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Sponsored by the Center for the Study of Race, Ethnicity and Culture and

by the Center for the Study of Aging

Brother to Brother

June 25, 2017, 1-5PM

Check-in and refreshments, 12:30-1PM

Film Discussion


George Max Saiger, MD, CGP, FAGPA

and Reginald Nettles, PhD, CGP

Film and discussion open to all, $15


Continuing Education Credit Hours


Fees for Continuing Education Credits

Non-Members $120
Current WSP Members $80
Current WSP Students $15

At: Washington School of Psychiatry, 5028 Wisconsin Avenue, Suite 400, Washington, D.C. 20016


The Program

“Brother to Brother” (2004) written and directed by Rodney Evans, debuted at the 2004 Sundance Film Festival and went on to win awards at gay and lesbian film festivals in Miami, San Francisco, New York, Philadelphia, and a host of nominations for awards in other venues.

In this provocative and complex film, the contemporary struggles of a young African American gay art student are juxtaposed with the memories of a now-elderly survivor of parallel struggles during the Harlem Renaissance of the 1920’s. Similarities of the issue facing cultural and sexual minorities of the two eras are emphasized. Throughout the film the subtext of intergenerational bonding and mentoring within the non-biologic “family” of the gay community is brought home to the viewer interested in the social integration of seniors.

Discussion moderated by George Saiger, MD, CGP, FAGPA, Founding Chair of the Center for the Study of Aging and Reginald Nettles, PhD, CGP, Founding Chair of the Center for the Study of Race, Ethnicity, and Culture


  1. Discuss the impact of prejudices against combined racial and sexual
    minorities on the leading characters in this film.
  2. Describe how intergenerational issues are influenced by psychological and sexual issues confronting older adults
  3. Describe how cultural knowledge is transmitted in non-traditional families.
  4. Apply the film’s resolution of conflict to analogous processes in psychotherapy.

Discussion Leaders

George Max Saiger was a founding chair of the Center for Study of Psychotherapies for the Aging; he continues to serve on its faculty. He has presented related to this theme at the MidAtlantic Group Psychotherapy Society (2007), the American Group Psychotherapy Association (2009), and the Washington School of Psychiatry Study Group for Issues in Aging (2009). His private practice of psychiatry is in Rockville, MD.

Reginald Nettles is a graduate of the WSP Group Psychotherapy and Advanced Psychotherapy Training Programs. He has published (2007) and presented on related themes, in the context of multiple minority identities, at American Psychological Association (1998), Mid-Atlantic Group Psychotherapy Society (2007) and American Group Psychotherapy Association (2008). He has also served as a guest lecturer in the WSP Clinical Program (2005) and several local area universities and professional staff groups. His private practice of individual, couples, and group, psychotherapy is in Columbia, MD.




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Cancellations and Refunds

Refunds will be made for cancellations received at the School office in writing at least 10 days before the seminar date and are subject to a non-refundable administrative fee of $50.

Who should attend?

The workshop is intended for psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, psychiatric nurses, licensed professional counselors, marriage and family therapists, physicians, medical students, and other graduate students.


The Washington School of Psychiatry is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Washington School of Psychiatry maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

The School is approved by the Social Work Board of the State of Maryland as a provider of continuing education for social workers in DC, MD, VA and WV.

The Washington School of Psychiatry has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6388. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. The Washington School of Psychiatry is solely responsible for all aspects of the program.

The School is accredited by MedChi, The Maryland State Medical Society to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The School designates each session for a maximum of _ of AMA PRA Category I Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Disclosure of Commercial Support and the Unlabeled use of a commercial product. No member of the planning committee and no member of the faculty for this event have a financial interest or other relationship with any commercial product.