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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.

    The Fellowship of the Ring: Shame, Dissociation, and Trauma Bonds w/ Special Guests the Southgate Media Group

    The Fellowship of the Ring: Shame, Dissociation, and Trauma Bonds w/ Special Guests the Southgate Media Group

    The Fellowship of the Ring: Shame, Dissociation, and Trauma Bonds:
    One does not simply discuss Lord of the Rings….so we teamed up with Southgate Productions and headed to Mordor to discuss the first Lord of the Rings film, Fellowship of the Rings! We discuss the impact of shame in the decision making and sense of identity amongst the fellowship. We also discuss the many ways that dissociation presents in the film as well as the concept of trauma bonds. So join us and hang on to your cloaks!

    • 1 hr 56 min
    Ghostbusters: Psychology Experiments, Social Skills, & The Innovation Mindset

    Ghostbusters: Psychology Experiments, Social Skills, & The Innovation Mindset

    Ghostbusters: Psychology Experiments, Social Skills, & The Innovation Mindset—- In this episode we discuss the social skills of our main characters, the truth behind psychology experiments in college, and the inspiring message of innovation in the movie. Who you gonna call? Ghostbusters!

    • 1 hr 11 min
    The Babadook: Complicated Grief, Sleep Deprivation Psychosis, and Parental Burnout w/Special Guest Kristen Meinzer

    The Babadook: Complicated Grief, Sleep Deprivation Psychosis, and Parental Burnout w/Special Guest Kristen Meinzer

    We are officially kicking off Spooky Season with The Babadook! We are joined by the magnificent Kristen Meinzer to discuss this 2014 Australian horror movie. We discuss parenting through grief and trauma, parental burnout, and explore the tricky question: is it ok to not like your child?? Join us as we try to get a good nights sleep with The Babadook!

    • 2 hrs
    Mrs. Doubtfire: Couples Dynamics, Divorce, and Resourcing

    Mrs. Doubtfire: Couples Dynamics, Divorce, and Resourcing

    Helllloooooooo! This episode we are joined by Dr. Amanda Rios as we discuss the 90s classic, Mrs. Doubtfire. We explore the relationship of Robin Williams’ and Sally Fields’ characters as an example of the over-functioning/under-functioning dynamic. We also discuss the impact of divorce within a family system as a whole. Lastly we touch upon the concept of resourcing in order to use known skills in new ways to resolve stressful situations.

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    • 2 hrs 10 min
    Black Panther: Family Secrets, Representation, and Socio-Cultural Wellness w/ Capes on the Couch and Pop Mythology

    Black Panther: Family Secrets, Representation, and Socio-Cultural Wellness w/ Capes on the Couch and Pop Mythology

    [Content Warning: brief reference about sexual abuse] In this episode we are joined again by Capes on the Coach with additional special guest: Daniel Jun Kim of Pop Mythology. We fly into Wakanda to discuss Black Panther and the themes of family secrets, culturally bound behaviors, eco -psychology, and the social-cultural links to wellness.

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    • 2 hrs 7 min
    Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close: Autism Spectrum Disorder and Grief w/ Special Guests Symptom Media

    Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close: Autism Spectrum Disorder and Grief w/ Special Guests Symptom Media

    On the 20th anniversary of 9/11 we discuss the tragically beautiful Academy Award nominated film Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close. In this episode we discuss the unique journey of Oskar Schell as he processes the life changing event of losing the person who understood him best in the world while simultaneously living through the collective trauma of the September 11th attacks. We are joined by special guests Dr. David Paltin who is an expert in Neuro-Atypical Presentations and Andrew Rubin who is the president of Symptom Media.

    • 2 hrs 16 min

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