Turn Box Office Movies Into Mental Health Opportunities: A Literature Review and Resource Guide for Clinicians and Educators

About the Course:

This article introduces the reader to an extensive body of literature from mental health professions, consumers, their families and the general public that addresses and supports both the theory and practice of the use of Hollywood films in the field of mental health for educational and therapeutic purposes, including guides for film selection, film use and film title recommendations.

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Francine R. Goldberg, Ph.D.

Francine R. Goldberg received her Ph.D. from the Rehabilitation Counseling Program at New York University (NYU), following her doctoral research, Academic Achievement Bias among Community Mental Health Workers. She has more than 30 years of experience in the field of mental health and psychiatric rehabilitation, including counseling, supervision, administration, staff development, clinical risk management, graduate and undergraduate teaching on the adjunct faculties at NYU and the City University of New York, Lehman College, and multiple national and international publications, as well as presentations that address topics in mental health, psychiatric rehabilitation and the use of multimedia in the delivery of mental health services. She holds a CRC, NCC, LMHC, LPC and LRC.

Recommended For:

This course is recommended for health care professionals, especially psychologists, counselors, social workers, and nurses who seek knowledge about the use of an innovative intervention as an educational and/or therapeutic tool for all age groups and most client populations. It is appropriate for all levels of participants’ knowledge.

Course Objectives:

  1. Define cinemaeducation and its use.

  2. Provide resources for film selection for cinemaeducation.

  3. Define cinematherapy and its use.

  4. Provide a theoretical foundation for cinematherapy.

  5. Provide guidelines for the use of cinematherapy.

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Course Number: 101188
Credit Hours: 1cr
NBCC Credit Hours: 1cr
Exam Fee: $6.97
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Format: Online Article
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