Dr. Intebi Child Psychiatrist and Clinical Psychologist from Buenos Aires, Argentina and is the President of the International Society for the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect.
She was the Director of the Child Abuse Prevention, Treatment and Training Programs of the Department of Women’s Affairs of the Government of the City of Buenos Aires (1993-2006) and the founder and Vice-President of the Argentinean Society for the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect (ASAPMI).
She joined ISPCAN in 1988 and has been on its board since 1998, chaired the Education, Training and Consultation Committee (2000-2008) and co-chaired the International Training Project by ISPCAN (2000-2008).
She has worked both in Latin America (Argentina, Chile, Brazil, Uruguay, and Colombia) and in Europe (mainly in Spain) training both governmental child protection teams and NGOs professionals.
With a strong clinical background and expertise in multimodal treatment approaches for abused children and their families, Irene is an international consultant, trainer and lecturer on multidisciplinary, intersectoral and multicultural aspects of child abuse and neglect.
She is the author of books, articles and a screenplay on child abuse and neglect. She speaks fluent Spanish, English and Portuguese.