Culture & Psychiatry
Series for Residents in Psychiatry
Pritzker School of Medicine, The University of Chicago
Bertram J. Cohler, PhD
Timothy McCajor Hall, MD PhD
Tanya Luhrmann, PhD
Syllabus for 2005-2006
Session 1: Cultural Aspects of Trauma
17 Oct 2005
Film excerpt: “Let There be Light”, John Huston, director. (1946)
Documentary of WW II veterans and PTSD.
Session 2: Sexual Orientation and Sexual Identity I
21 Nov 2005
Film excerpt: “Paris is Burning.” Jennie Livingston,
director (1991) Miramax Films. ASIN: B0009UZGM8.
A documentary of African-American and Latina drag queens in New York City in the 1980s
Fox, Ronald C. (1996) Bisexuality: an examination of theory and research. In: Cabaj, R. P. & Stein, T. S. (Eds.) Textbook of Homosexuality and Mental Health. Washington, DC, American Psychiatric Press.
Hammack, Phillip L. (2005) The Life Course Development of Human Sexual Orientation: an integrative paradigm. Human Development, 48, 267-290.
Session 3: Sexual Orientation and Sexual Identity II
19 Dec 2005
Film excerpts: “Torch Song Trilogy” Paul Bogart, director. (1988) New Line Cinema.
“Playing the Part” – documentary by Michelle McCabe about
a college senior’s attempts to come out to her parents.
Distributed in VHS as part of “Girlfriends,” a compilation of lesbian short films.
Session 4: Evangelical Christianity and the African-American Family
20 Feb 2006
Video selections. Documentary on evangelical Christianity in the US.
Session 5: Evangelical Christianity 2
20 Mar 2006
Video selections. Documentary on evangelical Christianity in the US, continued.
17 Apr 2006
Session 5: Evangelical Christianity 3: Absorption and Dissociation
Luhrmann, Tanya M. (2005). “The Art of Hearing God: absorption, dissociation, and contemporary American spirituality.” Spiritus 5: 133-157.
Created 22 October 2006. Last updated 22 October 2006.
For more information, please contact Timothy Hall.