Category Archives: Trauma

The Arkham Sessions, Ep. 41: “Joker’s Wild” — LIVE EPISODE!

For the first time ever, Arkham Sessions hosts Dr. Andrea Letamendi and Brian Ward take their show about Batman and Psychology to a convention: San Diego Comic Fest!  The live… Read the Rest »

The Arkham Sessions, Ep. 39: “Heart of Steel”

Wayne Enterprises is working on Artificial Intelligence, but this a good idea? After all, the scientist responsible for teaching Bruce Wayne everything he knows about electronics has already developed his… Read the Rest »

The Arkham Sessions, Ep. 38: “The Strange Secret of Bruce Wayne”

Is Batman stressed out?  He certainly doesn’t think so. But in order to investigate a strange extortion ring that seems to originate in a relaxation spa, he admits himself into… Read the Rest »

The Arkham Sessions, Ep. 34: “Robin’s Reckoning, Part 2″

This installment of The Arkham Sessions covers the final acts of the highly-acclaimed 2-part episode of Batman: The Animated Series, which explores the story of how Dick Grayson becomes Batman’s sidekick. As we learned… Read the Rest »

The Arkham Sessions, Ep. 33: “Robin’s Reckoning, Part 1”

This week, we discuss the highly acclaimed, Emmy-winning episode of Batman: The Animated Series, “Robin’s Reckoning.” We cover Part 1, in which we’re shown Robin’s origin story. We discover who killed Robin’s family… Read the Rest »

The Arkham Sessions, Ep. 26: “Appointment in Crime Alley”

Based on a Detective Comics story by Dennis O’Neil, “Appointment in Crime Alley” is a memorable, heartfelt episode of Batman: The Animated Series. Gritty and sorrowful, the episode is centered… Read the Rest »

4 Reasons Why The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is a Good Superhero Movie–Psychologically Speaking

Let’s put discussions about spider venom, curative DNA, and other plot implausibilities aside. The credibility surrounding the film The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is found in the psychology of the film…. Read the Rest »

The Arkham Sessions, Ep. 12: “It’s Never Too Late”

Not every episode of Batman: The Animated Series featured killer clowns, giant mutant bats, or fear-inducing psychopathic professors. When the supervillains are on vacay, the mobsters take over Gotham City!… Read the Rest »

Heroes in Harm’s Way: Understanding Compassion Fatigue and the Impact of Trauma on Professional Healers

I used to work closely with veterans and retired soldiers at the VA Hospital. I did bedside psychological evaluations following their surgeries, amputations, and traumatic brain injuries. I treated them… Read the Rest »