Faculty & Supervisors
Ella Lasky, PhD, was the Co-Director of the Family and Couples Training Program from 2002-2014. With over forty years of experience in the field, Dr. Lasky is trained in both psychoanalysis and family systems and integrates these two modalities. She graduated with a certificate in psychoanalysis from New York University’s Post- Doctoral Program in Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy and studied family systems at the Ackerman Institute for the Family. In addition to being a Director of the FACTS program, Dr. Lasky teaches and supervises in the program and supervises in the four year Psychoanalytic program and the Two Year Psychodynamic programs at ICP. Dr. Lasky has been listed in Who’s Who of American Women, has authored 13 articles on various clinical issues and edited one book on gender.
Before becoming a therapist I was a reading specialist and worked with dyslexic and emotionally disturbed youngsters. I am certified in the practice of EMDR, psychodynamic psychotherapy and hypnotherapy as well as family and couples therapy. I am a graduate of the FACTS program and have been affiliated with ICP since 1995.
Dr. Judith Friedman is the Founding Director of the Training Program of the Family and Couples Division (FACTS) of ICP. She continued to serve as Director for over twenty-five years, training hundreds of psychotherapists during this time. In addition, she has become a specialist in the treatment of trauma, supervising and teaching in the ICP Trauma Treatment Program in which she also serves as Clinical Coordinator. Judith has an active private practice specializing in family/couples therapy and the treatment of trauma.
Katherine Stavrianopoulos, Ph.D is an Assistant Professor is the Department of Counseling at John Jay College of Criminal Justice. Katherine is a certified Emotionally Focused (EFT) therapist and supervisor specializing in couples and family therapy. She is a founding member of the New York Center for EFT (NYCEFT). Her private practice is in NYC and Yonkers.
Juliana Neiman, MA, LMFT, LMHC is a psychotherapist- a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Sex Therapist and a licensed Mental Health Counselor- and a Divorce Counselor. In addition to her regular practice located in the Upper West side- she organizes and conducts groups for both men and women who are going through the very difficult process of separation and divorce. She also teaches workshops on many different topics related to Relationships and Sexuality- as well as Moving on After Divorce and Relationships and Sex After Divorce. She does an internet radio show called “Divorce Source” and also appears on a regular basis on Telemundo’s morning television show “Buenos Dias Nueva York” where she talks about relationships and sex. She participates in the Share Organization teaching workshops on sexuality to women survivors of cancer. She is originally from Buenos Aires, Argentina. She has lived in New York for the past eighteen years and is completely fluent in both Spanish and English. She has three lovely daughters in their twenties- who have taught me all I know about relationships and communication.
Rachel Youree is a licensed clinical social worker in private practice providing individual and couples therapy. She is trained in Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), EMDR, and mindfulness meditation. These approaches are especially helpful for clients experiencing trauma. Her special area of interest is working with survivors of sexual abuse, guiding them and their partners back to a safe place of connection. She also provides treatment for postpartum depression, parenting stress and young adult adjustment stress.
Linda Bradley, LCSW, is a Psychoanalyst and Family and Couples therapist. In addition, she has advanced training in Emotionally Focused Therapy and Focusing. She is in private practice in New York City.
Alison Kalfus, LCSW, Co-Director, is a FACTS supervisor, instructor, and senior staff member at ICP. She is also a Faculty Advisor at the Fordham School of Social Services, and is in private practice in the West Village, where she sees couples, families, and individuals. Areas of specialization include couples work, addiction treatment, and post-partum depression.
