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Presented by Bettina Soestwohner, Ph.D., Psy.D. & Julie Tepper, Psy.D., MFT


With CE Credit: $20.00

Starts at 7:30 pm

Ixcanul is the first significant movie in a Mayan language – Kaqchikel. A 17-year-old Mayan girl who works on a coffee plantation in Guatemala is arranged to be married to the plantation foreman. However, her heart is set on another man, who turns out to be unreliable and leaves, after getting her pregnant.

Learning Objectives

·        Identify adolescence as a time of confrontation with specific cultural demands concerning the passage into adulthood

·        Differentiate and further research culturally specific tasks from aspects of human maturing and its difficulties 

·        Recognize the potential as well as the limits of aesthetic solutions against violent restrictions as resources for the construction of a viable future

Bettina Soestwohner, Ph.D., Psy.D.,  holds a doctoral degree in Comparative Literature from UC Irvine. She is a Graduate Research Psychoanalyst and faculty member at the New Center for Psychoanalysis and a Training and Supervising Analyst at the Newport Psychoanalytic Institute. She is a member of the California Circle of the EFQ (Freudian School of Quebec) and of the IFLF (International Forums of the Lacanian Field.) She has a private practice in Los Angeles.

Julie Tepper, Psy.D., MFT is a faculty member of the New Center for Psychoanalysis. She is a practicing psychoanalyst and psychotherapist in West Los Angeles, with a specialty in working with adolescent girls.




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.