Directions for a written assignment to accompany Lauren Slater's 'Welcome To My Country' ISBN 0-385-48739-8
Document contains TWO assessment choices: both written, one long and to be completed at home and one short that could be completed in class as a reading check or discussion springboard.
Slater's memoir highlights patients with depression, antisocial personality disorder, borderline personality disorder, and bulimia but mostly schizophrenia. This book leads to excellent classroom discussion about mental illness, therapeutic techniques (critiques of Slater are common) and the role of the therapist.
Welcome To My Country is a quick read packed with great topics to use in psychology classes
*Warning: book does contain explicit material (especially surrounding the character with antisocial personality disorder) and sexualized imagery (in some of the patients' hallucinations and actions).