LouAnn Smith, LCSW is a graduate of N.Y.U School of Social Work ’80. Her training is diverse, yet grounded in developmental and psychoanalytic theory. LouAnn has a psychotherapy and mediation practice in the Union Square area of the Village. Previous work experiences have been in community mental health, consulting (HUD), teaching and supervision, community organizing, psychiatric administration and management in various sectors. Clinical volunteer experience has been: Gay Men’s Health Crisis, during the early days of the AIDS Crisis (1985-1988), facilitating a walk-in group for men with AIDS; and in 2001- 2002, providing counseling, through the NYC Department of Mental Health and Employee Assistance Programs (EAP); to victims of the World Trade Center attacks. LouAnn has participated in an ongoing monthly sexuality workshop since 2004 creating a comfort in addressing issues of sexuality as these present in clinical work. At ICP- FACTS as a staff faculty/supervisor, she has been actively involved in Daughter/Mother research and workshops, including formulating and teaching the newly developed method of “Relational Mapping.” Additionally, LouAnn supervises FACTS clinical staff and teaches about family issues as these relate to separation and divorce. She is certified in Clinical Supervision; N.Y.U ’85; Psychoanalytic Group Psychotherapy; Training Institute Mental Health Practitioners ’86; I.C.P.- Family and Couples Therapy ’02; EMDR Levels 1 and 2; ’02; Eating Disorders- Compulsions and Addictions 1 and 2; William Alanson White Institute; ’08,’09,’11; Divorce and Family Mediation, Center or Mediation and Training,’09.
Eva Margot Kant, LCSW-R is a speaker, educator and clinician in private practice (sex/psychotherapist) experienced in helping individuals, couples and groups address challenging – and frequently life-changing – issues, including chronic and life-limiting illness. She is an Adjunct Professor at both Columbia University School of Social Work and the Silberman (Hunter) School of Social Work. Prior to opening her private practice, Ms. Kant held positions as a medical social worker at several of New York City’s hospitals. She presently continues her work in the medical field as a Living Donor Advocate for St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital Kidney Transplant Program. In addition, Ms. Kant has developed workshops for a variety of constituencies and addressing a multitude of topics, and is a requested speaker for such illustrious organizations as United Spinal Association as well as private facilities such as Canyon Ranch Spa and Resort. Ms. Kant is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who holds a Master’s Degree in Social Work from the Fordham University Graduate School of Social Service. Her post-graduate training includes completion of the Family and Couples Therapy Program at the Institute Of Contemporary Psychotherapy, and the renowned certification program in Sex Therapy at The New York University School of Medicine. As a group therapy and support group facilitator, Ms. Kant works with prestigious organizations including the American Cancer Society, the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.
Sheila Josephson is a clinical social worker with over thirty years of experience working with individuals, couples and families. She has a Master’s and Ph.D. from Columbia University and serves in both teaching and supervisory positions at The Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy. She has taught at Columbia University School of Social Work and has supervised social work students, psychology interns and trained therapists in their clinical work. She has specialized training working with couples and has developed a considerable practice working with both straight and gay couples. Her expertise provided the basis for courses she has taught to therapists on “How To Do Couple Therapy.” She has extensive experience working with individuals dealing with a wide range of issues including depression, interpersonal relationships and struggles with self-esteem. She also works with college-age students and young adults, and has helped parents deal with problems related to their children’s lives.
Janet David, PhD received her Ph.D. from Fordham University in 1982 and has been affiliated with ICP since 1979. She started as a therapist in The Center for the Study of Anorexia and Bulimia, where she is currently a Supervisor, then joined the FACTS Division in 1982 where she is currently on the Executive Committee.
Judi Price was trained in psychodynamic psychotherapy at the Metropolitan Institute for Training in Mental Health and in Family & Couples Therapy at ICP where she has been affiliated since 1986. In the FACTS program she has been a staff therapist, Intake therapist, Supervisor, Teacher, member of the Executive Committee and founding member of the Daughter-Mother Project. She is also an integrative trauma therapist and has been trained in mindfulness, EMDR, Somatic Experiencing, Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, AEDP, IFS and parts work.
Carl V. Boyer, M.D., practiced primary care medicine for twenty years before completing graduate work in psychology and psychoanalytic training as a Jungian analyst. He has a private practice in Manhattan, specializing in psychoanalytic psychotherapy and psychopharmacology.
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