Choose a famous fairytale.
Rewrite the story as if the main character had one of the psychological disorders you have learned so far in this course (a summary of story is acceptable).
Evaluate the character as his or her counselor.
Describe which counseling modalities you could use on this character.
THE TALE OF SNOW WHITE AND SEVEN DWARFS : I am choosing this story in which the main character of the story,Snow White suffers from Bipolar disorder (in which a person shows mood shifts and stay depressed for hours)
Characters : Snow White (the main character suffering with Bipolar disorder)
The Stepmother of Snow White
The seven dwarfs
The summary of the story :
In a kingdom long ago,the Princess Snow White who is awaiting for her true love to find her.She was very beautiful and her skin was like snow.That is why she called snow White. Her stepmother ,the queen was known as the fairest in the land,but when Snow White grew up,she was even more beautiful than her mother. This made the queen angry and she ordered the huntsman to took out Snow White from the palace and to kill her.When Snow White came to know this,she was frightened and ran away from the palace. By knowing her stepmother cruel intension,she became very upset and she reached in the forest. This incident made her excessive depressed . She met their seven dwarfs. Snow White started take care of seven dwarfs. But she was still feeling sad and depressed. She had a fear what would happen if her stepmother would kill her.Also only dwarfs were there and all time getting busy with householding and keep eyes on dwarfs made her so depressed.Her mood becomes fluctuated.Sometimes she feels happy ,sometimes irritated and sometimes very lonely and depressed.
One day a prince came and met the Snow White and the seven dwarfs. Both Snow White and the prince liked each -other. Snow White thought, that this is the Prince for whome I was waiting.With the love,care and moral support of Prince, Snow White came out from her fear and depression. At the end, Snow White and The Prince get married and lived happily together.
Counseling modalities for Bipolar disorder :
1. Behaviour therapy : This focuses on behaviours that decreases stress.
2.Cognitive therapy : This type of approach involves learning and modify the patterns of thinking that accompany mood shifts.
Interpersonal therapy : This involves relationships and aims to reduce strains that illness may place upon them.
4. Social rhythem therapy : This helps you develop and maintain a normal sleep schedule and more predictable daily mood.