The New School for Analytical Psychology invites you to attend:
A Film Seminar Series with Readings
Sundays 2-6 pm: Oct. 8, Nov. 5, Dec. 3, 2017
Seattle University Media Screening Room, LeMieux Library
Jen sleeps. From Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives
In bringing together the art of film and the art of psychotherapy, Psychocinematics! aims to open new terrain for collaborative and creative conversations about both. Each seminar includes a film viewing followed by lively discussion. The films chosen are all notable for their exceptional art, style and innovation. They ignite the imagination to dream differently about current issues, both clinical and theoretical, in our field. Adding critical depth and challenge to our collective dreaming, suggested readings of interdisciplinary interest will accompany each seminar.
Crossing the Amazon. From Embrace of the Serpent
Colombia: Director Ciro Guerra, “Embrace of the Serpent” (2015). A Shaman in the Columbian Amazon is the last of his people still holding the memory of his culture’s knowledge, which stands on the verge of extinction after the collision with European colonialism and capitalism.
A smattering of the issues likely to emerge:
- Cross cultural transmission
- Intergenerational trauma
- Natality and Fatality
- The nature of the healer and nature as healer
- The therapeutic dyad and the container/frame
- Individual, cultural, and species narcissism
- Time, memory, and the revenant
About the Psychocinematics! Facilitators
Lisa Whitsitt, LMHC, CP, is a practicing psychotherapist, a working artist and one who believes in the transformative power of cinema.
Mylor Treneer, MA Ed, blogs about politics and culture at selfstates.com and works in the labor movement.
Kenneth Kimmel, Jungian Analyst, founding member of the New School for Analytical Psychology, has written extensively about film and psychoanalysis, and was a panel discussant at the recent Antonioni Film Series co-sponsored by the Northwest Film Forum.
Elizabeth Sikes, PhD, LMHCA, works at the intersection of psychology and philosophy as a psychotherapist, adjunct professor of philosophy at Seattle University, and writer.