Film and Mind Online: The Lost Daughter

March 25, 2022, 8:30 - 10:00 PM

Join NCP's Film and Mind series online!


images/Olivia.jpgThe Lost Daughter (2021, 2 hr 4 min), directed by Maggie Gyllenhaal, is a film about deep wounds, most of them psychic. Based on the book by celebrated Neopolitan author Elena Ferrante, the site of action has moved from Italy to a Greek island. In short, a mature college professor confronts her unsettling past while on vacation from the U.S. Stimulated by observing another family, she finds unconscious dissociative maneuvers are insufficient to avoid (private) shame and misery; she suffers movingly (and privately) as layers of memory erupt from within her psyche, replaying the academic ambition and love-hunger that separated her from her own daughters when they were young. Starring Olivia Coleman, Jessie Buckley, and Dakota Johnson with Ed Harris and Peter Sarsgaard. Screens on Netflix.

Watch the trailer

*Available on Netflix (subscription). 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: 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 on Netflix (subscription) before 6:15 pm PST.

1.5 CE/CME credits

Learning Objectives:

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

  • Define “vertical splitting” and explain how its failure can lead to psychological torment
  • Explain how conflict of maturational needs in young adulthood manifest in transgenerational transmission of trauma 
  • List the "wounds" depicted in The Lost Daughter and identify their resolution or lack of resolution



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.

Gerard Sobnosky, LMFT, is in private practice in Hermosa Beach and San Pedro, CA. He holds two Master’s degrees in Psychology and is completing his training in psychoanalysis at the New Center for Psychoanalysis (NCP), where he regularly leads psychoanalytic discussion of films with the public as part of NCP’s Mind and Film series. He is active in the American Psychoanalytic Association (APsaA), where he serves on the Board of Directors, the Finance Committee, the American Psychoanalytic Foundation Committee, and as Treasurer for the APsaA Candidates Council. He also serves as the Vice President for North America for the International Psychoanalytic Studies Organization (IPSO), which is the candidate organization for the International Psychoanalytic Association. He has taught psychodynamic psychotherapy as part of APsaA's China-American Psychoanalytic Alliance (CAPA) to build a psychoanalytic training program in China.  He lived and worked in Turkey for 3 1/2 years and speaks conversational Turkish, and is a recording artist in the rockabilly genre. 

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:


"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 2 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.  

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

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