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Therapeutic Techniques in Film
A critique of the therapeutic techniques in the film "Good Will Hunting".
# 127678 | 1,500 words | 16 sources | APA | 2008 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2008 in Psychology (Therapies) , Film (Analysis, Criticism, Etc.)

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The paper discusses therapeutic techniques in the film "Good Will Hunting", including touch, self-disclosure, client confidentiality, parenting role and countertransference.

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""Good Will Hunting" was a film depicting the gradual transformation of an MIT janitor who happened to be a genius at mathematics. The character grows through a therapeutic relationship with an unorthodox but ultimately effective therapist, overcoming the psychological trauma of childhood abuse to accept the potential for change embedded in the elimination of sick, dysfunctional defense mechanisms. Hunting and his therapist, Sean Maguire, have a seminal relationship which sits at the heart of this film, that..."

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