Movies and Mental Illness: Using Films to Understand Psychopathology / Edition 3

Movies and Mental Illness: Using Films to Understand Psychopathology / Edition 3

by Danny Wedding, Mary Ann Boyd, Ryan M. Niemiec
     
 

ISBN-10: 088937371X

ISBN-13: 9780889373716

Pub. Date: 12/14/2009

Publisher: Hogrefe & Huber Publishers

The popular and critically acclaimed teaching tool - movies as an aid to learning about mental illness - has just got even better! Now with even more practical features and expanded contents: full film index, "Authors' Picks", sample syllabus, more international films

Films are a powerful medium for teaching students of psychology, social work, medicine,

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Overview

The popular and critically acclaimed teaching tool - movies as an aid to learning about mental illness - has just got even better! Now with even more practical features and expanded contents: full film index, "Authors' Picks", sample syllabus, more international films

Films are a powerful medium for teaching students of psychology, social work, medicine, nursing, counseling, and even en literature or media studies about mental illness and psychopathology.

Movies and Mental Illness, now available in an updated edition, has established a great reputation as a enjoyable and highly memorable supplementary teaching tool for abnormal psychology classes. Written by experienced clinicians and teachers, who are themselves movie aficionados, this book is superb not just for psychology or media studies classes, but also for anyone interested in the portrayal of mental health issues in movies.

The core clinical chapters of Movies and Mental Illness each use a fabricated case history and Mini-Mental State Examination along with synopses and scenes from one or two specific, often well-known films to explain, teach, and encourage discussion about the most important disorders encountered in clinical practice.

Each chapter also includes:

Critical Thinking Questions (to consider when viewing the core movie/s)

"Authors' Picks" (Top 10 Films)

"What To Read if You Only Have Time to Read One Book/Paper"

Suggested topics for class discussions Other features of the new, expanded edition:

Full index of films

Sample course syllabus

Ratings of more than 1,250 films (expanded by 25%!)

Other fascinating appendices, such as "Top 50 Heroes and Villains", psychotherapists inmovies, misconceptions about mental illness in movies, recommended websites

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780889373716
Publisher:
Hogrefe & Huber Publishers
Publication date:
12/14/2009
Pages:
340
Sales rank:
333,022
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

About the Authors

Foreword to the Third Edition John Norcross

Foreword Allan Barclay

Preface, Acknowledgments

1 Films and Psychopathology

2 Anxiety Disorders

3 Dissociative and Somatoform Disorders

4 Psychological Stress and Physical Disorders

5 Mood Disorders

6 Personality Disorders

7 Substance Use Disorders

8 Sexual and Gender Identity Disorders

9 Schizophrenia and Delusional Disorders

10 Neuropsychological Disorders

11 Disorders of Childhood and Adolescence

12 Mental Retardation and Autism

13 Sleep, Eating, Impulse Control, and Adjustment Disorders

14 Violence and Physical and Sexual Abuse

15 Treatment

Appendix A The American film Institute's Top 50 Heroes and Villains

Appendix B Syllabus for Sample Course that Integrates Films

Appendix C Recommended Websites

Appendix D 12 Misconceptions About Mental Illness Perpetuated by Movies

Appendix E Portrayals of Psychotherapists in Movies

Appendix F Films Illustrating Psychopathology

References

Index

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