a vibrant community
of dedicated members

icp is a diverse community comprised of members, candidates, students, corresponding members, and staff

ICP strives to promote an environment of free inquiry, a sense of community, a culture of diversity, inclusion, invitation, dignity, and respect for the therapeutic process.

Board of Directors
Corresponding Members
Members & Candidates
Committees & Chairs

ICP Board of Directors

 President

Nick Ryan, Psy.D., L.M.F.T.

  Vice President

      Susan Mendenhall, Psy.D., L.C.S.W.

Secretary

        Mary Walters, Psy.D., L.C.S.W.

Treasurer

 Suresh Jain

Helen Ziskind, Psy.D., L.C.S.W.

Sylvia Jones, Ph.D., Psy.D., L.C.S.W.

Russel Koch, Ph.D., Psy.D

Lewis Barth, Ph.D., Psy.D.

Kati Breckenridge, Ph.D. ,Psy.D.

Deborah Peters, Ph.D.

Earl D. Bland, Psy.D., Psy.D.

Joye Weisel-Barth, Ph.D., Psy.D.

Beate Klein, Ph.D., L.M.F.T.

Nicole Nelson, Psy.D., L.M.F.T., L.P.C.C.

Corresponding Members

George Atwood, Ph.D.
Alan Bass, Ph.D.
Beatrice Beebe, Ph.D.
Christopher Bollas, Ph.D.
Marco Casonato, Ph.D.
Jody Messler Davies, Ph.D.
Marianne Eckardt, M.D.
Darlene Ehrenberg, Ph.D.
Ernst Falzeder, Ph.D.
Peter Fonagy, Ph.D.
James Fosshage, Ph.D.
RoseMarie Foster, Ph.D.
Roger Frie, Ph.D. P
Glen Gabbard, M.D.
Victoria Hamilton, Ph.D.
Adrienne Harris, Ph.D.

Andre Haynal, M.D.
Irwin Hoffman, Ph.D.
Jeremy Holmes, M.D.
Douglas Kirsner, Ph.D.
Steven Knoblauch, Ph.D.
Frank Lachmann, Ph.D.
Joan Lang, M.D.
Karen Maroda, Ph.D., A
James McKenna, Ph.D.
Mary Sue Moore, Ph.D.
Gianni Nebbiosi, Ph.D.
Donna Orange, Ph.D., P
Anna Ornstein, M.D.
Joseph Palombo, M.A.
Michael Parsons, M.A., M.
Barbara Pizer, Ed.D., A

Stuart Pizer, Ph.D.,
Alan Roland, Ph.D.
Peter Rudnytsky, Ph.D., L
Harold Sampson, Ph.D.
Susan Sands, Ph.D.
Allan Schore, Ph.D.
Murray Schwartz, Ph.D.
Stephen Seligman, DMH
Arietta Slade, Ph.D.
Jonathan Slavin, Ph.D., A
Malcolm Slavin, Ph.D.
Donnel Stern, Ph.D.
Carlo Strenger, Ph.D.
Judith Viorst,
Brenda Webster, Ph.D.
Bryant Welch, J.D., Ph

Members

Veronica Abney
Margaret Allan
Howard Bacal
Steven Merwan Barrie-Anthony
Lewis Barth
Wendy Bauer
Leonard Bearne
Cheryl Benun
Gordon Berger
George Bermudez
Celeste Birkhofer
Allen Bishop
Earl D Bland
Yifat Block
Elena Bonn
Edith Boxer
Kati Breckenridge
Elaine Bridge
Doris Brothers
Joy Bustrum
Sally Cassidy
Maree Chanter
Lynda Chassler
Leena Chaugule
Cheryl Chenot
Ginna Clark
Karen Cobb
William Coburn
Robin Cohen
Lynn Comley-Frueh
Annette Conradi
Dorianne Brooke Crosby
Becky Crusoe
Joana Cruz
Roberto D’Angelo
Astrid Davidson
Helen Davey
Franziska DeGeorge
Steve Deitelbaum
Sona DeLurgio
Caroline DePottel
Terri Drake
Peggy DuBois
Christina Emanuel
Carol Fahy
David James Fisher
Ellyn Freedman
Joan Friedman
Julia Galaudet
Scott Garrels
Meryle Gellman
Licia Ginne
Cathy Goldfarb
Daniel Goldin
Cheryl Goldstein
C. Tyia Grange Isaacson
Helen Grebow
Laurence Green
Victoria M Gutierrez-Kovner
Darren Haber
Tara J Hall

