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Like Siskel and Ebert with a psychological twist. Shrink 2 Shrink is not a movie review show, we use the movies to discuss relationships, psychology and the inner world of our thoughts. Listen here as two relationship therapists have some fun analyzing all things relationships through the lens of popular movies. We’ll play movie clips and discuss them to educate you while having some fun talking about the scene. We’ll be covering friendships, intimacy, dating, how to fight fair, addictions, parenting, depression, emotion management, marriage, divorce, grief, joy and really, anything else about relationships we can find! A new episode launches the last day of each month. You will learn AND have a bit of fun. Colleen Mullen and Courtney Calkins are licensed Marriage and family Therapists in California. This show is for entertainment purposes only.
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Aug 31, 2016

Everyone goes through stress change and eventually, the loss of a loved one, what we do next is the topic of this film.  Dr. Colleen Mullen and Courtney Calkins examine the themes in this movie and analyze the pieces in order to apply the concepts to our own lives.



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Dr. Colleen Mullen

Courtney Calkins - QuadFather


Stress Scale:

The Holmes and Rahe Stress Scale


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Watch the Demolition Movie here:


Demolition Soundtrack in order of use on the show:

The Psych of the Demolition Movie Preview

Property Lines

My Morning Jacket Touch Me I’m Going To Scream Part II

CAVE Sweaty Fingers

It’s All Over Now, - Chocolate Watchband

Nocturne In E Flat Major, Op 9 No.2

Dusted - Bruises

When I was Young - Eric Burdon and the Animals

Warmest Regards - Half Moon Run

Where To Start - Lou Doillon

Watch The Show - M. Ward

Crazy On You - Heart


Aug 29, 2016

Like Siskel and Ebert with a psych twist as we discuss the psychological aspects of the 2016 movie Demolition.


Grief, stress, coping, and relationships are the major themes of this discussion centered around the themes from the Demolition movie.

Full Episode Release 8-31-16

Aug 14, 2016

This is a Shrink 2 Shrink sampler, Dr Colleen Mullen and Courtney Calkins have produced 6 shows and here are a few clips from our each of our 7 shows so far.


Shrink to Shrink uses the movies to examine psychology and relationships and we apply the concepts to all of our lives.  We don’t do film reviews,  we are just use the content of the films to talk about psychology as well as the human condition.  We are like Siskel and Ebert with a psych twist.


So if you haven’t heard all of the Shrink to Shrink shows, keep listening and learn what this show is all about.

 We psychologically dismantle the 2016 movie Zootopia.  Here, our 2 shrinks Dr. Colleen Mullen and Courtney Calkins  discuss themes from the movie and explore what it means about our human nature, and how to handle bullies and other relationship issues present within the film and we learn about our own lives using the themes of the film.


If you have seen the film Gone Girl you have seen Crazy Amy - we break down this film and find the things we can all learn from the movie not just to avoid crazy people.


Creed is more than just Rocky 15 or whatever.  We find out why this iconic series remains and we recognize Rocky’s wisdom and how this rags to riches story speaks to something deep inside all of us.


We examine what it means to have a real relationship and how Artificial Intelligence will affect human interactions when we discuss the movies Ex Machina and the movie Her.


Comedy movies can makes us laugh while making us think about our lives and experiences.

On this episode of Shrink2Shrink we analyze Amy Schumers movie Trainwreck and we discover that this comedy can teach us a lot about relationships as well as family.


The animated movie Inside Out does a great job at describing our emotional life; and on this episode we dive deeper into some of the concepts from film.


You may never be left alone to die on Mars but when we explore the psychological world of the movie The Martian, we find many different themes that we can all relate to


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