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Senior Talks: Film Screening of The Pharaohs

May 11 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Senior Talks: Film Screening of The Pharaohs

Issues in Senior Group Living


Saturday May 11 | 1:00 – 2:30 PM



The Pharaohs is a short film that uses humor and drama to depict some real-life issues facing seniors today. Inspired by a true story, the film traces one woman’s journey as she struggles with acceptance in and adjustment to a communal living situation. Along the way, she encounters peer pressure, social isolation, bullying, rejection, loss, misunderstanding and poor communication between herself and staff, as well as her family.

Following the movie, a panel discussion will address issues raised in the film, as well as the role of family dynamics in adjusting to life changes, effective communication techniques, and systemic issues regarding placement of seniors in communal living situations.


David Malouf, the writer director of The Pharaohs, devoted his professional career to a special population at the other end of life—children with disabilities. He held special education positions in public schools, university and federal government settings. He had recently broadened his focus to include incarcerated individuals, diverse cultures and the growing senior population in this country. His short screenplay entitled The Battle of Xa Hoa Chau addressed the contemporary cultural gulf between America and Vietnam and was selected as a finalist in the 2016 DC Shorts screening competition. The following year, his screenplay for The Pharaohs won that competition and was made into a movie in 2018. The Pharaohs is currently in festival circulation and is also available for training and informational purposes.

Marjorie A. Goodwin, Psya.D., PMHCNS-BC, MS, RN   Dr. Goodwin is in private practice in Brookline and is on the faculty of BGSP where she teaches Biology of the Mind and Brain, as well as psychoanalytic research. She is co-coordinator of the Senior Talks program. She has a special interest in working with the elderly and has presented on a variety of topics, including “A Comprehensive Approach in Assessing the Biopsychosocial Aspects of Elderly Clients,” “The Use of Psychiatric Medication in the Elderly,” “Depression and Aging,” “Successful Aging,” and “Emotional Communication: Modern Psychoanalytic Techniques for Working with the ‘Post-Verbal’ Individual.”

Christina Healy, MA, RN, CAS, Cert. Psya. has a private practice for all age groups, and also specializes in working with seniors and their families. She is on the faculty of the Boston Graduate School of Psychoanalysis where she is a co-coordinator of the Senior Talks program and the Fieldwork Externship Coordinator. Ms. Healy is a Certified Addictions Specialist. Her career spans 30 years and includes supervising and training staff at psychiatric group homes and in institutional settings.  She presents a variety of topics including “Addictions Within Families,” “An Overview of Psychiatric Illnesses,” “Treatment of Alzheimer’s Patients and Their Caregivers,” “Burnout for Providers in Education and Healthcare” as well as treating addictions in senior population.

Continuing Education Objectives: 

Participants will be able to:

    1. Identify the following issues related to aging:
      • social isolation/loneliness
      • bullying/peer pressure
      • loss
      • social rejection
    2. Discuss the role of family dynamics with seniors adjusting to life changes.
    3. Discuss the importance of listening and therapeutic communication techniques when working with the senior population.
    4. Describe the systemic issues regarding placement of seniors in communal living situations.

Senior Talks: Film Screening of The Pharaohs


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.

The Boston Graduate School of Psychoanalysis is accredited by the New England Commission of 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

Senior Talks: Film Screening of The Pharaohs


May 11
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm




1581 Beacon St
Brookline, 02446 United States
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