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Elle  |  View Full Calendar

Presented by Joshua Richmond and Matthew Elgart (Preregistration has closed please pay at the door)


Starts at 7:30 pm

Elle is Paul Verhoeven’s latest movie centers around Michèle (Isabelle Huppert), who seems indestructible. Head of a successful video game company, she brings the same ruthless attitude to her love life as to business. However, being attacked in her home by an unknown assailant changes Michèle's life forever. When she resolutely tracks the man down, they are both drawn into a curious and thrilling game-a game that may, at any moment, spiral out of control. In a film that has trauma, murder, and deceit, we can ask what role sex can take in all these facets and more. 

Learning Objectives:

1.     Delineate the role unconscious sexual phantasies play in the everyday satisfactions of life. 

2.     Debate whether sex can be an expression of the death instinct or not and the role that the death instinct has in the sexual life, and apply this understanding to their patients and their symptoms.


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.

Matthew Elgart is a research psychoanalyst and a composer and guitarist. He is currently lecturer in music at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) and Adjunct Instructor at the New Center of Psychoanalysis (NCP). He received his Ph.D from the NCP and his Doctorate in composition from Claremont Graduate School and his MFA from UCLA in guitar performance. . Matthew has a small private practice in Pasadena and Santa Monica.



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.