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Classics on the Couch Series: Star Wars

May 19, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Classics on the Couch: Movie Discussion Series
Star Wars (1977)

Dr. William Sharp

Friday, May 19 | 7:00 to 8:30 PM


A long time ago, in a galaxy far away… Freud discovered a new hope for civilization and its discontents- the unconscious. Prior to his explorations, slips and accidents were thought by many to be triggered by a force outside the self. Freud’s ideas strike back against that and challenge us to face the dark and light sides within ourselves. Recently science and the unconscious have been under assault. Let’s return to the Jedi Luke, back to the 1970s, and talk and see how it speaks to us today. Is there a new hope for us in dark times? Can war return us to galactic peace? [If possible, view the original non-cgi version of the movie in advance!]

Continuing Education Objectives:

Participants will be able to:

  1. List the qualities of the unconscious
  2. Create ways of applying our understanding of the unconscious to everyday life.
  3. Compare and contrast the emotional significance of Star Wars in modern times.

CE Target audience: Psychologists (all levels), Social Workers, Counselors

William Sharp, Psya.D. is a psychoanalyst in private practice in Brookline Village. He is a lecturer at Northeastern University and is on the faculty at the Boston Graduate School of Psychoanalysis. He is author of the textbook, Talking Helps: An Evidence Based Approach to Psychoanalytic Counseling and loves using media to reflect psychoanalytic ideas for the masses.

Fee: Free or $20 per event for 1.5 CE’s/Clock Hours

Please view the film in advance, it will not be shown at the event.

Classics on the Couch Series: Star Wars


May 19, 2017
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm


1581 Beacon Street
Brookline, MA 02446 United States
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