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Get Out  |  View Full Calendar

Presented by Bryan Nichols and Apurva Shah (PRE-REGISTRATION HAS CLOSED. PLEASE PAY AT THE DOOR)


Starts at 7:30 pm

Get Out is director Jordan Peele's brilliant film exposing complex factors underlying race relations in America. The film touches on themes that relate to recent research on implicit bias, but evolves into a more sinister depiction of how the denial of the reparative impulse (Klein, Prager) yields an unrepentant, toxic inter-cultural American space that promotes the kind of idealizing and demonizing (Balbus) orientations that transform potential moments of cultural appreciation into a more malignant cultural appropriation. The seemingly inevitable, if explosive, ending provides a suitable exclamation point, to the delight and chagrin of a wide spectrum of audience. 

Learning objectives:

1.     Recognize the consequences for African Americans of their lost identity (Fanon) and invisibility (Ellison) and apply it in their clinical work with patients from that community.

2.     Understand the genesis of Black Rage (Grier & Cobbs) within its specific historical and cultural context, and be able to trace its different manifestations.

Dr. Bryan Nichols is a Clinical Psychologist with a practice focusing on teens, families, individual adults & couples. He has also been a long time Supervising Psychologist for an L. A. City gang prevention and intervention program. His work in both his practice and the community has led to the recent development of societal, “macro level” ideas about how to remediate persistent issues of bias that infect and undermine interracial relationships and community based psycho-educational interventions.

Apurva Shah, MD is a child and adolescent psychiatrist working for Kaiser Permanente in Palmdale. An Associate member of the New Center for Psychoanalysis, he is the co-coordinator of the Film and Mind Series. He is also the Founding Director and Faculty at the Antarnad Foundation, a not-for-profit psychoanalytic psychotherapy training program, in Ahmedabad, India. His primary interest, and the focus of most of his publications, is the interface of psychoanalysis and culture.



IMPORTANT DISCLOSURE INFORMATION FOR ALL LEARNERS: None of the planners and presenters of these CME/CE programs 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 number of 2.5 hours of 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.



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.