In the Community - Lectures and Seminars
Continuing education/community education individual courses for mental health professionals and for educators and professionals working with children and adolescents and for the community at large are presented by the Institute during our academic year. Spring of 2014 promises to be an exciting one, with presentations on Unspoken Traumas; When Adolescents Present with Eating Disorders: Clinical Lacan; Creativity and Sculpture; The Schizoid Life, Songs and Suicide of Kurt Cobain; Projections Spring Film Series; and more.
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S O L D O U T!
A Child's Brain:
How Experience Defines Neurodevelopment and the Implications for Treatment and Understanding
Bruce Perry, MD, PhD
This acclaimed documentary gives entrée to the mind of Timothy (Speed) Levitch, a Gray Line tour guide in New York and a fascinating character in his own right. Speed's tour loop is part of an "ongoing search for perfection," as he tries to "rewrite the souls" of his customers. Riding through the concrete canyons of the city, Speed indulges in a verbal orgy and often loses himself in identification with its landmarks – relating, for example, to the Brooklyn Bridge "because it doesn't contradict me." The viewer of this provocative film is invited to put Speed on the couch and use his/her counter-transference to analyze what exactly holds Speed's fragile self together. (1998, 76 min.)