Spring Courses 2019

  • Classes begin on Tuesday, January 22, and semester courses meet for 12 weeks.
  • Course Fees: Refer to individual courses for cost.
  • Register by January 15 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.

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 info@chdny.org.


*E101S-19. Modern Psychoanalytic Intervention Strategy

This course explores the Modern Psychoanalytic contribution to intervention strategy in the treatment of preoedipal patients. Students will explore a range of interventions used to foster the narcissistic transference, resolve resistance and promote treatment success. In particular, students will examine how modern analysts intervene in the beginning of treatment; how they address treatment destructive and other resistances according to Spotnitz’s suggested protocol; and generally how resistances are understood, managed and resolved. Participants are invited to present case examples. 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 first class is January 28

Location: 301 East 21 Street, Suite 1-K, NYC 212-473-1400

Fee: $350

CE Hours: 18

Telephone: No

Self-Study: Yes


*E102S-19. Child and Adolescent Treatment

This course will discuss important aspects of physical and emotional development of children and adolescents and how Modern Analytic Therapy makes use of this information.  Techniques of working with children and adolescents and the importance of including the parents in the therapeutic process will be emphasized.  Actual case material will be presented and theoretical and practical aspects of therapy will make up an important part of the course.

Instructor: Michaela Kane Schaeffer, PhD, LP

Day/Time: Tuesdays, 5:30-7:00pm

Location: 170 Rugby Road, Brooklyn (Q train, Beverly Road station) 718-693-2243

Fee: $350

CE Hours: 18

Telephone: Yes

Self-Study: No


E103S-19. Sabina Spielrein’s Contributions to Psychoanalysis – Why so Neglected?

Born in 1885, Sabina Spielrein was an early pioneer of psychoanalysis. Her writings provide insights and analyses of the culture and interests of the time. She was also an eloquent writer who described her own personal struggles. She progresses from being a patient at the Burgholzi to becoming a medical student in Zurich, to being involved in the beginnings/birth of psychoanalysis. This course seeks to right a wrong in recognizing a neglected pioneer and thinker. We will cover her three most important and essential works.   

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

Day/Time: Wednesdays, 2:00–4:00 pm, 6 classes: February 6; February 20, March 6, March 20, April 3, April 17

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

Fee: $250

CE Hours: 12

Telephone: No

Self-Study: No

E104S-19. From the Cradle to the Grave: Attachment Style’s Impact on Adult Romantic Relationships

Using the work of John Bowlby and Mary Ainsworth as a springboard, this course will explore the ways in which infant-caregiver relationships affect our adult relationship patterns. Whether you’re looking to examine your own attachment/relationship associations, or hoping to gain insight into couples-work, this 4-class course will include discussion on attachment theory and how partner choice and ongoing relationship issues may be the natural consequence of early attachment experience and styles. 

Instructor: Nicole Matusow, LCSW

Day/Time: Wednesdays, 6:45–8:00 pm, 4 classes: January 23, February 6; February 20, March 6

Location: 928 Broadway (bet. 21st & 22nd Streets), Suite 1206, NYC 646-580-3123

Fee: $100

CE Hours: 5

Telephone: No

Self-Study: No


*E105S-19. Trauma: Clinical Issues

In this course, students explore the therapist’s awareness of indicators of post-traumatic stress and examine theoretical overviews and treatment perspectives. Case examples of patients displaying a range of traumatic sequelae are presented in order to identify elements of psychic and physical trauma, the aftermath of trauma (PTSD), and various treatment approaches.

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


*E106S-19. 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 the present: S. Freud: Classical – Drive theory, structural theory; A. Freud, Mahler, Hartmann: Ego psychology, Sullivan: Interpersonal; Klein, Fairbairn, Winnicott: Object relations and the British School; Bowlby: Attachment; Kohut, Erikson: Self & Identity Psychologies: Lacan: Intersubjective and Contemporary Revisionist; Spotnitz: Modern.
Please include your email address on the registration form to receive an article prior to the first class.
Please note this course meets for ONE hour per class for 12 weeks.

Instructor: Harlan Matusow, PhD, LP

Day/Time: Fridays, 10:00 am – 11:00 am

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

Fee: $250

CE Hours: 12

Telephone: No

Self-Study: Yes

E107S-19. Psychoanalysis and Hypnosis

Psychoanalysis grew out of hypnosis. In fact, Freud who had been trained in hypnosis in France before developing psychoanalysis, began his psychotherapy practice in Vienna as a therapeutic hypnotist. In those days, therapeutic hypnosis was done with the subject lying on a couch. When Freud gave up hypnosis, he repurposed the couch. Let me be presumptuous enough to assert that Freud misunderstood hypnosis. Had he a modern understanding of hypnosis, he would not have abandoned the practice and psychoanalysis today would be very different. In this workshop I want to introduce the participants to the uses of hypnosis in a psychotherapy practice with a particular emphasis on its usefulness for psychoanalysis. No one will quack like a duck, but participants might discover some of the benefits (and fun) of going into a trance.
Limited to four participants. If there are more than four, another workshop will be held.

Instructor: Richard Friedman, PhD, NCPsyA Member of The American Society of Clinical Hypnosis

Day/Time: April 5 (one session), 1:00–2:30 pm

Location: 1123 Park Ave, #1D, NYC 212-289-3592

Fee: $45

CE Hours: 1.5

Telephone: No

Self-Study: No

E108F-19. Working with Couples

This course will explore how therapists conduct the treatment of couples, including: a maturational view of the developmental tasks that provide a solid foundation for a successful relationship, the common resistances a couple may present in therapy, varying treatment orientations in this complex work and countertransference in couples therapy.
Please note this course meets for ONE hour per class for 12 weeks.

Instructor: Calla C. Jo, LP, LCSW

Day/Time: Fridays, 4:30–5:30 pm

Location: 24 Fifth Avenue at 9th Street, Ground Floor Suite, NYC 917-428-7347

Fee: $250

CE Hours: 12

Telephone: No

Self-Study: Yes

TSS201. Case Supervision

(Open to all, 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 counter-transference 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

Additional Learning Options for CE Hours

Each class indicates which options are available.
(Not all courses offer telephone and self-study options.)

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 info@heed.edu.

Spring 2019 Class Schedule

  • Registration must be received by January 15. Registration received after this date is
    subject to a late fee of $25.
  • Spring classes begin Tuesday, January 22.

Week 1: January 22–25
Week 2: January 28–February 1
Week 3: February 4–8
Week 4: February 11–15

No classes February 18–22

Week 5: February 25–March 1
Week 6: March 4–8
Week 7: March 11–15
Week 8: March 18–22
Week 9: March 25–29
Week 10: April 1–5
Week 11: April 8–12
Week 12: April 15–19
Monday classes meet April 22

June Workshops begin Monday, June 3, 2019