(1941, U.S., 105 min., 35mm) Orson Welles

Moderated by Philippe Spurrell of CFS
With the collaboration of Montreal Jungian analyst
Tom Kelly

A Film Presentation by Cinéclub Film Society (CFS) 

and the C. G. Jung Society of Montreal

Sunday, January 27 
6:30 pm-10:00 p.m. 
Cinéma de Sève 
1400 de Maisonneuve O. (Metro Guy-Concordia) 
Admission: $8 
Students/Seniors: $6
For info please call (514) 481-8664

Often hailed as ‘the greatest film ever made,’ this first film was directed by a rebellious 25-year-old genius named Orson Welles. Untainted by the studio system, he threw the rule book out the window and proceeded to build a new window on the world of possibilities for the art form. The use of deep-focus photography and abstracted camera angles, the non-chronological narrative structure and overlapping dialogue, were just some of the myriad formal innovations that Welles brought together for his ground-breaking debut.
      It is one of the miracles of cinema that in 1941, a first-time director, a cynical, hard-drinking writer (Herman J. Mankiewicz); an innovative cinematographer (Gregg Toland); and a group of New York stage and radio actors (Joseph Cotten, Agnes Moorehead, et al.) were given the keys to a studio and total control, and made a masterpiece. Citizen Kane is more than a great movie; it is a gathering of all the lessons of the emerging era of sound’’–Roger Ebert, late great film critic.
      Beneath it all is a complex portrait of a man who built an empire rich in materials so that he might fill an inner void. This is a film that is ripe for psychological analysis, which is exactly what we will do thanks to our esteemed guest speaker!
      Offered in a beautiful restored 35mm print that allows you to experience it exactly as audiences did back in 1941.

Tom Kelly is past-president of the International Association for Analytical Psychology (IAAP). He has been actively engaged in teaching and lecturing in many Developing Groups of the IAAP around the world for many years.
       He completed his training as a Jungian analyst at the C. G. Jung Institute in Zürich in 1986 and has a private practice in Montreal.
        Tom is the current North American Editor of the Journal of Analytical Psychology. He also serves on the Advisory Committee of the Institute of Analytical Psychology and Psychodrama in Italy. 



New Perspectives on Addiction

An All-Day Seminar

(With OPQ Accreditation*)

Saturday, Feb. 9

10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Concordia University

Room MB 3.435

1450 rue Guy

(Metro Guy/Concordia)

Members $60

Non-Members $70

Students/Senior Members $40

*OPQ#: RE02798-18

(5 hours; 5 Credits)




                For info please call

                   (514) 481-8664


      This event is open to the public.


10:15-11:00 a.m.

Addictions and their Multifaceted Underpinnings

This presentation will discuss the numerous underlying issues that may have caused a person to develop his/her addiction(s) and consider how addiction can result from “self-medicating” for physical or emotional pain stemming from childhood trauma, family of origin issues or underlying learning problems such as ADHD and Dyslexia. The presentation will emphasize the importance of screening and identifying the underlying causes/comorbidities. It is important to help clients understand their personal history and the challenges that they face and to work with their family and medical team to find alternative solutions that can sustain them in recovery.

Dr. Jean Caplan is a bilingual psychologist/psychotherapist and marital & family therapist who has been in private practice for thirty years. She treats individuals, couples, families and groups, specializing in addictions and their co-occurring problems. Having previously been a Registered Nurse she is knowledgeable about the physical health problems that clients may also struggle with. She lectures to CLSC staff and other organizations about addiction and related topics.


11:15-12:00 p.m.

Personality-targeted Interventions for the Treatment

and Prevention of Addictions

Different personality traits create different pathways to addiction. Dr. Conrod will consider several specific motivations for adolescent cannabis and alcohol use and their genetic and environmental roots in anxiety sensitivity and physiologic responses to social and physical stressors. Early trials show that personality testing can identify 90 percent of the highest risk children, making it possible to target risky traits before they cause problems. Helping teens manage the traits that make them different, and often difficult, has proven to be effective in changing young people’s trajectory.     We will discuss how brief personality-targeted cognitive behavioral interventions can reduce and prevent adolescent emotional and behavioral problems that predispose some young people to cannabis, alcohol and substance abuse and addiction. 

Dr. Patricia Conrod is a Registered Clinical Psychologist and Full Professor of Psychiatry at Université de Montréal. She is based at the CHU Sainte-Justine Mother and Child Hospital Centre in Montreal, where she holds a Chair in Social and Community Pediatrics.  Her research focuses on cognitive, personality and biological risk factors that make people more susceptible to addiction. Her research findings have led to the development of new approaches to substance abuse treatment and prevention.

1:15-2:00 p.m.

Treating Substance Dependence and Mental Illness: Tools for Practitioners 

This presentation will focus on phenomenology, current conceptual models and pharmacology of drugs of abuse using a case-based learning approach. The case presentation will focus on symptoms, behaviours sequelae, diagnosis, co-morbidities and treatment. It will also touch on several questions:

a) What is substance dependence? Signs and symptoms of addiction, simple screening and diagnostic tools.

b) What are the effects of drugs/alcohol on the brain? A brief look at research using brain-imaging techniques.

c)  Comorbidities such as mood, anxiety and personality disorders.

d) Evidence-based approaches to treatment.

 Dr. Kathryn Gill is an Associate Professor of Psychiatry at McGill University and the Director of Research at the MUHC Addictions Unit. She has many years of clinical experience treating patients with substance dependence and mental illness using motivational and psychoeducational approaches.


2:15-3:00 p.m.

Is Addiction Recovery a “Conversion Experience”?

Carl Jung’s best-known contribution to the domain of addiction comes via his exchanges with Bill Wilson, the co-founder of Alcoholics Anonymous. The last century has seen much scientific research into the understanding and treatment of substance abuse and addiction and many therapists today shy away from a “moralizing” attitude, preferring to see addiction as an illness based in genetic and chemical vulnerabilities. Other organizations such as AA retain an investment in the moral and spiritual dimension of recovery and argue, as did Jung, that moral development and spirituality are useful in supporting genuine and lasting change.  This presentation provides an overview of the Jungian and psychoanalytic understanding of the place of addiction in individual psychology.

Susan Meindl is a licensed psychologist in private practice in Montreal. She has an MA from McGill Counseling and is a graduate of the Argyle Institute’s Individual Psychodynamic Psychotherapy Training Program.  She is currently a Candidate in psychoanalytic training at the Canadian Psychoanalytic Society-QE Branch. She has a special interest in psychoanalytic and particularly Jungian approaches to understanding and treating psychopathology.


3:15-4:00 p.m.

Discussion with the participants and the audience.

  I wish to register for the New Perspectives on Addiction workshop. 

  I enclose my cheque for:

     $60 (Members); $70 (Non-Members); $40 (Senior Members/Students) 
     PLUS  $50 for OPQ credits OPQ#: RE02798-18 (5 hours; 5 Creditspayable to:
    The C. G. Jung Society of Montreal, Box 22515, Montreal  QC  H4A 3T4



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