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Participatory Cinema: Anxiety Disorders

June 15, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm


Instructors: Anthony Tobia, MD

Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water, Peter Benchley’s remake of Moby-Dick was adapted to the screen. Inspired by the 1916 shark attacks down the shore, Jaws is the tale of a rogue shark that terrorizes the small island community of Amity. Much like a zombie apocalypse serving as a backdrop to the Romerian group dynamic, the imminent threat of the great white shark serves as the setting for the film’s main characters to interact thus coining the phrase, “Jaws has nothing to do with a shark.” Join us in the discussion to find out what Jaws is really about for what promises to be a creative way to review the anxiety 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


June 15
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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