Using the Film The Hours to Teach Diagnosis

Pearson, Quinn M.
March 2006
Journal of Humanistic Counseling, Education & Development;Spring2006, Vol. 45 Issue 1, p70
Academic Journal
The popular film The Hours (S. Rudin, R. Fox, & S. Daldry, 2002), which portrays several characters struggling with mood disorders and other mental health problems, is discussed as an effective tool for teaching diagnosis. The author discusses the movie and characters, the methods used to incorporate the film into instruction, and students' reactions to and evaluations of the process.


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