The use of the films in psychotherapy education is quite widespread today starting from the idea that the reflection on the themes present in the film stories will enable students to make connections, to define diagnostic and relational hypothesis, to use different keys of reading. Through the choice of films proposing stories centered on the succession of critical life events, on the transformation of relations, on the interweaving of events in the different generations, it is possible, for family therapists in training led by the teacher, to reflect on the different social representations of the family, strengthen and make more usable theoretical concepts exemplified in some particular scenes or dialogues, using what has been observed in their clinical practice. This article describes a learning experience conducted in a second year of a systemic-relational psychotherapy training through the use of two films. The students, divided into subgroups, after watching the films, have produced a report focused on emerging issues, on theoretical assumptions related to the problems of the protagonists and the clinical implications present.
Keywords: Cinema, education, adolescence, adoption, parenting, peers