Spring Courses 2016

  • Classes begin on Monday, January 25, and semester courses meet for 12 weeks.
  • Fees: Semester, $350; 5-Week Course, $200.
  • Register by January 18 and use the form at the end of this listing. Registration received after this date is subject to a late fee of $25.
  • There are no classes the week of February 15–19.
  • 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.


*C108. Professional Ethics

This course considers ethical principles and standards, provisions for their implementation, professional competence, confidentiality, avoiding exploitation (sexual boundary issues, as well as non-sexual boundary issues), relationships with colleagues, students, and supervisees, safeguarding the public and the profession, and implementation of the code. It also examines multiple role relationships, ethical dilemmas with specific patients; and psychoanalysts as training institute instructors and supervisors.
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


E106. The Somatizing Patient

This class offers a theoretical understanding of somatic reactions to psychic conflict. Through clinical presentations, students identify the defensive components of somatic symptoms, as well as the motive of secondary gain.

Instructor: John Augliera, MA, LP

Day/Time: Tuesdays, 7:00–8:30 pm

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

CE Credits: 18

Telephone: Yes

Self-Study: No

*M104. Adolescence

Students gain an understanding of the primary intrapsychic challenges and achievements of puberty and adolescence. In particular, they learn how emotional needs and conflicts unfold during this developmental period, how psychic structures develop, and how maturational tasks differ for males and females.

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


E130. Screen Memories & Its Usefulness in the Practice of Psychoanalytic Psychotherapies

How useful are our memories from earlier periods of life? Sometimes the experience or state of intense feelings and tension may be communicating or displacing in the present, something of the past. Freud introduced the concept of ‘screen memories’ in 1899, explaining that content into memory of itself. These memories do not come into consciousness with recall. Accuracy is not their prime concern. Screen memories employ ‘primary process’ and transform memory into images. This course will study the concept of screen memories utilizing its importance in its role in psychotherapy.

Instructor: Natalie Riccio, PhD, LP, LCSW

Day/Time: Wednesdays, 3:00–5:00 pm (2-hour sessions for 5 weeks — $200)

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

CE Credits: 10

Telephone: No

Self-Study: No

*C103.   Modern Psychoanalytic Intervention Strategy

This course explores the Modern Psychoanalytic contribution to intervention strategy in the treatment of preoedipal patients. Students learn a range of interventions used to foster the narcissistic transference, resolve resistance, and promote treatment success. In particular, students 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.
Please include your email address on the registration form to receive an article prior to the first class.

Instructor: Jacqueline Swensen, PhD, LP, NCPsyA, LCSW

Day/Time: Wednesdays, 3:40–5:10 pm

Location: 119 West 57 St., Suite 720, NYC  (212) 230-1881, drj@drswensen.com

CE Credits: 18

Telephone: Yes

Self-Study: Yes


P201. Case Seminar on Clinical Practice I

(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: John Augliera, MA, LP

Day/Time: TBD

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

CE Credits: 18

Telephone: No

Self-Study: No

*T109. Theory of Psychodiagnosis

This class provides an understanding of the function of psychodiagnosis, which assesses physiological, developmental, historical, and defensive (primitive and higher order) processes. Students become familiar with the empirical descriptions of psychopathology classified in the both the PDM and the DSM. Knowledge of character pathology is utilized in the formulation of diagnoses.

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


C109. Sociocultural Issues in Psychoanalysis

This class trains clinicians for work with clients of varying racial, ethnic, cultural, and economic backgrounds. Racism, whiteness and privilege, the impact of oppression on a patient’s emotional world, the legacy of immigration, how language shapes the personal, social, and emotional experience will be explored.

Instructor: Calla C. Jo, LP, LCSW

Day/Time: Fridays, 5:00–6:30 pm

Location: 31 East 12th Street, Suite 1E, NYC (917) 428-7347, callacjo@gmail.com

CE Credits: 18

Telephone: Yes

Self-Study: Yes

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 PsyD 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 2016 Class Schedule

  • Register by January 18 and use the form at the end of this listing. Registration received after this date is subject to a late fee of $25.
  • Spring classes begin Monday, January 25, 2016

Week 1: January 25–29
Week 2: February 1–5Week 3: February 8–12
No classes the week of February 15–19
Week 4: February 22–26
Week 5: February 29–March 4
Week 6: March 7–11
Week 7: March 14–18
Week 8: March 21–25
Week 9: March 28–April 1
Week 10: April 4–8
Week 11: April 11–15
Week 12: April 18–22

June Workshops begin Monday, June 6, 2016