Fall Courses 2016

  • Classes begin on Monday, September 12, and semester courses meet for 12 weeks.
  • Fees: Semester, $350; 6-Week Course, $200.
  • Register by August 22 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.
  • All courses may be used to maintain the CASAC credential.
  • Courses meeting after 3:30pm qualify for graduate credit for teachers and may be used for their differential, pending approval by the Board of Education.

Earn 18 Continuing Education Credits with Most Semester Courses
(As of January, 2015, CE credits are required to maintain LCSW and LMSW licenses.)
Classes may also be taken via telephone or self-study (see below for details). For more information, please contact CHD at 212-642-6303.


*E131. Countertransference

This course will focus on an in-depth study of countertransference. Its theoretical development and application to clinical practice will be studied through assigned reading, discussion of case material, and class interaction. Students will examine subjective and objective countertransference reactions and identify the feelings that may emerge during treatment.
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

CE Credits: 18

Telephone: Yes

Self-Study: Yes


*E132.   Psychoanalytic Perspectives on Addiction & Treatment

Over the past 100 years the psychoanalytic community has conceptualized and treated addiction in a variety of ways. This course traces both the roots and evolution of psychoanalytic perspectives on addiction, discusses the development of treatment modalities, and elucidates the relationship between scientific findings and clinical treatment efforts.
Please include your email address on the registration form to receive an article prior to the first class.

Instructor: Harlan Matusow, PhD, LP

Day/Time: Tuesdays, 5:30–6:30, Sept. 13, 20, 27; Oct. 18, 25; Nov. 8

Location: 71 West 23rd Street, Suite 504, NYC 914-320-0350

CE Credits: 6

Telephone: No

Self-Study: Yes Cost: $200

*P201. Case Seminar on Clinical Practices II

(Required for Treatment Service Students)
This course addresses the practical and clinical issues relevant to the Treatment Service experience. It includes, among other issues, the requirements of the Treatment Service setting; understanding patients’ dynamics as shown in their transference, symbolic communications, verbalizations, behaviors, and dreams; comprehending and resolving patients’ resistances; managing subjective and objective countertransference; resolving countertransference resistance; and employing supervisory counsel. Students trace the onset and course of symptoms and consider prognosis.

Instructor: Michaela Kane Schaeffer, PhD, LP

Day/Time: Tuesdays, 5:30–7:00 pm

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

CE Credits: 18

Telephone: Yes

Self-Study: No

H101. History of Psychoanalysis from 1895-1920

This class provides an intensive examination of the early development of psychoanalysis, beginning with Breuer and Freud’s (1895) theoretical/clinical discoveries about the origins and treatment of hysteria and anxiety, and the establishment of the method of psychoanalytic inquiry. It explores Freud’s hypotheses about the function of sexuality in normal and pathological development; the psychological meaning of symptoms; the mechanisms of dream formation and interpretation; and the shift from the topographical to the structural model of the mind.
Please include your email address on the registration form to receive an article prior to the first class.

Instructor: John Augliera, MA, LP

Day/Time: Tuesdays, 7:00–8:30pm

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

CE Credits: 18

Telephone: No

Self-Study: No


M101. Infancy: Conception Through the Second Year of Life

Using readings and case presentations, students examine normal and pathological development during this earliest period of life; consider constitutional and environmental factors that affect maturation; and explore how the oral and anal phases shape character development. As they trace patterns of infantile experience, students are able to understand instinctual life and recognize fixations evident in the narcissistic disorders.

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

Day/Time: Wednesdays, 3:00–5:00 pm, 9 classes

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

CE Credits: 18

Telephone: No

Self-Study: No


*C104. Clinical Studies in Gender and Sexuality

Students attain a theoretical understanding of the development of gender identification and the subsequent variations in sexual orientation and practice. Through readings and case presentations, students learn to identify blocks to sexual maturity and satisfaction; understand the etiology of deviations from the usual course of development; and consider how issues of gender and sexuality influence personality organization.

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

CE Credits: 18

Telephone: Yes

Self-Study: No


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 Credits: 18

Telephone: Yes

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.


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

As of January, 2015, CE credits are required to maintain LCSW and LMSW licenses.

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.

Fall 2016 Class Schedule

  • Register must be received by August 22. Registration received after this date is subject to a late fee of $25.
  • Fall classes begin Monday, September 12, 2016

Week 1: September 12–16
Week 2: September 19–23
Week 3: September 26–30
Week 4: October 3–7
No classes Monday and Tuesday, Oct. 3 and 4
Classes meet Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, Oct. 5, 6 and 7

Week 5: October 10–14
No classes Wednesday, Oct. 12
Classes meet Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, Oct. 10, 11, 13 and 14

Week 6: October 17–21
Week 7: October 24–28
Week 8: October 31–November 4
Week 9: November 7–11
Week 10: November 14–18
Week 11: November 21–25
Classes meet Monday and Tuesday, Nov. 21 and 22
No classes Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, Nov. 23, 24 and 25

Week 12: November 28–December 2

Monday and Tuesday classes meet Dec. 5 and 6
Wednesday, Thursday and Friday classes meet Dec. 7, 8 and 9
Wednesday classes meet Dec. 14