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CINEMA AS CO-THERAPIST

17 Sep 2019 6:09 PM | CSWA Administrator (Administrator)

Narrative therapy has many merits and helping a patient 'see' behavior or personality characteristics that they either can't comprehend or have yet to try on for size can be well worth the price of admission.  Sometimes a discussion brought forth by the client about a recent movie can be

a peek into their psyche. What character did he identify with? Which plot theme reminded him of his own life. What turn of events created a memory surge?  Read on for more ideas on the use of cinema in therapy.

https://www.psychiatrictimes.com/psychotherapy/movie-your-patients-mind

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