Holly Han
Holly Hardgrove
Michelle Harwell
C. Roger Hastings
Susan Fox Horn
Sally Howard
Carol Hutchinson
Lynne Jacobs
Karen Johnson
Daniel Bradley Jones
Sylvia Jones
Jane Jordan
Jason Jost
Susan Jurkowitz
Susen Kay
Sharon Kaz
Paula Kenney
Michael King
Susan Klett
Karen Koch
Russell Koch
Susan Kushner-Scott
Kaneeza Lafir
Michelle Lalouche-Kadden
Adrian Larsen Sanchez
Ellen Lehman
Lester Lenoff
Constance Lillas
Linda Loomis
Antonia Ludwig
Peter Maduro
Kathleen Magnussen Levin
Barnet Malin
Shirley Marcus
Elizabeth Markey
Kathy Ann Marks
Jonathan Masters
Leslie Maxson
June Mayes
Carol Mayhew
Susan Mendenhall
Allison M Merrick
Julie Michaelson
Joel Miller
Jacqueline Mills
Madeline Moskowitz
Gloria Mucino
Heather Mulkerns
Susan Mull
Debra Myers
Mary Nakata
Nicole Nelson
Hawlan Ng
Lynne Oliva
Eric Olsen
Maxa Ott
Eileen Paris
Michael Pariser
Jona Perlmutter
Donn Peters
Ilene Philipson

Judith Pickles
Ira Poll
Hillary Pritchett
Peter Radestock
Masayo Isono Ragins
Krishna Rao
Rochelle Reno
Stephen Richmond
Phil Ringstrom
Jamie C Rodin
Irene Rokaw
Stefanie Rosen
Jane L Rubin
Ellen Ruderman
Gillian Isaacs Russell
Nick Ryan
Felix Salomon
Laura Sanderson
Gary Sattler
Carol Saturansky
Karen Savlov
Peter Schou
David Schreiber
Robyn Sewitz
Peter Shabad
Joe Shaleen
Estelle Shane
Sanford. Shapiro
Sherry Shirk-Hoffman
Karen Shore
Elaine Silberman
Martha Slagerman
Kay Smith
Margy Sperry
Gil Spielberg
Penelope Starr-Karlin
Dana Staub
Marcia Steinberg
Robert Stolorow
Carol Stuart
James E Sturgis
Adrien Survol-Rivin
Susan Thau
Christopher Thomson
Marsha Tilles
Jeffrey Trop
Abby Vinson
Elizabeth Berger Vittes
Mary Walters
John Watkins
Gerard Webster
Joye Weisel-Barth
Katherine Weissbourd
Laura Kathleen Williams
Mark Winitsky
Stuart Wolman
Kris Yi
Candace Young
Gita Zarnegar
Helen Ziskind

Candidates

Carrie Atikune
Stacy Berlin
Margaret Bezmalinovic
Timothy Burke
Lisa Cappelletti
Amy Choi
Edi Cooke
Ada Del Rivero-Yamuy
Laura Freshman
Mia Goldman
Heather Hathaway
Richard Inglis

Stephen Irshay
Saralyn Masselink
Brandi Mott
Jianxi Kang
Abby Kesden
Beate Klein
Greta Lynne Kugler
Patricia Lafferty
Veronica Lemberger
Alberta Gaea Logan
Nina Mahaffey

Piper D Murray
Deborah J Natoli
Nat Newton
Deborah Peters
Brent Potter
Ricardo R Robles
Robbert J Schalekamp
Shir Shanun
Michael Tilus
Peter Weiss
Alexandra Woollacott

Committees & Chairs

The various committees perform the functions of ICP, such as developing curriculum or monitoring progress of candidates. Committees are volunteer efforts and include self-nominated participants. Appointments are in increments of two-year terms, as this fulfils a conditional requirement for candidacy. Participation in committees is necessary for the continued responsiveness of ICP to its community and the successful operation of the organization.

Admissions Committee

Reviewing the applications of prospective candidates and members, requesting reference letters and community feedback, assigning interviews for potential candidates, admission policy issues. The Admissions committee meets several times per year with much of the business being done by email; meetings are arranged based on the number of people who are ready for consideration for admission as candidates or members.

