Print Page   |   Sign In   |   Register
Community Search
April 2018 Monthly Meeting
Tell a Friend About This EventTell a Friend

When: 04/13/2018
12:00 PM
Where: UT Campus, AT & T Conference Center
1900 University Avenue
Austin 78705
United States

Online registration is closed.
« Go to Upcoming Event List  


April Monthly Meeting 

"The Mark of War: Excerpts from the Documentary Film "

Presenters: Ricardo Ainslie, Ph.D.and Daphny Ainslie, Psy.D.

April 13, 2018

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM 

1.5 Hours of Professional Development Offered

About the Presentation

Seven men grew up playing war but ended up in the jungles of Vietnam carrying real M16 rifles and watching their buddies die beside them.

Decades later, as new waves of soldiers returned home from war, the Vietnam Vets could see them engaging in the same futile efforts to erase the ravages of memory.

The Mark of War is a documentary film directed by Ricardo Ainslie, Ph.D. and produced by Daphny Ainslie, Psy.D.  The film records conversations with seven Texas Viet Nam veterans, some conducted over a ten year time period.  The director, Dr. Ricardo Ainslie, is a psychoanalyst who brought the sensibility of his clinical work to interviews with these seven men in order to create a reflective, psychological portrait of the veterans. This framing allowed the veterans to also engage the parallels between their experiences and those of veterans coming back from more contemporary wars – how war is digested by those who have faced its horrors and how war shapes and defines one’s subsequent life. 

War is transformative for those who must endure it. This film is the story of how war leaves its mark.

Learning Objectives: 

1.  Participants will be aware of the impact of the Vietnam Nam War on the life experiences of a group of veterans over a ten year time span.
2. Participants will learn about the parallels between Vietnam Nam veterans' experiences and those of veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan wars


About the Presenters:  

Daphny Leah Dominguez Ainslie, Psy.D. works in private practice in Austin Texas where she conducts forensic evaluations for criminal and civil cases. Her practice also includes psychological assessment and psychotherapy with adults and children.  Her other work includes producing documentary films related to the areas of trauma and immigration.

Dr. Ainslie is a graduate of Our Lady of the Lake University and completed both a doctoral internship and postdoctoral fellowship at the Central Texas Veterans Health Care System where she treated Veterans who struggled with substance use, posttraumatic stress disorder, childhood trauma, depression, anxiety, chronic pain, and medical concerns.

Her publications include Ainslie, R. & Dominguez, D. “Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder in Latino World War II Veterans.” In: Latinos/as in World War II, University of Texas Press (Maggie Rivas-Rodgriguez, Ed.) (2009) and Ainslie, R. & Dominguez, D. “Looking North: Mexican Immigration and the Social Imaginary” In: Leal, David & Limón, José (Eds.) Latinos in the 21st Century, University of Notre Dame Press.  (2013).  She is a Journal Reviewer for the peer reviewed academic journals: Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice, and Policy and Psychological Services.


Ricardo Ainslie, PhD A native of Mexico City, Ricardo Ainslie uses books, documentary films, and photographic exhibits to capture and depict subjects of social and cultural interest. He holds the M.K. Hage Centennial Professorship in Education at the University of Texas at Austin, teaching in the department of Educational Psychology. He is also the director of the LLILAS-Benson Mexico Center, and has affiliations with other institutes and departments across the university. His books include No Dancin’ In Anson: An American Story of Race and Social Change (1995), The Psychology of Twinship (1997), Long Dark Road: Bill King and Murder In Jasper, Texas (2004), and The Fight to Save Juárez: Life in the Heart of Mexico’s Drug War (2013). His films include Crossover: A Story of Desegregation (1999); Looking North: Mexican Images of Immigration (2006); and Ya Basta! (2007), The Mystery of Consciousness (2010), and The Mark of War (2018). He is a Guggenheim Fellow and has also been the recipient of numerous other honors and awards, including the Rockefeller’s Bellagio Residency and the American Psychological Association’s Division of Psychoanalysis Science Award. He is a member of the Texas Institute of Letters and the Texas Philosophical Society.

$20/Member or $10/student

Meeting Location and Parking: 

The meeting will take place at the AT&T Hotel and Conference Center (1900 University Avenue, Austin, TX 78705). The CAPA meeting room will be on the second floor overlooking the restaurant and is glassed in. Go through the restaurant and take a right to the stairs to the second floor, to Meeting Rooms 1 and 2 or go to the end of the buffet line and then take the elevator to the second floor and the meeting room is right there. You can also access the new meeting rooms 1 and 2 via the "grand stairway” to the second floor and going past the length of the restaurant on the floor below.   

There is a parking garage in the hotel, or you can use metered street parking if you prefer. 

Cancellations: Cancellations must be received no later than 3 business days prior to the event in order for a refund to be processed. Cancellations received after that time will have a refund processed.

Please note online registration will close at 5pm on the Thursday prior to the meeting. In order to expedite certificate distribution following monthly meetings, we request that you pre-pay online no later than noon on the Thursday before the meeting. If you prefer to register by check, please mail your payment to CAPA @ PO Box 1448, Cedar Park, TX 78630 postmarked no later than the Monday prior to the meeting. Those who pre-register as noted will receive expedited PD certificate distribution. On-site registrants will be processed within 7 business days. All PD certificates will be emailed to signed in attendees. Thank you!  

Sign In


PO Box 1448  ~  Cedar Park, TX 78630  ~  (512) 451-4983-P  ~  (800) 784-9034-F