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COURSE FOUR – Discussing Netflix, Criterion and Kanopy Films from a Psychoanalytic Perspective

COURSE FOUR – Discussing Netflix, Criterion and Kanopy Films from a Psychoanalytic Perspective

Online Course

Course Coordinator: Barbara Burrows BA, ATPPP, RP

Sunday, 10:30 am – 12:00 pm: September 29, October 27, November 24, 2024; January 26, February 23, March 30, 2025. (6 sessions)

Fee: No fee

Deadline for registration is September 21, 2024.
Preregistration is required.
** DISTANCE PARTICIPATION ONLY – This course will be conducted online.

In this series of six meetings, participants will meet on zoom to discuss various Netflix series, The Criterion Channel or Kanopy films from a psychoanalytic perspective. This will be an opportunity to think as a group about these productions, thus enriching our appreciation of their historical and current cultural manifestations. Kanopy is a free app offering digital movies available through most public libraries. The Criterion Channel is by paid subscription.

For September we will watch the Netflix Series “Wrong Side of the Tracks”.

The coordinator, in consultation with the participants, will select future choices. Please feel free to send your suggestions to

There is no charge and no obligation to attend all the meetings, but each person must register to get the zoom link. Everyone will be informed what the title of the next series will be ahead of time.

Learning Objectives:

By the end of the course, participants will be able to:

  1. Have a psychoanalytic appreciation of the themes and dynamics of a number of culturally important series on Netflix or on films from Kanopy.
  2. Develop their skills in thinking and speaking psychoanalytically.
  3. Have the satisfaction of having discussed aspects of contemporary culture from a psychoanalytic point of view.
Barbara Burrows BA, ATPPP, RP

Barbara Burrows is a Psychoanalyst in private practice in Burlington ON.  For many years, she participated in and enjoyed, “Cinema and Psychoanalysis” at TPS&I.

This event is eligible for Section 1 CME credits (0.5 credits/hour). This event is an accredited group learning activity (section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certificate Program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, approved by the Canadian Psychiatric Association (CPA). The specific opinions and content of this event are not necessarily those of the CPA, and are the responsibility of the organizer(s) alone. As per the Royal College standard, each presentation provides a minimum of 25% interactive learning.

Full-time students in universities and colleges, and mental-health trainees are eligible for a 25% reduction in course fees. Proof of 2024/2025 status needs to be provided. Please contact the tps&i directly to register at a discount.

Refunds must be requested in writing two weeks prior to the beginning of a course. A handling fee of $30 will be retained. After these two weeks, fees cannot be returned.

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