*CANCELLED* Film and Mind: "Blinded by the Light"

March 13, 2020, 7:30 - 10:30 PM

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

** We regret to inform you that this film event has been cancelled due to the situation with COVID-19. If you have already registered, you will receive an email with further instructions. 


*Please note, this event has an end time of 10:30 PM due to the longer film time. The amount of CE/CME credit will remain 2.5 credits. You must be present for the discussion at the end in order to receive credit.


 (2019, USA)

You are certain to enjoy the movie Blinded by the Light and you will likely tune up your cross-cultural psychotherapy skills from our program with its discussion. Blinded By the Light— based on a true story — showcases Bruce Springsteen’s music as the driving force in the life of a 1980s teenager in a London suburb. Javed, the son of Pakistani immigrants, is 16 and feeling very stuck in a small town where the local racists are keen to shut down its one mosque. An aspiring poet and lyricist, he is intimate with Springsteen-esque conditions: of being tired and bored with himself, of wanting to change his clothes and hair and face, of asserting that he’s a man and not a boy, and of believing in the promised land. Among other things, the movie is an astute statement on the tensions within an immigrant family, the push of the younger generation to assimilate, and the fears of the older, traditional generation of loss of their culture. The film captures both the grittiness of Javed’s short life and the exhilaration he feels with his experience of Bruce Springsteen and his music.

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

  • Describe the notion of the psychoanalytic act, differentiating it from acting-out and passage to the act; Explain how this can be used in therapeutic practice
  • Explain how adolescent “hatching” is complicated by factors of cultural dislocation and cultural bullying
  • Discuss the psychological transformation by which an adolescent can be protected from despair and find the the energy and spirit to move forward and grow up through deep engagement of his/her passion or interest


Julie Tepper, PsyD, MFT, is a psychoanalyst/psychotherapist with a private practice in west Los Angeles. She specializes in working with late adolescents, adults, and couples. She is also an instructor at the New Center for Psychoanalysis.

Joshua Richmond is a vested member of the Writers Guild of America West and has written for film and television for over twenty years, writing scripts for Ron Howard, Universal, Disney etc., and has created TV shows for Fox and Disney. Currently he teaches screenwriting and sitcom writing at Cal State Fullerton and is a psychoanalytic studies candidate at the New Center for Psychoanalysis.

Gabriela Costardi, PhD, is a psychoanalyst in private practice in Los Angeles. A graduate of the University of Sao Paulo, Brazil, her practice is oriented by the psychoanalysis of Jacques Lacan, who followed in the footsteps of Freud. She is currently the Delegate of the California Forum of the Lacanian Field. She has presented papers and published book chapters and articles on topics related to clinical practice and contemporary political theory.

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. Download your Certificate on the NCP website


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.