‘The Miseducation of Cameron Post,’ Analyzed by a Therapist

Jonathan Hetterly takes a deep dive into the psychology behind the controversial topic surrounding LGBTQ+ youth and 'conversion therapy.'


The Miseducation of Cameron Post is the story of high school student sent to a gay ‘conversion therapy’ camp in a remote location called God’s Promise

Cameron Post, played by Chloë Grace Moretz, is a seemingly normal high school student that’s life is changed forever when she is sent to a treatment camp focused on changing an individual’s sexual orientation. Therapist Jonathan Hetterly discusses the film’s portrayal of nature vs. nurture, societal stigmatization, morality as the standard for mental fitness or illness, affirmation and validation.

This week’s Psych Cinema unpacks the film’s psychological elements. Watch it here: 

Psych Cinema is our video series where licensed professional counselor Jonathan Hetterly explores the psychology behind the films that he watches and loves.

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