AN INSTITUTE FOR MODERN PSYCHOANALYSIS

Spring - 2020

Registration is closed.
Register by December 15, 2019 to secure a spot. Late registrants will be accepted at the discretion of the instructor.

CHD is an approved provider of continuing education in New York State for these licenses: LCSW, LMSW, LP, LCAT, LMFT, LMHC.
    Tuesdays
    S119. Modern analytic therapy with adolescents - $350
    Tuesdays from January 28 to April 14
    4:30p - 6:00p

    A theoretical and practical approach to working with this extremely interesting and challenging age group.


      Instructor: Michaela Kane Schaeffer, PhD, LP
      Location: 170 Rugby Road, Brooklyn (Q train, Beverly Road station)
      Contact: 718-693-2243
      CE Hours: 18  Telephone: No  Self-Study: No
    S219. A psychoanalytic view of female development - $350
    Tuesdays from January 28 to April 14
    6:30p - 8:00p

    In each class we will discuss a different psychoanalytic approach to female development beginning with Freud, Helene Deutsch, Phyllis Greenacre, Ruth Lax, Ethel Person and others.


      Instructor: Margery Quackenbush, PhD
      Location: 460 East 79 Street, Apt 14E, NYC
      Contact: (917) 587-7252
      CE Hours: 18  Telephone: No  Self-Study: No


    Wednesdays
    S019. Why we act: A psychoanalytic exploration of Aristotle’s 7 causes - $180
    Wednesdays from February 12 to April 8
    3:30p - 4:30p

    Aristotle declared that all human action is rooted in one or more of the following causes: Chance, Nature, Compulsion, Habit, Reasoning, Anger, and Desire. His proposition predated Freud’s Pleasure Principle by over 2000 years. We examine how each impulse – and their interrelationship – has come to be understood over 100 years of psychoanalytic inquiry and how to apply Aristotle’s foundational thinking to our practices and lives.

    Please include your email address on the registration form to receive an article prior to the first class.


      Instructor: Harlan Matusow, PhD, LP
      Location: 928 Broadway (bet. 21st & 22nd Streets), Suite 804, NYC
      Contact: 914-320-0350
      CE Hours: Telephone: No  Self-Study: No


    Fridays
    S519. Psychoanalysis and Hypnosis - $30
    March 13
    12:30p - 2:00p

    One of the most important distinctions between Modern Psychoanalysis and most other approaches to psychoanalysis is the emphasis on whose verbal contribution is more important to help people change. Most of the other schools of thought emphasize what the analyst says: what and how to interpret. The Modern idea is what helps people change is for the person in therapy to say everything with the analyst’s role limited to helping the person who has come to him or her for help to say everything. When I was in training, the most important tool we were taught to help people say everything was the use of joining techniques — what my colleague Jacob Kirman calls agreeing with the patient. After many years of experience, I’ve developed a whole repertory of techniques that I find help the people I work with talk about an ever-expanding range of things. One of these techniques is to tell a story that suggests a new way of looking at the person’s problem — what I call the plausible hypothesis. Sometimes the plausible hypothesis takes the form of a story taken from classical Greek myths, like Freud’s fondness for Oedipus, but it can be anything else, often suggested by the patient’s own frame of reference and sometimes drawn from my own storehouse of knowledge, and can include song lyrics, allusions to popular culture, jokes, historical events, and so forth. In this workshop, I will work with the participants to help them find plausible hypotheses that might help the people in therapy with them find a story that will give them tools to say things that they might not have been able to say without the new hypothesis.


      Instructor: Richard Friedman, PhD, NCPsyA Member of The American Society of Clinical Hypnosis
      Location: 1123 Park Ave, #1D, NYC
      Contact: 212-289-3592
      CE Hours: 1.5  Telephone: No  Self-Study: No
    S419. The Plausible Hypothesis: A technique to help people in therapy say everything - $30
    March 20
    12:30p - 2:00p

    One of the most important distinctions between Modern Psychoanalysis and most other approaches to psychoanalysis is the emphasis on whose verbal contribution is more important to help people change. Most of the other schools of thought emphasize what the analyst says: what and how to interpret. The Modern idea is what helps people change is for the person in therapy to say everything with the analyst’s role limited to helping the person who has come to him or her for help to say everything. When I was in training, the most important tool we were taught to help people say everything was the use of joining techniques — what my colleague Jacob Kirman calls agreeing with the patient. After many years of experience, I’ve developed a whole repertory of techniques that I find help the people I work with talk about an ever-expanding range of things. One of these techniques is to tell a story that suggests a new way of looking at the person’s problem — what I call the plausible hypothesis. Sometimes the plausible hypothesis takes the form of a story taken from classical Greek myths, like Freud’s fondness for Oedipus, but it can be anything else, often suggested by the patient’s own frame of reference and sometimes drawn from my own storehouse of knowledge, and can include song lyrics, allusions to popular culture, jokes, historical events, and so forth. In this workshop, I will work with the participants to help them find plausible hypotheses that might help the people in therapy with them find a story that will give them tools to say things that they might not have been able to say without the new hypothesis.


      Instructor: Richard Friedman, PhD, NCPsyA Member of The American Society of Clinical Hypnosis
      Location: 1123 Park Ave, #1D, NYC
      Contact: 212-289-3592
      CE Hours: 1.5  Telephone: No  Self-Study: No


    Saturdays
    S319. Examining the dynamics of Body Dysmorphic Disorder - $90
    January 18, February 15, March 21
    2:30p - 4:00p

    This course will help clinicians identify, understand specific dynamics of, and treat Body Dysmorphic Disorder.


      Instructor: Leslie Aaron, LCSW
      Location: 235 West End Ave. # 8H, NYC
      Contact: (212) 348-1913
      CE Hours: 4.5  Telephone: No  Self-Study: No


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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