Film and Mind: "Hotel by the River"

January 24, 2020, 7:30 - 10:00 PM

Join the members of NCP for our Film and Mind Series.

 _images/Hotel_by_the_River.jpg(2019, Korean)

In the cold of winter, snow covers and distills the earth. Award-winning director Sang-Soo Hong explores in this movie aging, relationships, death and desire. Poet Yeong Hwan (Joo-bong Ki) calls his two sons (Hae-Hyo Kwon and Jun-Sang Yu) to meet up with him. Meanwhile he runs into two young women (Min-Hee Kim and Sun-Mi Song) who were also staying at the hotel.

Learning Objectives:

As a result of attending this session, participants should be able to:
  • Identify the theme and various emotional states portrayed by the characters
  • Compare and contrast culturally specific emotional experiences and expressions with universally shared human emotions
Chao-Ying Wang, PhD, PsyD, is a psychologist and psychoanalyst who practices in Rowland Heights and Irvine. She works with adults, adolescents and children. In addition to English, she is also fluent in Mandarin Chinese and Korean. She was the first American-trained, Chinese-speaking psychoanalyst. Dr. Wang has been actively involved in the Chinese communities in San Gabriel Valley and Orange County to increase awareness of mental health issues over the past twenty years. Dr. Wang completed her analytic training at the Southern California Psychoanalytic Institute, now the New Center for Psychoanalysis. She received her bachelor’s degree at National Taiwan University and doctoral degree at the University of Southern California. She also worked as a NIMH postdoctoral fellow, a lecturer and research psychologist at UCLA from 1988 to 1991. While in private practice beginning in 1992, Dr. Wang also worked for the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health for nineteen years.
Bettina Soestwohner, PhD, PsyD, holds a doctoral degree in Comparative Literature from UC Irvine. She is a Graduate Research Psychoanalyst and faculty member at the New Center for Psychoanalysis and a Training and Supervising Analyst at the Newport Psychoanalytic Institute. She is a member of the California Circle of the EFQ (Freudian School of Quebec) and of the IFLF (International Forums of the Lacanian Field.) She has a private practice in Los Angeles.


Target audience: Mental health professionals and open to the public interested in psychoanalytic perspectives. Open to members and the community.

Level: Every level.

2.5 CE/CME Credits

$20 with CE Credit

$10 without Credit


"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. You will receive an email with an evaluation 2 days after the event
  3. Complete the evaluation
  4. Wait 2 business days
  5. Log in to the NCP website and download your Certificate



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 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. 

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.