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Michigan Psychoanalytic Institute & Society

Reel Deal II - Lars and the Real Girl

“Lars and the Real Girl” is the darndest thing. Starring Ryan Gosling as the romantically challenged Lars, this is a film whose daring and delicate blend of apparent irreconcilables will sweep you off your feet if you’re not careful."
Kenneth Turan, LA Times
Directed by Craig Gillespie; written by Nancy Oliver

Date/Time: Sunday, November 16, 2008, 1 – 3 PM.
Place: Bloomfield Twp. Library, corner of Telegraph and Lone Pine.

“Director’s Chair” facilitator: Brian Murphy, Ph.D., local Oakland University professor, film critic, playwright and author
Psychotherapist: Toni Murphy, M.A., L.L.P./C.S.P., noted local youth counselor and film aficionado.

Free delicacies provided. Artificial companions welcomed.

Participants will learn: 1) Perspectives on the pathology of imaginary and/or virtual partners. 2) A view and discussion of the treatment of and community reaction to delusional behavior. 3) A discussion of the possibilities of romance and intimacy for an avoidant personality.