Why Cinema Therapy
© Birgit Wolz
Cinema therapy sites:
The Movie Therapist UK therapist Bernie Wooder's is pioneering the use of ‘movie therapy’ in Britain.
Reel to Real is Michael Kahn's approach to Cinema Therapy.
Gary Solomon suggests movies for their therapeutic value on cinema-therapy.com.
Clyman, Jeremy (2013). Cinematherapy: A Useful Tool in Group Therapy - a description of what cinematherapy actually looks like in action in Psychology Today.
Dermer, B. and Hutchings, J. B. (The American Journal of Family Therapy, 28, 2000, 163-180). Utilizing movies in family therapy: Applications for individuals, couples, and families.
Fischoff, Stuart (Fall/Winter 2004 issue of The Amplifier, the official newsletter of APA Division 46, Media Psychology). Doing Cinematherapy for the BBC: A Hollywood Tale.
LaMotte, Elisabeth (The Washington Post, Feb 19, 2015). I’m a therapist. Movies are the best tool I have to help my patients.
LaMotte, Elisabeth (DailyLife, Feb 23, 2015). Can watching movies work as therapy?
Byrd, Michelle L.; Forisha, Bill; and Ramsdell, Cathlene (2006). Cinema Therapy With Children and their Families. This study was presented at the Minnesota Association of Children Mental Health Child Adolescent Mental Health Conference. seeks to demonstrate that Cinetherapy for children provides an opportunity to utilize thematic material that is of personal concern to many child.
Courtright-Cox, Christopher (2011). Christopher Courtright-Cox wrote his dissertation, Reel Life Conversations with God: Film in Addiction Recovery at the Argosy University in Sarasota, Florida.
Fleming, Michael and Bohnel, Ericka (APA's Journal Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, Vol 40/6, Dec 2009, 641-647). Use of Feature Film as Part of Psychological Assessment . This article describes the possible benefits of a clinical assessment technique that uses patients’ choices of feature film during the initial inpatient psychological mental status exam.
Gramaglia, Carla; Abbate-Daga, Giovanni; Amianto, Federico; Brustolin, Annalisa; Campisi, Stefania; De-Bacco, Carlotta; Secondo Fassino, Secondo (2011). Cinematherapy in the day hospital treatment of patients with eating disorders. Case study and clinical considerations.
Knobloch-Westerwick, Silvia (2012). Knobloch-Westerwick is the lead author of the study and associate professor of communication at Ohio State University published: Smiling through the tears: Study shows how tearjerkers make people happier.
Lynch, Jillian (2011). Lynch wrote a thesis titled The therapeutic potential of using film as an intervention in counselling and psychotherapy: A narrative inquiry.
Portadin, Mattew A. (2006). The Use of Popular Film in Psychotherapy - is there a "Cinermatherapy" (dissertation at the Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology, 2006).
Powell, Michael Lee; Newgent, Rebecca A.; Sang, Min Lee (The Arts in Psdychotherapy 33, 2006, 247-253). Group cinematherapy: Using methaphor to enhance adolescent self-esteem.
Powell, Michae Lee; Newgent, Rebecca A. (2010). Improving the Empirical Credibility of Cinematherapy: A Single-Subject Interrupted Time-Series Design..
Pur, Ipek Güzide (2009). Pur, wrote the dissertation, Cinematherapy or Alcohol Dependent Patients at The Graduate School of Social Science at the Middle East Technical University.Schulenberg Stefan E. (Journal of Contemporary Psychotherapy; Spring 2003, 1; ProQuest Psychology Journals, 36-48). Psychotherapy and Movies: On Using Films in Clinical Practice .
Sondheimer, Adrian (Academic Psychiatry; 2000: 214–224). The Life Stories of Children and Adolescents: Using Commercial Films as Teaching Aids Cinema Therapy With Children and their Families
Psychocinema: a film guide based on psychological issues from the Florida Institute of Technology.
Psychflix.com provides useful listings and reviews of films that portray psychiatric themes.
Teach With Movies: site devoted to helping parents and teachers use films for teaching. Includes film indexes by subject and by character traits.