Popcorn Psychology (In-Person)


  • $135.00


Sean Fitzpatrick
with Jacinda Tucker and Michael Craig
Four Tuesdays, Apr 9 - 30
6 - 7:30pm CT
Potentially appropriate for 6 CEs*

Grab some popcorn and discover how film and psychology go together like Mike and Ike!


It's back! Grab some popcorn and discover how film and psychology go together like Mike and Ike. It is no accident that the movies came of age alongside the discipline of psychology. Both examined the human experience in new and innovative ways, inventing vocabularies and techniques that continue to shape our culture and our very perceptions of ourselves. We will watch portions of four movies in class and explore how psychology can inform our film watching, and how the art of film can teach us about human nature.

This semester's movie selections are (order subject to change):

  • Asteroid City, Wes Anderson (director & writer)
  • Barbie, Greta Gerwig (director), Greta Gerwig and Noah Baumbach (writers) | co-presented with Jacinda Tucker
  • Tár, Todd Field (director & writer) | co-presented with Michael Craig
  • Oppenheimer, Christopher Nolan (director & writer)

This program is being offered IN-PERSON, and will NOT be recorded.

All times are CT. Please contact onlinelearning@junghouston.org with any questions.

Please register early. Programs with four or fewer participants are subject to cancellation, 48 hours prior to their start.

*The Texas Behavioral Health Executive Council (TBHEC) has stopped pre-certifying ANY Continuing Education or Professional Development for mental health providers.  The Jung Center cannot guarantee that the programs we provide will qualify for continuing education or Professional Development, nor can any other agency.  The Jung Center uses high educational standards when selecting to designate events as "potentially appropriate for CEs", and in evaluating the outcomes of our educational services, and we believe them to meet the requirements of state licensing bodies.  To find out more about the TBHEC changes to Continuing Education and Professional Development, click here.

Sean Fitzpatrick, PhD LPC, holds master's degrees in religious studies (Rice University) and clinical psychology (University of Houston Clear Lake) and received his doctorate in psychology through Saybrook University's program in Jungian studies. Sean is a psychotherapist in private practice and has been employed at The Jung Center since 1997. His book, The Ethical Imagination Exploring Fantasy and Desire in Analytical Psychology, is available in The Jung Center bookstore. His research interests also include the intersection of psychology and spirituality and vicarious trauma and the selfcare needs of helping professionals and social service providers. He is a senior fellow of the American Leadership Forum and serves on the boards of the Houston Museum District Association and the Network of Behavioral Health Providers. His local and national teaching schedule can be found at his website sfitzpatrick.com.

Jacinda Tucker, PhD, received an MA in sociology from UH and a PhD in clinical psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute. She has over 15 years of experience in applied research in education, public health, and community mental health. She is a licensed psychologist in private practice in Houston.

Michael Craig, MM, is a writer and composer with a deep interest in the role that magical traditions have played both in the history of human civilizations, and in the development of analytical psychology. He began volunteering at The Jung Center in 2012, and currently serves as The Jung Center's Director of Curriculum, and the coordinator of The Jung Center's McMillan Institute for Jungian Studies.


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