Biography

Mag. Rothschild was born and raised in Portland, Oregon. As a teenager and college student, she volunteered in various youth groups and worked in  number of daycare centers. In 1993, she received her B.A. in Psychology at Southern Oregon State College (now Southern Oregon University). Her senior year she was the Student Body Vice President and graduated Cum Laude, in addition to receiving other honors and awards:

  • Churchill Scholar Honors Program, 1992 - 1993
  • Omicron Delta Kappa, National Honor Society for Leadership, 1993
  • Who’s Who in American Colleges and Universities, 1993
  • Psi Chi, National Honor Society for Psychology, 1992
  • Oregon Laurels Scholarship, 1992

During her exchange year in 1994, she met her husband and decided to stay in Vienna. Mag. Rothschild received her Austrian degree “Magister der Naturwissenschaften” (Magister in Natural Sciences) in Psychology in 2000, from the University of Vienna. Her thesis focused on chronic and acute back pain patients and how they deal with stressors: “Salutogenesis and Back Pain: Sense of Coherence as an Influential Factor for Recovery.” Her Diploma Examination covered Clinical and Health Psychology as well as Tests and Assessments. In 2002, she completed the post-graduate licensing as a Clinical and Health Psychologist.


Her main interests are psychological testing and diagnostics. Mag. Rothschild has a passion for top quality psychological tests and embraces a credo of providing fair assessments in one's native language. This area has expanded to include consultations based on assessment results. A second concentration is working with people enduring physical ailments, for example, pain patients. Her work as a Cardiopsychologist assisting heart patients who are hospitalized because of a heart attack, bypass surgery, pacemaker & deliberator implantations, angioplasty or other cardiovascular problems exemplifies this concern.


Mag. Rothschild has taught at Webster University since 2001. Just prior to opening her own private practice, PsychAccess® (in 2010), she co-founded the Psychological Testing Services at Webster University Vienna, with Prof. Thomas Oberlechner. She has conducted a number of speeches and penned a column, "Psychology in Vienna" (The Vienna Review) since April 2011. Mag. Rothschild was involved in diverse research projects in the Cardiology Department of Hanusch Hospital and has had minor collaborations with the Research Team: Clinical Psychology, University of Vienna. In addition, after the successful professional workshop in June 2012 at Webster University Vienna on Item Response Theory and Computerized Adaptive Testing, collaborations with The Psychometric Centre, University of Cambridge, are in planning. She is currently splitting her time between both offices as well as with her students and family. Mag. Rothschild is married with two children.