MHAT, succeat.at, and the new EC-horizon 2020 project icare-online.eu . Vice Chairman "Competence network "TDM KJP e.V." Therapeutic Drug Monitoring in child and adolescent psychiatry. Member and fellow of the "Academy for Eating Disorders" (AED), member of the "Eating Disorders Research Society" (EDRS), member of the "German Society for Eating Disorders" (DGESS). Associate Editor "European Eating Disorders Review", Section Editor Child and Adolescent Psychiatry in "neuropsychiatrie". Vice-president (2012-2014) and President (2014-2016) of the Austrian Society of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. Board member of ESCAP (2015-2019);
E-mail: andreas.karwautz@meduniwien.ac.at
1) http://kjp.meduniwien.ac.at/patientinneninformationen/spezialambulanzen/ambulanz-fuer-essstoerungen-im-kindes-und-jugendalter
2) http://kjp.meduniwien.ac.at/wissenschaft-forschung/arbeitsgruppe-essstoerungen-und-assoziierte-krankheitsbilder
3) http://www.ess-stoerung.eu

Univ.-Prof. Dr. Andreas Karwautz
Medical University of Vienna
Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Eating Disorders Unit


Herta Canaval, PhD, Self-employed Psychotherapist
Client-centered Psychotherapy, Educationalist Consultant at Netzwerk Essstörungen
e-mail: herta.canaval@aon.at


Karin Waldherr, M.Sc., Sc.D., Clinical Psychologist & Health Psychologist. University lecturer at the University of Vienna, Faculty of Psychology, Department of Psychological Basic Research. Work focuses on diagnosis of Eating Disorders. Private psychological practice with main focus on eating disorders. Member of the Presidium of the Austrian Society on Eating Disorders (ASED / ÖGES).
e-mail: karin.waldherr@univie.ac.at