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ERIC Number: EJ908575
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1540-1383
Film Selection in a Cinematherapy Intervention with Preadolescents Experiencing Parental Divorce
Marsick, Emily
Journal of Creativity in Mental Health, v5 n4 p374-388 2010
Film selection and children's reactions to films are discussed in this article based on a qualitative multiple-case study with three preadolescent-aged children experiencing parental divorce. Six films were selected based on recommended films in cinematherapy. Although many films have been recommended for cinematherapy, multiple participants' reactions to specific recommended films have not been explored frequently in the literature. Research is needed to document participants' reactions and responses to the many films that have been recommended for cinematherapy in the previous literature to determine the benefits, drawbacks, and efficacy of specific films for specific issues and populations. Findings include the importance of appropriate developmental level, closeness of issue match, preference for more recent releases, and good timing in the therapy process.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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