International Cinema: An Abundant Mental Health Resource of Films for Education, Communication, and Transformation



The purpose of this chapter is to consider what films from various countries say about mental health, strengths, and values; mental illness and psychopathology; and the portrayal of psychologists and psychotherapy. My hope is this will widen the reader’s perspective of what international cinema offers and begin the assembly of a non-exhaustive resource of potential films to be considered for personal use, for education, and for client interaction.


Mental Illness Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Personality Disorder Positive Psychology Obsessive Compulsive Disorder 
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  1. 1.VIA Institute on Character and Hummingbird Coaching ServicesCincinnatiUSA

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