• Education & Training

    • About CHD

      Founded in 2001 by Susan Jakubowicz and other cofounders, the Center for Human Development is a psychoanalytic institute with a learning environment designed for students. We combine theoretical with experiential learning. Our high academic standards satisfy New York State requirements.

      The program is based on the groundbreaking work of Hyman Spotnitz, MD, the founder of Modern Psychoanalysis, who developed theories and techniques for working with severely regressed individuals, as well as emotional communication.

      Using a humanistic approach, CHD prepares its students to become licensed psychoanalysts. We offer continuing education for licensed social workers, and other mental health professionals. We’re dedicated to developing well-trained and compassionate professionals. We also welcome those interested in personal growth and development.
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  • Therapy

    • Individual

      The Center for Human Development faculty offers individual, couples tailored to both your needs and preferences... More Info

    • Group

      The Center for Human Development faculty offers both process and topic-oriented group therapy... More Info

    Supervision & Practice Mentoring

  • What sets us apart

    Putting students first is more than a guiding credo; it’s our raison d’etre. Well before it was fashionable, students who couldn’t make it to class were invited to participate remotely (within the guidelines of NY State).

    We frequently tailor our curriculum – regarding both scheduling and course offerings – in accordance with our students’ needs. And our instructors share a humanitarian sensibility in the way they teach, blending didactic and Socratic methods with a good dose of “process.”

    In summary: We strive to be attuned to the needs of our students, and we endeavor to provide a nourishing, enriching learning environment through words and deeds.

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