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Judith A. Libow


Child psychologist, traveler and tropical island snorkeler

Judith A. Libow is a psychologist who cares for children and families. She provides assessment, consultation, individual psychotherapy and family therapy for children with mental health issues, including those with acute or chronic health problems, traumatic injuries and life-threatening illnesses.

In her research, Libow studies child victims of factitious disorder by proxy (a form of child abuse in which parents create or exaggerate symptoms of a physical or mental illness in their child) and somatization disorder (in which patients' intense focus on physical symptoms leads to such great emotional distress that they can't function normally). She has co-authored a book, written many professional papers, and presented her research nationally and internationally on these disorders.

Libow earned her doctorate in clinical psychology from the University at Albany, State University of New York. She completed a fellowship in clinical psychology at the University of California, Irvine Medical Center.

  • Education

    University at Albany, PhD, Clinical Psychology, 1978

  • Fellowships

    UC Irvine, Clinical Psychology, 1979

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