Tag Archives: therapy

The Fault in Our Stars

Title: The Fault in Our Stars

Date: 2014

Media type: Film

Format: Complete

Category: Internal Dynamics of Families

Keywords: Adolescence, decision-making, family relationships, family trauma, response to crisis, stress and coping, therapy

Rating: PG 13 – Parents Strongly Cautioned

Audience(s): High School Age, College Age, Adults, Parents, Couples, Families

Language: English

Film/Episode Summary: Hazel is a teen with cancer. Her mother forces her to go to a support group for other teens that struggles with sicknesses. There she meets a boy named Gus with which she fell in love. As she fights for her life, they go on a great adventure to Amsterdam to fulfill her dreams.

Comments or Recommendations for Teaching: How did Gus’s parents and Halzel’s parents differ in their parenting styles? What do you think drove Hazel’s parents to let her travel across the world with such ailments?¬†

Places to view: ITunes, YouTube, Amazon Video, Vudu, Google Play

Contributor: Krista Hamann

Harold and Maude

Title: Harold and Maude

Date: 1971

Media type: Film

Category: Internal Dynamics of Families, Parenting, Couple and Family Counseling

Keywords: family relationship, parent-child relationships, parenting style, therapy, conflict management

Rating: PG

Audience(s): High School Age, College Age, Adults

Language: English

Film/Episode Summary: Self-destructive and needy but wealthy teenager Harold is obsessed with death and spends his leisure time attending funerals, watching the demolition of buildings, visiting junkyards, simulating suicides trying to get the attention of his indifferent, snobbish and egocentric mother, and having sessions with his psychologist. When Harold meets the anarchic seventy-nine-year-old Maude at a funeral, they become friends and the old lady discloses other perspectives of the cycle of life for him. Meanwhile, his mother enlists him in a dating service and tries to force him to join the army. On the day of Maude’s eightieth birthday, Harold proposes to her but he finds the truth about life at the end of hers.

Places to view: Youtube, Amazon Video, Vudu, Google Play, Itunes

Contributor: Anonymous

Everybody Loves Raymond

Title: Everybody Loves Raymond

Date: 2002

Media type: Television

Format: Clip

TV Season-Episode: 7-202 “Counseling”

Category: Couple and Family Counseling

Keywords: therapy, conflict management

Rating: NR

Audience(s): High School Age, College Age, Adults, Couples, Families

Language: English

Film/Episode Summary: Ray and Debra consider going to couples’ counseling. Ray’s mother decides to step in and offer some additional advice that Ray finds rather disturbing.

Clip Description: Ray and Debra are arguing over cleaning the house vs. relaxing on the couch.

Additional Clip Description: Ray and Debra talk with their friends about couple’s therapy.

Places to view: Amazon Video, Vudu, Itunes, Hulu

Contributor: Jen Fairbourn