About the Authors

Julie North Schwarz and Kenneth Schwarz Ph.D. are co-authors of Weight Loss Books for Women ~ Using Psychology to Lose Weight.

Dr. Schwarz is a psychologist/psychoanalyst practicing in Connecticut USA. He received his Ph.D. from New York University and completed his postdoctoral training at the Westchester Center for the Study of Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy. Dr. Schwarz holds a certificate of Professional Qualification in Psychology from the Association of State and Provincial Psychology Boards, was assistant clinical professor of educational psychology at New York University, and an allied health staff member at Sharon Hospital in Sharon Connecticut.

Dr. Schwarz was Director of Psychology at Foothills Family Health Center and Dutchess Medical Practice in Dutchess County New York. He co-founded and was the Assistant Director of Clear View a day treatment center and school for emotionally disturbed and behaviorally disordered children and their families and was psychologist, founder, and Director of the Clear View mother-child therapeutic nursery. He is a member of the American Psychological Association and its Division for Psychoanalysis and the child and adolescent section of the Division. He is also a member of the Connecticut Society for Psychoanalytic Psychology. Dr. Schwarz’s areas of interest are using psychology to lose weight, personal change and goal achievement, adherence to health and educational routines, nonspecific factors in psychotherapy, relapse prevention, adult psychotherapy and psychoanalysis, child psychotherapy, and parent-child psychotherapy.

Julie North Schwarz is a writer, lyricist, composer, and musician. Two of her records are original folk songs for children published on the Folkways label and part of the Smithsonian Institute’s collection. She is a graduate of Manhattanville College with a dual major in psychology and religion. Her interest in writing about women’s weight loss from a psychological point of view began to crystallize when she was working as a psychology technician at a community psychology practice.

The Schwarzes are the founders of MariasLastDiet.com, a blog with the mission to help women solve problems blocking their way to weight loss success. Julie and Ken Schwarz live in the northwest corner of Connecticut USA, close to Paul, Carolina, Theo, Callie, Joanna, Chris, Ellie, and Julian.