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Film Discussion: The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo: The Rape-Revenge Cycle

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April 13, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Movie Discussion Series
Film Discussion: The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo: The Rape-Revenge Cycle

Friday, April 13th, 2018 | 7:00 to 8:30 PM



This action-packed fast paced thriller by David Fincher (2012) may leave us breathless—but its sexual violence, voyeurism and gender-bending gaze take on special resonance in this cultural moment of #Me Too.


Emily Fox- Kales, PhD, a clinical psychologist who specializes in the treatment of eating disorders and is a Clinical Instructor in the Department of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. She also teaches cinema studies at Northeastern University and the Graduate Consortium of Women’s Studies and was Film Editor of Gender & Psychoanalysis. She is the author of Body Shots: Hollywood and the Culture of Eating Disorders (SUNY Press, 20ll).  She is currently a Visiting Scholar at Brandeis University’s Women’s Study Research Center. 

Continuing Education Objectives: 

Participants will be able to:

  1. Explore the film’s psychoanalytic gaze at scopophilia and gendered aggression
  2. Explore how the depiction of rape and revenge summons the primal fantasies of Freud’s model of perversion and sadomasochism.
  3. Consider and discuss the trauma of the violent woman.


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CE Target audience:  Psychologists (all levels), Social Workers, Counselors

Fee:  Free or $25 per event for 1.5 CE’s/Clock Hours*

Please view film prior to discussion. Film available for viewing at BGSP at 3:50 PM

*Full refund available if you cancel one week prior to the event. If you have any questions, email info@bgsp.edu.

CE Target audience:  Psychologists (all levels), Social Workers, Mental Health Counselors

Boston Graduate School of Psychoanalysis is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. BGSP maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

Boston Graduate School of Psychoanalysis has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 5676. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Boston Graduate School of Psychoanalysis is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

Application for social work continuing education credits is being submitted. Please contact us at ContinuingEd@BGSP.edu for the status of social work CE accreditation.

For information on continuing education credits for nurses, social workers, or marriage and family counseling, call 617-277-3915.

The Boston Graduate School of Psychoanalysis is accredited by the New England Commission on Higher Education.

Direct inquiries may be made regarding the accreditation status by NECHE to the administrative staff of the institution. Individuals may also contact: New England Commission on Higher Education, 3 Burlington Woods Drive, Ste 100, Burlington, MA 01803-4514, 781-425-7785 or email: info@neche.org

Approved Continuing Education Provider - NBCC


April 13, 2018
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm