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Instructions: Movies and books allow you to be immersed in the world of the author or actor. When adding a psychological perspective, the clinical viewer/ reader begins to deconstruct the various aspects of what they have just witnessed walking away with a profound experience. This paper will help you process and consider environmental influences, generational gaps, cultural parameters, societal influences, traumatic events and family dynamic issues that impact child development, mental health, and wellness. Papers should be written in APA style format, 11-12 Font, and double space.
Choose (1) book or the movie adaptation. Each paper should explore the following:
- Introduction to the presenting problem of the main character(s). What is happening with the youth? Are they depressed? Dealing with anger? (Eating disorder? Etc.) Are the behaviors internalized or externalized? Describe. Why now? What caused, if known, the change in the presentation of the youth?
- Describe the home environment or the environment to which the youth is in. How may this be impacting them? Parenting styles. Relationship with identified guardian and how this may impact what is manifesting. Cultural factors. Age differentials (generation gap between parent and youth) if they exist, how does it impact the relationship, understanding of the presenting problem? Financial impacts to the family and thereby the youth. Exposure to violence? Are there cultural factors that are also impacting the youth?
- What is the youth’s perception of themselves? How have peer relations affected him / her in either a positive or negative way?
- Did the youth undergo any treatment? If so, describe the treatment and how it changed the overall presentation of the youth.
- Did the literature or movie raise any concern on how youth may be affected today? Did it raise any emotions in you and if so, what and how would you have dealt with the youth differently than the individuals that they encountered?
- Tips: It is important to remember the key moments of the development of the youth you are reading / watching about. Write down key points, feelings and reactions you are having, and watch the movie twice or step away from each chapter before continuing to ensure you have absorbed all that you have just experienced. Reminder: this is an exploratory reaction narrative of the literature or movies, so, avoid just providing plot summaries. I have read and watched the movies, so, I am interested in your clinical interpretation and findings to what you have chosen.

Book / Movie Adaptation
Burgess, Anthony (1995). A Clockwork Orange. W.W. Norton & Company
Kubrick, Stanley (Producer), & Kubrick, Stanley (Director) (1971). A Clockwork Orange [Motion Picture]. United Kingdom, United States: Warner Brothers.

Donoghue, Emma (2011). Room. Back Bay books: Reprint edition.
Guiney, Ed & Gross, David (Producer), & Abrahamson, Lenny (Director) (2015). Room [Motion Picture]. Canada, Ireland, United States: Elevation Pictures.

Guest, Judith (1982). Ordinary People. Penguin Books.
Schwary, Ronald (Producer), & Redford, Robert (Director) (1980). Ordinary People [Motion Picture]. United States: Paramount Pictures.

Hayden, Torey (2002). Murphy’s Boy. Avon; Reissue edition
Atkins, Dick (Producer), & Tuchner, Michael(Director) (1986). Trapped in Silence [Motion Picture]. United States.

McCabe, Patrick (1994). The Butcher Boy. Britain: Delta; Reprint edition
The Geffen Film Company (Producer), & Jordan, Neil (Director) (1997). The Butcher Boy [Motion Picture]. Ireland, United States: Warner Bros.

Anonymous (1971). Go Ask Alice. Simon Pulse; Reprint edition (2006)
Isenber, Gerald, Fried, Charles, & Stolnitz, Arthur (Producer), & Korty, John (Director) (1973). Go Ask Alice [Motion Picture]. United States: American Broadcasting Company.

Kaysen, Susanna (1993). Girl Interrupted. Vintage.
Konrad, Cathy & Wick, Douglas (Producer), & Mangold, James (Director) (1997). Girl Interrupted [Motion Picture]. United States: Columbia Pictures.

Wurtzel, Elizabeth (1995). Prozac Nation. Riverhead
Miller, Paul et al. (Producer), & Skjoldbjaerg, Erik (Director) (2005). Prozac Nation [Motion Picture]. Germany, United States: Miramax Films.

Movie only
Sharzer, Jessica (Director) (2004). Speak [Motion Picture]. United States: Speak Film Inc.

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The 1999’s movie “Girls Interrupted” by James Mangold is based on Susanna Kaysen’s memoirs written during her 18-month stay at a psychiatric hospital following her unsuccessful suicide attempt. When Kaysen’s character played by Winona Ryder arrives at Claymore mental hospital, she meets other patients with various mental disorders. The most prominent character in the story is Lisa Rowe played by Angelina Jolie who is diagnosed with antisocial personality disorder (Coates, 2001). Jolie’s exceptional portrayal of this tragic and intoxicating character won her an Oscar, and inspired the author of this paper to examine her from the psychological point of view.

This analysis examines a patient, Lisa Rowe, who has been diagnosed with antisocial personality disorder. Antisocial personality disorder (APD) is characterized by disregard of, and violation of, the rights of others. The first signs of APD start at childhood or early adolescence, and progress into adulthood. Common signs which a person diagnosed with APS expresses include lying, resisting authority, stealing, and cruelty to animals. In adulthood, people diagnosed with this condition struggle with illegal behavior, violence, deceitfulness, job troubles, recklessness, and marital problems (Clarke, 2011, p. 142).

Psychological Profile
Patient Name: Rowe, Lisa
Gender: Female
Age: not specified, adolescent
Diagnosis: Antisocial personality disorder...

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