Abnormal Psychology in the Movies
Part 1- Give a short synopsis of the movie
Part 2- Using the DSM-5 create a diagnosis for the main character in the movie.
Part 3- Provide a treatment plan utilizing evidence-based treatment interventions. Be very precise and
detailed in what the treatment would entail. Treatment plan should include 1. type of treatment. 2. length of
treatment. 3.Specific methodology used in the treatment. 4. Benefits and possible negative outcomes of the
evidence- based treatment for the client.
Part 4. Conclusion
Provide a critique of your diagnosis
What limitations and or strengths exist in your analysis of the main character in the film that you choose.
What difficulties did you experience in creating a diagnosis
What tool/ skills would improve your ability to diagnose the main character.
Lastly, if the movie character had been successful in getting the treatment you have described, how would
the change in this character have affected the outcome of the story line in this movie?
PICK ONE OF THE FOLLOWING MOVIES:
A Beautiful Mind
What’s Eating Gilbert Grape?