This film is available for viewing on Netflix before the event
CE Hours available to LCSWs, LMSWs, LPs, LMFTs, LMHCs, and LCATs
**Attendees will access and watch the film prior to the event and come prepared for an introduction to and formal presentation of ideas generated by the film and a group discussion of the film. The presentation will relate directly to the psychological and societal import of the film and its themes, how they emerge in clinical settings, and how they impact a struggling culture. The first hour will focus on that presentation. The second hour will focus on thoughts and questions raised by attendees and will be interwoven with clinical material. Special attention will be paid to the etiology of good and evil and the intrapsychic/interpersonal/societal fallout of sadistic power.**
In the small world that this film examines, goodness, love, creativity, sexuality, intimacy are all threatened by the power of evil. It is a riveting rendering of the tension between the forces of good and evil as portrayed by its psychologically elaborate characters and told in minute detail. The discussion of the film will attempt to examine common manifestations of sadism, efforts to avoid its damage, and one boy’s cunning conquering of darkness.
Attendees will learn about:
-The hazardous power dynamics in couples and families.
-The power of positive attachment and self regard in countering destructive intrapsychic, interpersonal, societal threats.
-The intersectionality between binary gender categories and stereotyping divisions between goodness and aggression.
Who should attend: Psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, psychoanalysts, other mental health professionals, nurses, graduate students.
The Westchester Center for the Study of Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy is recognized by NY State Education Department’s State Board of Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for Licensed Clinical Social Workers # 00063; Licensed Psychoanalysts # P-0027; Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists #MFT-0040; Licensed Mental Health Counselors #MHC-0075; and Licensed Creative Arts Therapists #CAT-0028.
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