Category Archives: Trauma

The Arkham Sessions, Ep. 90: “Batman Day”

As many of you know, I have a special ‘bond’ with Batman, and it all began with Batman: The Animated Series! Now, as a psychologist, I often turn to comic… Read the Rest »

The Arkham Sessions, Ep. 88: “The Killing Joke”

How could we not analyze the most controversial and divisive Batman story ever written?! Love it or hate it, The Killing Joke is one of the most influential and consequential books… Read the Rest »

The Arkham Sessions, Ep. 86: “Deep Freeze”

In this episode, we revisit the “cold-hearted” scientist-turned-villain, Mr. Freeze.  Since the presumed death of his wife, Nora, Victor Fries has lived a tortured life in seclusion, numb to the… Read the Rest »

The Arkham Sessions, Ep. 80: “Showdown”

What can 50 years of punishment do to the human mind? Psychological experiments as well as real-life harrowing stories of captivity reveal that social isolation and sensory deprivation can have… Read the Rest »

The Arkham Sessions, Ep. 76: “Bane”

After 75 episodes, we finally spotlight the iconic Batman villain, Bane! Most may know Bane from the film The Dark Knight Rises (2012) as a revolutionary with barely indiscernible language,… Read the Rest »

The Arkham Sessions, Ep. 74: “Batman Returns” (1992)

Our special holiday episode this year is dedicated to the film Batman Returns! It’s the sequel to Tim Burton’s Batman (1989), which ushered in a more serious and mysterious incarnation… Read the Rest »

The Arkham Sessions, Ep. 62: “His Silicon Soul″

This week, Batman goes up against an opponent who’s an equal match in mind and muscle! It’s…Robo-Batman? Born inside Cybertron (really!), and seeking to understand the mystery of his existence,… Read the Rest »

The Arkham Sessions, Ep. 59: “Blind as a Bat”

Due to a catastrophic explosion at WayneTech Industries, Bruce Wayne is injured and suffers corneal flash burns. The bad news: He’s temporarily blind! Against Dr.’s orders, he suits up as… Read the Rest »

The Arkham Sessions, Ep. 50: “I Am the Night”

It’s been another year since the death of Bruce’s parents and, like every year, Batman visits the site in Crime Alley with his old family friend Dr. Leslie Thompkins. But… Read the Rest »

The Arkham Sessions, Ep. 45: “Terror in the Sky”

After nearly a year since we first analyzed the megalomaniac villain known as Man-Bat, we return to his story with a fascinating follow-up session. This time, it’s not Dr. Langstrom… Read the Rest »