Jedi Counsel Podcast 108 – Restorative Justice & the #MeToo Movement with Dr. Leonardo Bobadilla

Note: This episode includes discussion of sexual assault.

We invited Associate Professor and Clinical Psychologist, Leonardo Bobadilla, back to talk about his expertise in restorative justice for cases of sexual violence. The episode included an overview of a blog post he wrote titled Restorative Justice and the #MeToo movement: The Kavanaugh hearings as a case study. We first discussed research related to the decision to report sexual assault. Next, we talked about a range of risk factors associated with committing sexual assault and how this knowledge can be used to prevent it. Dr. Bobadilla then described historical and current applications of restorative justice. We discussed the challenges faced by scientists and others who work in this field. Dr. Bobadilla concluded with thoughts about the dangers of viewing people as all good or all evil and the benefits of nuanced, individualized systemic responses to sexual violence. If you like what you hear, please consider leaving a review on iTunes or telling a friend about us. Thank you so much for listening!

Show Links:

More from Dr. Leonardo Bobadilla

Aggression Blog: Using Science to Reduce Violence

Jedi Counsel Podcast Episode on the Assessment & Treatment of Paraphilic Disorders

Resources for Sexual Assault Survivors

RAINN (Rape, Abuse, & Incest National Network)

Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapy

National Center for PTSD

Information on the Treatment and Prevention of Sexual Abuse

Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers

American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists

Information on Restorative Justice

Centre for Justice & Reconciliation

Information about the U.S. Criminal Justice System

Serial: Season 3

The Marshall Project

More Information about the Psychopathy Checklist-Revised

Can a Test Really Tell Us Who’s a Psychopath?

Creator of Psychopathy Test Worries About Its Use

 

Jedi Counsel Podcast 89 – Jessica Jones, PTSD, & Recovered Memories

Hello, Jedi Counsel listeners! After a recording hiatus (due to illness, travel, and general busy-ness), we’re back! In this episode, we discussed the first three episodes of Season 2 of Jessica Jones. First, we talked about the depiction of Jessica Jones as a person who is affected by posttraumatic stress disorder and alcohol use disorder. For more details, please check out our blog post and podcast episode about Season 1 of Jessica Jones. Secondly, we talked about the psychological science on hypnosis and recovered memories (this paper suggests that it’s harmful). For more about the science on memories, check out our episode on brain myths with cognitive psychologist, Dr. Rob Gordon. For more about Elizabeth Loftus’ work on memory, you can watch her TED Talk here. Finally, we concluded with our reactions to the phrase that The Whizzer says, “With great power comes great mental illness.”

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Jedi Counsel Podcast 79 – The Punisher and Post-traumatic Stress Disorder

Content Warning: This episode includes discussion of violence.

Hello, friends of Jedi Counsel! In this episode, we discussed the Marvel Netflix series The Punisher and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). First, we talked about the show’s theme of soldiers transitioning back to their roles as civilians. We mentioned an interview with the showrunner of The Punisher Netflix series and a TED talk by Adam Driver about the challenges that can accompany this transition. Then, we provided an overview of the diagnostic criteria for PTSD and named evidenced-based treatments for it. For more information on PTSD, check out our blog post and podcast episode on Jessica Jones.

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Jedi Counsel Podcast 73 – Stranger Things 2 Series, Part 2

Happy Friday, Jedi Counsel listeners! In this episode, we continue our discussion of Stranger Things 2, focusing primarily on episodes 4-6. Again, tons of spoilers! This week we focus on the depiction of psychological topics related to: punishment as a behavior modification strategy, providing appropriate and helpful diagnostic feedback, the importance and influence of having a name, the impact of trauma on hippocampal volume, dating advice and asking for consent, and active listening. Join us next week as we conclude our mini-series on the psychological science depicted in Strange Things 2!

Jedi Counsel Podcast 72 – Stranger Things 2 Series, Part 1

Hello, loyal Jedi Counsel listeners! In this episode, we first sent out some supportive thoughts to anyone who needs it. We also mentioned our mental health resources page. Next, we expressed gratitude for all of our wonderful Patreon patrons! Then, we talked about episodes 1-3 of Stranger Things. WARNING: THERE ARE A BUNCH OF SPOILERS IN THIS EPISODE!!! We talked about the following psychological concepts in Stranger Things: trauma, “the anniversary effect,” Phineas Gage, and therapy for nightmares. Join us next week for more geeking-out about Stranger Things and psychological science!