Depth Counseling now offers online CEUs for social workers, psychotherapists, and counselors.

Depth Counseling offers courses worth continuing education credit for those pursuing certificates in clinical social work and psychoanalytic psychotherapy. We currently have three courses on offer, each worth one CE hour. 

For a limited time, you may earn one free CE credit by enrolling in our first course, The Problem of the Negative Therapeutic Reaction, an analysis of Karen Horney's seminal paper presented by Depth Counseling's Founder and Clinical Director, Gregory S. Rizzolo, PhC LCPC. If you enjoy our first course, stick around and study two crucial papers by Sigmund Freud (that's two more CE hours for only $20 total!).

We plan to expand our offerings with many more courses and new instructors in the near future — stay tuned!


The Illinois Department of Federal and Professional Regulation (IDFPR) has approved Depth Counseling to issue continuing education credits for Licensed Clinical Social Workers and Licensed Clinical Professional Counselors. If you are watching from another state, please consult your local licensing board for information on whether your state will accept continuing education credits from Illinois.


Gregory S. Rizzolo

Clinical Director

Gregory S. Rizzolo, PhD is Faculty at the Chicago Psychoanalytic Institute and the Institute for Clinical Social Work, as well as an Associate Editor at the Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association (JAPA). His work has appeared in JAPA, Psychoanalytic Psychology, and the Psychoanalytic Study of the Child, among others. His paper “The specter of the primitive” won the 2017 JAPA Prize, and his first book The Critique of Regression appeared from Routledge in 2019. In addition to teaching and clinical work, he enjoys helping others shape and refine their ideas, while navigating the emotional complexities of the submission process, en route to a final manuscript.
Portrait of Instructor Gregory S. Rizzolo, PhD LCPC

Reviews for The Critique of Regression

“This is an exceptionally scholarly and thoughtful piece of work, with a highly sophisticated, logical, empirically incontestable frame." — Peter Fonagy, PhD, Professor of Contemporary Psychoanalysis and Developmental Science, UCL, UK

"This book is a thorough examination of the concept of regression and a persuasive critique... I can see this being an influential and important book for some time to come." — Lewis Aron, PhD, Past Director, New York University Postdoctoral Program in Psychotherapy & Psychoanalysis, USA

“Rizzolo examines key concepts through scholarly deconstruction of their assumptions, clearing away what is no longer useful and may in fact distort current practices — a critical step to ensure the evolution of our field." — Bonnie E. Litowitz, PhD, Past Editor-in-Chief, Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association