Use of cinematherapy in dealing with relationship problems

Egeci I. S. , GENÇÖZ F.

ARTS IN PSYCHOTHERAPY, cilt.53, ss.64-71, 2017 (SSCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 53
  • Basım Tarihi: 2017
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1016/j.aip.2017.02.004
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.64-71


The main goal of this study was to examine propositions regarding the application procedures of cinematherapy. It compared the contributions to create therapeutic change of viewing (watching a movie with therapeutic aims) and discussion steps (discussing movies with therapeutic aims). Twenty-eight sessions were held with 6 participants seeking professional help for relationship problems (e.g. frequent conflicts, dissatisfaction, sexual problems). Content analyses of questionnaire responses and therapy session transcripts indicated that cinematherapy provided a useful therapeutic intervention. As expected, the viewing step itself did not promote change; instead, the discussion phase induced new insights and facilitated generalization of these gains into individuals' own problem areas. (C) 2017 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.