F. Diane Barth, LCSW, is a psychotherapist and psychoanalyst in private practice in New York City. She works with adults and adolescents, individuals and families and has been working with college students with eating disorders since 1981. She received a master’s degree from Columbia University School of Social Work and analytic certification from the Psychoanalytic Institute of the Postgraduate Center. Her articles have been published in the Clinical Social Work Journal, Psychoanalytic Dialogues, Psychoanalytic Psychology, and other professional journals, and as chapters in numerous books. Her book, Daydreaming: Unlock the Creative Power of Your Mind, was published by Viking/Penguin. She runs private study groups in New York City and workshops for therapists around the country and has taught several online courses. Her blog “Off the Couch” can be found at psychologytoday.com
. She is also the Editor of the Special Edition of The Clinical Social Work Journal on “Integrating Theories in Clinical Social Work” June 2011.
April Lane Benson, Ph.D., is a nationally known psychologist who specializes in the treatment of compulsive buying disorder. She co-founded the Center for the Study of Anorexia and Bulimia and serves on the Board of the Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy, both in New York. She’s been in private practice in New York City for more than 30 years. Dr. Benson edited the first multidisciplinary examination of her subject, I Shop, Therefore I Am: Compulsive Buying and the Search for Self (Aronson, 2000). Her second book, To Buy or Not to Buy: Why We Overshop and How to Stop (Trumpeter, 2008), offers a comprehensive program for stopping overshopping. Dr. Benson has published widely in professional books and magazines, appears regularly in the media, and speaks to both professional and non-professional audiences. She’s recently conducted empirical research on the efficacy of the Stopping Overshopping treatment model and the results will be published in the Journal of Groups in Addiction and Recovery in 2013. Offering individual treatment and group coaching, both in person on the telephone and via Skype, Dr. Benson also trains therapists who want to work with overshoppers. For details about training, go to http://www.shopaholicnomore.com/for-therapists/
. Stopping Overshopping, LLC, maintains an active and informative website that includes a comprehensive resource center, a blog, and a press kit; the site www.shopaholicnomore.com
, is visited by people from some 80 countries each month.
Dr. Marianne Buchenhorner is a licensed therapist who graduated from Vassar College, Columbia University and International University. She also completed CSAB’s training program to become an eating disorder specialist. She maintains a practice on the Upper East Side and supervises psychotherapists at CSAB as well as ICP. She works from a basically psychodynamic framework with individuals and couples.
Ilene V. Fishman, LCSW, ACSW, has been specializing in the treatment of eating disorders for 30 years. After graduating from the NYU School of Social Work, Ilene trained and was on staff at CSAB and is currently a supervisor there. While serving on the national board of the American Anorexia Bulimia Association (AABA), Ilene helped found the National Eating Disorder Association (NEDA). She has remained active in NEDA and is a Clinical Advisor of the NEDA Navigator program, Loss Support Network and NEDA Support Group Program. Ilene will be teaching the first eating disorder elective class in New York City at the Wurzweiler School of Social Work, Yeshiva University this fall. Ilene is in private practice in New York City and Montclair, NJ and speaks widely on the subject of eating disorders.
Naomi Haber, LCSW, is a faculty member and supervisor at CSAB and is on the executive board. She received her MSW from Columbia University in 1979, worked for 11 years at JBFCS, and then obtained specialty training in eating disorders through CSAB in 1990. She has been in private practice since 1986 on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. In her practice with eating disorder patients, she uses an individualized approach and integrates psychodynamic interventions with behavioral techniques such as CBT and mindfulness.
Kent Jarratt, LCSW, is a graduate of CSAB’S training program; the Milton H. Erickson New York Society for Psychotherapy and Hypnosis; and the Washington Psychoanalytic Foundation New Directions Program. He is a supervisor at CSAB. He is an Adjunct Lecturer in both the School of Social Work and the Mental Health Counseling Program at Hunter College/CUNY and was named the Greta Singer Memorial Lecturer at Monmouth University in 2011. A Board Certified Diplomate, Kent has maintained a private psychotherapy practice in New York City for over 25 years working with individuals, couples, and families. He has supervised other mental health professionals through his consulting work at social service organizations such as the YMCA Hetrick-Martin Institute and the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Community Center. His public presentations have included such topics as sexual addiction, substance abuse, eating disorders and men, and the use of hypnosis in psychotherapeutic treatment.
