Psychosocial Development Case Study Analysis Essay
Survey of Research in Human Development for Professional Counselors
Instructor: Dr. Rebekah Cole
For this paper, I viewed the movie “What’s Eating Gilbert Grape”. I will identify the life stages the three characters I chose are in, what their psychological crisis each is, apply psychosocial theories to the situation presented, discuss the character’s life, how they function as a family unit, and evaluate the significant challenges and strengths related to wellness and resilience.
In this particular movie, there are three characters that I would like to focus on. Gilbert, is an older sibling who is primarily the …show more content…
With family dynamics, I think it is significant to mention the extent to which the children went to protect their mother. It seems apparent that this woman should have received counseling or mental support. Her grieving process for the husband was completely dysfunctional. I found that the children aided in her practice of isolation by providing total care for her. Gilbert was the only one who seemed to look at the reality of her situation and declare how bizarre