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Center for Human Development — NYS Licensure-Qualifying Institute

Spring Courses 2018

  • Classes begin on Monday, January 22, and semester courses meet for 12 weeks.
  • Course Fees: Refer to individual courses for cost.
  • Register by January 15 and use the form at the end of this listing. Registration received after this date is subject to a late fee of $25.
  • Courses designated by an asterisk (*) qualify for credit toward the Heed doctoral degrees.

Earn Continuing Education Hours
As of January, 2015, CE hours are required to maintain LCSW, LMSW, LP, LCAT, LMFT, LMHC licenses.
CHD is an approved provider of continuing education in New York State for these licenses:
LCSW, LMSW, LP, LCAT, LMFT and LMHC.

All courses offer CE hours unless indicated otherwise.
Classes may also be taken via telephone or self-study (see below for details).
For more information, please contact CHD at 212-642-6303 or email us at info@chdny.org.

Monday

*E102. The Need to Have Enemies: A Psychoanalytic Study of Aggression in Dyads and Groups

As the destructive side of human nature finds increasingly ingenious ways to assert itself, enacted in politics and the threats and acts of aggression here and around the world, we may ask: Do human beings need enemies? Modern analysts study aggression, the forces of love and hate, and the developmental and intrapsychic dynamics that fuel violence in dyads and groups. This course examines the psychodynamics of aggression, enmity, and the roots of violence — beginning in infancy and crystallizing in young adulthood. Interventions to resolve resistances to experiencing and redirecting violent impulses in the analytic dyad, group, family, school and global community are considered. Examples of current day events and how they might affect clinicians and their practices will be open 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, 4:00–5:30 pm

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

Fee: $350

CE Hours: 18

Telephone: No

Self-Study: Yes

*E141. The Use of Silence in Modern Psychoanalysis

This 90-minute workshop will explain the benefits and the difficulties of using silence in the early stages of analysis as a tool to begin building a therapeutic relationship. It will include guidelines to help analysts intervene where their patients are emotionally.

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

Day/Time: Monday, February 5 (one session), 12:15–1:45 pm

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

Fee: $45 (No registration fee for this class.)

CE Hours: 1.5

Telephone: No

Self-Study: No

Tuesday

*E113. Child and Adolescent Treatment

This course will discuss important aspects of physical and emotional development of children and adolescents and how Modern Analytic Therapy makes use of this information. Techniques of working with children and adolescents and the importance of including the parents in the therapeutic process will be emphasized. Actual case material will be presented and theoretical and practical aspects of therapy will make up an important part of the course.

Instructor: Michaela Kane Schaeffer, PhD, LP

Day/Time: Tuesdays, 5:30–7:00 pm

Location: 170 Rugby Road, Brooklyn (718) 693-2243

Fee: $350

CE Hours: 18

Telephone: Yes

Self-Study: No

E142. Identifying, Understanding and Learning to Use Countertransferences With Your Clients

In our sessions with patients, we experience many different feelings about them; feelings which sometimes have nothing to do with them. We experience bodily sensations and sometimes “hear” a song or remember a movie or find ourselves drifting into a daydream. What could all this mean? How can we use these to help us better understand our clients and utilize what is going on inside of us to assist with what is going on in the room with them? In this 90-minute workshop we will look at these counter-transferences and discuss how they can be used to understand what is happening and to distinguish whether they have any meaning or not.

Instructor: John Augliera, MA, LP

Day/Time: Tuesday, February 6 (one session), 7:00–8:30 pm

Location: 201 West 89th Street, Apt. 5FF NYC 212-877-3351

Fee: $45 (No registration fee for this class.)

CE Hours: 1.5

Telephone: No

Self-Study: No

Wednesday

E143. Attachment Theory and I Devices

I Devices have become a daily part of modern life. This class explores the effects on ‘attachment behavior(s)’ when I Devices replace contact with parental and other adult relationships. The history of attachment theory will be reviewed and the influence of over-stimulating content/disturbing material in lieu of parent and other adult figures. Are I Devices becoming a replacement for adult human contact? There is contemporary research and case studies delineating some of the following symptoms: crying/screaming, sleep disturbances, clinging, increased heart rate, freezing or feelings of paralysis, losing control, etc. Cases of children’s behavior will be discussed. In addition, the writings of following developmental theorists will be reviewed: Freud, Jung, Piaget, Steiner, and others. The effects of trauma will be addressed and what may be contributing to enduring negative and emotional effects of violent/overstimulating/graphic media.

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

Day/Time: Wednesdays, 2:00–4:00 pm, 6 classes: Jan. 31; Feb. 14, 28; Mar. 14, 28; Apr. 11

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

Fee: $250

CE Hours: 12

Telephone: No

Self-Study: No

Thursday

*E144.   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, January 25 (one session), 11:15 am – 12:45 pm

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

Fee: $45 (No registration fee for this class.)

