The Institute for Clinical Social Work


Alumni Profiles

Freda Baron Friedman, L.C.S.W., Ph.D.

​Freda Baron Friedman works in Chicago’s Streeterville area and suburban Northfield, Ill., providing psychotherapy for adults, utilizing individual, couples, and group psychotherapy. Her specialities include psychotherapy for individuals and families dealing with borderline personality disorder and working with those who have experienced various forms of trauma, loss, and relationship difficulties. In addition to running several client and professional groups in Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Dr. Friedman has been a faculty member at ICSW since 2008 and a member of the Professional Enrichment Committee since 2001. She is also a clinical consultant and reviewer for Behavioral Technology, the international training program for Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, and presents workshops, training programs, and lectures on issues related to Borderline Personality Disorder.

June Fulton, Ph.D.

​June Fulton is a psychotherapist at AssuraSource, an in-home counseling program for chronically mentally and physically ill people. She also works one day per week at The Well, which is a club-house model neighborhood rehabilitation center.

Elizabeth Fung, Ph.D.

​Elizabeth Fung is the senior social worker for Family Support Services at Children’s Memorial Hospital, Chicago, Ill.. Her concentrations are individual and family therapy, child/family adjustment to chronic illness, sibling issues, bereavement, and relaxation and hypnotherapy. She works with children and families with bleeding disorders. Dr. Fung received the 2006 Social Worker of the Year Award from the National Hemophilia Foundation.

Leah Harp, Ph.D.

​Leah Harp has a private practice in the West Town neighborhood of Chicago.

Dissertation: Modulating supervisory technique with psychologically impaired supervisees (2008)

Lola K. Himrod, Ph.D.

​After 32 years as a school social worker with an additional private practice, Lola Himrod retired from being an active school social worker. She taught school social work for 11 years at Loyola University Chicago and continues to consult with school social workers and parents who have concerns about their children who have learning or school issues. Dr. Himrod also sees adults for psychotherapy.

Barry J. Koch, Ph.D.

​Barry J. Koch is an assistant professor and field coordinator at the Newman University School of Social Work in Colorado Springs, Col. He teaches advanced clinical courses to second-year M.S.W. students and has created two elective courses for the program. His specialities include crisis intervention, suicide prevention, psychotherapy with adults, and psychopathology. Dr. Koch also conducts biannual crisis intervention hotline counselor trainings for the Suicide Prevention Partnership in Colorado Springs.