I.C.P. was the first New York City psychotherapy training institute to offer comprehensive training in the theory and treatment of psychological trauma. We are deeply committed to trauma training that is integrated with more traditional clinical modalities. Since 2004, our program has been successively refined so that what you learn and when you learn it can successfully integrate theory and clinical practice.

Our faculty are all psychodynamically trained and maintain active clinical practices. Most are skilled in one or more methods of trauma processing. Many have published articles on trauma and other subjects. All of us are in active clinical practice ourselves. As a team we offer you literally thousands of hours of treatment and supervisory experience. Above all, we care deeply that the process of your learning is both challenging and supportive.

Advisory Committee

Laura Brown, Ph.D
Richard Chefetz, M.D.
Janina Fisher, Ph.D
Diana Fosha, Ph.D
Betta de Boer-van der Kolk, LCSW
Bessel van der Kolk, M.D
Nancy Napier, LMFT
Pat Ogden, Ph.D.
Laurel Parnell, Ph.D.
Richard Shwartz, Ph.D
Kathy Steele, M.N, C.S 


Letty Adorno, LCSW
Linda Arkin, LCSW-R
Amy Bauman, PhD, LMSW
Robin Bezark, LCSW-R
Antonieta Contreras, LCSW
Lydia Denton, LCSW
Judith Friedman, EdD
Marilyn Ingber, MS, LP
Martha J. Klein, LCSW
Rosemary Masters, J.D., LCSW
Verena Salvi, LCSW
Jill Stultz, LCSW

Training Committee Members

Trauma Committee Pic - Rosemary Masters

Rosemary Masters, J.D., L.C.S.W.,  is the Founding Director of the Trauma Studies Center. Her involvement with the study and treatment of psychological trauma began in 1980 when she was recruited by the New York City Victim Services Agency to develop and direct the first support and treatment program in the United States for families of homicide victims. Subsequently trained in psychoanalysis and family therapy, she was drawn back to the trauma field in the 1990’s after being introduced to the work of Bessel van der Kolk. Currently in her clinical work she seeks to synthesize the relational insights of family therapy and contemporary psychoanalysis with the techniques for integrating traumatic memory offered by EMDR and Internal Family Systems. In addition to serving as a Director of the Trauma Studies Center, Rosemary teaches the neurobiology of trauma, clinical approaches to the treatment of trauma and the relevance of attachment theory to trauma.

Marilyn Ingber, MS, NCPsyA, LP is a Division Director of the Trauma Studies Center. She is a graduate of the four-year Psychoanalytic Program at ICP (1995) and is a licensed Psychoanalyst in Private Practice. She is Co-Chair of the Trauma Training Committee and is on faculty of the training program. After receiving her initial training in EMDR in 2000 and doing ongoing study in various modalities of Trauma, she was privileged to work with First Responders and Survivors of 9/11 as part of the Humanitarian Assistance Program. Currently, her clinical practice focuses on individuals with chronic trauma histories and early attachment issues. She uses EMDR, Somatic Experience and mind-body techniques to target and facilitate alleviation of presenting symptoms and the activating triggers.



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Zoe A. Landers, LCSW a graduate of the New York University School of Social Work, maintains a private practice specializing in the treatment of trauma and eating disorders and, since January of 2013, has been employed at the Hospital for Special Surgery where she evaluates and facilitates treatment for patients at the Center for Brachial Plexus and Nerve Injury for depression and post-traumatic stress. Prior to working at the Hospital for Special Surgery, Ms. Landers worked with primarily immigrant and minority survivors of sexual assault, domestic violence, trafficking and war at the Crime Victims Treatment Center of St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital. She has completed post-graduate training through the Trauma Studies Center of the Institute of Contemporary Psychotherapy and currently serves on two committees at the Trauma Studies Center.  She has also completed the two-year training program for the treatment of eating disorders at the Center for the Study of Anorexia and Bulimia, again through the Institute of Contemporary Psychotherapy. Ms. Landers is a level III trained Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapist and has completed level 1 training in Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy. Ms. Landers completed her bachelor’s degree at Dartmouth College in 2002.


Linda Arkin

Linda Arkin, LCSW is a graduate and faculty member of the Women’s Therapy Centre Institute, a feminist psychoanalytic institute, as well as the supervisor of their Postgraduate Training Program in Eating and Body Image Problems. Linda was the coordinator of the Brooklyn Domestic Violence Program for the Jewish Board of Family and Children Services. For ten years she has been the Director of Connect and Change, a project that provides pro bono therapy for victims of domestic violence. At the Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy, she serves on the Trauma Studies Center Training Committee and Executive Board. She is also the Trauma Studies Center Supervisor Liaison. For fifteen years Linda has been the consultant for the Gay and Lesbian Anti-Violence Project. She has been in private practice for twenty years in New York, where she utilizes EMDR with individuals and EFT (Emotional Focused Therapy) with couples.


