Film and Mind Online: Spaceship Earth
January 8, 2021, 6:45 - 10:15 PM
Join NCP as we take our Film and Mind series online!
Spaceship Earth (2020) (113 minutes) is the true, stranger-than-fiction adventure of eight visionaries who in 1991 spent two years quarantined inside a self-engineered replica of Earth's ecosystem called BIOSPHERE 2. The Matt Wolf documentary traces the origin and dynamics of a group who passionately invent a series of environments (a theater, a farm, a ship, a biosphere) that reflect and enable the meaningful life they seek. The bond of shared—and co-developed—values is set against the onslaught of external difficulties. Group dynamics play off the diverse individuals bound to explore their highest human potential. The film explicitly examines the role of a charismatic leader and the benefit and destructiveness of his narcissism. Additionally, this rich film also touches on the question of what constitutes "real" science, a topic that evokes analysts’ discussion of the extent to which psychoanalysis is a science.
*Streaming is available with Hulu subscription. Rental is available on YouTube, Amazon Prime, or Vudu (links 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.
6:45 PM - 8:45 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
8:55 PM - 10:15 PM: Discussion begins. We will hear from our discussants and explore the film together.
1.5 CE/CME credits
As a result of attending this session, participants should be able to:
- Differentiate normal versus pathological (compulsive) creative acts
- Describe the benefits and problems of charismatic group leadership
- Explain the dynamic group tension as multiple individuals attempt to work together to manifest a position that matches collective ideals
Raymond Bakaitis, PhD, is an Associate Clinical Professor, Retired, UCLA Department of Psychology; Past-President of Grex, the West Coast Affiliate of the A. K. Rice Institute for the Study of Social Systems; current President of the (national) A. K. Rice Institute; and Past-President, Los Angeles County Psychological Association.
Lance Dodes, MD, is a Training and Supervising Analyst Emeritus at the Boston Psychoanalytic Society and Institute, member of the faculty of the New Center for Psychoanalysis, and retired assistant clinical professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. He is the author of three books: The Heart of Addiction (HarperCollins, 2002), Breaking Addiction: A 7-Step Handbook for Ending Any Addiction (HarperCollins, 2011), and The Sober Truth: Debunking the Bad Science Behind 12-Step Programs and the Rehab Industry (Beacon Press, 2014; senior author). Dr. Dodes has been honored by the Division on Addictions at Harvard Medical School for "Distinguished Contribution" to the study and treatment of addictive behavior, and has been elected a Distinguished Fellow of the American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry.
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 8:45 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?"
- 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.
- You will receive an email with an evaluation 2 days after the event
- Complete the evaluation
- Wait 2 business days
- Download your Certificate on the NCP website
CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDIT
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.