Child Colloquium Series: Film, Fantasy and Freud: Fifth Annual Evening at the Movies: MOONRISE KINGDOM starring Bill Murray and Bruce Willis

Child Colloquium Series 2013 - 2014

Myrna Frankel, L.C.S.W. and Kenneth Roberson, Ph.D., Co-Chairs
Harold Bronstein, M.D., Shahla Chehrazi, M.D., Sharon Karp-Lewis, Psy.D., L.C.S.W. and Sarah Stadler, M.D., Committee Members

The Child Analytic Program of the San Francisco Center for Psychoanalysis welcomes you to a series of presentations representing the remarkable scope of child psychoanalysis today. These discussions will offer us an increasingly sophisticated understanding of the mind and of human development seen through the lens of clinical experience with children and adolescents. We also will examine the use of film portraying the thinking processes of children.

Title: Film, Fantasy and Freud: Fifth Annual Evening at the Movies
MOONRISE KINGDON starring Bill Murray and Bruce Willis
A film by Wes Anderson
Date: Sunday Evening, May 4, 2014
Time: 05:30pm - 08:00pm
Discussant: Reyna Cowan, Psy.D., L.C.S.W.
Location: San Francisco Center for Psychoanalysis
444 Natoma Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
Fee: Free
CME/CE: 2.5 CME/CE Credits available for $ 30.00 or $ 25.00
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Join us for a romantic comedy drama that creates a fairytale world of loss and redemption. “Moonrise Kingdom” tells the story of a 12 year old orphan boy who runs away from a summer camp to connect with an equally disconnected girl. He knows she understands him as no one else can. This epic tale explores the tangled world of adults and how a discarded foster child risks love and connection on his own terms. The film was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay and a Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture-Musical or Comedy.

Dr. Reyna Cowan is a psychoanalyst and child therapist. She is a graduate of PINC and faculty at SFCP. and the film critic for KPFA Radio.

Reyna Cowan, Psy.D., L.C.S.W.
Graduate of PINC, Faculty of SFCP, PINC, NCSPP, and Psychotherapy Institute, Film Critic KPFA Radio, Private Practice, Oakland.


Course Objectives:

  1. Participants will be able to list three ways this film describes the impact of limited parenting ability on children's sense of self.
  2. Parents will be able to describe how children use fantasy as a way to manage internal anxiety.
  3. Participants will be able to explain how the metaphor of impending doom is utilized to organize the internal world of the characters in Moonrise Kingdom.


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PHYSICIANS: The San Francisco Center for Psychoanalysis designates this educational activity for a maximum of 2.5 credits as listed for each individual program, AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. This credit may also be applied to the CMA Certification in Continuing Medical Education.

LCSWs/MFTs: The San Francisco Center for Psychoanalysis is a provider approved by the Board of Behavioral Sciences, Provider Number PCE623, for 2.5 CE credits on an hour for hour basis.

PSYCHOLOGISTS: Psychologists attending SFCP events approved for CME credits may report AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ toward their CE requirements and are now able to directly submit their verification letters at the end of each renewal cycle using the MCEP credit reporting form that can be found on the internet at:

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SFCP is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. SFCP maintains responsibility for this program and its contents.

Commercial Support: None

Faculty Disclosure: The following moderators and planning committee members have disclosed NO financial interest/arrangement or affiliation with commercial companies who have provided products or services, relating presentation(s) or commercial support for this continuing medical education activity: Myrna Frankel, LCSW, Kenneth Roberson, PhD, Harold Bornstein, MD, Shahla Chehrazi, MD, Sharon Karp-Lewis, PsyD, LCSW, Sarah Stadler, MD and Reyna Cowan, PsyD, LCSW. All conflicts of interest have been resolved in accordance with the ACCME Updated Standards for Commercial Support.

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