Chair: Mark Winitsky, PsyD, LMFT 

The committee is in charge of reviewing the applications of prospective candidates and members, requesting reference letters and community feedback, and assigning interviews for potential candidates. Members of the committee are expected to be actively involved in the interview process, as the committee tries to ensure that at least one of the interviewers is on the Admissions committee. All committee members review all the application material and participate in determining the committee’s recommendations to the Board regarding the suitability of applicants. The committee also addresses admission policy issues, which are in the form of recommendations made to the Board about the admissions process and requirements.

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Candidate Progression Committee (CPC)

The Candidate Progression Committee is charged with monitoring the progress of each candidate as they work their way through the requirements of personal analysis, case supervision, and course work at ICP. The committee is comprised of members and candidates who participate equally in monitoring the individual progression of each candidate on a yearly basis.

Leena Chaugule, MD – Chair

The committee assigns an Advisor to each incoming first year candidate. Candidate members of the committee may not serve as an Advisor. The committee also receives and processes any special requests for waivers, forwarding its recommendations to the Board for final approval. The CPC oversees candidates and members who choose to be on “leave” status, and processes requests regarding classes, supervision, and special circumstances. The Chairs of the CPC maintain and update the Candidate Manual on a regular basis. This is a working committee that my require commitments beyond attending the monthly meetings.

The Committee meets Tuesday evenings from 7:30 P.M. to 8:30 P.M on zoom.

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Reduced-Fee Referral Committee

This committee functions as a liaison between people who are seeking therapy at a reduced rate and ICP’s members/candidates who have openings in their schedule and might be willing to see someone at a reduced rate, or as a control case. ICP offers a Reduced Fee Referral Service for anyone who may be interested in seeking assistance with a qualified and experienced psychoanalyst or possibly from a psychoanalyst in training.

Sharon Kaz, LCSW, PhD – Chair

Our control case program: each psychoanalyst in training must complete three 18-month control cases, these cases must meet 3 -5 times per week and are supervised by a Training & Supervising Analyst, often these cases can be found at a greatly reduced fee.

Learn More About Reduced-Fee Referrals
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Scholarship and Loan Committee (SAL)

The Scholarship and Loan Committee (SAL) is for the candidates in the 4-year Psychoanalytic Training Program who might find the financial constraints of ICP candidacy too burdensome to manage.

Ellen Lehman, PhD – Chair

The Scholarship and Loan Committee (SAL) is for the candidates in the 4-year Psychoanalytic Training Program who might find the financial constraints of ICP candidacy too burdensome to manage. There are three different financial support programs: General Scholarship Program, Ethnic Minority Scholarship, and Tuition Deferral Loans. Candidates in the Psychoanalytic Training Program wishing continued support must apply for assistance each year, preferably by the end of July. Please check your ICP Membership Portal for more details.

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Education & Curriculum Committee

This committee determines which courses will be offered, which instructors teach those courses and the order in which candidates shall take the various required core courses.

Cheryl Goldstein, PhD and Wendy Bauer, PsyD, LMFT – Co-Chairs

This committee determines which courses will be offered, which instructors teach those courses and the order in which candidates shall take the various required core courses. The committee is composed of members and at least one candidate from each class. The committee encourages active vocal participation from the candidate members, and they are expected to clearly and effectively communicate preferences, desires, and recommendations of the class they represent. In the past the committee has held two to four meetings annually.

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Continuing Education Programs Committee

The Continuing Education Programs Committee is charged with overseeing and coordinating all in-house ICP programs other than the Psychoanalytic Training Program.

Mary Walters, PsyD, LCSW – Chair

The Continuing Education Programs Committee is charged with overseeing and coordinating all in-house ICP programs other than the Psychoanalytic Training Program. These include the Saturday Series Program, the Extension Program, and the Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Training Program. The committee consists of this committee Chair plus the Chairs of all the other Continuing Education Programs that are active in a given academic year.

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Extension Program Committee

The Extension Program Committee is charged with creating and maintaining the Extension Program.

Marsha Tilles, PsyD, LCSW – Chair

The Extension Program is a ten-month program meeting once a month to offer contemporary psychoanalytic studies to license and unlicensed mental health professionals. The Extension Program is designed to offer an extensive introduction to both contemporary and classical analytic theory. The committee creates the curriculum, assigns instructors and facilitators, designs the advertising materials, makes budgetary decisions, monitors the classes and the class facilitators, and addresses problems that arise. The committee is a working committee and participants are expected to carry out some additional work outside of committee meetings.

