(Solution) NU-646 Week 15 Assignment 1: Psychotherapy Evidence-Based Practice Movie Paper


You will write a paper for completion in Week 15 as your final assignment for the course. (You select a movie in Week 4 Activity 2: Individual Poster Presentation Topic Choice to write your paper on.) Pick a movie that portrays a character or characters experiencing a psychological disorder/mental illness, such as one from the following list. Alternatively, pick a movie that portrays an example of a certain type of therapy. You may choose your own, but it must be approved by your instructor before you submit the assignment.

  1. Leaving Las Vegas
  2. A Clockwork Orange
  3. What’s Eating Gilbert Grape
  4. Boys Don’t Cry
  5. Benny and Joon
  6. Girl Interrupted
  7. Seven
  8. Mad Love
  9. Rain Man
  10. Shine
  11. A Beautiful Mind
  12. Madness of King George
  13. Fight Club
  14. The Fisher King
  15. One Flew over the Cuckoo’s Nest
  16. Twelve Monkeys
  17. Sybil
  18. The Three Faces of Eve
  19. Eating
  20. The Silence of the Lambs
  21. Pollock
  22. Ordinary People
  23. Analyze This/Analyze That
  24. Final Analysis
  25. Identity
  26. The Great Gatsby

Watch the movie and then please include the following sections titles in your paper:

  1. Analysis of Movie:
    • Write a very brief summary of the movie. Give clear evidence that you watched it.
  2. Signs/Symptoms:
    • Write a description of how the psychological disorder and/or the therapy was portrayed.
  3. Assessment and DSM-5 Diagnosis:
    • Describe how you would assess the disorder (what assessment tools), and discuss the criteria for diagnosis based on what diagnosis you would choose from the DSM-5 to assign to the client in the movie.
  4. Evidence-Based Practice Plan of Care:
    • Research and include evidence-based practice related to the disorder/therapy portrayed. Include a minimum of one peer-reviewed article. What therapy modality would you choose as the plan of care for the client?
  5. Summary of Movie Analysis in Correlation to DSM-5 Criteria:
    • Write a critical analysis of how accurate or inaccurate you found the portrayal of the disorder/therapy. Show evidence of your knowledge of the psychological disorder/mental illness or the type of therapy (that is, include information from class or the textbook).



This paper purposely applies the knowledge acquired throughout the NU-646 course term to a film showcasing characters with mental illnesses and psychological challenges. Clear comparisons are made between contemporary evidence-based practices and the portrayal of the movie. The film that I selected for this assignment is One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, a movie produced by Zaentz and Douglas in the year 1975 founded on a 1962 novel by Ken Kesey.

Analysis of the Movie

The movie was set in the year 1963, filmed in the Oregon State Hospital with the central character being Randle McMurphy, staged as Jack Nicholson who is an inmate, sent to the state hospital for assessment. …….please click the icon below to purchase full solution at $20