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Center for Human Development — NYS Licensure-Qualifying Institute

Fall Courses 2017

  • Classes begin on Monday, September 11, and semester courses meet for 12 weeks.
  • Course Fees: Refer to individual courses for cost.
  • Register by August 21 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.
  • Courses meeting after 3:30 pm may qualify for graduate credit for teachers and be used for their differential, pending approval by the Board of Education.

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:

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


*E135. Dream Interpretation and Communication: Classical and Modern Psychoanalytic Views

This course will focus on the role and impact of dream analysis within the treatment process. A historical perspective will be explored as well as its relation to the modern analytic view which will afford students increasing insight and understanding into dream analysis. Participants explore the meanings and functions of dreams and are invited to bring in case examples of dreams as well as their own. We will focus on how to investigate these dreams as symbolic communications.
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: Yes

Self-Study: Yes


*E119. Treating Couples

This class studies how analysts conduct the treatment of couples; examines the developmental tasks that must be completed in order for an individual to be part of a successful couple; identifies the resistances of patients in couples treatment; and shows how the clinician works with countertransference in this modality.

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

E136. The Neo-Kleinians of London

We will examine how ideas and concepts first introduced by Melanie Klein inform psychoanalytic practice today. We will focus on a key Kleinian ideas/concepts and examine their subsequent development and contemporary psychoanalytic significance in the work of contemporary Kleinians. We will read some of Klein’s original texts and also the works of those who followed her, i.e. As Betty Joseph, Elizabeth Bott Spillius, John Steiner, Martin Feldman, and Ronald Britton. We will finish up with an introduction to the work of Wilfred Bion.
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, 7:00–8:30 pm

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

Fee: $350

CE Hours: 18

Telephone: No

Self-Study: No


E137. Using Journaling to Improve Your Mental, Physical and Emotional Health

Journaling includes expressive writing to deal with life experiences by making conscious knowledge of the trauma. This knowledge can be absent for the individual to know what really happened. This type of writing has been found to improve mental, physical and emotional health by focusing on memories. These memories can be filled with loss, pain of sensations containing fright and/or terror. Traumatic conditions contain sensory, mental and emotional intensity impacting us. Writing remains one method of expression in words to recall the events – the painful events to acknowledge what happened. Expressive writing can be used to treat a range of problems which affect our health.

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

Day/Time: Wednesdays, 2:30–4:30 pm, 6 classes: Sept. 13, 27; Oct. 11, 25; Nov. 1, 29

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

Fee: $250

CE Hours: 12

Telephone: No

Self-Study: No


*E116. The Psychodynamics of Racism and Discrimination

Some have called racism the most important psychosocial problem in the United States. This course will explore the psychic determinants of racism and discrimination through clinical literature and case examples, in an effort to determine the perpetrators’ motivation and the effect on victims. Students will gain an understanding of the impact of family and cultural dynamics on its perpetuation.

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

*E140.   Comparative Psychotherapies

This course will focus on historical approaches to psychoanalytic inquiry from Freud to present. Class material will trace the arc of psychoanalytic thought from 1875 to present: Freud – Drive theory, structural theory; Hartmann – Ego psychology; Sullivan: Interpersonal; Klein, Fairbairn, Winnicott – Object relations and the British school; Bowlby – Attachment; Rogers – Humanistic; Lacan – Intersubjective and the French School; Spotnitz – Modern.
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: Thursdays, 11:00 am – 12:30 pm, 8 classes: Sept. 14, 28; Oct. 5, 12, 19, 26; Nov. 2, 9

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

Fee: $250

CE Hours: 12

Telephone: No

Self-Study: Yes


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: Sept. 15, 22, 29; Oct. 6

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

Fee: $120

CE Hours: 6

Telephone: No

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 Hours: 18

Telephone: Yes

Self-Study: No

E139. Working with Parents on Parenting

Looking back at theories of human development, this class will provide an overview of parenting as viewed through the psychoanalytic lens, from Freud to contemporary writers of parenting books. We will apply the theory to issues of child rearing today from potty training to safety with social media. This class will also study cultural differences in parenting.

Instructor: Calla C. Jo, LP, LCSW

Day/Time: Fridays, 4:00–5:30 pm, 6 classes: Sept. 15, 29; Oct. 13, 20; Nov. 3, 10

Location: 31 East 12th Street, Suite 1E, NYC (917) 428-7347,

Fee: $180

CE Hours: 9

Telephone: Yes

Self-Study: Yes

Additional Learning Options for CE Hours

Each class indicates which options are available.

Class Via Telephone

Please contact the instructor for call-in information.


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

Fall 2017 Class Schedule

  • Registration must be received by August 21. Registration received after this date is subject to a late fee of $25.
  • Fall classes begin Monday, September 11, 2017.

Week 1: September 11–15
Week 2: September 18–22
Classes meet Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, September 18, 19, 20
No classes Thursday and Friday, September 21 and 2

Week 3: September 25–29
Week 4: October 2–6
Week 5: October 9–13
Week 6: October 16–20
Week 7: October 23–27
Week 8: October 30–November 3
Week 9: November 6–10
Week 10: November 13–17
Week 11: November 20–24
Classes meet on Monday and Tuesday, November 20 and 21
No classes Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, November 22, 23 and 24

Week 12: November 27–December 1
Wednesday, Thursday and Friday classes meet December 6, 7 and 8
Thursday and Friday classes meet Dec. 14 and 15