The Psychology of Wonder Woman & Hippolyta

SPOILER WARNING: This post is mostly based on the movie, Wonder Woman, and it contains lots of spoilers. Part I Name: Diana Age: 6ish Occupation: Princess of Themiscyra (Paradise Island) Therapists: Katie Gordon, Ph.D., Brandon Saxton, M.S. Presenting Concern: Hippolyta, Queen of the Amazons, sought therapy for her daughter, Princess Diana. She was concerned that Diana was disobeying … Continue reading The Psychology of Wonder Woman & Hippolyta

Jedi Counsel Podcast 49 – BONUS EPISODE – Wonder Woman, First Impressions and Initial Reactions (SPOILERS)

Hey folks! This bonus episode is all about Wonder Woman! We turned on the mic about ten minutes after finishing the midnight release of the film. As such, prepare for two very tired podcasters nerding out big time about an excellent film. Let us know what you think on Twitter at @jedi_counsel! PS – SPOILERS! … Continue reading Jedi Counsel Podcast 49 – BONUS EPISODE – Wonder Woman, First Impressions and Initial Reactions (SPOILERS)

Jedi Counsel Podcast 21 – Wonder Woman

This week is all Wonder Woman! We were inspired by the newly dropped trailer and the character herself! Listen in as we cover our perspective of Diana Prince, the Wonder Woman. (Also, please pardon the audio issues! We updated our recording set up and need to fine tune the process again! Thank you!) https://media.blubrry.com/jedi_counsel/p/jedicounselpodcast.podbean.com/mf/feed/bhgt86/Jedi_Counsel_Podcast_21_-_Wonder_Woman.mp3Podcast: Play … Continue reading Jedi Counsel Podcast 21 – Wonder Woman

Episode 121: The Morality and Psychology of Batman with Randolph Brickey

Randolph Brickey is a writer, recovering attorney, struggling internet personality, and former public defender. He joined us to discuss his fantastic article comparing Batman: The Animated Series (TAS) to Christopher Nolan’s Batman Trilogy. Brandon and Randolph talked about what TAS meant to them growing up and what it means to them now. Then, we discussed … Continue reading Episode 121: The Morality and Psychology of Batman with Randolph Brickey

What Can We Learn from Batman about Being a Therapist?

Hi everyone, Brandon here. Come on in, have a seat. I know what you’re thinking… “Hey Jedi Counsel, this is not one of the classic psychological evaluations about one of my favorite, beloved fictional characters that I’ve come to expect every month or so! What gives?” Well, let me tell you what gives, friend. This … Continue reading What Can We Learn from Batman about Being a Therapist?

Jedi Counsel Podcast 74 – Reactions to Justice League

In this episode, we talked about our impressions of Justice League. This is a reaction episode, so it’s kind of like just tuning in to hear us have an unstructured conversation about a movie we liked. We touched on psychological concepts that we observed in Batman, Wonder Woman, Cyborg, Aquaman, Superman, and The Flash. Let … Continue reading Jedi Counsel Podcast 74 – Reactions to Justice League

Jedi Counsel Podcast 66 – Exploring Language in Science Fiction with Dr. Erin Conwell

Hello, Jedi Counsel listeners! This episode features Dr. Erin Conwell, a special guest with expertise in language. Listen in to hear Dr. Conwell discuss the depiction of dialects in movies such as Good Will Hunting and Wonder Woman. Dr. Conwell also shared fascinating information about the fictional languages in Star Wars, Star Trek, Lord of … Continue reading Jedi Counsel Podcast 66 – Exploring Language in Science Fiction with Dr. Erin Conwell

Jedi Counsel Podcast 48 – Myths, Part 4: Forensic Psychology-Related Myths & Silence of the Lambs

Hey folks! This week, we continue our mini-series on myths with a focus on forensic psychology-related misconceptions. Using Lilienfeld et al.’s book as a primary resource, we debunk the following myths 1) The polygraph (“Lie Detector”) test is an accurate means of detecting dishonesty (it’s not, BUT tune in to hear how it has a … Continue reading Jedi Counsel Podcast 48 – Myths, Part 4: Forensic Psychology-Related Myths & Silence of the Lambs

Jedi Counsel Podcast 8 – The Killing Joke

We start things off with our new current events section. Hear our thoughts about the recent Wonder Woman and Justice League trailers. After that, we discuss both the graphic novel as well as the recent film adaptation of Alan Moore’s The Killing Joke. Hear our thoughts about how they portray the character of Batgirl as well as mental health.  NOTE: This early episode … Continue reading Jedi Counsel Podcast 8 – The Killing Joke

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Brandon Saxton is a graduate student working towards his Ph.D. in clinical psychology. He hopes that this website will serve as a means to get people thinking about mental health and the way that it can influence anyone either directly or indirectly. His favorite fictional character is Bruce Wayne, aka Batman. Katie Gordon has a Ph.D. in clinical … Continue reading About

The Remarkable Resilience of Princess Leia

Psychological Report Name: Leia Organa Date and Location of Birth: A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away…. Ethnicity/Race: Force-sensitive human Date of Initial Interview: December 18, 2015 Date of Report: May the 4th, 2016 Therapists: Brandon Saxton, M.S., Katie Gordon, Ph.D. Presenting Problem General Leia Organa presented for treatment as a strong, … Continue reading The Remarkable Resilience of Princess Leia