Lydia Denton

Lydia Denton, LCSW was educated in France and graduated from the Sorbonne, Paris, as a clinical psychologist. She is a graduate from the Ackerman Institute. She got her LCSW from NYU and did her analytic training at IPSS (The Institute for Psychoanalytic Studies of Subjectivity). She is EMDR certified and specializes in Energy Psychology. She is a supervisor at ICP and NIP (National Institute for Psychotherapies). She is in private practice in Manhattan.


Judith Friedman

Judith Friedman, EdD Over her 35-year history as psychologist, Dr. Judith Friedman has worn many hats, first as family and couples therapist and then, after the disaster of 9/11, as specialist in the treatment of trauma. In addition to her NYC private practice, since 1980 Judith has been a teacher and supervisor to hundreds of psychotherapy trainees at the Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy, in both their Family and Couples Division and the Trauma Study Center. Her interest in trauma treatment has led her to become a consultant in EMDR and a practitioner and trainer in Internal Family Systems, and the body centered modalities, Sensory-Motor Psychotherapy and Somatic Experience.



Supervisors are selected for their experience and interest in new modalities of trauma treatment. In addition to their trauma specialization, most have analytic or other advanced training.

Linda Arkin, LCSW
Robin Bezark, LCSW
Valerie Bryant, PhD, LCSW
Susan Buckley, PsyD
Holly Dando, LCSW-R
Lydia Denton, LCSW
Andrea Dixon, LCSW-R
Hatti Figge, LCSW
Sally Frances, MA, LCSW
Rodney B. Freeze, LCSW
Judith Friedman, EdD
Paula Gottlieb, LMFT, SEP
Margaret Hainer, LCSW
Elizabeth Janssen, MA, NP, PMHCNS, BC
Linda Kocieniewski, LCSW
Monique Lang, LCSW
Rose Latino, PhD, LCSW
Jennifer Leighton, LCSW
Rosemary Masters, JD, LCSW
Nancy Payne, MA, LCSW
Alidra Solday, LCSW
Johannes Weidenmueller, LMHC, NCC
Karin Weidenmueller, MA, Dipl., LMHC
Eva Teirstein Young, MPS, ATR-BC, LCAT

Publications & Presentations

Committee members and supervisors of the Trauma Study Center frequently write or present on trauma-related topics. Below is a list of past and present publications and presentations.

Elizabeth Janssen, MA, NP, PMHCNS, BC

  • Janssen, E. (2009).  When only a jolt will do:  The crunch, a case discussion.  Psychoanalytic Perspectives, 6(2), 35-64.
  • Janssen, E. (1995)  Understanding the rapist’s mind.  ¨Perspectives in Psychiatric Care, 31(4), 9-13
  • Janssen, E. (1994).  A self psychological approach to treating the mentally ill, chemical abusing and addicted (MICCA) patient.  Archives of Psychiatric Nursing, 8(6), 381-389


  • “Bridging Self Psychological and Relational Theory:  A Case Presentation,” Open House  Presentation,  Invited paper presentation, Andrew Morrison MD discussant, The Institute of Contemporary Psychotherapy. February 10, 2006
  • “Reestablishing Trust with Ray,” Member’s Only Invited Paper Presentation, Association For Psychoanalytic Self Psychology, February 7, 2006

Monique Lang, LCSW

  • Lang, Monique (2007) Healing from Post Traumatic Stress: A workbook for recovery, McGrawHill
  • Lang, Monique (2011)Meditations for Healing. Self Published

Jennifer Leighton, LCSW

  • Leighton, J. (2004), The Analyst’s Sham(e): Collapsing into a One Person System. In: W. Coburn (Ed), Progress in Self Psychology (Vol.20, pp. 169-187) Hillsdale, NJ: The Analytic Press.
  • Leighton, J. (2006), Enhancing Psychoanalysis: A Case of Integrating EMDR. Psychoanalytic Perspectives, 5(1): 105-125.
  • Leighton, J. (2015 In Press), Precarious Places: Intersubjectivity in Traumatized States. In  Howell, EF & Itzkowitz, S. (Eds), The Dissociative Mind in Psychoanalysis: Understanding and Working With Trauma. UK: Taylor and Francis.

Rosemary Masters, J.D., LCSW

  • Getzel, G.S. and Masters, R. (1983). Group work with parents of homicide victims. Social Work with Groups. Vol. 6, No. 2: pp. 81-92.
  • Masters, R., Friedman, L.N., and Getzel, G. (1988). Helping families of homicide victims: a multidimensional approach. Journal of Traumatic Stress, Vol. 1: pp. 92-112.
  • Masters, R. (1989). Attachment, separation and the prospect of death for people with AIDS. Contemporary Psychotherapy Review. Vol. 5,  No. 1: pp. 92-112.
  • Masters R. (1991). Crime victims. Handbook of Social Work Practice with Vulnerable Populations.New York: ColumbiaUniversity Press: pp. 416-445.
  • Masters, R. (1996). Too proud to cry: Clinical work with survivors who employ narcissistic defenses. National Center for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Clinical Quarterly. Vol. 6, No. 2: pp. 49-52.
  • Masters, R. (1998). Death on the Doorstep. Family Therapy Networker. June: pp. 38-44.