December 7, 2018, 7:30 - 10:00 PM

2.5 CE/CME Credits

In the film Ladybird, written and directed by Greta Gerwig, Saorise Ronan stars as a high school senior constantly at odds with her mother played by Laurie Metcalf. As a volatile teenager, she refuses her given name and brands herself her name of choice, Lady Bird. The film is a tense, comedic coming-of-age story about growing up poor. It is a heart-wrenching film about the ups and downs of a mother-daughter relationship. As childhood longings and unfulfilled dreams unfold, we are privy to an intense mother-daughter relationship that has more than just economic challenges.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Describe familiarity with adolescent mother-daughter crisis with your own patients and clients
  • Analyze how a severe crisis in a coming of age drama can be resolved in psychotherapy

Leslie Tuchman, MFT, is in practice in West Los Angeles. She worked as an Educational Psychologist for several public school districts in Los Angeles prior to being in private practice. Leslie completed the two-year Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy program at New Center for Psychoanalysis and has participated in the Continuing Education Program. 

Luis Alejandro Nagy, PhD, is a Psychoanalyst and a Computer Scientist who practices in Arcadia, California. Chair of the IPA Social Media Committee and member of NCP; he is also a member of the Training Committee and a supervisor at the Rose City Center, Pasadena.  With a special interest in films and communications, he is an advisor for the Website Editorial Committee of the IPA and the former Chair of Communications of the Federation of Psychoanalytic Societies of Latin-America, FEPAL. Additionally, he is a Professor and a Training Analyst at the Chinese American Psychoanalytic Alliance, CAPA; and an international speaker fostering a culture of online safety, prevention, detection and treatment of children and adults who have developed pathological use of the Internet.

Target audience: Mental health professionals and open to the public interested in psychoanalytic perspectives

Level: Every Level


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 2.5 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 & 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.