This purpose of this assignment is to give you an opportunity to explore the psychotherapeutic relationship in great depth as it is portrayed on screen (i.e. in movies or television programs).
For this assignment please create a 10-12 slide PowerPoint Presentation where you analyze and discuss the character(s) of your choosing. In this presentation, please analyze a character’s illness and treatment from the perspective of a psychotherapist. Be sure to include a title slide, references, citations, and speaker notes, all in APA formatting.
Formatting Reminder: You are expected to format your presentation according to APA formatting guidelines. Please see the APA resources folder on the Modules page for additional resources and tools for help in preparing your presentation. Be sure to cite your sources accordingly, to avoid plagiarism in your formal written assignments.
You are required to include discussion of
- The character’s diagnosis in terms of the DSM-V
- A brief discussion of the apparent etiology of the character’s symptoms, and
- An in-depth analysis of the treatment prescribed for the character in terms of theoretical perspective: psychoanalytic, client-centered, gestalt, and behavior therapy.
Which perspective(s) is(are) being represented in the film? Does the treatment seem to be effective? What are the advantages and disadvantages of this approach? What alternative approaches might you recommend?
If therapy was not presented in the media you selected, what approach would you select or recommend for the character(s) you’ve chosen?
Note: Be sure to include images for the speaker as this facilitates following along with the material.
If you would like to choose a film or series not included on this list, please let me know and I will review the choice with you.
You are expected to turn the PRESENTATION in by the due date. Presentations WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED after that deadline. Please label your document with your last name and the name of the assignment like this, FERNANDEZpaper.doc. Format for presentations must be in PowerPoint format.
The bottom line for successful therapy is the bond that exists between the therapist and the client. This is not left to chance, but is something that a therapist can consciously create by honoring and affirming each client for who they are not just for their potential or who they can become. Ideally, a client can feel understood and appreciated by the therapist on a moment–to-moment basis in the therapy process. Creating a safe relationship is crucial, since it takes courage for clients to bri….