Susan R. Blumenson, PhD, LP

24 Fifth Avenue, Ground Floor Suite
New York, NY 10011
212-473-5580, Fax: 212-614-0746

Founding Member, Secretary of Board of Trustees, Dean of Curriculum, Faculty, Training Analyst, and Supervisor

Book Review Editor, Current Trends in Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy; Former Faculty Liaison for Student Affairs, Alumni Association Coordinator, and Faculty, College of Psychoanalysis, Heed University; Former Adjunct Assistant Professor, John Jay College for Criminal Justice, CUNY; Former Adjunct Faculty, The Union Institute; Former Board of Trustees, Chair of the Curriculum Committee, Faculty, Training Analyst and Supervisor, Mid-Manhattan Institute; Former Faculty, Training Analyst, and Supervisor, ACAP (Psychoanalytic Center of New Jersey); Registered Psychoanalyst, National Association for the Advancement of Psychoanalysis, Society of Modern Psychoanalysts. NYS-Licensed Psychoanalyst; Vermont-Licensed Psychoanalyst; Former Chair of the Committee on Accreditation, American Board for Accreditation in Psychoanalysis; Fellow, American Orthopsychiatric Association.

Publications include: “The Mirror of Silence: A Method of Treating a Preverbal Schizophrenic Patient,” “Incoherent Speech and Nonverbal Behaviors to Verbal Expression: Progress Through Minute Changes,” and “An Addiction to Acquiescing: The Inability to Say No.”

Susan Jakubowicz, PhD, LP, LCSW, CGP

301 East 21 Street, Suite 1K
New York, NY 10010
212-473-1400, Fax: 212-260-7564

Founding Director Emeritus, Board of Trustees, Faculty, Training Analyst, and Supervisor

Former Board of Trustees, American Board for Accreditation in Psychoanalysis; Founding Editor, Current Trends in Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy; Director, College of Psychoanalysis, Heed University; Adjunct Associate Professor, New York University School of Social Work; Founding Member, Faculty, Training Analyst, Supervisor, Center for the Advancement of Group Studies; Former Board of Trustees, Dean of Training, Co-Chair of Program in Modern Group Psychoanalysis, Mid-Manhattan Institute; Past Vice President, Chair, Membership Committee, Society of Modern Psychoanalysts (SMP); Former Member, Membership Registration Committee, National Association for the Advancement of Psychoanalysis (NAAP); Faculty, Training Analyst, Supervisor, Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Study Center, Psychoanalytic Studies Program; Board-Certified Diplomate, Clinical Member, American Psychological Association; Clinical Member, American Group Psychotherapy Association; Certified Doctoral Addictions Counselor, National Board of Addiction Examiners; Certified Group Psychotherapist, National Registry of Certified Group Psychotherapists; NYS-Licensed Clinical Social Worker; Certified Cognitive Behavioral Therapist, International Academy of Behavioral Medicine; Diplomate Status, Chemical Dependency Counseling, Professional Counseling and Professional Psychotherapy; Registered Psychoanalyst and Group Psychoanalyst, NAAP, SMP; NYS-Licensed Psychoanalyst; Vermont-Licensed Psychoanalyst.

Publications include: "The Use of Disturbing Countertransference Feelings in Working with AIDS Patients,” “Enriching the Experience of Teaching Through Understanding and Using Countertransference Feelings" (with T. Chuah), and "The Healing Journey: Preparation and Recovery from Surgery.

Calla C. Jo, LP, LCSW

31 East 12th Street #1E
New York, NY 10003

Director, Board Member, Faculty

Graduate of CHD; Adjunct Lecturer and Graduate of New York University Silver School of Social Work; Clinical Social Worker at Arista Center for Psychotherapy; Graduate of Yale University; Member, National Association for the Advancement of Psychoanalysis; Former Associate to the Royal Academy of Dancing; Former Faculty of Merce Cunningham Studio.

Michaela Kane Schaeffer, PhD, LP

In Memoriam

Our beloved colleauge, Michaela, passed away in August of 2020. Her CHD family misses her every day.

Board of Trustees, Research Coordinator, Faculty

NYS-Licensed Psychoanalyst; Registered Psychoanalyst, National Association for the Advancement of Psychoanalysis (NAAP), Society of Modern Psychoanalysts; Former Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychoanalysis and Psychiatry, New York College of Osteopathic Medicine; Former Board of Directors, Faculty, Riverdale Seminars in Modern Psychoanalysis; Former Board of Directors, Planning Committee Member, Brooklyn Seminars in Modern Psychoanalysis; Former Member, NAAP; Former Membership and Registry Committee, American Counseling Association.

Emeritus Faculty

Jacqueline M. Swensen, PhD, LP, LCSW

NYS-Licensed Psychoanalyst; NYS-Licensed Clinical Social Worker; Registered Psychoanalyst, Member, National Association for the Advancement of Psychoanalysis.

Unpublished Dissertation: “Intervening Where Your Patient Is: A Modern Psychoanalytic Guide for Establishing and Building the Narcissistic Transference.”

Adjunct Faculty

Richard Friedman, PhD, LCSW

Graduate of CMPS and a NAAP certified psychoanalyst. Most recent article: “A Stubborn Resistance Resolved in Conjoint Modern Analysis and Hypnotherapy,” Modern Psychoanalysis, Vol 40, Number 2, 2015. He practices in New York City.
Selected Publications:
“An Informal Experiment in a Community College,” Modern Psychoanalysis, Vol. 2, No 1, Spring, 1977; “The Children of Psychoanalysts,” Current Issues in Psychoanalytic Practice, Vol 4, Nos 1/2, Spring/Summer 1987; “Psychoanalysis as Medicine, Psychoanalysis as Religion,” Journal of Religion and Health, Vol 34, No. 1, Spring 1995

Additional adjunct faculty upon request

CHD’s Mascot


The Center for Human Development is not only people friendly — we are pet friendly, too! Rosenberg is part of our family and even with his busy schedule, he makes time to be our Mascot. Some fun facts about Rosenberg: he’s an Aussiedoodle, is both an emotional-support dog and a model, has appeared in Dolce Vita ss15 campaign, has participated in social media campaigns including Pepsi and Scoop, travels on planes visiting other Aussiedoodle friends, and enjoys having his picture taken. You can follow Rosenberg’s adventures on Instagram: @RosenbergTheDog

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