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First Friday Forum

January 10 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm PST

Following the Ninth: In the Footsteps of Beethoven’s Final Symphony – Film Review and Discussion

Presenter Info:   Richard Meeks will lead the discussion after reviewing this powerful and meaningful documentary.  Richard is a therapist in private practice and is past president of the PSAS Board.  He also teaches Adlerian Psychology at Antioch University.


Directed by Kerry Candaele, the film touches only lightly on the Ninth’s ethereal qualities, instead examining its potent legacy as anthem: Chilean demonstrators who sang the Ode during the Pinochet dictatorship, a Chinese student organizer who broadcast it at Tiananmen Square, an East Berliner who heard the concert conducted by Leonard Bernstein after the Wall was dismantled.  This film also includes a brief discussion of the repression Beethoven saw rising in Europe would have lent invaluable context.  Prior to this film, Kerry Candaele also produced Wal-Mart: The High Cost of Low PricesIraq for Sale, and the documentary A League of Their OwnFollowing the Ninth traces these stories, intertwining them with the history of the Ninth itself to create a moving ode to hope, freedom, and the power of art.

The forum is free, and CE hours are available for a small fee.

Everyone is welcome.  All of our monthly Friday Forums are not only for mental-health professionals but also for the rest of us… parents, teachers, and community members who care about connecting and supporting one another.  As Adler said, “The science of the mind can have for its proper goal the understanding of human nature by every human being . . . and peace for every human soul.”


Friday, January 10th, 2020, 7:30 – 9:30+ p.m. The PSAS Board will be meeting until about 7:15 p.m., so kindly time your arrival accordingly.


Free.  CE fees are $10/hr. for members, $15/hr. for others, if needed. Donations are also welcome.

Space is limited, so kindly RSVP to psasadler@gmail.com or 206-527-2566.


January 10
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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