Log In

Science of Abnormal Psychology: Diagnose TV & Movie Characters (9 weeks)

Melissa Snyder, M.Ed., LPCC
Average rating:4.9Number of reviews:(506)
In this 9 week class, we'll learn what a psychological disorder is, and the elements of various psychological disorders that can be illustrated in different characters, superheroes and villains from television and the movies.

Class experience

US Grade 7 - 10
1.  Students will be able to define the elements of a psychological disorder
2.  Students will understand elements of using the DSM 5 to diagnose orders
2. Students will learn 4-5 unique psychological disorders in each class, including specific symptoms from the DSM 5
3. Students will learn a tv and movie character to illustrate each psychological disorder
I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, with M.Ed. in Community counseling and a B.A. in Sociology.  I am licensed to diagnose mental health disorders, though not specifically for television and movie characters. :)
Homework Offered
Assessments Offered
Informal assessment will take place by asking students if they have questions or comments throughout lessons. There will also be opportunities to answer poll questions in the chat box.
Grades Offered
A final exam and final grade report based on exam, attendance and participation
Pen, paper for taking notes.

I'll also upload in the classroom, shortly before each lesson, and outline for each class that can be used to take notes and follow along.
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
Parents know best if their child will more comfortable with them by their side.  The content of this course doesn't require a parent, but the nature/personality of the specific learner may. 

Many of the movies and tv shows are PG-13. No video will be shown in the class but students should be familiar with the characters.  I include trigger warnings at the top of each class outline so an informed decision can be made about the appropriateness for your learner.
Disney + is a good source for many of the characters used in this course.  YouTube also has clips that are specific character focused.
The DSM 5 is a primary resource, but IS NOT NEEDED for this course.  https://www.amazon.com/Diagnostic-Statistical-Manual-Mental-Disorders/dp/B08NVCNJ45/ref=sr_1_3?dchild=1&keywords=dsm+5&qid=1629088619&sr=8-3
Average rating:4.9Number of reviews:(506)
Hello there! I'm a licensed professional clinical counselor who focuses on education classes and workshops for children, teens and adults.  I primarily teach psychology and anxiety reduction classes on Outschool.  Learning life-skills and coping... 
Group Class


weekly or $150 for 9 classes
1x per week, 9 weeks
45 min

Completed by 19 learners
Live video meetings
Ages: 12-17
4-15 learners per class

SafetyPrivacyCA PrivacyLearner PrivacyTerms
Outschool International
Get The App
Download on the App StoreGet it on Google Play
© 2024 Outschool