From psychopathic serial killers to CIA operatives with bipolar disorder, depictions of mental health are pretty much everywhere in entertainment. But what’s exaggerated for the screen? And what can these portrayals tell us about actual psychological diagnoses and modern, evidence-based treatments? Hosted by two practicing clinical psychology PhDs, Freudian Scripts explores the real world of psychology today, destigmatizing mental health, through the lens of your favorite TV shows and movies.
In Mini Session with True Crime
Join Dr. Sam and Fran as they explore why we like true crime through the lens of Only Murderers in the Building and Based on a True Story.
In Session with “Suits” and “Billions”
In Session with “Wednesday”
Join Dr. Sam and Dr. Fran as they discuss individual and family therapy in the Addams Family's world.
In Mini-Session with School Psychology
Celebrating 50 Sessions with “50 First Dates”
Join Dr. Sam & Dr. Fran as they launch their 50th session featuring the romcom, 50 First Dates!
In Session with “The Patient”
This week Dr. Sam and Dr. Fran discuss what happens when a psychologist is kidnapped by a murderous patient who demands therapy. They review potential diagnoses, treatment approaches, and even a family therapy session.
Witty, Insightful and fun!
We just listened to the ‘Mean Girls’ episode and enjoyed the deeper dive past some of the light comedy moments into real life problems that young adults go through every day - to include bullying, body issues and making friends in new places. Dr. Fran and Dr. Sam are easy to listen to and have a great repoire. All in all super enjoyable and will continue to listen!
Informative and fun
This podcast addresses important themes of mental health representation and de-stigmatization in the media through in-depth analyses in a clear and expert manner. All the while, Dr. Sam and Dr. Fran come across as so relatable, and the subject matter (movies and TV shows) is fun to hear about!
Real conversations about real issues 👏🏽
Finally a podcast that dives deeper into the psychology of movies and television while also making you feel like you’re chatting with your girlfriends about key mental issues highlighted on screens. 10/10 recommend.