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A Tale of Love & Darkness 7:30 p.m.  |  View Full Calendar

Presented by Dahlia Nissan Russ, PsyD, LCSW & Miriam Tasini, M.D.


With Credit: $20.00

A Tale of Love and Darkness follows the story of a son's relationship with his mother and her suicide. Set during the end of the British Mandate for Palestine and the early years of the State of Israel, the film details the young man's experiences growing up during a time of war, his becoming a writer, and looking at what happens when the stories we tell, become the stories we live.

Learning Objectives:

1.  Attendees will learn how to trace the effects of early life events on development of depression and marital difficulties.

2.  Attendees will understand the influence of parental suicide on children in their adolescence, and how that affects their subsequent life decisions

Dahlia Nissan Russ, PsyD, LCSW, is a psychoanalyst and an active faculty member of the New Center for Psychoanalysis. Currently she chairs the NCP Curriculum Committee. She is also Chair of The Leonard J. Comess Israel Teaching Fund. Dr. Nissan Russ has maintained a clinical practice for the past 22 years in West Los Angeles treating young adults, adults and couples.

  Miriam Tasini, MD is a Professor of Psychiatry at UCLA, a Training        and Supervising Analyst at the New Center for Psychoanalysis and an         honorary member of the Polish Psychoanalytic society.  She studied the         Holocaust and problems of restitution as she wrote a book Where Are We     Going? (2008) about her family’s survival as they escaped half way around   the world.