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Reel Deal II - Thelma and Louise

“Funny, sexy and quick-witted, these two desperadoes have fled the monotony of their old lives and are making up new ones on a minute-by-minute basis. Their adventures ... have the thrilling, life-affirming energy for which the best road movies are remembered. This time there's a difference: This story's daring anti-heroes are beautiful, interesting women."

-- Janet Maslin, New York Times

Sunday, January 24, 2016
Screening of the film: 12:45 PM
Discussion: 3:00 PM

Bloomfield Township Library
1099 Lone Pine Road
(corner of Telegraph & Lone Pine Road)

Psychoanalyst: Carol Levin, MD

Director’s Chairs:

Ashleigh Curp Goldfarb, MA, Oakland University – Communication
Kaelie Thompson, University of Michigan PhD Student, Screen Arts and Culture

Moderator: Loretta Polish, PhD

Practice Gap: Many therapists are unprepared to draw upon and apply modern psychoanalytic relational concepts in the process of therapy; especially in the context of the sudden behavioral changes that some patients may exhibit when confronted with stressful life events and changes in societal attitudes.

Upon completion of this activity:
1. Participants will be better able to identify foundational concepts in modern psychoanalytic self psychology as they emerge in the relationship of the main characters in this film.
2. Participants will be able able to discuss how early feminist theory relates to the development of the self.
3. Participants will be able to characterize how female patients are effected by societal attitudes.