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COURSE THREE – Discussing Netflix Series with Psychoanalysts

Discussing Netflix Series with Psychoanalysts

Course Coordinator: Barbara Burrows

Seminar Participants: Lindsay Barton, Michael Blugerman, Stephen Fowler, Judith Hamilton, Sandra Meyerovitz, Elizabeth Tuters, Kas Tuters

Sunday, 11:00 am – 12:30 pm: September 26, October 31, November 28, 2021; January 30, February 27, March 27, 2022. (6 meetings).

Fee: No charge

Deadline for registration is September 19, 2021
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 with psychoanalyst members of the Extension Program Committee films or series currently available on Netflix. This will be an opportunity to think as a group about these productions from a psychoanalytic point of view, thus enriching our appreciation of their historical and current cultural manifestations. We will have the first discussion on the series “The Crown” and recommend that participants view one to several to all eight of the first season. For future meetings, participants will decide which other series or films they would like us to discuss. There is no charge and no obligation to attend all the meetings, but each person must register to get the initial link. Everyone will be informed what the topic of the next meeting will be.

Learning Objectives:

At the end of the course the participants will be able to:

  1. Have a psychoanalytic appreciation of the themes and dynamics of a number of culturally important series on Netflix.
  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.
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Barbara Burrows BA, ATPPP, R.P.

Psychoanalyst in private practice in Burlington ON. In 1985, she founded Positive Parenting Inc., and for many years offered courses and published Parent to Parent Magazine to help parents gain a greater understanding of unconscious family dynamics and psychoanalytic principles to help with their child rearing questions.

Lindsay Barton, MA, RP, CAPCT

Private Practice. Clinical Member Can. Assoc. Psychoanalytic Child Therapists, Faculty CICAPP, University of Guelph-Humber (Early Childhood Studies); Candidate at TIP.

Michael Blugerman, MSW, RS

Private Practice in child/adolescent/adult; Executive Director, Children’s Resource and Consultation Centre of Ontario; Chair, Ontario Association of Private Adoption Practitioners; Guest of the TPS.

Stephen G. Fowler MD, FIPA

Psychoanalyst in private practice.

Judith Hamilton, MD, FRCP, (Psych)

Psychiatrist/Psychoanalyst in Private Practice. She teaches in the ATPPP and in the Extension Program of the TPS. She is a co-founder of Lacan Toronto. Faculty TPS&I.

Sandra Meyerovitz RSW, MA (Social Work), Dipl. TCPP

Psychotherapist in private practice in Toronto. Her graduate training is in psychoanalytic child psychotherapy, and has experience of working with families, children, adolescents, and adults. Her work is varied, including, attachment issues; separation and loss; trauma and grief; and sexual abuse. She is interested in therapeutic interventions with young mothers and infants, and presently is a candidate with the advanced IPP (Infant parent Program, Toronto). She is a candidate with the TIP (Toronto Institute for Psychoanalysis). She is the current Vice President of the Canadian Association of Psychoanalytic Child Therapists.

Elizabeth Tuters, MSW, RSW, Dip. TCPP, FIPA

Infant/Child/Adolescent/Adult Psychoanalyst in Private Practice; Co-director of Infant Mental Health Studies; Officer, Board of Directors; Canadian Assoc. for Psychoanalytic Child Therapy, Faculty/Supervisor CICAPP, Faculty TPS&I.

Kaspars Tuters, MD, FRCP(C)

Psychoanalyst in Private Practice. Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, University of Toronto; Fellow, British Psychoanalytical Society. Faculty 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 2021/2022 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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