CE Hours: 1.5

Telephone: No

Self-Study: No

*E103. The Psychodynamics of Sexual Acting Out Behavior

Using theory and case examples to investigate the meaning of sexual acting out, students learn to read patient-behaviors for their diagnostic significance. This approach helps them to determine patients conflicting drives, their earliest object impressions, and the formation of sexual symptomatology.

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

Day/Time: Thursdays, 4:00–5:30 pm

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

Fee: $350

CE Hours: 18

Telephone: Yes

Self-Study: No

Friday

W615. Psychoanalysis and Hypnosis

Psychoanalysis grew out of hypnosis. In fact, Freud who had been trained in hypnosis in France before developing psychoanalysis, began his psychotherapy practice in Vienna as a therapeutic hypnotist. In those days therapeutic hypnosis was done with the subject lying on a couch. When Freud gave up hypnosis, he repurposed the couch. Let me be presumptuous enough to assert that Freud misunderstood hypnosis. Had he a modern understanding of hypnosis, he would not have abandoned the practice and psychoanalysis today would be very different. In this workshop I want to introduce the participants to the uses of hypnosis in a psychotherapy practice with a particular emphasis on its usefulness for psychoanalysis. No one will quack like a duck, 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 April 6.

Instructor: Richard Friedman, PhD, NCPsyA

Day/Time: Friday, March 2 (one session), 12:30–2:00 pm

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

Fee: $45 (No registration fee for this class.)

CE Hours: 1.5

Telephone: No

Self-Study: No

E138. What Are Better Ways of Dealing With Complicated Situations or Difficult People

Have you ever been so overwhelmed by what has been related to you that you didn’t know where, or how, to start? Have you ever been so antagonized by clients (or non clients), that you were unable to maintain the requisite emotional equilibrium that produces the most effective interventions? This course may suggest alternative approaches when you are confronted by either challenge.

Instructor: Elliott Schuman, PhD

Day/Time: Fridays, 3:00–4:30 pm, 4 classes: Feb. 2, 9, 16, 23

Location: 116 Prospect Park West, Brooklyn (call for travel questions)

Fee: $120

CE Hours: 6

Telephone: No

Self-Study: No

C106. Core Concepts in Modern Psychoanalytic Group Technique

After tracing the development of group therapy, this course introduces students to the theory of modern psychoanalytic group work. Through an examination of the contributions of Spotnitz, Rosenthal, Ormont, and Meadow, among others, students consider basic concepts of group psychoanalysis: transference, resistance (both individual and group), countertransference, contracting, bridging, symbolic and emotional communications.

Instructor: Calla C. Jo, LP, LCSW

Day/Time: Fridays, 4:00–5:30 pm

Location: 31 East 12th Street, Suite 1E, NYC (917) 428-7347, callacjo@gmail.com

Fee: $350

CE Hours: 18

Telephone: Yes

Self-Study: Yes

TSS201. Case Supervision

(Required for Treatment Service Students)
In this class, students receive supervision of their individual patients at the Treatment Service, with a focus on understanding patient dynamics-both transference and resistance- and the analyst’s countertransference issues. In addition, the group formulates a diagnostic picture of the presented cases, discusses intervention strategies, and seeks to resolve treatment impasses.

Instructor: TBA

Day/Time: TBA

Location: TBA

CE Hours: 18

Telephone: Yes

Self-Study: No

Additional Learning Options for CE Hours

Each class indicates which options are available.
(Not all courses offer telephone and self-study options.)

Class Via Telephone

Please contact the instructor for call-in information.

Self-Study

A one-page paper will be required to demonstrate comprehension with the material.
Please contact the instructor to receive readings.

CHD Admissions Policy: CHD admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights and privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of gender, race, color, sexual orientation, age, disability, and national or ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship, and other school–administered programs.

Heed University Doctoral Program: In its doctoral program in psychoanalysis (both PsyaD and PhD), Heed University’s College of Psychoanalysis offers individualized, independent study under faculty guidance and supervision, combined with seminars and classes at approved study centers. CHD’s curriculum includes many courses that earn psychoanalytic candidates credit towards their doctoral degree from Heed, and towards their graduation from CHD. All enrolled Heed students who are working with a Mentor may use the CHD courses designated by an asterisk for independent study or advanced credit. For information about the doctoral program in psychoanalysis at Heed University, please telephone the Heed office at 877-287-2456. Heed University brochures and applications can also be requested by email at info@heed.edu.

Spring 2018 Class Schedule

  • Registration must be received by January 15. Registration received after this date is subject to a late fee of $25.
  • Fall classes begin Monday, January 22, 2018.
  • Semester courses meet for 12 weeks, for 1 1/2 hours.

Week 1: January 22–26
Week 2: January 29–February 2
Week 3: February 5–9
Week 4: February 12–16
No classes February 19–23
Week 5: February 26–March 2
Week 6: March 5–9
Week 7: March 12–16
Week 8: March 19–23
Week 9: March 26–30
Week 10: April 2–6
Week 11: April 9–13
Week 12: April 16–20
June Workshops begin Monday, June 4, 2018 (Listings soon to be on website.)