Film and Mind Online: Never, Rarely, Sometimes, Always

March 12, 2021, 6:45 - 10:15 PM

Join NCP as we take our Film and Mind series online!

images/Never_Rarely_Sometimes_Always.jpgNever, Rarely, Sometimes, Always (1 hr 41 min) Autumn is in trouble. She’s 17 years old, part of a dysfunctional family, living in a small, conservative town in Pennsylvania, and is suddenly faced with an unexpected and very unwanted  pregnancy. Any help or support from her family seems impossible. Isolated, depressed, afraid and ashamed, she is desperate to find a way out of this problem. She is joined by her 20-year-old cousin, Skylar, who signs on to help. Together, the girls start their brave and perilous journey to face the wilds of New York City. They are forced to confront and deal with the challenges that come up as they try to survive with almost no money and no contingency plans, in search of a safe and protected abortion. A fascinating film inviting a psychodynamic study of the main character and the relationship that saves her.

Watch the trailer 

*Streaming is available with Amazon Prime subscription (link below)

Space is limited to 25 participants. 

Registration will be open until 4:30 PM on the day of the event. We cannot take registrations after this time. 



PLEASE NOTE: We will begin watching the film early (at 6:30 PM) because this is a longer film 

** You must view the movie on your own. Streaming and purchase options for this movie is below 

*** All times listed are Pacific Standard Time (PST)

6:45 PM - 8:30 PM: Group viewing of the movie with a silent chat. We will join the Zoom meeting and press "play" simultaneously to watch the movie together. Please purchase the movie before joining the meeting. (Viewing with the group is optional. You can purchase and watch prior to this and still participate in the discussion.) No credit

8:45 PM - 10:15 PM: Discussion begins. We will hear from our discussants and explore the film together. 

1.5 CE/CME credits


Learning Objectives:

As a result of attending this session, participants should be able to:

  • Explore the conscious and unconscious compromises, including disavowal of needs and the diminishing of self, in patients who search desperately for acceptance and connection—within the self and with others
  • Discuss the analyst's use of self in working with patients who are closed off or shut down
  • Examine some of the elements of the "reparative relationship" in analysis and in life


Jill Smith, MD, is a Board Certified general and consultation-liaison psychiatrist and fourth-year Candidate in the Adult Psychoanalytic Training Program at the New Center for Psychoanalysis (NCP). She previously trained in cognitive behavior therapy and graduated from NCP's Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Program. Dr. Smith works with adults and late adolescents in her private practice in Santa Monica. She competes in triathlons in her spare time.

Ronnie Kaye, PhD, LMFT, is a psychotherapist, psychoanalyst, author, and public speaker. She has a private practice in West Los Angeles and is on the teaching faculty of the New Center for Psychoanalysis. One of her specialties is the treatment of people facing a life-threatening illness. She has lectured extensively in the United States and internationally on the emotional dimension of the cancer experience, and her book, Spinning Straw Into Gold: Your Emotional Recovery from Breast Cancer, has helped and inspired many.

Discussion Moderator: Thomas M. Brod, MD. Dr. Brod coordinates the NCP Film & Mind Program with Apurva Shah, MD.


Target audience: Mental health professionals and open to the public interested in psychoanalytic perspectives. Open to members and the community.

Level: Every level.

1.5 CE/CME Credits

$15 with CE Credit

$7 without Credit 


This is an online event. What you need to know:

  • Registration is limited to 25 people.
  • Register below and you will get an email with the Zoom link. The Zoom link will also be sent on the day of the event after 4:30 PM
  • You can join other attendees to watch the film "together" (in your own home) at 6:45 pm and even silently comment in the Zoom Meeting “chat” function, or watch it on your own beforehand.
  • The official discussion will start at 8:30 pm in the Zoom Meeting room.
  • We cannot provide technical support for the viewing of the movie, but will be in the Zoom meeting to help facilitate the discussion.  


Where to get the movie:


"How do I get my CE/CME Credit?"

  1. Pre-Register below
    • If you are registering for the first time you will receive a welcome email. You must follow the directions in this email to complete your registration in order to access your certificates. 
  2. Sign in and sign out during the event (by typing your full name into the chat). This is how we record your attendance at the event.
  3. You will receive an email with an evaluation 2 days after the event
  4. Complete the evaluation
  5. Wait 2 business days
  6. Download your Certificate on the NCP website



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 1.5 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 and 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.

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