Rent Two Films and Let's Talk in the Morning: Using Popular Movies in Psychotherapy

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Wiley, Jan 29, 1998 - Psychology - 320 pages
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The complete guide to video work

The use of popular films as catalysts in the psychotherapeutic process has gained increasing support in recent years. Accompanied by informed and sensitive therapeutic counseling, films can help clients get in touch with repressed emotions, find inspiration in the midst of despair, and understand the problems of others. But how can a therapist know when it is appropriate to assign a film? Which films have therapeutic punch? Where should the discussion focus after a client has seen a particular film?

Rent Two Films and Let's Talk in the Morning answers these questions and many more. It provides friendly guidance and detailed information on every aspect of using films as tools in therapy, including:

  • Techniques for using video assignments to enhance traditional therapy
  • Concise descriptions of more than 100 popular films available on video
  • Suggestions for using each film to meet specific therapy needs
  • A quick-reference list of hundreds of films categorized by presenting problem
  • Numerous examples of clients who have gained insights from film therapy and how these successes were achieved
  • Ways to use films as powerful therapeutic metaphors

The Hesleys' Web site is www.hesley.com.

Their e-mail address is movietalk@hesley.com.

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User Review  - Crystal - Goodreads

This was a really fun book for anyone who is into movies and works as a therapist or maybe also teachers. It is a way to start a conversation, especially for those who are resistent to reading books or cannot read books. I look forward to trying some of these out! Read full review

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User Review  - Linda Branham Greenwell - Goodreads

I have used this book to help people understand certain issues. For example for Grief and Loss... Ordinary People is suggested Read full review

Contents

Introduction to Video Work
3
Integrating Films into Therapy
26
Selecting Films for Therapy
45
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About the author (1998)

JOHN W. HESLEY, PhD, is a psychologist with a consulting and psychotherapy practice in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. In addition to scientific papers, he has written numerous articles for popular magazines, newspapers, and trade publications.

JAN G. HESLEY, MSSW, is an advanced clinical practitioner who specializes in marriage and family therapy. She has taught at the university level and has consulted with agencies, churches, and public and private schools.

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