Case Study: Good Will Hunting

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Introduction This case study is about a drama movie called Good Will Hunting, the movie exhibits many examples of ethical, moral and legal issues. The movie was written by Ben Affleck and Matt Damon, the film follows the story of a young 20 year old who is an orphan who grew up in various foster homes, and was physically abused as a child. Will works as a janitor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Will is an extraordinary mathematical genius with a photographic memory, who enjoys solving math problems. Will is an angry young man, and accuses himself for his unfortunate abused childhood background and turns this self-hatred into anger in his emotional life and causes himself to be constantly in trouble with the law. The mathematics professor Lambeau of MIT university caught Will solving an extremely complex mathematical equation which one else could solve. The professor made a special arrangement with the judge to agree and allow Will to be under the professor’s wing to be educated and provide formal psychological reports to show Will is overcoming his anger problems. Lambeau made several attempts for Will to see specialists’ psychologists to counsel him. After several dismal failing attempts to counsel Will by these specialists Lambeau as a last resort decided to take Will and see a long-time colleague friend, and psychologist Sean Maguire, played by Robyn Williams. A summary of the first session The movie’s consistent use of profanity by both client and psychologist this was clearly unethical and immoral, however, in this case is that the profanities used were accepted by both Will and the psychologist as both share similar culturally, backgrounds, as both come from South Boston. I believe the psychologists ended up in an ethical dilemma as he may inadvertently ignored his professional obligation at the point where Will was being obnoxious with

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