The Dreamers

March 29, 2019, 7:30 - 10:00 PM

Set against the turbulent political backdrop of France in the spring of 1968 when youthful rebellion was reverberating around Europe, The Dreamers tells a story of self-discovery as three students test each other’s limits. Isabelle and her brother are left unsupervised while their parents are on holiday and invite Matthew, a young American student, to stay at their apartment. Here they make their own rules as they experiment with their emotions and sexuality while playing a series of increasingly demanding mind games.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Describe how the territorial conflict in the psyche of artist and analyst allows an opening of unconscious process
  • Describe the pre-verbal unconscious processes exposed in the film

Bettina Soestwohner, PhD, PsyD,  is a Research Psychoanalyst with a private practice in LA. She holds a Doctorate in Comparative Literature from UC Irvine and has taught courses in the fields of literature and languages, film, psychology and psychoanalysis. She is a Senior Faculty member of New Center of Psychoanalysis; a member of the Freudian School of Quebec (EFQ); Responsible for the activities of the California Circle of the Quebec School; and a member of the IFLF (International Forums of the Lacanian Field.). 

Michele Economou, LMFT, is in private practice in Sherman Oaks. In addition to a psychodynamic and mindfulness-based orientation, her focus includes Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, which uses the patient’s present moment somatic indicators as a gateway to implicit memory and organizing beliefs that structure experience of self, other, and the world.

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.