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The Story of the Weeping Camel with discussant Larry Mortazavi, MD (Film)

  • January 14, 2022
  • 6:15 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Virtual using Zoom
  • 35


(depends on selected options)

Base fee:

Registration is closed for this event.

The purpose of the film series is to encourage psychoanalytic dialogue with respect to creativity and movies. 

Description: The Story of the Weeping Camel is a documentary that explores attachment issues between a camel and her offspring in a tribal setting of the Gobi Desert in Mongolia. The film beautifully depicts the struggle for this multi-generational tribe and their camels to choose between loving and rejecting.

The discussion for this film will be geared toward mental health professionals that work therapeutically with individuals and families. The documentary opens a discussion to deepen the understanding of attachment drive and possible problems creating secure connections between mother and child. Empathy, curiosity, and emotional arousal/regulation will be discussed.


  1. Explain the nature and importance of attachment drive in mammals and its relevance to humans.
  2. Apply attachment principles in evaluating young children and their primary caregiver(s).

Discussant Biography: Larry Mortazavi, MD is a child and adolescent psychiatrist and an advanced candidate in child psychoanalytical training at the Denver Institute for Psychoanalysis. He has been treating young children and their parents/families in diverse settings, including residential treatment programs, outpatient clinics, and private practice. He is President-Elect of the Denver Psychoanalytic Society.

Film: Please watch the film prior to the discussion. The Story of the Weeping Camel is currently available for free viewing at Archive.org. Since we do not know how long the film will be available to stream from this site, please watch at your earliest convenience. 

Registration: Registration is required. The Zoom link will be emailed to registrants 24 hours before the event. Registration closes at noon on January 13, 2022.

Cost: While this event is free and open to the public, there is a fee for those who would like to receive CME credit. Please choose the appropriate level when registering.

  • CME credit for DPS Members: $30
  • CME credit for non DPS Members: $40
  • No CME credit: Free - $0

CME Certificates:  In order to receive a CME certificate, the attendee must: pre-register, pay in full, attend the event, and complete an evaluation within 7 days after the program. An email with a link to the online evaluation will be sent after the program. CME certificates will be sent by email within a month following the event after attendees are cross referenced by registration, payment, sign-in, and completion of the evaluation. CME credit will be equal to the time participated.

Cancellation and Certificate Replacement Policy: There will be no refunds of fees for cancellations within 3 days of the event.  If awarded a CME certificate, please retain for your records. There will be a $3 charge if the Society office must resend a certificate.

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of American Psychoanalytic Association and The Denver Psychoanalytic Society. The American Psychoanalytic Association is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.”

The American Psychoanalytic Association designates this Live Activity for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

IMPORTANT DISCLOSURE INFORMATION FOR ALL LEARNERS: None of the planners and presenters for this educational activity have relevant financial relationship(s)* to disclose with ineligible companies whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients.

*Financial relationships are relevant if the educational content an individual can control is related to the business lines or products of the ineligible company. - Updated July 2021 -

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