Film and Mind Online: The Worst Person in the World

November 11, 2022, 8:30 - 10:00 PM

Join NCP's Film and Mind series online!


Man blowing smoke into a woman's mouth(2021, 128 minutes)

The Worst Person in the World, directed by Joachim Trier (Norway), is a romantic black comedy-drama. Julie, the protagonist, is not what you would call a committed person. In fact, she has an ornery resistance to being defined — even if that resistance costs her dearly. Trier puts a modern twist on a classically constructed character portrait of a woman in quest of meaning and love. Chronicling four years in the life of Julie “in twelve chapters," the movie delivers lyrical, unflinching, psychologically resonant and socially opportune meditations on memory, self-knowledge, and the (need for?) mutability of identity in today’s times. 

Watch the trailer

*Available on Amazon Prime and others. See link below.

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


*** All times listed are Pacific Time (PT) ***

DISCUSSION (on Zoom): 8:30 PM - 10:00 PM - We will hear from our discussants and explore the film together. 

We will not watch the film together prior to the discussion. Participants should watch the film beforehand or begin screening on their own before 6:15 pm PT.

1.5 CE/CME credits

Learning Objectives:

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

  • Analyze and discuss a minimum of two meanings of  “identity" in psychoanalytic personality theory
  • Describe the underlying psychodynamics of attachment insecurity exemplified in this film’s representation of love and desire
  • Describe how the self-destructive power of “repetition compulsion” is played against the dynamics of the “urge to merge” in this film



Gentile, J. (2016). Between the Familiar and the Stranger: Attachment Security, Mutual Desire, and Reclaimed Love.
International Journal of Psychoanalytic Self Psychology 11:193-215.
Vorchheimer, M. (2017). Approaching Couples through the Lens of Link Theory. Fort Da 23:17-30.



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.

Luis Alejandro Nagy, PhD, is Director of the Membership Division at the New Center for Psychoanalysis, President of the Rose City Counseling Center (Pasadena), and former board member of the Federation of Psychoanalytic Societies of Latin America. Dr. Nagy has a private practice in Arcadia, California, providing in-person and telehealth services. He is a Clinical Supervisor and a teacher at NCP and the China-American Psychoanalytic Alliance. He has held various positions at the International Psychoanalytical Association and is currently the Chair of Membership Communications. He is interested in Eastern Philosophy and spiritual practices and how these challenge psychoanalytic theory and practice in an increasingly digitally interconnected world.

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:

  • 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.
  • The discussion will start at 8:30 pm in the Zoom Meeting room. Participants should watch the film on their own before joining.
  • 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:  Amazon Prime, Hulu, Showtime and more (click for options)


"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. Wait 5 business days
  4. Download your Certificate on the NCP website



IMPORTANT DISCLOSURE INFORMATION FOR ALL LEARNERS: None of the planners and presenters for this educational activity have relevant financial relationship(s)* to disclose with ineligible companies* whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients.

*Financial relationships are relevant if the educational content an individual can control is related to the business lines or products of the ineligible company.

-Updated July 2021-

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 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 a 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.  The New Center for Psychoanalysis maintains responsibility for this program and its content. Psychologists must report CE credits directly to MCEP using this document to verify attendance. Please note that a Psychologist must attend the CE program in its entirety in order to receive credit.  

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