The Cakemaker

April 26, 2019, 7:30 - 10:00 PM

(2017, Israel)

Thomas, a young and talented German baker, is having an affair with Oren, a married Israeli man who dies in an untimely car crash. Thomas travels to Jerusalem seeking answers. Keeping his own secret, he starts working for Anat, his lover's widow, who owns a small café. Consequently, his delicious cakes turn the place into a city hotspot, however his reputation is scorned by the observant Jews adhering to strictly kosher standards. Finding himself involved in Anat's life in a way far beyond his anticipation, Thomas stretches his lie to a point of no return.

Learning Objectives
As a result of attending this course, participants should be able to:

  • Explain the maturational value of diversity in the clinical situation
  • Identify the psychological roots of projection as in the rejection of Otherness

Lisa Vitti, PhD, is a clinical psychologist and a graduate of the New Center’s psychoanalytic program. Dr. Vitti maintains a private practice in West Los Angeles and Downtown Los Angeles. She is a supervisor for both the Maple Center and the Wright Institute. Additionally, she teaches courses in adolescence and dreams at the New Center.

Thomas Brod, MD, Distinguished Life Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, is an Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the UCLA Geffen School of Medicine. He is a senior faculty member at NCP and the co-coordinator of the Film and Mind Series. He is also on the faculty of the ISTDP Institute (Washington, D.C.).

Target audience:  Mental health professionals and open to the public interested in psychoanalytic perspectives

Level: Every Level


IMPORTANT DISCLOSURE INFORMATION FOR ALL LEARNERS: None of the planners and presenters of this CME/CE program have any relevant financial relationships to disclose.

PHYSICIANS: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the American Psychoanalytic Association and the New Center for Psychoanalysis. The American Psychoanalytic Association is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The American Psychoanalytic Association designates this Live Activity for the maximum of 2.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

PSYCHOLOGISTS: The New Center for Psychoanalysis is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. New Center for Psychoanalysis maintains responsibility for this program and its content. Full attendance is required for psychologists to receive credit; partial credit may not be awarded based on APA guidelines. For the psychologists’ records, certificates of attendance are provided at the completion of the course.

SOCIAL WORKERS, MARRIAGE & FAMILY THERAPISTS (LCSW, LMFT, ASW, IMF, LEP, LPCC, PCCI) The New Center for Psychoanalysis is a continuing education provider that has been approved by the American Psychological Association, a California Board of Behavioral Sciences recognized approval agency.

REGISTERED NURSES: The New Center for Psychoanalysis is an accredited provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing (Provider #CEP1112). Registered Nurses may claim only the actual number of hours spent in the educational activity for credit.