Courses & Events

CHD is an approved provider of continuing education in New York State for these licenses: LCSW, LMSW, LP, LCAT, LMFT, LMHC.
    Spring 2022 Courses
    Licensure-Qualifying Course
    Core Concepts in Psychoanalysis - $450

       Instructor: Harlan Matusow, LP, PhD
       Date: Sundays starting 4/3
       Time: 10:30a-12p EST
       Location: Zoom
       CE Hours: 18 

    Students learn Freud's basic concepts of psychic determinism, instincts and drives, defense mechanisms, ego structure, the unconscious, dreams and symbolic communication, psychosexual development, and the repetition compulsion.


    Fall 2021 Events
    The Center for Human Development Presents: A Session with Nancy McWilliams
    Reading Psychological "Vital Signs": How Supervision Can Help Clinicians Evaluate Patients' Overall Progress - $35

       Presenter: Nancy McWilliams, PHD, ABPP
       Date: 10/3
       Time: 11a-12:30p EST
       Location: Zoom
       CE Hours: 1.5 

    In this session, Nancy McWilliams, psychoanalytic author and scholar, gives the supervisory relationship some much-needed attention. McWilliams suggests that the emotional quality of the supervisory relationship is paramount—even more critical to learning than the skills usually emphasized in psychotherapy training. She notes that a strong supervisory alliance, focused on general psychological development, is good for the patient, the practitioner, and the practice. Attendees will gain an understanding of how psychoanalytic supervision can and should focus on emotional maturation and progress toward overall wellness (rather than models of psychological improvement that focus on reducing symptoms). McWilliams new book, Psychoanalytic Supervision, will be published in September.


    The Center for Human Development Presents: A Session with Stephen Ellis
    Clinical Examples & Personal Tales from Five Decades as a Modern Psychoanalyst - $35 for Ticket + CE Certificate or $25 for Ticket ONLY

       Presenter: Stephen Ellis, LP, PHD
       Date: 11/7
       Time: 11a-12:30p EST
       Location: Zoom
       CE Hours: 1.5 

    Respected psychoanalytic practitioner, teacher, and mentor Dr. Stephen Ellis believes the work of being a psychoanalyst involves a moral obligation to be a serious student, and a commitment to finding others who can help you do your job well. As the pioneer of a groundbreaking community clinic intended as an extension of Freud’s original idea for free clinics, Dr. Ellis successfully applied a modern approach to treating psychiatric disorders that classic analysis said could not be treated with psychoanalysis. In an intimate, open dialogue, Dr. Ellis will share what he has learned from his many years of practice. For both new and seasoned practitioners.


    Fall 2021 Courses
    F121. Survey of physical, symptomatic, and theoretical components of anxiety - $80

       Instructor: Leslie Aaron, LCSW
       Dates: 10/16, 10/30, 11/13, 12/4
       Time: 2-3p
       Location: Zoom
       Contact: (212) 348-1913
       CE Hours: 

    This course will outline the physiological/hormonal changes we experience during low-grade anxiety and more intense anxious episodes and how these changes affect the brain. Exploring the different forms of anxiety (e.g., stress, phobias, and panic), students will participate in lively discussions on the merits and/or shortcomings of various psychoanalytic and cognitive disciplines. 


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 hours are required to maintain LCSW and LMSW licenses.
As of January, 2017, CE hours are required to maintain LP license.

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