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Movie Series - La La Land - Paper presented by: Richard Steinberg, Ph.D.

  • 05/23/2021
  • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM


  • UNLICENSED student with valid student ID
  • UNLICENSED student with valid student ID

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La La Land

Paper Presented by: Richard Steinberg, Ph.D.

Sunday, May 23, 2021

10:00 am - 11:30 am

Registration begins at 9:45 am


1.5 CE Credits Available

Title: “City of Dreams at the intersection of narcissism, the ego ideal, romantic love and social convention”

In this colorful, Choreographed, musical romance an aspiring actress played by Emma Stone, meets and falls in love with a jazz pianist and enthusiast played by Ryan Gosling.

 In their struggle for survival and success we get a glimpse into how they support each other’s dreams, face the challenges to their narcissism and ego Ideals and the pull towards social convention.

Screenshots from the movie will be screen shared. 

Participants are urged to watch the movie in it’s’ entirety prior to the meeting.  

It is available on Amazon Prime for rental.


Dr. Steinberg is a twice Past-President of the SEFAPP Board of Directors, a Founding Member of the Board of Directors of SEFFIP and Acting President of the Board since 2013. He was Co-Director of the “Veterans Project of South Florida” 2008-2012, a joint project with the Florida Psychoanalytic Society. He originated “SEFAPP at the Movies” and has presented on the movies “Last Tango in Paris”- What is this thing called Love?, “The House of Sand and Fog”-How free are We?, and moderated at numerous film presentations. He has been a discussant on case presentations at APA Division 39 and SEFAPP and has been a Supervisor and Faculty Member at SEFIPP. Other areas of interest are Clinical Process and Clinical Theory and Technique which he has taught at SEFIPP. He is currently completing his Psychoanalytic Training at the Institute for Psychoanalytic Training and Research in New York City and is in private practice in Boca Raton, Florida.


  1. After meeting the attendee will better understand how romantic and mutually supportive love can help aspiring artists and ‘dreamers’ maintain narcissistic balance and sustain their ego-ideals.
  2. After meeting, the attendee will better understand the process and ingredients that help determine the passage from the early love stage to more enduring commitment.


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 This program, when attended in its entirety, is offered for 1.5 CE credits. 

SEFAPP is an approved continuing education provider by the Agency for Health Care Administration of the Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling (BAP #587, expires March 31, 2023). Division 39 is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists.  Division 39 maintains responsibility for this program and its content. Division 39 is committed to accessibility and non-discrimination in its continuing education activities.  SEFAPP and Division 39 are committed to conducting all activities in conformity with the American Psychological Association's Ethical Principles for Psychologists. Participants are asked to be aware of the need for privacy and confidentiality throughout the program. If participants have special needs, we will attempt to accommodate them. Please address questions, concerns and any complaints to SEFAPP Administrator at (954) 637-3883.


*In order to receive CE credits for this conference, participants must attend the event in full.  Due to potential unforeseen technical issues that may arise, registration will open 15 minutes prior to the start of the event and we encourage you to connect in advance to avoid tardiness.  Please verify that your name appears in your Zoom window as you would like it to appear on your certificate of attendance.  To receive CE credits, you must arrive no later than 10 minutes of the start time and must stay until the end of the event when a moderator will take a final tally of complete attendance.


*Ensuring the confidentiality of all clinical material presented at our meetings is of the utmost importance to SEFAPP.  Attendance is contingent on an agreement to adhere to the following guidelines: Clinical material must not be discussed outside of the session in which it is presented and furthermore must not be recorded, conveyed, or disseminated in written or electronic form.  Participants must agree to maintain a secure environment to be utilized solely by the registered participant and protected from intrusion by, or exposure to, unauthorized persons.  Presenters of case material must have either obtained informed consent from the patient (or guardian) or taken other carefully considered measures to safeguard confidentiality.  If at any time a participant suspects he or she may recognize the identity of a patient in a case presentation, the participant must leave the session immediately.  Failure to observe these guidelines constitutes a breach of APA’s ethical principles and may be cause for disciplinary and/or legal action

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