Psychoanalysis and the Arts

The Kids are All Right – A Film Analysis with Lenita Newberg, MSW, LCSW

the-kids-are-all-rightCommentary on the movie by Lenita Newberg, MSW, LCSW.  Originally produced for the Celluloid Couch series of the St. Louis Psychoanalytic Institute.

Nic and Jules have been raising their teenage kids with many typical bumps, bruises, and achievements   But when the kids decide to meet their sperm donor, new issues get raised for the family.  Commitments, love, desire and conflicts are old issues in families, but the twists can change over time.  This touching comedy takes a look at how family is defined and at the changing nature of relationships.


Lenita Newberg, MSW, LCSW, is a Faculty Member and director of the Advanced Psychodynamic Psychotherapy Program of  the St. Louis Psychoanalytic Institute and is in private practice.