Continuing Education


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Presented by Elena Balashova-Shamis, Psy.D & Deborah Lynn, M.D. (The preregistration window has closed, pay at the door)


Starts at 7:30 pm

L’avenir is the story of Nathalie (Isabelle Huppert), a middle-aged philosophy professor, who rethinks her already much-examined life after unexpected losses and a series of crises. She finds herself adrift, but also with a newfound sense of liberation. With nothing to hold her back, Nathalie sets out to define this new phase of her life and to rediscover herself. Winner of the Best Director award at the 2016 Berlin International Film Festival, the acclaimed new film from Mia Hansen-Love is a soul-searching look at what it means to create a life of one's own.

 Learning Objectives

·        Investigate the complex dynamics of unexpected losses in their clinical work with clients facing mid-life developmental changes

·        Recognize and clinically intervene highly functioning patients and professionals the use of intellectualization as a maladaptive defensive structure

Elena Balashova-Shamis, Psy.D., is an advanced psychoanalytic candidate at the New Center for Psychoanalysis in both adult and child programs. She maintains a private practice in Marina Del Rey. She is a faculty member at NCP, UCLA, Ryokan College and also works as a dissertation advisor. She presents seminars and workshops on various topics in psychoanalysis, sexuality, and child development.


Deborah Lynn, M.D., is a board-certified child and adolescent psychiatrist and general psychiatrist, and psychoanalytic candidate at the New Center for Psychoanalysis. She is in private practice in Westwood and a member o fthe volunteer clinical faculty at UCLA, Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry 




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.