Film and Mind Online: Joyland

March 15, 2024, 8:00 - 9:30 PM

*** Registration will close at 4:30 PM on Friday, March 15, 2024. No registrations are possible after this time, no exceptions. ***

All times listed are in Pacific Time (PT) unless otherwise noted.


  • Pre-registration is required. Registration closes at 4:30 PM on the day before the event.
  • You will receive confirmation and details by email. Contact Byrd at if you have questions. 
  • The program presentation runs from at 8 PM to 9:30 PM on Friday, March 15, 2024.
  • This program is being presented Online only. Sign in and Sign out is required for CE Credit. 
  • 1.5 CE credits are offered for this program.  


Film and Mind Online: Joyland 

Joyland (2022, 2 hr 1 min, from Pakistan) is a romantic tragedy written, directed and co-edited by Saim Sadiq. Beyond the plot line, the film shows what happens to “self” when societal roles prevent individuals from realizing identities. As a family drama, Joyland raises the deeper identity problem of self-obliteration when the self isn’t seen by parental eyes. Joyland is an engaging but challenging film, bringing new perspective to issues of “third gender.”

Available on:  Vudu, Apple TV, Youtube, and more (click for options)



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

Discussion (on Zoom): new start time -- 8:00 PM - 9:30 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.


Learning Objectives

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

  • Identify ways in which patriarchal expectations result in the stifling of characters’ vision for their life and consequently lead to unrealized potential
  • Apply understanding of the multilayered psychodynamic impact of colonialism and criminalization on the “third gender” community in Pakistan in psychotherapy with their U.S.-based transgender patients and clients
  • Discuss the developmental cost of “emotional enslavement to a self-object” as presented in Joyland when experienced by patients/clients


Program Coordinator: Thomas M. Brod, MD, coordinates the NCP Film & Mind Program with Apurva Shah, MD.


Joshua C. Richmond, MPW, FIPA, offers psychotherapy and psychoanalysis for adults at his office in South Pasadena. He is a psychoanalyst and a graduate of the New Center for Psychoanalysis of Los Angeles, where he is also on faculty, and a member of the American Psychoanalytic Association and the International Psychoanalytic Association. Joshua C. Richmond is in the process of getting certified in Transference-Focused Psychotherapy, an evidence-based modality designed to treat personality disorders such as Borderline Personality Disorder and Narcissistic Personality Disorder. Joshua C. Richmond was an Adjunct Professor at Cal State Fullerton for four years and is a vested member of the Writers Guild of America West. He served on the Board of Directors for the New Center for Psychoanalysis as a past CAO President and currently serves on the Program Committee.

Manal Khan, MD, is a pediatric and adult psychiatrist at UCLA. Dr. Khan completed her residency training in general psychiatry at the University of Washington, Seattle, where she served as the chief resident of recruitment and wellness. She then completed her child and adolescent psychiatry fellowship at UCLA and served as the inaugural justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion child psychiatry chief. After completing training, she joined UCLA as faculty and now serves as the Associate Program Director for the child and adolescent psychiatry fellowship. Dr. Khan is a graduate of NCP’s Child & Adolescent psychotherapy program and serves on the NCP Diversities Committee. She is currently enrolled in the Max-Gray Fellowship and is developing further expertise in addressing pediatric mood disorders. She has received additional training in different modalities of psychotherapy, including dialectical behavioral therapy, integrative behavioral couple therapy, structural family therapy, and psychoanalytical psychotherapy. At UCLA, Dr. Khan works on the inpatient service at Resnick Neuropsychiatric Institute. She also supervises trainees in the Child and Adult Neurodevelopmental Disorders clinic. Her areas of interest include bringing a justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion lens to medical education and clinical practice along with psychotherapy, global mental health, and childhood trauma.  

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
$25 with CE Credit
$15 without Credit  


 "How do I get my CE/CME Credit?"

  1. Pre-Register below
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  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.  

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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