Film and Mind Online: Nightmare Alley

May 20, 2022, 8:30 - 10:00 PM

Join NCP's Film and Mind series online!

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Another great and vivid film from two-time Academy Award-winning director Guillermo del Toro, Nightmare Alley (2021, 2hr 20 min) inserts us into a survival tale of a desperate man (Bradley Cooper) who rises out of carney life in the early 1940s to join forces with a posh and vengeful psychoanalyst (Cate Blanchette). 

 Watch the trailer

*Available on HBO Max (subscription), Amazon Prime, and others (rent). See link below.

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

Schedule

*** 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 before 6:45 pm PT.

1.5 CE/CME credits
 

Learning Objectives:

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

  • Discuss superego lacunae and the instigation of character corruption in Nightmare Alley as a model of clinical disturbance in “ordinary” character development
  • Discuss the relationship of "anxiety dreams” (nightmares) and the filmic production of anxiety in terms of the pleasure received by viewers
  • Explain how the key features of unconscious determinism of Freud’s “return of the repressed” are illustrated in the film Nightmare Alley

Discussants:

Joshua Richmond, MPW, is a psychoanalyst practicing in South Pasadena. He is a member of the New Center of Psychoanalysis, currently co-teaching the Interpretation of Dreams. Joshua Richmond is also a screenwriter and vested member of the Writers Guild of America West, and was an adjunct professor at Cal State Fullerton for four years where he taught in the Radio, Television and Film Department. 

Warren R. Procci, MD, is Senior Faculty at NCP, Health Sciences Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Geffen UCLA School of Medicine, and is a Past President of the American Psychoanalytic Association. 

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: HBO Max and Hulu (subscription) and others. CLICK HERE 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

 

CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDIT 

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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