Participatory Cinema: Dissociative Disorders
December 15, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm$99
Instructor: Anthony Tobia, MD
Home Alone is a 1990 comedy written by John Hughes that follows Kevin McCallister as he defends his home from burglars after his family accidentally leaves him behind on their vacation to Paris. We will analyze this holiday classic and discover the true meaning of the Christmas spirit, archetypal warnings (you better be good), and the root cause of dissociation. The physiology of dissociation will be presented, allowing for a creative and festive discussion of the dissociative disorders.
Movies have long been utilized to highlight varied areas in the field of psychiatry including the role of the psychiatrist, issues in medical ethics, and the stigma toward people with mental illness. At Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, comprehensive curricula have been created utilizing films as fictional case accounts of mental disorders. At the Center of Alcohol & Substance Use Studies, facilitated discussion of a selected film is achieved via social media as well as traditional PowerPoint didactic. Each seminar will show a feature-length film with a live Twitter feed on the screen that will transform the movie into an educational didactic.
CE Credits: 6