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Center for Human Development — NYS Licensure-Qualifying Institute

June Workshops 2018

Registration now open! — Most June workshops offer CE hours.

CHD is an approved provider of continuing education in New York State for these licenses:
LCSW, LMSW, LP, LCAT, LMFT and LMHC

Workshops may also be taken via telephone or self-study.
For more information, please email us at info@chdny.org or call us at 212-642-6303.

Monday

W101-18. Understanding Shame

Basic or core shame results from failures of attachment during the first two years of life. This workshop will examine the core defenses against such shame: narcissistic flight, blaming, indignant rage and contempt. We will discuss the difficulties in resolving these resistances as the very act of exploration produces the shame that the patient defends against. Participants are welcome to present case examples for discussion.
Please include your email address on the registration form to receive an article prior to the first class.

Instructor: Susan Jakubowicz, PhD, LP, CGP, NCPsyA, LCSW

Day/Time: Mondays, June 4, 11 (two sessions), 4:00–5:30 pm

Location: 301 East 21 Street, Suite 1-K, NYC  (212) 473-1400

Fee: $80

CE Hours: 3

Telephone: No

Self-Study: Yes

Tuesday

W102-18. Living with Difficult People

How to navigate life with argumentative, depressed, uncooperative family members. Discussions will include actual events and possible solutions to on-going issues.

Instructor: Michaela Kane Schaeffer, PhD, LP

Day/Time: Tuesdays, June 5, 19 (two sessions), 5:30–7:00 pm

Location: 170 Rugby Road, Brooklyn (Q train, Beverly Road station) 718-693-2243

Fee: $80

CE Hours: 3

Telephone: Yes

Self-Study: No

W103-18. Staying Married

How to build constructive, productive relationships with a spouse in the face of difficult life situations, and relationship-destructive family histories. Discussions will include actual marital events and issues.

Instructor: Michaela Kane Schaeffer, PhD, LP

Day/Time: Tuesdays, June 12, 26 (two sessions), 5:30–7:00 pm

Location: 170 Rugby Road, Brooklyn (Q train, Beverly Road station) 718-693-2243

Fee: $80

CE Hours: 3

Telephone: Yes

Self-Study: No

Wednesday

W104-18. A Review of the Work of Sabina Spielrein

Sabina Spielrein has recently gained acclaim with her work with Jung and Freud. Who is she and what has she contributed to the early work of psychoanalytic practice? This workshop explores the effects on the basic concepts and her progressive steps from being a patient to an insightful analytic practitioner/theoretician. The history of Spielrein will be reviewed, and her later becoming a medical student and a doctor. The case material reviews her thoughts and fantasies and relationships with Jung and Freud: such as the central element in the development in Jung’s conception of the transference and the formation of his idea of anima and animus. The seminar was influenced by the presenter’s strong interest in…’women for women’… In addition, the writings of Freud and Jung, among others, will be reviewed. Sabina Spielrein’s wish to reconcile Jung and Freud will be addressed derived from lost and forgotten documents.
BOOK: A Secret Symmetry: An Untold Story…

Instructor: Natalie Riccio, PhD, LCSW, LP, NCPsyA

Day/Time: Wednesdays, June 13, 27, July 11 (three sessions), 2:00–4:00 pm

Location: 235 West 76th Street, Suite 4-D NYC (212)724-4539

Fee: $160

CE Hours: 6

Telephone: No

Self-Study: No

W105-18.   Addicted to Love: The Connection Between Object Relations and Limerence

Limerence is the experience of being infatuated or obsessed with another person, seemingly in-voluntarily. It is characterized by a strong desire for reciprocation of one’s feelings. How does limerence reflect our early experiences with our mother/caregiver? Is obsessing over the object of our desire an adult manifestation of the binary state of infancy in which we experience objects and part-objects as all good or all bad? Does our heartache over unrequited love express an ongoing hunger for a good-enough mother? This workshop will explore our experiences in early infancy and how they might predict our experiences with obsessive love. Anyone with first-hand love addiction experiences or clinicians who recognize love addiction in their patients are welcome.

Instructor: Nicole Matusow, LCSW

Day/Time: Wednesday, June 13 (one session), 6:45–8:15 pm

Location: 928 Broadway (bet. 21st & 22nd Streets), Suite 1206, NYC 646-580-3123

Fee: $40

CE Hours: 1.5

Telephone: No

Self-Study: No

W106-18. Dating Practice: Learning to Cope with Normal Social Anxiety

Getting to know another person is a journey into the unknown, and a natural cause of anxiety. When we feel anxious on a date, we sometimes seek relief by talking too much or too little. We also might make hasty judgements about ourselves or the other person, or we might worry prematurely about how the relationship is progressing. Workshop participants will learn to tolerate and manage these feelings, leading to more fun on dates.

