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Film Discussion: Water, Trauma and Re-Birth in ROMA

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November 8, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm


From its deceptively simple opening shot to its complex narrative weaving nostalgia, personal and social history, Oscar-winning director Alfonso Cuaron (Gravity, 2014) conjures a moment from his own past that moves from autobiography to the poetic and the political as he re-visits the world of his childhood in 1970’s Mexico. Against a series of exquisitely filmed black and white images we are invited into the often dream-like evocation of the world of family, nurturance and trauma that holds both pain and love.


Emily Fox-Kales, Ph.D., is a clinical psychologist who specializes in the treatment of eating disorders, is 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).

Continuing Education Objectives: 

Participants will be able to:

  1. Discuss how this film can enhance the clinician’s cultural competency.
  2. Discuss the family and class dynamics as portrayed in the film.
  3. Discuss the main character’s trauma and explain the psychological processes she went through to address her trauma.

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Please view film prior to the event. Film available on Netflix and also for viewing at BGSP at 4:30 PM prior to the discussion.l

BGSP is authorized to provide CEs for:  Psychologists (all levels), Social Workers, Counselors

Fee:  Free or $20 for 1.5 CE’s/Clock Hours*

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

Offering CEs for:  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.

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November 8, 2019
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm




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