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Saturday Series Program Committee

The Saturday Series Program Committee is charged with creating and maintaining the Saturday Series Program. The Saturday Series Program is a seven-month program meeting once a month to offer contemporary psychoanalytic studies to license and unlicensed mental health professionals.

Michelle Harwell, PsyD and Deborah Peters, PhD – Co-chairs

This program is designed to provide exposure to key psychoanalytic concepts, offering foundational themes reflective of contemporary psychoanalysis, including theory, technique, and special clinical treatment issues. The committee creates the curriculum, assigns instructors and facilitators, designs the advertising materials, makes budgetary decisions, monitors the classes and the class facilitators, and addresses problems that arise. The committee is a working committee and participants are expected to carry out some additional work outside of committee meetings.

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Program Committee

This committee plans all the education programs offered by ICP for all members and for the professional community at large.

Michelle Harwell, PsyD, LMFT – Chair

Some of the tasks of this very hard-working committee include Handling continuing education forms, writing goals and objectives for programs, budgeting, handling registrations and refreshments at in-person-programs, designing program flyers, dealing with venues, handling program evaluations, handling entertainment and transportation, contacting speakers, and taking minutes of meetings. This committee has been meeting monthly. They are looking for candidates not afraid of hard work and willing to actively participate.

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Continuing Education Committee

The Continuing Education Committee is charged with overseeing compliance with the standards established by the American Psychological Association to allow ICP to provide continuing education credits to candidates and attendees who participate in ICP’s programs, including the Psychoanalytic Training Program, Continuing Education Programs, and Independent Programs. The mandate of the ICP Continuing Education Program is to ensure that our programs are geared toward doctoral level clinical psychologists, with a particular focus on psychoanalytic constructs and techniques.

Mary Walters, PsyD, LCSW – Chair

The ICP Continuing Education Program Committee views contemporary psychoanalysis through the lens of psychoanalytic psychology in that the standards of psychological practice are an integral component of its academic curriculum and continuing education.  As such, evidence based and community standards of ethical clinical practice as well as evolving ethical and legal concerns are given priority in determining and implementing training needs. The Committee is tasked to be sure that all ICP programs that offer CEs adhere to the standards, criteria, policies, and procedures of the American Psychological Association Sponsor Approval System. While the focus of the Committee is on criteria established by the APA for granting continuing education, these criteria are also recognized and accepted by NASW and CAMFT for granting CE’s.

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Ethics Committee

The Ethics Committee serves as a central body dedicated to integrating ethical principles into institute-life through educational, professional, and institutional activities. Any member of the ICP community can approach the committee or its individual members to discuss an area of ethical concern or interest. Ethical complaints from the general public are directed to both the Ethics Committee and the ICP Board.

Steve Deitelbaum, PsyD and Kris Rao, PsyD – Co-Chairs

Such complaints may include, but need not be limited to, dishonesty, discrimination, or boundary violations (and other areas of ethical misconduct). The committee listens to allegations and offers consultation; it has no disciplinary power, nor does it act as a judicial body. At times, the committee will refer a complainant to the appropriate licensing board or state agency. The Ethics Committee encourages discussion of ethical issues and questions with members, candidates, and the institute at large. Any ICP member, ICP candidate, or member of the public who has questions or an ethical concern about an ICP member or candidate and wishes to make a confidential complaint to the ICP Ethics Committee can do so by sending an email to the Ethics Committee.

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Study Group Committee

To attain the status of supervising and training analyst, ICP requires all members to participate in at least five years of study groups, which can be either peer consultation groups (at least two) or supervision training groups (at least one).

Rochelle M. Reno, PhD, PsyD – Chair

To attain the status of supervising and training analyst, ICP requires all members to participate in at least five years of study groups, which can be either peer consultation groups (at least two) or supervision training groups (at least one). Members who wish to be in a peer consultation group are randomly assigned, with rerandomization occurring every two years. Supervision training groups are formed by assignment based on the size of groups. Participants in both types of groups are required to attend seven out nine meetings each year. All groups are online.

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Task Force to Address Racism and Homophobia

The Committee’s overall mission is to take the lead in helping ICP become a more inclusive institution that is inviting to everyone regardless of ethnicity, sexual orientation, or gender identification. ICP’s cutting edge status and dedication to spreading the word on contemporary psychoanalytic theories puts it in a unique place to attract those not traditionally a part of the psychoanalytic community. The Ad Hoc Committee for Diversity was established in 2003 with that in mind.

Veronica Abney, PhD, LCSW and Joel E. Miller, MD, PsyD – Co-Chairs

The Committee’s overall mission is to take the lead in helping ICP become a more inclusive institution that is inviting to everyone regardless of ethnicity, sexual orientation, or gender identification. More specifically we are working towards the following goals:

• Finding concrete ways to attract a more diverse membership which involves understanding the reasons for the current lack of diversity at ICP.
• Providing members with the necessary experiences to become aware of their implicit biases which function as obstacles to maintaining a diverse membership and to providing candidates with an education that is relevant to, and inclusive of, those traditionally marginalized by the field.
• Promoting contemporary psychoanalysis to those who have traditionally been excluded and maligned by the field.

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LGBTQ+ Essay Award Committee

LGBTQ+ represents Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer or Questioning and the countless affirmative ways in which people choose to self-identify.

Dr. Stacy Berlin, Chair

Committee Members: Dr. Roberto D’Angelo, Dr. Darren Haber, Dr. Lynne Jacobs, Dr. Russell Koch, Dr. David Schreiber, and Dr. Estelle Shane

We invite all ICP candidates and members to contribute their individual response related to the concept of population diversity in sexuality and identification, including the complex impact of invisibility or visibility, with all its expanding influence and importance. The essay award is given yearly for the best paper submitted (up to 1000 words).
The current prize is $500.00, a framed award, and the winners name will be placed on the ICP website.

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Nancy Goldman Award Committee

Awarded each year as part of the graduation ceremony, each year’s recipient is recognized on a perpetual plaque displayed at ICP.

Edie Boxer, PsyD – Chair

In keeping with Nancy’s values, this award is meant to honor volunteers who have made significant contributions to our institute over time, particularly those unsung heroes who quietly work hard without necessarily achieving prominence or high visibility. As Nancy valued ICP’s distance communities, individuals who exemplify her value of “boots on the ground” are also especially considered when awarding this honor each year.

Strategic Planning Committee (SPC)

The SPC was created September 2011 as an Ad-Hoc committee. This was the first time such a committee had been created at ICP. The groups focus is to assist and inform the various committee’s as well as the Board of Directors in designing a plan to direct how ICP could move forward. The SPC would analyze the current mission of ICP, establish goals; educational, financial, and operationally. It is important for the strategic plan to look at the organization as a complete entity – an integrated system – and to be concerned with its long-term development. Keeping in mind the democratic nature of ICP these recommendations in collaboration with the ICP Community, Committees and chairpersons would be taken to the Board of Directors to establish goals and action items for the future success of ICP.

George Bermudez, PhD, PsyD – Chair

As with the psychoanalytic process it is important for the SPC to consider where the institute has been (its history and foundations), where it is now (its internal and external ecosystem), co- determine where we would like to be and map how to get there. The Institute’s co-created strategic plan should be written out and made available to all the membership articulating and clarifying the aims and objectives the organization is collaboratively working towards.

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Graduation Committee

The Graduation committee is in charge of planning all aspects of the graduation.

Silvia Jones – Chair

The Graduation committee is in charge of planning all aspects of the graduation, which includes arranging for catering, necessary audio-visual (microphone, sound system), as well as organizing Zoom for family and friends as well as for graduates not able to attend in person.

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Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Training (PPT)

The committee is involved in the selection of applicants, and the organization and coordination of resources for the training program.

Currently not available

This committee meets approximately every 2-3 months, except during the summer application process, when it meets as needed (about once a month). The committee is involved in the selection of applicants, and the organization and coordination of resources for the training program. Candidate members have the same input as everyone else on the committee (this includes decisions on policies and interviewing of perspective applicants).

Public Education Committee

The mission of this committee is to provide training in contemporary psychoanalytic psychotherapy to community mental health agencies.

Currently not available

The focus is on agencies with large numbers of graduate students in order to provide a community service and to also generate interest in further training at ICP.

Some of the agencies the Public Education Committee has provided training for include:

Vista del Mar
Reiss-Davis Child Study Center
Airport Marina Counseling Center
Family Service of Santa Monica
Campion Counseling Center
Venice Family Clinic
The Maple Center
Southern California Counseling Center
Julia Ann Singer
Valley Community Clinic
The Help Group
Homesafe and Foothill Family Service