Instructor: Phyllis Thompkins, PhD, LP, LCSW

Day/Time: Wednesday, June 13 (one session), 7:00–8:30 pm

Location: 308 East 79 Street, Suite 3A 917-741-1120

Fee: $40

CE Hours: 0

Telephone: No

Self-Study: No

Thursday

W107-18. Joining: A Useful Modern Psychoanalytic Tool for Clinical Practice

This 90-minute workshop will focus on joining techniques developed by Hyman Spotnitz. The discussion will include what they are, the different types and how to use them.

Instructor: Jacqueline Swensen, PhD, LP, NCPsyA, LCSW

Day/Time: Thursday, June 14 (one session), 10:30am – 12:00 pm

Location: 119 West 57 St., Suite 720, NYC 212-230-1881

Fee: $40

CE Hours: 1.5

Telephone: No

Self-Study: No

W108-18.   Psychoanalytic Perspectives on Substance Use Disorders

This 90-minute workshop will trace the arc of psychoanalytic thinking on substance use disorders from Freud to present day.

Instructor: Harlan Matusow, PhD, LP

Day/Time: Thursday, June 14 (one session), 1:30–3:00 pm

Location: 928 Broadway (bet. 21st & 22nd Streets), Suite 1206, NYC 914-320-0350

Fee: $40

CE Hours: 1.5

Telephone: No

Self-Study: No

W109-18. The Psychodynamics of Sexual Acting Out Behavior

This workshop will explore the significance of early psychosocial development, object relationships, conflicting drives, and their contributions to the formation of sexual symptomatology. We will discuss the difficulties encountered in individuals whose development was arrested, and how to cope with these acting out behaviors. Participants are welcome to contribute their experiences and case material.

Instructor: Susan R. Blumenson, PhD, LP, NCPsyA

Day/Time: Thursdays, June 7, 14 (two sessions), 4:00-5:30 pm

Location: 24 Fifth Ave., @ 9th St., Ground Floor Suite, NYC (212) 473-5580

Fee: $80

CE Hours: 3

Telephone: Yes

Self-Study: No

Friday

W110-18. Psychoanalysis and Hypnosis

Psychoanalysis grew out of Sigmund Freud’s training in clinical hypnotherapy, but once the two modalities separated over a century ago there has been very little dialogue between them. Most psychoanalysts think hypnosis is still practiced as it was in Freud’s time, just as most modern hypnotherapists think psychoanalysts haven’t learned anything since Freud died almost eighty years ago. Of course, both modalities have learned a lot in the many decades since they parted, and I believe, they both have a great deal to teach each other. In this workshop, we will explore how psychoanalysis and hypnosis can complement each other. The participants will also have the opportunity to experience hypnosis in a safe and supportive environment so that they can understand — on an emotional level — the power of this unfortunately neglected (by psychoanalysts) modality. No one will cluck like a chicken, but participants might discover some of the benefits (and fun) of going into a trance.
Limited to four participants. If there are more than four, another workshop will be held on Friday, June 22. This workshop is only for people physically present in my office; it is not available by phone or Skype, and there are no pre-requisites.

Instructor: Richard Friedman, PhD, NCPsyA

Day/Time: Friday, June 15 (one session), 1:00–2:30 pm

Location: 1123 Park Ave, #1D, NYC 212-289-3592

Fee: $40

CE Hours: 1.5

Telephone: No

Self-Study: No

W111-18. When Dealing with Clients, What Are Your Greatest Fears?

Workshop sessions will be devoted to your most intense fears (that may relate, not only to clients but also to non-clients), and enable you to consider interventions suggested by the other participants, and the instructor, that may yield helpful outcomes.

Instructor: Elliott Schuman, PhD

Day/Time: Fridays, June 1, 8, 15, 22 (four sessions), 3:00–4:30 pm

Location: 116 Prospect Park West, Brooklyn (call for travel questions) 718-768-6664

Fee: $160

CE Hours:

Telephone: No

Self-Study: No

W112-18. Panic and The Body/Soma

A former professional dancer reflects on the relationship between the emotions and the body. Participants will be asked to read one article before the workshop which will consist of a guided meditation prone, standing, and sitting,* and, of course, talking! (*if physically possible, of course).

Instructor: Calla C. Jo, LP, LCSW

Day/Time: Friday, June 1 (one session), 5:00–6:30 pm

Location: 24 Fifth Avenue, Ground Floor, NYC (917) 428-7347 callacjo@gmail.com

Fee: $40

CE Hours: 1.5

Telephone: Yes

Self-Study: Yes

Additional Learning Options for CE Credits

Each class indicates which options are available.

Class via Telephone

Please contact the instructor for call-in information.

Self-Study

Requirements for self-study credit to be discussed with instructor.
Please contact the instructor to receive readings.

As of January, 2015, CE hours are required to maintain LCSW and LMSW licenses.
As of January, 2017, CE hours are required to maintain LP license.

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