Martha Klein has been in private practice for 27 years specializing in issues of Trauma and Eating Disorders. She was trained in EMDR in 1998, and completed her Psychoanalytic Training from the Object Relations Institute of New York in 2007. She is a Founding Member of the Trauma Training Program at ICP, and is on the faculty and supervisory staff of Trauma, CSAB and GLAP divisions at ICP.
Since receiving her certificate in psychoanalysis from ICP in 2004, Ms. Lowell has held several positions at the institute including member of the psychoanalytic training program, member of the CSAB executive committee, and clinical supervisor. Ms. Lowell conducts trainings for mental health professionals; has published journal and magazine articles on topics such as the relevance of the therapist’s body in treatment, and yoga for anxiety. Her private practice integrates her training in relational psychoanalysis and eastern mindfulness.
John E. Morrow, LCSW, is a psychotherapist in private practice in New York City. He has a master’s degree from New York University Graduate School of Social Work (1979); psychoanalytic certification from the Postgraduate Center for Mental Health (1986); certificate training in the specialty of eating disorders from CSAB – The Center for the Study of Anorexia and Bulimia (1996); and ongoing training and treatment in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT); dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT); and acceptance commitment therapy (ACT). He is a clinical supervisor and a faculty staff member at CSAB along with a member of the CSAB Executive and Advisory Committee Boards. He specializes in helping those struggling with painful issues and/or unacceptable behaviors (such as eating disorders, addictions, poor performance in life, to name a few) whether due to underlying issues from negative emotions (anxiety, depression, anger, etc.); negative thoughts, attitudes, beliefs; unmet needs and wants; or other life experiences, in order to learn how to cope more constructively and live life more fully and adaptively.
I am a licensed certified social worker and a psychotherapist who works with adults, individually and in groups. In addition to my affiliation as a staff member and supervisor at The Center for the Study and Treatment of Anorexia and Bulimia (CSAB), I am on staff at Weill Cornell Internal Medicine Associates at The New York Presbyterian Hospital and I have a private psychotherapy practice. I have an MSW from Temple University School of Social Work, and I have completed training programs in psychoanalytic psychotherapy from The Long Island Center for Mental Health, and in disordered eating from CSAB. My approach is collaborative and supportive with an emphasis on emotional healing and personal growth. I draw on my training in psychodynamic psychotherapy, cognitive behavioral therapy and mindfulness. Additionally, my many years in the health care field has encouraged me to think in a bio-psychosocial framework and to emphasize interdisciplinary collaboration.
Victoria Wurman, LCSW is a longtime member of the Executive Committee of CSAB. She heads the Curriculum Committee, and is a supervisor and faculty member for the Training Program. She received her analytic training at the Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy, as well as her training in eating disorders and in trauma. She has a particular interest in integrating somatic and meditative approaches with cognitive and analytic work.
My experience with CSAB began as a staff psychotherapist in the training program back in 1984, with Bill Davis supervising and Joyce Aronson teaching. I then became a member of the faculty from 1987 to 1996, have been a supervisor here since 1995, a member of the intake committee from 1997 to the present, and on the Executive Committee since 2006. Other experience includes certificates in group therapy and family therapy, training in Gestalt as well as psychoanalytic psychotherapy, 18 years as a staff psychologist with the Eating Disorder Resource Center and Judith Brisman, and maintaining a private practice since 1984.
Susan Souder, LCSW has been in private practice in Manhattan since 1980 receiving postgraduate training at the American Institute for Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy (AIPP). Her interest in eating disorders grew out of her recognition of the complex issues affecting the treatment of clients suffering with these disorders. She completed her training at CSAB in 1999. She is a member of the CSAB Executive Committee and a supervisor in the program. She has had intensive additional training in Internal Family Systems (IFS) and EMDR, and has woven other modalities into her work that include AEDP, CBT, DBT and mind-body techniques. She has been a member of the ICP Trauma Study Group since 2001.
Lynn Schultz is the Clinical Supervisor and Program Development Consultant for BALANCE Eating Disorder Treatment Center. She is a psychotherapist in private practice with offices in Brooklyn and Manhattan and she is on the faculty at NYU where she teaches counseling and the psychodynamics of food in the graduate school of nutrition and public health. Ms. Schultz has trained in a wide variety of psychotherapeutic approaches, recovery work, creative expression, business consultation, divorce mediation and family conflict resolution. She works primarily with adults in individual, couples, family and group settings. She runs supervision groups and provides individual supervision for psychotherapists and nutritionists.