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Mustang 7:30 p.m. (PRE-REGISTRATION HAS CLOSED)  |  View Full Calendar

Presented by Joan Lachkar, Ph.D. & Shahin Sakhi, M.D., Ph.D.


Mustang is a fresh-spirited, sad, uplifting, culturally honest and remarkably entertaining
film about five modern sisters in rural Turkey whose family wishes to contain them in
ancient religious bindings. It offers a great insight into psychological issues, both universal
and cultural, especially those that affect the character development and gender identity of
preteen and teenage girls.
Learning Objectives
As a result of attending this learning activity, participants should be able to:
• Explore and determine what is culturally healthy versus what is abusive, vis-a-vis
cultural differences and how to deal with this often fine line in our rapidly changing and
culturally diverse patient population
• Study the ever-changing cultural gender roles in society and discuss their application in
clinical practice
Joan Lachkar, Ph.D., is a licensed Marriage and Family therapist in private practice in
Sherman Oaks who teaches and practices psychotherapy using a psychodynamic
approach. She is the author of five books and numerous publications on marital and
political conflict.
Shahin Sakhi, M.D., Ph.D., is an Assistant Clinical Professor at UCLA, a candidate in
psychoanalytic training at NCP, and in private practice in West L.A. He is a certified
consultant from the A.K. Rice Institute for the Study of Social Systems.