Mark Ludwig, LCSW, is a clinical social worker, university lecturer, and somatic psychotherapist in private practice in the Bay Area. He received his clinical education at the University of California, Berkeley School of Social Welfare and through a postgraduate fellowship in Psychoanalytic Child Psychotherapy at the Kennedy Child Study Center in Santa Monica, CA. He is also a certified graduate of two body psychotherapy modality trainings: Radix Neo-Reichian education, Ojai, CA (1975-1978) and Biosynthesis, Zurich, Switzerland (1987-90).
He has been a senior faculty member in several national and international somatic psychotherapy training. From 2000 to 2007, he was program director of the Somatic Psychology Master’s Program at John F. Kennedy University.
Mark is a graduate of the Napa-Harvard Children’s Hospital Infant-Parent Mental Health Fellowship. He has studied with Diana Fosha, PhD; Allen Schore, PhD; and Steve Seligman, DMH. Mark has published several articles in national and international clinical journals and anthologies.
He is currently codirecting the formation of a new model of infant-parent mental health intervention that employs infant-parent massage as a platform for supporting secure attachment and parental attunement.