SPRING MOVIE MATINEE
Leave No Trace
Join the Pre-licensed Clinicians Committee and Dr. Cowan for a screening and discussion of Leave No Trace, an evocative, poignant film about the relationship between a Veteran and his newly adolescent daughter. The film explores the legacy of war trauma and the pressures this father and daughter face as they interact with Social Services, experience homelessness, and lose their protected and secluded world. Through a psychoanalytic lens, Dr. Cowan will discuss the film’s themes, the emotional development of this young girl, and filmmaker Debra Granik’s deep and sensitive vision.
NCSPP is aware that historically psychoanalysis has either excluded or pathologized groups outside of the dominant population in terms of age, race, ethnicity, nationality, language, gender, religion, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, disability, and size. As an organization, we are committed to bringing awareness to matters of anti-oppression, inequity, inequality, diversity, and inclusion as they pertain to our educational offerings, our theoretical orientation, our community, and the broader world we all inhabit.
Leave No Trace explores themes related to the legacy of war trauma as the characters in the film withdraw from society. The film captures the pressures that the protagonists face as they interact with Social Services and lose their protected and secluded world. The impact of homelessness, concerns about safety and the impact of having others take away a person's choice to make about one’s life decisions will be discussed. Additionally, the emotional development of a young adolescent girl, as well as the deep and sensitive vision of Debra Granik, the filmmaker, will be explored.
Reyna Cowan, Psy.D., LCSW, is a psychoanalyst, a personal and supervising analyst at PINC, and is on faculty at both PINC and SFCP. She teaches widely throughout the Bay Area and has a private practice in Oakland, where she works with adults, couples, adolescents, and children.
This film screening is open to all who are interested in the linking of film and psychoanalysis.
No refunds will be allowed for this event.
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