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Three licensed therapists breakdown and analyze popular movies and characters from the perspectives of an individual, child, and a marriage and family therapist.

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Three licensed therapists breakdown and analyze popular movies and characters from the perspectives of an individual, child, and a marriage and family therapist.

    Love Actually: Cheating, Grief Recovery, and Boundary Setting

    Love Actually: Cheating, Grief Recovery, and Boundary Setting

    Jump for our love!! For our second Christmas episode of 2019, we are cozying up with the beloved holiday movie, Love Actually! While all the storylines in the movie are near and dear, we will be focusing on three: the Alan Rickman/Emma Thompson story and the slippery slope of infidelty, the Liam Neeson story and the theme of grief and the shifting of a parental role, and lastly, the Laura Linney story and the importance of setting boundaries. It’s a jam packed episode for a jam packed classic!

    • 1 hr 36 min
    The Nightmare Before Christmas: Identity Crises, Societal Role Pressures, and Abusive Families

    The Nightmare Before Christmas: Identity Crises, Societal Role Pressures, and Abusive Families

    What’s this? What’s this?! Why it’s our first holiday episode of 2019! We are exploring The Nightmare Before Christmas and the theme of identity. How is our identity shaped? By our childhood? By our experiences? By the roles we play within our communities? The expectations of others? Join us as we dive into these questions via the characters of Jack Skellington and Sally!

    • 1 hr 13 min
    Matilda: Attachment, Parenting, and Protective Factors

    Matilda: Attachment, Parenting, and Protective Factors

    [Content Warning: this episode contains discussions of child abuse] In this episode, we explore the magical modern classic Matilda! We break down the characters of Matilda, Miss Honey, and Ms. Trunchbull and discuss how each character’s upbringing impacts their current functioning and presentation. We also review the concept of protective factors and how this influences the affect of trauma and parenting.

    • 1 hr 13 min
    The Dark Knight: Traumatic Brain Injury, Identity, & Burnout

    The Dark Knight: Traumatic Brain Injury, Identity, & Burnout

    You either die a hero or live long enough to become the villain. But are those the only options?? In this episode we are breaking down The Dark Knight as fan requested many times over! We will be diving into the topics of Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), burnout and work-life balance, and Anti-Social Personality Disorder. We also discuss the rigidity of identity as displayed by Harvey Dent and the possible psychological backgrounds of The Joker. So put on a happy face and join us!!

    • 1 hr 28 min
    Mental Health Avengers: The Battle to End Stigma

    Mental Health Avengers: The Battle to End Stigma

    In this very special bonus episode we Assembled with 4 other Mental Health Podcasts (PopPsych101, Freudian Sips, Guardians MH, and Capes on the Couch) to form the Mental Health Avengers! We discuss why we started, what each of our missions are, and how we got started in mental health with the singular mission to team up and destroy the stigma that prevents people from reaching out for help when they need it! Mental Health is Health!

    • 1 hr 38 min
    Black Swan: Psychosis, Sexual Abuse, and Environmental Factors

    Black Swan: Psychosis, Sexual Abuse, and Environmental Factors

    [Content Warning: this episode contains discussion of self-harm, sexual assault, and suicide] For our second Halloween episode, we will be diving into the movie, Black Swan and it’s portrayal of psychosis via the character played by Natalie Portman. We will be discussing a multitude of topics: self-harm, hallucinations, delusions, psychotic breaks, and schizophrenia. We will also be examining the myriad of external factors that impacted the main character’s mental health: her relationship with her mother, her high pressure career as a ballet dancer, and varied sexual violations she experiences via her employer. Join us for a jam-packed episode that will definitely get under your skin.

    • 1 hr 28 min

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