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Recommended Movies and Television Programs Featuring Psychotherapy and People with Mental Disorders
Counseling and Wellness (2013)
  • Timothy Thomason, Northern Arizona University
Abstract

This paper provides a list of 200 feature films and five television programs that may be of special interest to counselors, psychologists and other mental health professionals. Many feature characters who portray psychoanalysts, psychiatrists, psychologists, counselors, or psychotherapists. Many of them also feature characters who have, or may have, mental disorders. In addition to their entertainment value, these videos can be seen as fictional case studies, and counselors can practice diagnosing the disorders of the characters and consider whether the treatments provided are appropriate.

Keywords
  • diagnosis,
  • mental disorders,
  • movies,
  • television
Publication Date
Winter 2013
Citation Information
Timothy Thomason. "Recommended Movies and Television Programs Featuring Psychotherapy and People with Mental Disorders" Counseling and Wellness Vol. 4 (2013)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/timothy_thomason/90/