Double Lover

May 17, 2019, 7:30 - 10:00 PM

(2017, France)

A former model named Chloe falls in love with Paul, her therapist, and the couple quickly move in together. Then Chloe discovers that her lover has an identical twin named Louis and begins a kinky affair with him that eventually reveals secrets from Paul's past. Jacqueline Bisset co-stars in Double Lover, which is directed by François Ozon and based on the novel Lives of the Twins, written by Joyce Carol Oates.

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

  • Describe the types of boundary violations presented in this film
  • Apply clinically how the psychodynamic process of “expectation” transforms to the dissatisfaction of biological sex and socially–constructed gender and communal norms

Elena Balashova-Shamis, PsyD, is a psychoanalyst and faculty member at the New Center for Psychoanalysis in both the adult and child programs. She is also a faculty member at UCLA and Ryokan College, and works as a dissertation advisor. She presents seminars and workshops on various topics in psychoanalysis, sexuality, and child development. She maintains a private practice in Marina Del Rey. 

Deborah Lynn, MD, is a child and adolescent psychiatrist/general psychiatrist, and psychoanalytic candidate at the New Center for Psychoanalysis. She is a member of the clinical faculty at UCLA's Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, a consultant at City of Hope in pediatric oncology, and a lecturer at Reiss-Davis Child Development Center, NCP, and UCLA. She is in private practice in Westwood.

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.