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Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder: A Case Study of [the Movie] As Good As It Gets: With Extensive Notes on Psychiatric Rehabilitation and A Word About LGBT Culture

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This course is designed with an e-book that explains scene-by-scene information about the other material component, the TriStar Pictures movie, As Good As It Gets, starring Jack Nicholson. The materials demonstrate and guide participants in the application of knowledge about symptoms, diagnosis, mental status, social, vocational and educational impairments, treatment, psychiatric rehabilitation and disability management for a person who has obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). It also explains the difference between treatment and psychiatric rehabilitation and, lastly, it provides a brief overview of LGBT culture and professional competencies. The movie portrays a textbook example of the disorder and is valuable for learning about the illness.

Note: This course is based on an e-book which is available for purchase from BeneficialFilmGuides.com. Obtain this material by clicking “Get Course Material”. It’s not necessary to purchase the movie. It can be rented from a local video store. However, if you choose to purchase the DVD a link is provided for your convenience.

This course is based on the reading-based online article and dvd, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder: A Case Study of [the Movie] As Good As It Gets: With Extensive Notes on Psychiatric Rehabilitation and A Word About LGBT Culture created by Francine R. Goldberg, Ph.D.

Journal/Publisher:

Beneficial Film Guides, Inc.

Publication Date:

2006

Course Material Author

Francine R. Goldberg, Ph.D.
Francine R. Goldberg received her Ph.D. from the Rehabilitation Counseling Program at New York University (NYU) in 1981, following her doctoral research, Academic Achievement Bias among Community Mental Health Workers. She has more than 30 years of experience in the fields of mental health and psychiatric rehabilitation, including counseling, supervision, administration, staff development, clinical risk management, graduate and undergraduate teaching on the adjunct faculties at NYU and the City University of New York, Lehman College, and multiple national and international publications and presentations that address topics in mental health, psychiatric rehabilitation and the use of multimedia in the delivery of mental health services. She holds a CRC, NCC, LMHC, LPC and LRC.

Francine R. Goldberg, Ph.D. authored the material only, and was not involved in creating this CE course. They are identified here for your own evaluation of the relevancy of the material this course is based on.

Course Creator

Keith Gibson, Ph.D.

Recommended For:

This course is recommended for health care professionals, especially psychologists, counselors, social workers, and nurses who seek knowledge about the disorder and intervention strategies. It is appropriate for introductory to intermediate levels of participants' knowledge.

Course Objectives:

After taking this course, you should be able to:

  1. Recognize symptoms, DSM-IV-TR diagnostic criteria and pharmacological treatment for obsessive-compulsive disorder.
  2. Demonstrate psychiatric rehabilitation, disability management and the functional impact for obsessive-compulsive disorder.
  3. Understand the difference between psychiatric treatment and psychiatric rehabilitation.
  4. Summarize a brief introduction to LGBT culture and cultural competencies.

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Course Number 101107
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