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Incendies: A Turbulent Return to Beginnings in the Transgenerational Transmission of Destructive Aggression
Melwood Screening Room at Pittsburgh Filmmakers
Pittsburgh, PA
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Incendies: A Turbulent Return to Beginnings in the Transgenerational Transmission of Destructive Aggression
Incendies: A Turbulent Return to Beginnings in the Transgenerational Transmission of Destructive Aggression

Date:  Sunday, November 9th
Location: Melwood Screening Room
477 Melwood Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Time: 1:00pm
Cost: General Admission charged by Three Rivers
A link to Three Rivers Film Festival's website will be made available on our website when tickets can be purchased.
Continuing Education credits will be offered to mental health professionals for an additional fee
Open to the Public
Co-Sponsored by Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic

As part of the Three Rivers Film Festival, join the Pittsburgh Psychoanalytic Center, in partnership with The Film and Digital Technology program at Chatham University, Filmmakers, and Keeping the Work Alive for a viewing and discussion of Incendies.

The program includes a showing of the film, followed by discussion with Michelle Citron, film, video and multimedia artist, scholar and author and Maurice Apprey, Ph.D., DM, FIPA,  Professor of Psychiatry and Dean of African American Affairs at the University of Virginia, Training and Supervising Psychoanalyst, Contemporary Freudian Society and the International Psychoanalytic Association.

Michelle Citron, Ph.D. will offer her viewpoint as an accomplished and acclaimed filmmaker. Her discussion will focus on themes such as repetition, bodies, space versus time, images and metaphors, and circularity.  She will specifically focus on the way the aesthetics of the film fully reinforce the theme.

Maurice Apprey, Ph.D. will offer his expertise from a psychoanalytic angle. He will present points from his paper, "A Pluperfect Errand: A Turbulent Return To Beginnings in the Transgenerational Transmission of Destructive Aggression."  He considers the way the characters feel obligated to carry out an "errand", the urgency they feel, and the way in which action moves from mandate to voluntary.

Film Synopsis
When notary Lebel (Rémy Girard) sits down with Jeanne and Simon Marwan (Mélissa Désormeaux Poulin, Maxim Gaudette) to read them their mother Nawal's will (Lubna Azabal), the twins are stunned to receive a pair of envelopes  one for the father they thought was dead and another for a brother they didn't know existed.
In this enigmatic inheritance, Jeanne sees the key to Nawal's retreat into unexplained silence during the final weeks of her life. She immediately decides to go to the Middle East to dig into a family history of which she knows next to nothing.
Simon is unmoved by their mother's posthumous mind games. However, the love he has for his sister is strong, and he soon joins her in combing their ancestral homeland in search of a Nawal who is very different from the mother they knew.
With Lebel's help, the twins piece together the story of the woman who brought them into the world, discovering a tragic fate as well as the courage of an exceptional woman.
- http://www.sonyclassics.com/incendies/

Learning Objectives for Continuing Education
At the conclusion of the program, participants should be able to:
1) Define and apply of the idea of unconsciously appropriated tasks and intrusions known as "dream of urgent voluntary errands" as evidenced by examples from the film.
2) Demonstrate knowledge of transgenerational transmission of destructive aggression as evidenced by being able to discuss particular representations of such in the film.
3) Demonstrate application of the concept of middle space between self and other and ability to illustrate the process by which events are reconfigured so they become represented as middle voiced happenings.


Refund Policy:
A $25 administrative fee will be deducted from all refunds for cancellations.  No refunds can be issued once the program has begun.

Continuing Education Credit:
November 9th, 2014
3 hours
This program is co-sponsored by Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic and the Pittsburgh Psychoanalytic Center.  Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education credit for psychologists.  Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic maintains responsibility for this program and its content.  This program is being offered for 3.0 continuing education credits.

CME Statement
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint sponsorship of the American Psychoanalytic Association and Pittsburgh Psychoanalytic Center. The American Psychoanalytic Association is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The American Psychoanalytic Association designates this Live Activity for a (maximum number of (3)  AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s). Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Psychologists, Social Workers (MSW, LCSW,MFT, LPC) and Counselors:
Pittsburgh Psychoanalytic Center is waiting on approval  by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Pittsburgh Psychoanalytic Center maintains responsibility for the program and its content.  The Pennsylvania Board of Social Work approves of credits issued by APA sponsors. Therefore the Pittsburgh Psychoanalytic Center is able to offer continuing education credits to social workers and counselors per Section 49.36(a)(6)(ix) of the regulations at the time of offering.


None of the planners and presenters of this CME program have any relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Participants must pay tuition fee, sign in, attend the entire seminar, complete an evaluation and sign out in order to receive a certificate of completion.  Participants not fulfilling these requirements will not receive a certificate.  Failure to sign in or out will result in forfeiture of credit for the entire workshop. No exceptions will be made. Partial credit is not available.

Workshop content is not intended for use by participants outside of the regulatory scope of practice of their license(s). You are responsible for knowing what lies within and without your professional scope of practice.

The accuracy and utility of the material presented has been reviewed by our Education Committee.  While the content of the workshop or course is intended for the further education of professionals in the field, it is by no means comprehensive training and should not be considered such.  Further reading, training and consultation may be required.  No treatment should be undertaken outside the limitations of your skills and expertise.  Expressive forms of psychodynamic psychotherapy is contradicted in the treatment of some mental illness and should not be used to treat all kinds of mental illness.


Melwood Screening Room at Pittsburgh Filmmakers (View)
477 Melwood Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
United States


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