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Psychosocial Stages of Development - Mental Health Counseling

The psychosocial crisis for young adults is intimacy versus isolation. After you have viewed the movie (from the list provided in the second study in this unit), prepare a post that answers the following:

What is the movie you selected to view?

Which character within the movie best describes the challenges during this stage of development?

What is the struggle(s) within the movie that you feel best reflects the transitions or crisis during this stage of development?

How did the character cope (or not cope)?

How did the character find resolution, if any?

Be sure to include psychological, behavioral, cultural, situational, environmental influences. Include at least one reference to the professional literature to support your work.

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What is the movie you selected to view?

What's Eating Gilbert Grape

Which character within the movie best describes the challenges during this stage of development?

Arnie Grape. He is the adolescent dependent upon his brother yet attempting to transition into his own identity despite his mental challenges. His biggest challenge is entering water to bathe himself. Although in his late adolescence, he is still ...

Solution Summary

In this solution, the movie 'What's Eating Gilbert Grape' is analyzed in terms of how it related to the psychosocial stage of development of intimacy versus isolation. The character's struggles, coping, and resolution is highlighted.

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